arrow-downarrow-leftarrow-rightarrow-upchevron-upchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-upclosecomment-newemail-newgallerygridheadphones-newheart-filledheart-openmap-geolocatormap-pushpinArtboard 1Artboard 1Artboard 1minusng-borderpauseplayplusreplayscreenArtboard 1sharefacebookgithubArtboard 1Artboard 1linkedinlinkedin_inpinterestpinterest_psnapchatsnapchat_2tumblrtwittervimeovinewhatsappspeakerstar-filledstar-openzoom-in-newzoom-out-new
Edit Photo Details
Photograph by
    • 0
    • 1

    Reported by:

    Taken at a heat of the Men's 110 Metres Hurdles, 2017 Athletics Championships at the Olympic Stadium in London. I was positioned in the stands overhead the start line and took this shot as Ahmad Hazer (No.8) was leaving the blocks with a reaction time of 0.178 secs. The muscles and tendons in his leg are visibly taught for action. He's the greatest Lebanese sprinter in history but tested positive for the anabolic steroid Metenolone, in 2013 and was given a two-year ban from the sport.
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 8
    Lighting 7
    Creativity 7
    Story 7

    I love this composition Sue and how the geometry of the runners and their lanes come together to capture the energy of this moment. My favorite detail is the shadow of Ahmad's hand on the track as he grasps to start his stride. Awesome moment and an awesome interpretation to "rethink" how we view portraits.

    Kristen McNicholas
    Associate Photo Editor, Nat Geo Your Shot
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Aug 6, 2017
    Date Uploaded: Aug 8, 2017
    Location: London, England, United Kingdom
    Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ70
    Focal Length: 129 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec
    Aperture: f/6.4
    ISO: 320
    Copyright: © Sue Lockhart
    Categories: People, Sports
    Assignments: Rethinking Portraiture, Chasing Moments