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Mark Cavendish - Tour De France

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Taken on stage 4 of this years tour. The team time trial out of and back into Montpelier. This was taken at the village of Murviel Les Montpelier which was the half way point of the 35km circuit.

This is Mark Cavendish as he swept round the corner at the top of the village.

Comments welcome - a little different from my previous stuff and my first stab at sports photography. Tying in my love of cycling with my photography. Let me know what you think

Tags: Landscape and travel Portraits and people Sports and action

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Comments


Excellent, nice and sharp.Well done!
Neil

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17 Jul 2009 5:35PM
great pan brilliant action feel of movement

William
17 Jul 2009 5:40PM
Great pic
Alan
17 Jul 2009 6:05PM
Excellent action
SueEley Plus
9 279 96 Wales
17 Jul 2009 6:15PM
Love your mono - but this seems very successful. First Time!!!
Coast Plus
8 1.6k 292 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2009 6:29PM
Thanks for all the positive comments.

Sue - yes first time at sports/action trying to combine my love of cycling and photography. Finally realised a dream to see the TDF live and just had to make a go of capturingthe action. Learnt a lot such as turn off IS and manual focus for best results. Also pick your spot and stay with it to make the most of the action. Have some other shots to upload once I get home (still in France until Sunday) and a good one of Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador.

Once more thanks for the comments so far and keep them coming.
17 Jul 2009 8:40PM
Thats a very stunning shot you could say a Tour de Force nic one,John
17 Jul 2009 11:46PM
stunning action shot, fabulous image full of energy. jeanette
18 Jul 2009 12:53AM
Great action......Sandy
whipspeed Plus
11 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2009 12:25PM
Bloody good for a first go at sports! Well done.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 840 1372 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2009 7:17PM
Just found this one - I love the way you've caught Cavendish, throwing himself headfirst into the frame. And I am very, very envious - getting to see the TDF live is one of my unfulfilled ambitions.
Moira
riprap007 Plus
11 1.6k 37 England
30 Oct 2009 10:42AM
great to see someone using panning so well to convey the sheer speed of these athletes
inkarts Plus
11 61 2
5 Jan 2010 8:09PM
Super, its hard to take your eyes away, great detail. You showed um how it is done. Kind regards John
7 Jan 2010 10:10AM
Brilliant speed shot
Astyag

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