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Hasty Replenishment

April 9, Rotterdam Marathon 2006. This pic is taken after the athletes ran some 22 km and passed a replenishment point on the Laan Op Zuid. I tried to convey the feeling of dynamism and frenzy here, the athletes changing course, sometimes missing the filled cups that are handed to them, motorcycles speeding by with the press, coaches and referees.
The pro-athletes don’t use cups, they drink form bottles, mostly given to them by their hares. Displayed here is Isabel Eizmendi of Spain and her hare Javier Núñez , she finished 3rd ladies (general: 46th) in 02:31:51. Javier Núñez finished 42nd men (general: 51st ) in 02:32:58.

A close up of the handing over of a cup is here, in Rinie’s last year’s Marathon pic.
With my pics of last year’s marathon is some background information about the Rotterdam Marathon here and here.

This is the first post of the Rotterdam Marathon mini series. The announced Montevideo high rise triptych will be posted later.

PCS2 tech: heavily cropped, altered the contrast, saturation, curves and levels for the whole pic and some elements separately, USM-ed , added a frame and saved for the web.

exif data

Camera Manufacturer : OLYMPUS CORPORATION
Camera Model : C8080WZ
Exposure time [s] : 1/200
F-Number : 3.2
Exposure program : Aperture priority (3)
ISO speed ratings : 50
Date taken : 2006:04:09 12:25:14
Components configuration : YCbCr
Exposure bias value : -7/10
Metering mode : Multi-spot (4)
Focal length [mm] : 86mm (135 mm equiv)
Colour space : sRGB
Image width : 3264
Image length : 2448
Exposure mode : Manual (1)

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