Photographs from the 2009 Boston Mayor's Cup criterium bicycle race: Making lemonade from lemons.

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When I first looked at these photos on my monitor at home that evening I was more than disappointed. They looked terrible because of the harsh lighting, with clipped hilights and murky shadows. So rather than trying to make them look like the normal photographs I'd envisioned by opening up the shadows and trying to tame the highlights I decided to just throw all the shadow detail away. I darkened the images and increased the contrast to come up with something more dramatic than I'd planned.

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