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Shape Run 2012

15 Jul

One of the common hobbies of typical Singaporeans is running, so every year without fail, marathon events will be held on various occasions by many sponsors. As the name suggests, Shape Run is held by Shape magazine in Singapore which is a all-women run of three choices of route, 2.4km, 5km or 10km. Runs like that will mean closure of public roads or part of major roads to be part of the running route, yes, typical runs or marathons held in Singapore involves in running on the roads alongside with vehicles and seldom beaten paths. So Sunday morning is always a favorite day to hold marathon or running events because most people would sleep in late and would not hit the road till noon. I was there this morning and captured various runners near the finishing line. I used my trusty 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM (not mark II) on my 5D II. I had fun clicking away on my shutter bursting away on AI SERVO mode. Some cropping and arbitrary rotations were done on certain photos.

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“Victory” sign!
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I was lucky she looked straight at me which is cool!
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Carrying a smiling face while heading for the finish line. Wants to look good in the photo? Maybe.
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Caught her looking at the finishing line.
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Why are there guys running in a all-women run? This is the new implement that Shape did to motivate the ladies and these guys were also there as a pacer. If you are keeping up with them, you are hitting a certain timing for the distance you are running.
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82 responses to “Shape Run 2012

  1. Mitzi

    July 15, 2012 at 17:27

    Great photos Alex!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 15, 2012 at 20:02

      Thank you Mitzi! Do follow my blog if you like! Cheers!

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  2. Travel Photo Blogging

    July 15, 2012 at 19:21

    Nice running photos! I was also photographing such an event yesterday, but since it was a night event I am afraid the results might not be really comparable to yours.

    Do you still use EOS 40D or have you upgraded?

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 15, 2012 at 20:04

      I have already upgraded to 5D II! It is a great camera! I love it a lot! Do share your night event photos, I’m sure it is not so bad after all! Cheers!

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  3. thirdeyemom

    July 15, 2012 at 21:42

    Great photos! I’m an avid runner myself.

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  4. Donna

    July 15, 2012 at 22:26

    You captured the action wonderfully! Felt like I was there. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 16, 2012 at 07:42

      You are very welcome!! Thanks for visiting!!!

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  5. Eva

    July 16, 2012 at 16:25

    Oh wow Alex, this is just perfect. I’m being invited to join a running club that does early Sunday morning runs with running coaches for the newbies. Thanks for leading me to your blog. It’s inspiring.

    Best,

    Eva

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 16, 2012 at 16:27

      You are welcome! Enjoy your running with the club! I’m sure you will like it! Cheers!

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  6. Gracie

    July 16, 2012 at 23:06

    Awesome shots, Alex! These are all excellent photos.

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 16, 2012 at 23:50

      Thank you so much for visiting!!! Do follow my blog if you like!

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      • Gracie

        July 16, 2012 at 23:54

        definitely will πŸ™‚

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      • Alex Khoo

        July 16, 2012 at 23:56

        Thank you!! Cheers!

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  7. sutira

    July 16, 2012 at 23:59

    So the lady runners need male runners to motivate them… πŸ˜‰

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  8. melgallegos

    July 17, 2012 at 00:07

    Hello,

    Great photos you have here, am also using a Canon DSLR.
    Looking forward for more of your photos.

    regards,
    Mel

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  9. pianoman12

    July 17, 2012 at 00:31

    Great shots! Im looking to get a new camera. jus dont kno wat kind. rite now im just usin a kodak easy share touch. i couldn’t take shots like that with my old camera
    would you recommend the one you used?

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 17, 2012 at 00:34

      I would really recommend that one I’m using now. But you have to ask yourself if you are willing to lug heavy bags with camera gears around for photography or just want light and easy?

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      • pianoman12

        July 17, 2012 at 00:35

        oooh ok lol
        thanks!
        do u live in singapore?

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      • Alex Khoo

        July 17, 2012 at 00:36

        Yes! I am living in Singapore. How about you?

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      • pianoman12

        July 17, 2012 at 00:38

        Im in the USA.
        Maryland. This is where ive been all my life. I want to travel once i graduate college. Looks like youve been all over according to your blog. Thats soo cool!!

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      • Alex Khoo

        July 17, 2012 at 00:40

        Yea, it is awesome to travel around and USA is another awesome place to travel and tons of photography opportunities!

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      • pianoman12

        July 17, 2012 at 00:43

        yea I’ve been stuck in Maryland. Im 17. about to be a freshman in college. hopefully there’s traveling opportunities once i start college

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      • Alex Khoo

        July 17, 2012 at 00:46

        You should have the chance to travel around soon! Just get your gears ready~

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      • pianoman12

        July 17, 2012 at 00:50

        Thanks. Could u follow my blog?
        i would appreciate it

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  10. SaviourMifsud

    July 17, 2012 at 03:03

    very cool photos Alex!

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  11. Stephanie

    July 17, 2012 at 08:34

    really great action shots!

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  12. aparnanairphotography

    July 17, 2012 at 08:51

    Hi Alex! I just nominated you for the inspiring blog award!! http://aparnanairphotography.wordpress.com/2012/07/16/my-first-blog-award/

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 17, 2012 at 09:29

      Thank you so much! It is so nice of you to nominate my blog! Cheers!

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  13. chiasw

    July 17, 2012 at 10:35

    Great shots!!! Now I have more reason to get a telephoto lens.. =D

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 17, 2012 at 14:09

      You should get a telephoto lens! It is great to have and use!

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  14. niasunset

    July 17, 2012 at 13:56

    Great set, wonderful photographs. Thank you dear Alex, with my love, nia

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 17, 2012 at 14:12

      You are so welcome! Do feel free to follow my blog too!

