Tony Au Yeong  

After the Race by Tony Au Yeong

November 2021 - After the Race

About the Image(s)

This image was taken during a recent Marathon Race in Hong Kong. The event was cancelled for the last 2 years due to the Covid 19 pandemic. The image is entitled “ After The Race”. I took this photo after he crossed the finish line, and noted that he had stressful facial expression. I am not sure if he has pain as a result of the strenuous exertion. Another runner behind him is panting for breath.
I think converting to B&W suits the mood. Many thanks.

5 comments posted

Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
It's a priceless expression! It tells the story of strength and endurance, especially in the face of waiting because of the virus. The expression reveals pain and relief at the end of such a race. Your plan to capture this at the finish was wise, and using BW gives it strength. I have only tiny suggestions to remove the light area at the right edge, and maybe ?? the same near the back of his head. Very nice!   Posted: 11/08/2021 09:02:20

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
You have certainly captured the moment, and his expression is fantastic. His face is so sharp and captivating that it holds my attention sufficiently not to notice the minor blemishes.
I like the inclusion of the second runner, out of focus as this helps to show us what is really happening.   Posted: 11/11/2021 12:57:53

Andy Patterson
Great story, Like Mervyn I like that the runner behind the main subject is blurred but still recognizable (including his general expression). I also like that you rendered in B+W, it puts the emphasis on the expression.   Posted: 11/11/2021 15:53:12

Jose Cartas   Jose Cartas
Great capture of an exciting moment. It really tells a story. The other runner out of focus helps the viewer interpret the action. Transforming it to B&W was a clever decision. You can crop from the right to get rid of the bright spots. Looking at the column and building (behind the other runner) it seems that the photo is tilted to the left, so you might want to straighten it up.   Posted: 11/12/2021 18:09:46

Bob Benson   Bob Benson
As others have stated, you have captured a very emotional event. As Jose mentioned, you can crop the bright spot on the right, and keep it as a true PJ worthy image.   Posted: 11/15/2021 09:24:01


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