Daily Archives: May 5, 2013
I’m on a roll, entering two contests this week! The last one was for a calendar to benefit Roxborough State Park. Now it’s time for the Telluride Mountain Run (I love their logo). Winner gets to run 38 miles for free! I’m sure my non-runner friends are shaking their heads at that…
Here are the instructions:
We want photos of mountains, people in mountains, running, people running, cute animals anywhere, steep things, dedication, post-race meals, sunsets, sunrises, dancing, backflips, bonfires and efficient use of energy. The winner will be the person who can get a single photo with all of those things at once. As always, we value creativity and originality.
I considered the audience and came up with a few shots I thought might qualify.
1. baby goats
2. my son talking to a marmot on Massive
3. Leadville thunderstorm
4. Leadville train tracks sunset
5. elk skull I found while out hiking – I put it on a stick and popped some aspen leaves into the eye sockets
6. me running Red Rocks at sunrise
7. my son on Quandary east ridge
I ended up going with the skull shot because of the emphasis on creativity and originality (but probably should have used something else, that one is too off-putting for most folks). I didn’t win, but the photo was nicely featured on their page here. Congrats to Matthieu Lefort for taking the prize!