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Apr 29, 2007, 10:39:04 AM
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Heroes by EricForFriends Heroes by EricForFriends
Lille/Rijsel, France.

On some holiday, I was wandering through a quiet Lille and ran into a rollerskater race. At the time, I was fascinated by the pattern of the legs fanning out as the skaters turned the corner at breakneck speed. Seeing it back later, the expression on the skaters' faces reminds me of old sports photos, back in the days when retiring sports heroes didn't become mediastars or fashion icons, but simply returned to the places where they came from to run a farm or a tobacco shop. But then, like these skaters, they were 'only' amateurs...

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My first experiments in tone mapping/fake-HDR, whatever you want to call it. I had a good time.

Dedicated to my friend and namesake Eric, fellow journalist and photographer, who showed me some of the best things in Lille

Thank you for featuring! :woohoo:

:iconhelewidis: in her news article [link] :flirty:
:icontepara: in her news article hand-picked by :devhelewidis: :excited:
:iconmeppol: in her journal [link] :wave::sun:
:iconblackdoorphotos: in his journal [link] :reading:
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tmfNeurodancer Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice capture and treatment - I like the desaturated look!

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EricForFriends Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you, that's good to hear! :D
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meppol Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
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EricForFriends Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks a gain so much, Mary! :)
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meppol Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
Fantastic capture and great edit :heart:
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EricForFriends Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot! :aww::heart:
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EarthHart Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
A fine piece, Squire :nod: :clap:
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EricForFriends Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot, Will! :bow:
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Eric, it's a pleasure :ahoy:
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EricForFriends Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
:salute::beer:
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