Georgia Marathon Photos

Georgia Marathon 2007As I mentioned in my post a few days ago, I went to take photos of the runners in the Georgia Marathon today. It was a great time, and I learned a lot about taking pictures of sporting events.

  1. Make sure the battery that is in the bag as a backup is charged, too. Wasn’t a problem, but it could have been
  2. Bring more memory. I had 2 gigabytes, and it wasn’t enough by a long shot. I shot from 7:22 AM til 10:08 and we were just getting to the thick of the Marathon group
  3. Get a better lense. I’m using the kit lense that came with the Digital Rebel XT, and it sucks in low light, which 7:00 most definitely was
  4. Check my camera to make sure it’s showing daylight saving time, and not eastern standard

I had a great time and I hope all of the runners did, too.

I’m currently in the process of posting all ~1,400 photos I took today to my flickr accout, Georgia Marathon set. As I mentioned previously, if you’re in one of these pictures, feel free to take it with no restrictions. I’m fully licensing the occupants of these photos to do with them as the will.

A few Notes:

  • I was standing at the corner of Saint Charles and North Highland, which by my calculations was at mile 7.6 for the half marathoners and just shy of the mile 21 for the full marathoners.
  • In order to find the photos that you (might) be in, you’ll have to figure out what time you ran by me and check out the timestamps on the photos to narrow it down.
  • I forgot to set my camera to daylight saving time, so you’ll have to add an hour to the photo time to get the actual time you ran by me.
  • 23:00 Edit:I ran out of memory at 10:08 AM, so if you passed by that location after that, I’m sorry. I’ll try to do better next year.

If you have any questions, send me an email. If you find the photo you’re in, and you want the full-res version, send me an email.

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5 Responses to Georgia Marathon Photos

  1. Wes says:

    Nice job with the pics. Thanks for dropping me a note. I couldn’t find myself in the first pass, but I’ll take my time and go through them slower later to see if I can find myself. Thanks again.

  2. Alan F says:

    Thanks for posting to my blog to let me know about the pictures. If it is ok I will post the link to the forum I spend time on. If not, I send them to runners I know that ran the race.

  3. Bill says:

    Post to any forums you know of with my blessings. I want the word to get around!

  4. Zack says:

    Thanks, Bill! I think you missed me by 10 minutes, but taking so many pictures and posting for free is a nice idea.

  5. Bill says:

    Unless I’m running (the half), I’ll try to do this again next year, with a better plan and setup. The location I picked was good from a light perspective, but it was on a long uphill, so I didn’t get everyone “at their best” so to speak.

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