A Monument(al) Race

April 01, 2010  •  Leave a Comment

  I finally got a good, sunny day to shoot the Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K. The past 2 years were rainy and dreary. This time, I got sun, blue skies and even a few blooms on the trees! What a fun day. I also got to go up in the cherry-picker over the start line. That was great.

I managed to cover the entire length from start to the turnaround and back, and Greg Garner helped get some new perspectives for me.

I finally met Dean Hoffmeyer of the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He was shooting for the Sportsbackers as well, and was sporting the Canon 7D. What a cool guy. I told him I clipped one of his photos (as I do when I see something really unique) and had it hanging on my office door to remind me to look at things from different perspectives. He then told me not only that he remembered the pic, but how he got it; using a Nikon lens on a Canon body and moving it around in front of the sensor to get the selective focus (a la the Lensbaby promoted by Photofocus and TWiP). Amazing. I never thought of stuff like that. Thanks Dean!


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