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Mad Aussie
04-29-2009, 06:28 AM
Here ya go girls ... just for you ;)

Been very busy this month with various things including a couple of large sporting events we shoot. This shot is one from a 9 hour multi-sport event we shot this weekend ... the event was basically an 800m swim, 8km run, 800m swim again, 13 km kayak, 26 km mountain bike, 4km run (up a small mountain), 26 km mountain bike again, 9km kayak, and a 4 km run to finish off. Tough people! :eek:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3619/3485015955_c1e7f3796d_o.jpg

jventer
04-29-2009, 06:38 AM
:D:D:D:D Thank you, you have made my day, the image is stunning!

AntZ
04-29-2009, 06:43 AM
I was looking at the swim photos today and noticed this one. I almost sent you a note. The only thing that would have made it better was if his eyes were open.

Lots of other good shots there too.:highfive:

jjeling
04-29-2009, 08:47 AM
reminds me of the Hulk

kat
04-29-2009, 09:33 AM
:thankyou:

Marko
04-29-2009, 09:55 AM
Very well done MA - Nice colours and exposure!

Mad Aussie
04-29-2009, 03:28 PM
Thanks people. It was an incredibly difficult shoot with the event being over a large area. Lots of driving to locations to get the different sports. The hardest thing was the light. So harsh. The day was very hot at around 30 C (hot to be standing in it all day anyhow) and so many shadows. Fill flash was simply a must. When the flash didn't fire, the photo was tossed most often.

casil403
04-30-2009, 11:59 AM
Yummy indeed...thanks, but I'll keep the Harley-Davidson riding/lens hood fishing hunk I got... :D
Great capture MA...very crisp and sharp in difficult conditions!

Gem
04-30-2009, 03:59 PM
I'm pretty sure there was some drool on my part. :rolleyes: ;)

It's a great capture, MA! (For more than one reason, ha)

Mad Aussie
05-01-2009, 03:06 AM
I didn't know it when I posted this photo but this guy was the overall solo winner of the event. His name is Bryn and he smashed the race record by some 33 mins I think they said.

MoinMoin
05-01-2009, 09:57 AM
Yum, yum - who needs his eyes? Great picture, MA!:1st:

Bambi
05-11-2009, 11:36 AM
:thankyou:

and on my birthday too!!
:cool:

Marko
05-11-2009, 03:19 PM
HAPPY bIRTHDAY bAMBI!!

Mad Aussie
05-11-2009, 03:24 PM
:thankyou:

and on my birthday too!!
:cool:
http://www.mtbdirt.com.au/home/smf/Smileys/classic/birthday.gif

Bambi
05-12-2009, 11:29 AM
thanks guys!

MA just put him in a box and send him up to canada will you???

:cool::cool::cool::party:

Mad Aussie
05-12-2009, 03:28 PM
You can contact him here Bambi ... www.toys4boredcanadiangirls/australiangold.com :)

TJD
05-12-2009, 04:29 PM
Hi there Aussie,

I am in no way attracted to this man dissapointing as it might be.

The picture however is different as this speaks a story.
I like the fact that the water is captured in such way that it seems not wanting to let go of its victim who is breaking loose.
The eyes of the man closed give a different look than one would expect normally. (pictures where subjects have their eyes closed are often disguarded by people)
In this case it adds to the picture giving it something of the Fight the man is putting up against himself in this sporting event.

In all a very nice photo that sure indicates the sportive challange.

I am wondring what the equipment was that you used, mostly the lens and the actual distance to the subject.
Probably the weather was great or did you use some lighting.
I assume you had close acces to the track as an reporter/photographer or alike.

Greetings,
TJD

Bambi
05-12-2009, 09:53 PM
You can contact him here Bambi ... www.toys4boredcanadiangirls/australiangold.com :)


:laugh:
:highfive:

Mad Aussie
05-13-2009, 02:36 AM
Hi there Aussie,

I am in no way attracted to this man dissapointing as it might be.

The picture however is different as this speaks a story.
I like the fact that the water is captured in such way that it seems not wanting to let go of its victim who is breaking loose.
The eyes of the man closed give a different look than one would expect normally. (pictures where subjects have their eyes closed are often disguarded by people)
In this case it adds to the picture giving it something of the Fight the man is putting up against himself in this sporting event.

In all a very nice photo that sure indicates the sportive challange.

I am wondring what the equipment was that you used, mostly the lens and the actual distance to the subject.
Probably the weather was great or did you use some lighting.
I assume you had close acces to the track as an reporter/photographer or alike.

Greetings,
TJD
Thanks for your interest in this TJD.
The equipment I used were my Canon 40D with a Canon 100-400mm zoom lens and a Canon Speedlite Flash.
I was reasonably close so the flash would hit the subject, probably about 5 - 6 metres from memory.
It was a VERY bright day. The lighting from the sun was very harsh around 1 1/2 hours after sunrise on a 30 degree day.
And yes ... I was official photographer for this event.