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Hell of the East Midlands

By whipspeed
Out to the CiCLE Classic around Rutland today and boy was it dusty! Sat in a ditch by the side of the track with this lot whizzing past followed by the cars and motorbikes. I'm covered in dust and have had stones pinging off me and a couple hit the side of the lens, but we survived Smile
Oh, and I put my hand in a patch of stinging nettles, so that still stings as well!

Tags: Rutland Cycle race Melton mowbray Cicle classic Sports and action

Voters: kinfatric, LeeFisher, jennialexander and 23 more

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kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
17 Apr 2011 6:36PM
A great photo and effort behind the shot

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tebo 14 Netherlands
17 Apr 2011 9:07PM
Very strong sport image. Great sharpnes and composition. Well done.
fraser 14 631 14 Scotland
17 Apr 2011 9:08PM
Great sense of action and pain. Superb sports shot.

RAPjones 7 1 1 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2011 1:25AM
Now that's more like it!!! That's a hell of a good piece of sporting reportage... And a superb piece of photography with that depth created by bokeh and dust. Composition is spot on and the front guys expression is well captured.
I would have prefered pink flowers though Wink
colin beeley Plus
15 1.2k 10 England
18 Apr 2011 6:22AM
good shot Wink
whipspeed 13 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2011 8:03AM
Thanks for the comments.
Roger, pink flowers could be arranged, but I thought the yellow went best with the lead riders jersey Tongue
I have to say, this race is my favourite of the year. Although the organiser did forget to leave me a photo vest at the commentary point earlier, I still managed to get the positions I wanted. Just have to sort out 800 images from Saturday before I start on the rest of this race from Sunday. Good job I booked a day off work today.
Martyn_U 9 7 England
18 Apr 2011 12:10PM
Cracking shot Sarah, brilliant composition and really shows off the action.

whipspeed 13 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2011 12:15PM
Thanks Martyn
20 Jun 2011 4:08PM
A great action shot, the front riders face brings it to life.
whipspeed 13 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2011 4:14PM
Thanks David.

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