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Pumpkin race

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 14 May 2014 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

I am at the annual Collector Pumpkin Festival. Here, there is a prize for the fastest pumpkin as well as the largest! In this shot, you see a very determined wheelbarrow racer in the time trial event.

At harvest time, the village of Collector is famous for its pumpkin growing contest and novelty events. And of course you can always look forward to hot pumpkin soup on a cold autumn day.

NIKON 1 V1 1/1000 second F/2.8 ISO 400 19 mm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

This looks great fun

14 May 2014 6:43am

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire Loire Atlantique, France

Bien imitée la citrouille.Bonne journée.

14 May 2014 7:16am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

That guy would not look right doing anything other than this ! Fireman, bank clerk, astronaut. . . no, he's a pumpkin pusher !

14 May 2014 8:27am

@Ronnie 2¢: In the Premier League of Pumpkin Pushers!

Gerard1948 from Spain

A very funny picture of the driver and his Formula 1. Composition is superb, beautiful light and colors.
Have a good day.

14 May 2014 9:09am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Cette scène m'amuse beaucoup...
Joli portrait.)

14 May 2014 10:33am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

A spectacular capture...

14 May 2014 11:25am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

He definitely looks determined to post a good time! A wonderfully colourful image Stephen! Nicely captured! ;-)

14 May 2014 12:36pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nice shot

14 May 2014 2:09pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Love his determined look, hope he won, beautiful photo !~

14 May 2014 4:06pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Love the festive atmosphere as well as his look of seriousness

14 May 2014 4:39pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This looks like such a fun festival to attend! Fabulous image! He looks like he is moving quite fast with that big pumpkin!

14 May 2014 6:08pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

You can see the determination in the man's face that you've captured here!! Excellent color throughout! I also love the guy in the background who appears to get a chuckle out of what he's watching. :-)

14 May 2014 6:10pm

STEED from D, France

Worffff !!!!!!! Funny shot.......This guy's gonna win,I'm sure !!!!!

14 May 2014 8:02pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful composition, colors & lighting!
A M A Z I N G !!!!!

14 May 2014 8:10pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

A very colorful festive event ... love the atmosphere and great capture of this fellow; it looks like a winner!

15 May 2014 12:07am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Before I saw the title, I thought he was a pumping thief making off with someone's prized entry. Cool capture.

15 May 2014 1:17am

1/1000 second
ISO 400
19 mm