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Father and son

Posted by
dobbino (Cape Town, South Africa) on 18 February 2009 in Sport & Recreation.

Two of the competitors just before they were going to cross the finish line, with some happy and supportive spectators cheering and clapping them on.

Title from the song by Cat Stevens

Canon EOS 40D 1/200 second F/10.0 ISO 400 95 mm

All images © Rob Minter, and licensed in terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa License

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Wonderful image Rob and well captured! I really like it in B&W...very effective!

18 Feb 2009 6:37am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

Awe this is great

18 Feb 2009 7:02am

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

And the son pips his Dad at the line.....! Excellent B&W.

18 Feb 2009 7:28am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Wonderful moment captured very nicely! Love the b/w effect!

18 Feb 2009 12:38pm

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Excellent image captured! :)

18 Feb 2009 1:05pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Excellent! and is that mom clapping with great joy, wonderful photo wow

18 Feb 2009 1:59pm

@Lorraine: Hi Lorraine - I don't know if it was his Mom - there were just so many spectators encouraging the folk in. It was my first cycle race attendance, and I was pleasantly surprised to see how much general friendship and camaraderie there was. It was a great experience.

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece


18 Feb 2009 2:37pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I bet that kid was filled with happiness. What a super shot.

18 Feb 2009 3:39pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

The light is great on this Rob.
Isn't the song 'Matthew and Son'?

18 Feb 2009 4:17pm

@grouser: Thanks Grouser. Nope - Matthew and son was also one of Cat Stevens's songs - this one starts off:
Its not time to make a change,
Just relax, take it easy.
You're still young, that's your fault,
There's so much you have to know.
Find a girl, settle down,
If you want you can marry.
Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy.

You will probably recognise it from that.

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Great shot here. Very nice moment.

18 Feb 2009 5:06pm

EYES WIDE SHUT from The library of my soul, United Kingdom

One of my fave Cat Stevens songs, so sad the day we lost him to his religious calling.

What a shot! Beaten by the little guy, how will he ever get over the shame ha ha. Superbly captured, Rob.

18 Feb 2009 5:08pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Got it Rob
Thanks for that
Unfortunately I now have a couple of lines of Mathew and Son stuck earworm like in my head. Must go and do something distracting.

18 Feb 2009 5:43pm

@grouser: Nothing like a glass of good red wine to help! But I know what you mean, because I have the same issue with the Father and Son song - the chord progressions there are just fabulous!

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Lovely shot, well captured.

18 Feb 2009 7:59pm

Andrew Gould from Sydney, Australia

Nicely captured, the two of them. I like the smile on the face of the woman in the background and what appears to be a smile on the bicycle rider's face, too.

19 Feb 2009 4:08am

Canon EOS 40D
1/200 second
ISO 400
95 mm