I have finally gone through the 4300+ images I captured at the Phoenix Rock N Roll Marathon. Reduced it down to a mere 1320 images. This event was quite different for me, I rode on the back of a motorcycle for the entire race course. Although it was not as difficult as the runners race, I was incredibly sore from twisting into a position to be able to capture the images as I wanted them. Not having the same flexibility or movement as I usually have proved quite challenging and really affected the quality of my shots. I will buy a helmet with a much larger opening if this becomes a regular occurrence. The weather was awesome, it was supposed to rain according to the weather channel, however the weather pattern changed and there was no rain to speak of. Not having the ability to change my position to the sun really made me work to capture compelling images with all types of lighting. I encountered front, side and back lighting. As well as several shots that had almost zero lighting, and with a moving platform as well as a moving subject made for more challenges. I found that with my helmet not allowing me to bring the eye piece to my face I was not zoomed correctly as I normally do, so I had to straighten and crop several of the images captured. This perspective is much different, and for the most part I think the runners didn’t mind too much that we were right next to them throughout the race.
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