Photographer's Note

Compartmentalized Running

As I wrote in the note with my last year’s marathon picture, the Rotterdam marathon, as the other five big ones in the world, are tightly orchestrated events. Every marathon wants to be the one where a new world record is set and the athletes who are targeted to do so are closely coached/directed and provided with hares. This is done by forming a group formed by the athletes, their coach, the race director and of course the hares. This is also done for the ladies, for the ones running for the Dutch marathon championship (= integrated in the Rotterdam marathon), etc etc .
One of those groups/compartments streaking by at some 20 km/h, is shown here. The compartmentalization is also there in the course as is also on display here. In the background is the lane reserved for the fast pro athletes and in front – now empty – the lane for the recreational athletes, separated by crowd control fences .

The pic is taken near the entrance of subway station Wilhelminaplein . Behind the athletes we see the Wilson and Bolles designed elevated walkway. Behind that the northern Maas waterfront with ‘The Bow’ monument on the right.

With my pics of last year’s marathon is some more background information about the Rotterdam Marathon here
and here .

PCS2 tech: slightly 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] : 1/250
F-Number : 5.0
Exposure program : Aperture priority (3)
ISO speed ratings : 50
Date taken : 2006:04:09 11:16 :27
Components configuration : YCbCr
Exposure bias value : -10/10
Metering mode : Multi-spot (4)
Focal length [mm] : 140 mm (135 mm equiv)
Colour space : sRGB
Image width : 3264
Image length : 2448
Exposure mode : Manual (1)

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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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