I braved the cold and rain today to get up early and shoot the start of the Vancouver Sun Run this morning. (Note to self: request a media pass next time.) I got stuck behind a big metal barrier and didn’t have much of an angle on the more interesting shots. Anyway, I had fun and a couple of the shots turned out ok. I like the ones where the runner is in clear focus and the background has a motion blur. I think those convey the feel of the race the best for me. Here’s some of them and the rest can be found here. I’m going to have a warm bath and see if I can get my lips to stop being blue.
This was a good chance for me to put my new Canon lens to the the test again. I mostly used the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM which has a cool motion stabilization setting that is supposed to work on thing specifically like runners… any panning motion. I’m learning how to work with it and am pleased with some of the results so far.