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Mayhem & doubt

The Rotterdam Marathon 2008. The athletes seen here have run some 26 km and are already digging deep into their reserves, so they really need the water that’s distributed by a team of dedicated volunteers. When a group of runners arrives at the replenishment post, in a few seconds a lot of cups are transferred on the fly and things get chaotic. For some athletes it’s also a moment of rest. And of doubt.......a ‘bezemwagen’ (a van that’s used to transport runners who give up to the start/finish area) is parked nearby.

Some more information about the Rotterdam Marathon is here

The process: I was hanging around the replenishment post testing my love’s new superzoom and had great fun using it. Its range, its compactness its tilt and swivel LCD screen are great and engaging to use. Sometimes I wonder why I lug around a heavy dSLR with an arsenal of lenses.
The PCS3 work flow: I altered the saturation, contrast, curves and levels for the whole pic and some elements separately, using different layers, enhanced the edges, USM-ed, added a frame and resized, sharpened the edges on a 50% transparent layer and did a gentle USM (1,1px, 21%) again on that layer.

exif data
Camera Manufacturer : Canon
Camera Model : Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure time [s] : 1/1250
F-Number : 8.0
Exposure program : Aperture priority (3)
ISO speed ratings : 200
Focal length [mm] : 124 mm (35 mm equiv)
Date taken : 2008:04:13 12:03:32
Exposure bias value : -1/3
Metering mode : Evaluative, Multi-segment (5)
Exposure mode : Manual (1)
Colour space : sRGB
Contrast : Normal
Saturation : Normal
Sharpness : Normal

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Additional Photos by Bert Hoetmer (bertolucci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1928 W: 122 N: 4345] (14052)
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