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1 May 2011

This was taken during the Great Limerick Run which took place in the city today. There was a great atmosphere, with people lining the streets to cheer on the runners. The weather was lovely too which I'm sure helped. Fair play to everyone who took part, I think I might give it a go myself next year.

So, I wanted to try and capture something a little bit different. I had considered using one of the promotional signs that are dotted around the city as a background but I thought it was too obvious. Instead I went with this idea, good old juxtaposition! I didn't have time to scout the route to find somewhere with "slow" written on the road, but luckly I had Google Streetview. I used Streetview to go along the 10k course (which was tiring enough, never mind running it!) and found the one place where it was painted on the ground. After that it was just a matter of framing a runner passing by.

This is part of a series I am working on called "Interactions". Essentially it's odd/humorous interactions between inanimate and animate subjects. It sounds more complicated than it is, I could probably summarise it as humorous street photography. More to come!

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