How many times I’ve assigned myself a shoting? Countless, as countless are the days I’ve spent sitting in the snow, walking under the rain or waiting under the harsh august sun just for a frame, just for a click to freeze an instant in the camera.
I don’t know personally Donald Miralle and I was not in Kailua Kona but I feel like this award won by the talented Donald Miralle is also an award to all those self-imposing assignment photographers. The ones travelling the world with no budget chasing theyr shots.
We don’t travel first class and we don’t have a VIP pass to the paddock but we rock. Well done Donald.
Donald Miralle writes on his blog: “It was extra special to me because it was a feature that went mostly unpublished as it was a personal and self-imposed assignment that I had wanted to undertake […] It was a completely self-funded endeavor with no guarantee that I was getting paid for it. I used all my frequent flyer miles to fly out my family and I.”
Photo by Donald Miralle
“THE IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS” – KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII – OCTOBER 10
Professional Triathlete Andy Potts of the USA #7 bikes through 60mph crosswinds on
Queen KaÕahumanu Highway during the Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona,
Hawaii on October 10, 2009. Potts finished in 9th place overall.
Read the hole story of Donald Miralle’s winning photos here.