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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Silent Intensity



Just a quick post to let you guys know that I am back from the Little 500 race and the trip was a success! Both with pictures of the race and pictures on the way as well. I am still post-processing the photos so it will probably be later this week before I can post them...meanwhile...I thought this picture taken while one of the competitors was waiting to ride is a fitting "billboard" for the race. The post was titled "Silent Intensity" because unlike NASCAR or Formula One racing...when the pack passes by you...all you hear is a lung gasping for the next breath and the crunch of the narrow tires on the cinder track...but the intensity is there none the less. It was a real treat to be within 3 feet of the riders as they streaked by in almost a whisper...there for a second...then gone. A true challenge for someone like me who is used to setting up...framing a landscape...check the light and composition...then clicking the shutter. Yesterday that all had to be done in tenths of seconds! The adrenaline masked my 61 year old stamina until the race was over...I then proceeded to collapse into the bed...dreaming of the silent intensity of yesterday.

Dan

8 comments:

Anna said...

Oh wow something new for a change. This is excellent work again Dan. Anna :)

nowimagrownup said...

Great shot - I'm sure the riders needed those water bottles by the end of the race!

And 61 year old stamina?? I'm 25 and probably could hang in there. So good job! I definitely need to get my butt in shape :)

Suicide Barbie said...

Hi Dan!
Having been a while since last having had a chance to visit this wonderful blog of yours, I have managed to catch up on what I have missed by having a good ol' peruse.
All I have to say for the time being is...
... OH WOW!

Dan Felstead said...

Thank you Anna...it was a change of pace for me but I really enjoyed it!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Alabama Heather...Thanks and I need to get back on that treadmill (or as wee call it in our house.....)the clothes rack again!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thank you S. Barbie...stop by anytime o get the chance and don't worry when you get busy with life outside of the monitor! You are always welcomed here.

Dan

septembermom said...

I like that shot. Really cool. It must be a very intense experience. I hear the "poet" within you in these lines Dan :)

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom...I felt like a member of the "Dead" Poet Society at the end of this day!

Dan