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Contest Finalist in Events Photo Contest by Mosaic
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6 Comments | Report
Timbo
 
Timbo June 14, 2014
Nice capture......well done
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita June 16, 2014
excellent!
ArtQ
 
ArtQ June 18, 2014
Congrats on your finalist award
debcoimages PRO+
 
debcoimages June 18, 2014
Congrats on your finalist place. Well done, its a great action capture.
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi July 23, 2014
wowwww, great shot !
andinorwich PRO
 
andinorwich June 19, 2015
Love the action shot!

Behind The Lens

Location
Spartan Race at Reveille Peak Ranch, outside of Burnet, TX.
Time
9:20 AM
Lighting
Just bright daylight with few clouds.
Equipment
Nikon D5100 with a Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VRII lens, handheldh.
Inspiration
The army crawl section was awesome: barbed wire over a dirt field with raised humps and troughs, and someone with a hose dumping water nonstop on the area. Lots of mud! I loved watching the different techniques used by the race participants, and just tried to get shots of them so that I could see their face. In this image everything just came together: water, mud, position and expression.
Editing
Lightroom and Photoshop with Topaz Labs Clarity, with some high-pass filter sharpening to finish.
In my camera bag
My Nikon D5100, Tamron lens, and a 105MM f/2.8 macro lens, SB600 Speedlite, and wireless remotes.
Feedback
The long lens was absolutely crucial for this event; I wouldn't use anything less than 200mm even though I was within a few yards of the racers at some events. I think the facial expressions are the best part of something like this, so a zoom is key. Also, the racers move fast; it's important to move around to find the best angle for each shot.

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