Racing in France [Striving]

© Merna L. Nobile

Racing in France

Uploaded: September 21, 2012 10:25:45


The agony of defeat.
Settings:f/6.3 1/160 ISO 320
Lens: 70-200 mm
Uploaded: 9-21-2012

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 625/100000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 320, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: NIKON D700


Neal D. Hatcher September 21, 2012

Fantastic photo -Full of life and emotion #1487670

Merna L. Nobile September 22, 2012

Thanks, Neal I almost cry when I look at his face. But he is a great driver and went out the next day and raced like a pro that he is. Thanks for seeing what was going through his mind. Merna #10333214

LeAnn Wood January 20, 2013

Merna, you perfectly captured that look we must all have from time to time. Your shot told a universal story in the face of a racer. #10524805

Merna L. Nobile January 21, 2013

Hi LeAnn: Dylan is a twin grandson who has been racing Go Karts since he was 8 years old. He has won four Grand Nationals and traveled all over the country. I was so honored to be able to travel all over the U.S. with his brother, mom and dad. Watching him was a thrill and then he won the right to go to France and compete. Well I got to go to France and watch him race, he did not win, but left his mark and if he ever gets to go again, he will be aware of the difference in cars and tires. I am so proud of him, but this picture almost broke my heart. He had three days to practice and on the first day it rained and he had a new car and did not want to take the chance of wrecking it. The tires in this country are rock hard and theirs were soft, instead of the brake pedal, it was a hand grip, we took our crew chief and they would not let us use him, they supplied a crew chief and he did not speak English. But in no time Dylan learned to communicate with him. As you can tell, I am very proud of all my grandchildren. I also have two granddaughters that worked their way through collage by swimming and one got a Gold Medal in South Korea at the World Games. But enough of that thanks for a comment that went straight to my heart. Dylan is now 19 and working in his father’s business. Merna #10526194

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