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Uphill Struggle

By cuffit
Taken at the recent Bourne CiCLE Festival which attracted many top riders, both professional and amateur. The course was 108mile and while no extreme hills, there was very little flat terrain to speak of. The top three finishers are in this photo which was taken with a little under 14 miles to go.

The eventual winner, Damien Clayton, is at the back (second face from the left) and on his left is the second rider home Sam Culverdale. In third place was Ali Slater who took the inside line at the back and remained hidden for the whole time I was taking shots of this group. It would have been neat to get all three but you choose your spot and that's it.



Tags: Cycling Speed Racing Bikes Sports and action

Voters: rambler, banehawi, Toobi_Won and 15 more


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Toobi_Won 8 77 7 England
6 Sep 2019 6:16PM
Much prefer them when they're sharp, Chris Wink
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cuffit Plus
12 342 5 England
7 Sep 2019 10:29AM
SmileHa Ha, I know what you mean. I suspect that most of those that viewed it saw it just as a blurred photo and moved on, perhaps hoping the photographer gets to grips with the camera settings sometime soon. I still intend to try it in a competition where, when it is projected onto a large screen, it may have more impact with the reverse leading line pin sharp and I will accentuate the blur and saturation further. To be fair to the viewers, barring the title which ought to be a guide to intent, a photo shouldn't need any explanation.!! Then again, perhaps it is just a blurred photo, after all.
Toobi_Won 8 77 7 England
7 Sep 2019 10:32AM

Quote:SmileHa Ha, I know what you mean. I suspect that most of those that viewed it saw it just as a blurred photo and moved on, perhaps hoping the photographer gets to grips with the camera settings sometime soon. I still intend to try it in a competition where, when it is projected onto a large screen, it may have more impact with the reverse leading line pin sharp and I will accentuate the blur and saturation further. To be fair to the viewers, barring the title which ought to be a guide to intent, a photo shouldn't need any explanation.!! Then again, perhaps it is just a blurred photo, after all.

I spent ten minutes trying to focus my screen and clean my monocle after looking at your last oneWink

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