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Sporting loyalty is all about the triumph of hope over experience.
Maybe you stand in a cold field, singing out of tune and waving your scarf instead of doing the sensible thing and wearing it, while your team crashes to their twentieth successive defeat.
Or else you climb a high hill, spray-paint your heroes' names on the road, then wait two hours in the rain for a fleeting, blurred glimpse of them as they hurtle past at 70kph.
Either way, you can say, in Max Boyce's immortal words,'I was there!'.
A b&w conversion of my favourite picture from last week's Tour of Britain cycle race.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:16.0-85.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:11 Sep 2012 - 11:11 AM
Focal Length:31mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.4
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:The fan
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:18 Sep 2012 - 7:56 AM
Tags:Black & white, People, Photo journalism, Sports / action
Votes:58

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 7:58 AM

Excellent image of our man caught in the act. I've so often seen these daubings on travels in France but never seen the perpetrators. And, Wiggo didn't win... shame.
Ann

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 8:13 AM

Not how I would have cropped it but nevertheless a very fine candid capture and perfect in black 'n white.

Albert

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7439 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1026 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 8:20 AM

Thanks early birds. Albert, this was very carefully composed, I'm not cropping it!
Ann - we saw Cav win the sprint finish that day, two days later he crashed from 1st to 49th overall and Wiggo went down with a tummy bug. That's life...
Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 18 Sep 2012 - 8:21 AM
SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 8:39 AM

Go Wiggy Go.

franken
franken e2 Member 123143 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 8:43 AM

It works better in mono in my opinion Moira.

Ken

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 8:46 AM


Quote: Thanks early birds. Albert, this was very carefully composed, I'm not cropping it!

I didn't expect that you would Moira Smile

Albert

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7439 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1026 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 8:48 AM

Thanks Ken. B&W carries the truth of the moment better for me. Perhaps it's because all my earliest memories are i mono.
Sorry for very little activity on site, our holiday cottage wifi works at snail's pace, I can go and make a cup of tea while waiting for a page to load.
Moira

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 8:57 AM

The spirit of the moment caught so well Moira, keeping in the jumble of cars adds the moment to the image, the crush of cars bringing the fans and marshals to the event, all the fun of the day about to explode for a moment or two.

Dougie

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 9:27 AM

Said and done, I like your written and photographic interpretation a lot, Moira.

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41056 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 9:38 AM

The 'man or muppet' would suggest to me he's not quite that big a fan. Well composed reportage whichever.

Dave

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43282 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 10:01 AM

"Graffiti of the sporting kind?" A great image, and one which says it all.

Regards Nathan

CliveA
CliveA  8 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 - 11:51 AM

The graffiti on the A24 to Box Hill done during the Olympics are still as fresh as a daisy.
Future generations will wonder who the heck " CAM " was as they glide over the messages in their hovercars.
A good going over with a can of grey would sort it.
C l i v e

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
18 Sep 2012 - 12:08 PM

We are a very strange species don't you think, well some don't think at all lol. I like street art when it's done as an improvement to drab surroundings, but graffiti for it's own sake is not a must for me!, the cost can be astronomical over the course of time. great photo suited well to B&W like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 12:29 PM

...or the fanny?????

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 1:03 PM

What a great shot - and it really made me chuckle! Well spotted and captured, Moira Grin
Trev Smile

whipspeed
whipspeed e2 Member 104043 forum postswhipspeed vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 1:04 PM

I don't think this needs cropping either, really well observed shot of road race graffiti.

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 2:07 PM

Another good one for your...I've Been There, records. Like the Man or Muppet....
Sandy

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 2:42 PM


Quote: Not how I would have cropped it but nevertheless a very fine candid capture and perfect in black 'n white.

Albert

think I might agree re the crop but like the mono appearance

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 5:38 PM

Great description Moira, and yes, it works well in mono too.

John Smile

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
18 Sep 2012 - 6:04 PM

good in mono too...

carper123
carper123 e2 Member 283 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 7:09 PM

A great capture, Moira, a wonderful piece of social history, superb in black and white.
Well done.
Darryl. xxSmileSmile

elainebaker
18 Sep 2012 - 10:00 PM

Well spotted SmileSmile

stevesloan
18 Sep 2012 - 10:30 PM

gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 10:38 PM

Nice comp. -- allowing us to read what he is spraying. I like your narrative as well.
Nicely done, Moira.
=\Walter

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
19 Sep 2012 - 5:33 AM

Great to see this image again, I did like it then also

Peter

costas
costas e2 Member 7costas vcard Greece2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 8:05 PM

Yes !! It was screaming for b+w this one, like it a lot, back pocket is a cracker .

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7439 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1026 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 7:59 AM

I'm glad someone has mentioned that pocket at last... Smile
Moira

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 4:29 PM

I think he's spraying that his hero or heroes win!Wink

bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2012 - 7:06 AM

this is realy excellent....wonderful and very well timed

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