Category Archives: photography

Photo Shoot: 2014 HRCA Backcountry Wilderness Half Marathon

The Grand Finale.  A spectacular November day awaited the 800 runners for this sold out race, just in time before the Polar Vortex set in and plunged Colorado into bitter cold temps.

A trail half marathon is a very challenging, but fun event to shoot.  It is long enough to allow me some time to move around the course (although I have to sprint at times), yet short enough that the runners are moving well which adds to the dramatic effect of the images.  I thoroughly enjoyed this race and seeing so many friends out crushing the course and having a great time.  I used my wide angle lens quite a bit, which meant I was only 2 feet off the trail in a lot of cases.  That made for some fun interaction with the runners as they went by.

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The rest of the images can be viewed here.

Photo Shoot: 2014 HRCA Oktoberfest 5K

Another fun event in the Highlands Ranch Race Series was the Oktoberfest 5K.  There was a great turnout, and everyone enjoyed a beautiful fall day.

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The rest of the images can be seen here.

Birthday Blues

I’ve been feeling a little down as I brace myself for the impact of finishing another trip around the sun tomorrow. Not sure why this one is hitting a bit harder than most, but it has been a rough approach.

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Then I see this picture my wife took of me earlier in the week and it takes me right back to that moment when time stood still. I was so caught up in what I was doing right then that I am positive the clock stopped for a spell.

Maybe that is why I love photography so much. At its essence it is truly the freezing of time.

And is there any better gift to an old man than completely stopping time in its tracks?

Nope.

I may not have a giant bank account, but I am rich. I have many blessings to be thankful for. Great family and friends are right at the top of that list.

Let’s get this party started!

BTW, this was my view:

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