12th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
Honorable Mention, Peninsula People


"Road Racing"
By Bob Story

About Bob Story

Bob Story, a 25-year resident of Los Altos Hills, has been indulging in photography for 34 years.

: Originally, he studied photography and graphic arts in college, but he eventually reached the conclusion that he would prefer photography as a hobby rather than a profession. Since then he has enjoyed a long career at the Wall Street Journal in Palo Alto and only recently retired.

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A first-place winner in other years, Story wanted to explore motion photography with this shot, which he took with the contest in mind. The photograph is of a women's bike race in Redwood City. The day before the race he scouted out the race course, seeking a place that would be appropriate for the photo - a dark spot "to create the blur."

A photo with enough blur to show movement, yet still not make the moving objects unrecognizable, is a real challenge - one he hoped to tackle with this photograph.

-- Miriam Boon



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