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Marathon Man
markwiley


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Challenge: Classic Novels (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II LD for Canon
Date: Oct 13, 2013
Aperture: 11
ISO: 160
Shutter: 0.40
Date Uploaded: Oct 15, 2013

A picture from the Chicago Marathon. I read this book thirty years ago. A quite good read and not a bad movie. Hopefully, some will consider it a classic.

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Place: 42 out of 86
Avg (all users): 5.8148
Avg (commenters): 5.6364
Avg (participants): 5.6250
Avg (non-participants): 5.9265
Views since voting: 192
Views during voting: 208
Votes: 108
Comments: 25
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10/22/2013 04:15:58 PM
another inspired by the title but not by the book. I like blur but a good blur has to show something, never mind its literate connect. 2
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10/22/2013 10:45:26 AM
never a fan of this style of image, it really just doesn't do anything for me.
a 3 from me
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10/22/2013 10:37:31 AM
lovely blur
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10/22/2013 09:41:20 AM
Not quite what the book was about....
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10/22/2013 12:52:15 AM
Excellent motion blur
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10/21/2013 11:30:49 PM
Great energy!
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10/21/2013 09:55:44 PM
Is this a classic? I don't think so but never mind this.
(I do like a lot that for this challenge I have to look up books and authors.)
I did not read the book, just the synopsis and it's considered a "conspiracy thriller" in which the marathon itself seems not to play such an important role as in your shot.
It's an engaging picture and I can see some foul play here - perhaps a wee too saturated but a good shot
6
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10/21/2013 08:02:57 PM
6...I see a tie to the novel via title only really and no connection to the story within. The color and movement is super pleasing though.
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10/21/2013 06:52:08 PM
Cool image.

But wasn't the book about a guy getting tortured? Yeah, maybe he was a runner, but really, the book wasn't about marathons.

A diamond, or a tooth being drilled into.. Hell, even a bottle of clove oil. But this? Dunno, not much here to compel me.

Nice image though, so you get a 5
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10/21/2013 08:57:32 AM
Good dynamics. Nice motion blur. not sure who's the man as the image says more men. 6
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10/20/2013 11:53:44 PM
I regret to say that this doesn't qualify as inspiration from the novel. It's a good action shot of runners however. The color and tonal range is visually appealing and conveys the spirit of a track meet. But not the novel. 5
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10/20/2013 06:58:31 PM
Good leroy neiman (sp) feeling to this. decent long exposure motion capture. 5
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10/20/2013 06:19:55 PM
A wonderful mix of limbs, heads and hair. 7
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10/20/2013 12:08:32 AM
I haven't read the book, so I'm not sure if the tie to the story is there. An interesting picture, it definitely feels like they are rushing by. Maybe a little too much movement though, as it's difficult to find any focus. 5
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10/19/2013 10:50:33 PM
I understand the concept of your image, but I think it would have been better had it been a single runner and the blur wasn't messy looking.

Gave it a 3
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10/18/2013 10:31:41 AM
I kinda like it but the colors (in particular) don't give me the impression of the thriller it's supposed to depict. It's 4 from me.
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10/18/2013 01:01:21 AM
Interesting
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10/18/2013 12:57:39 AM
Wow, this is cool! 9
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10/17/2013 08:13:56 PM
A good blur, gives the feeling of a marathon and the man at the back. Doesn't quite connect enough to the novel in any other way for me, but I like the shot all the same.5.
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10/17/2013 07:55:54 PM
Are these women, though??

I like the swirling of the runners. I wish you could have taken down the bright light streak at the top of the photo -- it really draws the eye away from the wonderful frenzy. -6-
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10/17/2013 12:53:04 PM
Faster! Go!
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10/17/2013 06:38:00 AM
I like the image a bit,but I would not put it to the title.6.
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10/16/2013 08:29:00 PM
Excellent motion blur and beautiful colors! Nicely caught, really seems to capture the movement in the race. And obviously, very applicable to the book title chosen!
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10/16/2013 12:42:53 PM
I really like this shot. The movement here gives it more of a story to tell. Great interpretation for the title.
Well done. 6
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10/16/2013 11:36:06 AM
Awesome image....I love the feel to it and the intensity I can 'see' with the blur....terrific!!
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