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  15. glasmannschaefer

    July 17, 2012 at 22:23

    You capture very nice impressions there, great work. It reminds me that I should do more to stay in shape too, though.

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 18, 2012 at 08:36

      Thank you!! There are so many ways to keep in shape! Hope you can find one that you enjoy and stay in shape as well!

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  16. Stranded Wanderer

    July 19, 2012 at 21:16

    Nice set sir Alex, Here in the Philippines it’s a popular hobby now. Running events here and there.

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 19, 2012 at 21:17

      Exactly! I have so many close friends from Philippines who indulged themselves in the joy of running marathons happening here in Singapore!

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      • Stranded Wanderer

        July 19, 2012 at 21:22

        yup. It’s the in-thing now but in a good and healthy way.

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      • Alex Khoo

        July 19, 2012 at 21:36

        Yea! It sure is a good way to keep healthy!

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  17. amy@afternoonpopcornsnack

    July 20, 2012 at 11:33

    I really enjoy following your blog and have nominated you for the Blog on Fire Award. Enjoy! http://afternoonpopcornsnack.com/2012/07/18/award-nominations-2/

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 20, 2012 at 14:10

      Thank you so much for nominating me!!

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  18. bobicrisan

    July 20, 2012 at 16:37

    wonderful shots of the runners, you really captured quite a great set. love the one of the lady that looks almost as if she is skipping rather than running. seems as if she is really enjoying herself.

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 20, 2012 at 16:38

      Yes! Those runners were indeed enjoying themselves in the run! Thank you for your wonderful compliments!

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  19. Mountain Dweller

    July 21, 2012 at 01:21

    Great photos! And the runners don’t even look out of breath!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 21, 2012 at 21:52

      Thank you! Thanks for your comment too!

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  20. thombeed

    July 21, 2012 at 08:52

    Reading your comments I was running too in my mind. Great account of your run and great photos…. Yeah running makes me feel alive and crossing the finishing line is a magic feeling πŸ™‚

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 21, 2012 at 21:53

      Yea, that is why many people like running too! Finishing a run is always so fulfilling.. Cheers!

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  21. Martina's Design Studios

    July 21, 2012 at 23:47

    Very clear sharp pictures of those runners.
    The 3rd photo is best in my eyes.

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 21, 2012 at 23:53

      Thank you so much for your comment! I’m so glad that you like it!

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  22. annandmeg

    July 22, 2012 at 08:03

    I thoroughly enjoy the runners, but I also appreciate the variety of your photos. The belly dancer is so human and lovely.

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 22, 2012 at 09:49

      Thank you for your kind comment! Cheers!

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  23. sliceoflondonlife

    July 23, 2012 at 05:59

    I love all the facial expressions. Such a variety of emotions! Thanks for dropping by my blog

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 23, 2012 at 08:34

      Thanks for visiting my blog too! Cheers!

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  24. pahari.s

    July 24, 2012 at 02:26

    i have been through your blog. you are incredible. just loved the pics and enjoyed reading each and every one of your writings. will follow your blog. thanks for inspiring me.

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 24, 2012 at 08:41

      Thank you! Thanks so much for visiting!

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  25. Dr Anto Youssef

    July 24, 2012 at 22:05

    Nice photojournalism!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 24, 2012 at 22:06

      Thank you very much for your kind comment!

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  26. Photography Journal Blog

    July 24, 2012 at 22:17

    Nice clear shots! well done.

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  27. glendenewolf

    July 25, 2012 at 01:17

    You captured these actions shots nicely Alex. Great job!

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  28. Nette Requena

    July 25, 2012 at 06:42

    Great shot, they are so clear and well done.. ^_^

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  29. birds n' bugs

    July 25, 2012 at 12:00

    Excellent.

    Your use of shallow DOF while not croppign too closely makes for good subject isolation while keeping them in the context of a competition.

    Well done.

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 25, 2012 at 12:01

      Thank you so much for your motivating comment! It means a lot to me! Do feel free to follow my blog if you like! Cheers!

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  30. ~MIAH~

    July 25, 2012 at 13:15

    I am training for my first marathon as we speak, it’s in four months, I wish you would be our photographer. Last year I did the half marathon and the photographers they had always got pictures in the middle of spitting, growling in pain, or making some funny face. Nice pictures btw

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 25, 2012 at 13:17

      Hahaha!! I wish I can photograph the marathon you are in!

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      • ~MIAH~

        July 25, 2012 at 13:21

        No doubt, these are some very nice photographs of the runners, nice captures

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  31. midnighthues

    July 25, 2012 at 15:27

    Great shots! Interesting article πŸ™‚

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  32. Lance Romel

    July 31, 2012 at 14:13

    good to see cheerful runners here, nice shots alex!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 31, 2012 at 14:14

      Thank you very much for dropping by and giving such nice comments!

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      • Lance Romel

        July 31, 2012 at 14:16

        very much welcome keep posting πŸ™‚

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      • Alex Khoo

        July 31, 2012 at 14:16

        Ya sure! Do feel free to follow if you like!

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      • Lance Romel

        July 31, 2012 at 14:18

        follow you already since May πŸ™‚

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      • Alex Khoo

        July 31, 2012 at 14:18

        Wow! Thanks mate! Cheers to you!!

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  33. Dilip

    August 7, 2012 at 18:51

    Awesome pictures – inspiring too! Cheers πŸ™‚

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    • Alex Khoo

      August 7, 2012 at 21:31

      Very nice of you to drop your comment! Thanks!

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