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This weekend i visited the world cup sprint in Heerenveen   (speedskating)

For the dutch this is a very popular sport. And speedskating events in Heerenveen are always a big party.

Lots of dutch fans (all dressed up in orange) are encouriging, singing and waving to their heroes...

Beside the dutch skaters there were 2 also very popular people racing:   Anni Friesinger (german) and Shani Davis (American)  especially Shani has a lot of fans here in Holland.

This is a photo of Erben Wennemars right before the start of the 1000 metres ....in maximun concentration....

Always impressive how a stadium packed with thousands of people can be sooo  quiet!

He became second ...0,07 seconds behind Shani Davis.

In the next days i will post some photo's of the dutch crowd ...

concentration

This weekend i visited the world cup sprint in Heerenveen   (speedskating)

For the dutch this is a very popular sport. And speedskating events in Heerenveen are always a big party.

Lots of dutch fans (all dressed up in orange) are encouriging, singing and waving to their heroes...

Beside the dutch skaters there were 2 also very popular people racing:   Anni Friesinger (german) and Shani Davis (American)  especially Shani has a lot of fans here in Holland.

This is a photo of Erben Wennemars right before the start of the 1000 metres ....in maximun concentration....

Always impressive how a stadium packed with thousands of people can be sooo  quiet!

He became second ...0,07 seconds behind Shani Davis.

In the next days i will post some photo's of the dutch crowd ...

comments (15)

  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 29 Jan 2007, 07:42
Brilliant, lovely sense of calm and poise before the explosion of the event
Petra: Thanks Simon...that was exactly what i tried to capture heresmile
very good shot!!! Were you there present?
Petra: I was there Chantal, we try to go every year, it is such a great eventsmile
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 29 Jan 2007, 13:36
A fantastic crop, Petra, to show not only the concentration but the nice stretch of skate marks. Especially nice in B&W (not orange). smile

I love it when we get fired up by our different sports. I think we need that camaraderie!
Petra: Thanks Ginnie and welcome back in Europesmile
  • Louis
  • 29 Jan 2007, 13:54
although i seldom see it, i like this sport. Very explosive stuff as the skate marks testify. Great capture.

I have always wondered how much faster they go with these diving suits and how can you prove that going faster is because of the suit.
Petra: I am convinced that the suit makes them faster Louis, and i am sure that a lot of tests (windtunnel) has proved it.
They even have rubber strips on the hood of their suit. all for earodynamics...smile
Thanks for your comment Louis
I love this sport as you need more overall explosive power then you do in track sprinting. This is a great shot and a super crop, well done.
Petra: Thanks John! Glad you like it.smile
Outstanding, by far your best work so far (moving up from a P&S can make a big difference).

This shot is several levels above your prior posts in both composure, framing, croping and tonal range. Great Work!
Petra: Thank you for your visit and comment!
what does P&S mean?
A very nice posting indeed Petra. This is a terrifying sport when they are going full speed, but very impressive. I like the b/w conversion you have done, focus and composition also spot on, as is DOF. Very good photo. Kindest regards, Neil.
Petra: I did use my new lens Neil. because it has no stabilizer its hard to get a sharp photo, but DOF is okay i guess
Thank you very much for your kind commentsmile
Great composition, like the skate marks on the ice
Petra: Thanks Magnus, guess this is a familiar sport for you as a norwegian...isnt't it?
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 29 Jan 2007, 19:02
Lovely capture.

Suby
Petra: Thank you Subysmile
This is a great just-before-the-action shot. I am holding my breath waiting for something to happen. Clever!
Petra: Glad it works Martin..smile thanks for your comment &visit!
Very good tonal quality Petra with good detrail in the ice.
Petra: Thanks for your comment Neil....glad you like it!
Waouh !!! Impressive silhouette !! Nice B&W and it makes a great picture. Well done Petra !
Petra: Merci Florence smile
nice capture Petra and perfect title
Petra: Grazie Nicola
Outstanding.
This is worthy of a newspaper or journal.
Petra: Wow Thank you very much for this comment Eddy!
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 30 Jan 2007, 16:20
awesome shot petra. i agree with eddy
Petra: Thank you very much for this very kind comment Neil!!

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