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Welcome to my blog. Looking through my posts you will find that I love and have a passion for photography and although my expertise so to speak is in Sports Action, I have been getting into wildlife and senior portraits. No matter what I'm shooting I want to bring my client the best possible shot I can and give them / you a photograph that you will cherish for a lifetime. If your looking for someone to capture your child in action, to show the intensity and emotion in which your child plays, look no further. Just drop me a line (e-mail) at homerkenpo@aol.com. I cover most areas in Southern Califoria.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Long Beach Middle School Cross Country Championships

This last Saturday was our Middle School Cross Country Championships held at Heartwell Park in Long Beach. It was the perfect morning for some cross country action. It was overcast, which not only kept it cool for these athletes, but it kept my shadows to almost nothing.

There were six races consisting of a boys and girls race for the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. The 6th grade girls started the first race at 8:00am and the 8th grade boys held the last race at 10:30am.

I was able to cover this event from three different locations. The first location was about 100 yrds from the start and gave me a shot of the athletes as they ran through a group of trees. The second location was just past the half-way point. I positioned myself so that I would have a straight shot of them as they ran from a foot bridge. The last shot was at the finish line.

The only down side I had was that I missed the last kids of each event as I had to give myself time to position myself for each leg of the race to give it the best coverage possible.

Now what is a race without a pace car, or in this case a pace bike.

The sixth grade girls winner

Sixth grade boys winner

Seventh grade girls winner

Seventh grade boys winner

Eighth grade girls winner

Eighth grade boys winner


Misty said...

These are fantastic Jim! I love all the different emotions you capture!

Marie said...

très belle série, en plein effort !

kymberli q. said...

Fantastic as usual!

Trevor Lee said...

These are awesome!! I am a special Olympic coach in Ohio and it is so great to see that you're involved too!