This past Friday Long Beach Unified School District held their middle school cross country event at Heartwell Park and I was there to capture all of the excitement. Its always a pleasure shooting these kids in action. Look at these shots and tell me what you see, I see kids giving it their all and having fun. For me, that's what shooting youth sports is all about.
The event started at just after 4pm with a 4th grade run followed with a 5th grade run. At 5pm the main events started with the 6th grade girls followed by the 6th grade boys. This continued with the 7th grade (girls / boys) and 8th grade (girls / boys), which started at 7pm.
Normally this cross country meet is held on Saturday mornings, but this year it was changed to Friday evenings, which gave me a whole different type of light to work and play with. Well I simply went with the flow and worked with the light.
Hope you like the different look in these shots.