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Keep on running

By CaroleA
I took this two years ago, the year my husband ran his first marathon, on the Embankment, on my old Nikon compact. I deliberately took it on a slight slant to give the feel of effort, if that makes sense.

I saw lots of fascinating sights (but sadly not my husband) that day, including Haile Gebre Selassie, en route. The weather was foul, wet and cold, but I was filled with admiration for every one of the runners that day.

It being the Marathon today, of course, brought it all back so I thought I'd upload this image in honour of all those people who took to the city streets today, whether for sporting reasons, charitable reasons, or just for fun. Well done all.

Tags: Sport London Black and white Running Marathon Athlete Runners Sports and action

Voters: imander, taggart, Herge88 and 14 more

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imander 15 388 7 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2008 2:26PM
wonderful shot, love the energy, i think i prefer the coloured image but maybe with a tighter crop???
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
13 Apr 2008 2:42PM
Always seems to be nasty weather for marathons-- this is a wonderful image, i like the effort/slant idea!

Herge88 15 40 6 England
13 Apr 2008 3:21PM
Having been a runner myself once I fully appreciate the effort of running uphill, I think you have captured this superbly.

Best Matt
luxaeternam 15 21 1
13 Apr 2008 3:38PM
Heroic efforts!
Smile Lucy
andyatkins 15 1 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2008 6:16PM
I prefer the B&W image as it has a strong reportage feel. Interesting contrast with your other images, too. Nice work. Andy.
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
13 Apr 2008 7:51PM
bnw is the winner for me...excellent


14 Apr 2008 2:37PM
I like the mod Carole by Fossiler
RuthyJ 16 England
14 Apr 2008 6:22PM
Wonderful image . Love the facial expressions. Such effort and concentration.
Thankyou so much for your kind comments on my mine shot.
AlanBW 16 20 England
15 Apr 2008 4:10PM
Mono works so well here
CaroleA 16 10 3 England
20 Apr 2008 2:40PM
Hi all - thanks for your comments, and a big thanks to Ian for the mod. I like it!!
ChiliMan 16 135 17 Singapore
29 Apr 2008 11:06AM
FanTAStic idea to shoot it on the "uphill", Carole Smile Wow...your husband ran a marathon! How cool is that??

A Smile
MickS 17 23 14 England
12 Oct 2008 9:45PM
Watcha Carole,
well taken action shot,

Mmmm, Keep on Running then, now look, I'm old enough to remember the Spencer Davis Group, you're notSmile
CaroleA 16 10 3 England
19 Oct 2008 6:47PM
Mick - oh but I am........

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