Photo Of The Year: Week Seven Result
After voting, it was a runaway winner in Week Seven of the Photo of the Year contest. Topping the polls was Janos Schmidt’s low angle photo of Chile’s Barbara Riveros Diaz exhausted and spent in the finish area after the elite women’s race.
This was the readers’ choice but here were the favourites of ITU’s photographers who shot the event:
The World Championship Grand Final in Budapest was one of the most remarkable events for me this year. Unfortunately, not only because it was the biggest triathlon championship in my beautiful hometown but because I had to work—together with the athletes, of course—in the worst weather conditions imaginable. The rain and the unusual cold temperature in September is reflected in this particular picture too: the man has to defeat the other athletes and to overcome the rain and the water on the field.
Camera: Nikon D3s
Exposure: f3.5, 1/500
The contrast between the old and the new, a dynamic colourful young sport set amongst a stage steeped in the history and culture that is Budapest. There are so few sports in this world that have the luxury to choose such beautiful sporting arenas in which to compete in. My job as a photographer is to capture that opportunity and document where the sport has been.
Camera: Nikon D3s
Exposure: f2.8, 1/500
My favourite shot is the German teammates supporting Jan Frodeno after losing the World Championship title in the final race. It shows the tragedy of a whole season, and it shows how sport can be. The picture was shot with a Canon EOS 40D, the only camera that survived the heavy rain the same morning when I shot the Age-Group athletes. I met some other photographers in the restroom of the race hotel using the electric hand dryer to bring some of their equipment back to life.
The fans have spoken and their pick for this week moves onto the final. See all the nominees here.
Stay tuned until next week when voting opens for the final round of the Photo of the Year!
Related Event: 2010 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU Triathlon World Championship Grand Final Budapest
|Results: U23 Women|
|Results: Junior Women|
|Results: Elite Women|
|Results: 70-74 Male AG|
From Jan Frodeno galloping by famed Sydney Opera House to Barbara Riveros Diaz weary and worn-out at the finish area of the Grand Final, the seven photos are a varied blend that showcases action and excitement.09:45 - 20 Dec, 2010
The picturesque Budapest course, star-studded fields and Age-group competitions provided an opportunity-filled canvas for ITU’s team of photographers in Budapest.05:00 - 13 Dec, 2010
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This weeks winner an unknown athlete diving into the crisp blue of the Schwarzsee lake at the foot of the Austrian Alps. The beautiful calm day only broken by his leading foot.10:40 - 10 Dec, 2010
A dominant winner from London with an image of an in-flight Javier Gomez capturing over half of the reader's votes.08:44 - 03 Dec, 2010
Two unique contenders lead the voting early on this week. Hamburg’s distinct podium celebrations captured viewers attention.12:29 - 27 Nov, 2010
A definite winner this week with double the votes of its closest rival - a landslide victory.12:00 - 20 Nov, 2010
Two images standout with over half the votes and it swung between these two all week for the lead.10:14 - 12 Nov, 2010
With the results in for our first instalment for Photo of the Year, there was little dispute for the top spot, as one photograph took over a third of the total votes.10:14 - 05 Nov, 2010