Cyclist on the track at the Burnaby Velodrome. Canon EOS 7D, EFS 50mm 1.4 at f1.6 1/250, ISO 1600My daughter and I went to a track racing event at the Burnaby Velodrome a few months ago and it was a wonderful time. I will feature a few photos from that event in coming posts. This one, however, was probably my favourite. The races are filled with speed and tension, the acceleration of a leader and the response of the pack, it was very exciting. If we stood next to the track the wind that the cyclists created as the rushed by so silently was quite forceful. There was huge energy and excitement in each race but I know enough about cycling to know that that energy and excitement only comes about at this level, (Tour de France sprinter Tyler Farrar was there), if the riders are prepared to spend many lonely hours on the track. This race was a matched pursuit with 2 riders starting at opposite ends of the track and racing agains the clock. I was looking down the track from the infield and there were a couple of patches of light and a long length of track leading into the corner. There was such a lonely feel to rider all by himself pulling through the pools of light and on into the corner that I thought it was a great representation of all the lonely hours that he had spent preparing for this moment. After I saw the photo I knew that it had to be presented with an extreme aspect ratio, I want the viewers eye to hit the near foreground in extreme right and then track through the light to the rider on the left just as mine did as he sped past me.