Mar 272013

Girls 100m Hurdles

JV Girls 100m Hurdles

This may not be the ‘best’ photo I have ever taken but it represents my photography right now. How?

First, it is a track photo. I have been to 3 track meets in the last week and so now have already spent about 15 hours on the track and have created over 4,000 photos to process and upload.

Second, this photo is from the Junior Varsity meet. Junior Varsity best describes my current photography skill level. I do get a lot of practice (see note about 4,000 photos above) but sometimes the results are not what I had hoped for and definitely not Varsity level. Like the athletes, I strive for a PR (Personal Record) each time I go out but in with the good shots I get quite a few PUs (a term I learned from Coach Clay Lewis, Personal Ugly).

So, sit back and enjoy watching my attempts to get it right and capture the moment.

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Sep 072011

Hanford Jamboree Cross country season has started and once again Kamiakin’s first meet was the Hanford Jamboree. The 2 mile course is run at Leslie Groves park in Richland just south of Snyder Street. Five Tri-City high schools participated, Hanford, Richland, Kamiakin, Kennewick, and Southridge.

Kamiakin dominated the meet. In the Men’s 2 mile race, Kamiakin took 1st through 5th and 12 of the first 14 were from Kamiakin. In the Women’s race, Kamiakin took 1st, 2nd, 5th, 8th, and 12th. The men had 10 runners do the 2 mile course in under 11 minutes and another 10 come in under 12. Anthony Armstrong broke the meet record by running it under 10 minutes, at 9:36. The women had 5 runners under 14 minutes with Stephanie Rexus completing it in 12:01. The truly amazing statistic is that Kamiakin had more than 30 guys and 15 gals run the course.

I have placed my photos a total of 4 places.

Snapped4U is a new place for me to put pictures. The other 3 locations have lower resolution photos that look good on a computer screen but would not make decent 4×5 prints. Snapped4U has high resolution versions of the pictures that can be purchased for $4 each. The downloaded file can then be printed on your home printer or uploaded to your favorite print shop like Costco, Walmart, Walgreens, etc. More in a future post on my reasons for going with Snapped4U.

May 072011

Finally processed the photos from the Columbia Basin Big Nine league meet on April 28th, 2011. This time Kamiakin & Southridge traveled to Yakima to run against West Valley at their Chuck Millard Track.

Links to all the photos can be found below, but here are my favorites from the photos I took:

2011-04-28 18.46.56 D60 2011-04-28 18.31.23 D60 2011-04-28 17.51.52 D60 2011-04-28 17.47.54 D60