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July 16, 2008

The Tour in high resolution

The Big Picture - Boston.com | 2008 Tour de France

When I worked for CNN.com, we had an AP photo feed, which had a web interface into its OS/2 heart.

I used to love to browse the feed during cycling season, because it offered full-resolution versions of the photos you (rarely) see in your local newspaper. The Big Picture is a new weblog that gives web viewers a look at these images in medium resolution, but still much larger than you typically get on the web or in your daily fishwrap.

The Tour is their featured topic for Monday, with images ranging from Didi Senft to Riccardo Ricco to the rainy Stage 8 final sprint. Definitely worth a look.

Posted by Frank Steele on July 16, 2008 in Photo galleries, Tour de France 2008 | Permalink

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Thanks for the link to The Big Picture. Those photos are simply marvelous.

I love the one of all the photos in the field of sunflowers. Everyone is wearing their motorcycle helmets except the last two, the last of whom is famed photog Graham Watson.

Posted by: David Bernstein at Jul 16, 2008 11:18:44 AM