Friday, September 23, 2011

Your race proofs.

Buying race photographs can be a stressful experience. Most of the time is this stress is induced by the anticipation of "great" photo. Sometimes your mindset may set the bar a little lower and you'd want a "good" photo. "Adequate" might be the level above "poor". Most race photographs, of course, fall into the "sucks" category.

I bought the jpeg of this picture that was taken at Shoreman 70.3 a few weeks ago. I haven't figured which category it falls into but I think it at least is in the "not bad" bin.

18 comments:

Lisa said...

it goes in the 'fierce and focused' bin. :-)

Anne said...

Definitely in the great photo bin, very focused indeed :)

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

That is a good one. I have a couple like this expect with snot or drool on my face!

How you liking the torpedo mount?

Michael said...

I think that's a great pic! I wish I had one that good. I have never, ever considered buying a photo yet. I always hate all of them.

Mr26point2 said...

A focused, intense ROCKSTAR

TriMOEngr said...

Even before reading the other comments - "Fierce! Focused" was what came to mind. For whatever reason - I did a pretty good job smiling on my first official tri photos (even though I wasn't feeling it - tried to fake it). Got voted "most photogenic" by my sis and her extended family who did the race with me. But couldn't bring myself to hork out the $8/pic. Still wish I would have for the shot of my daughter at the kids' race the day before where she has both feet in the air on the run and a big smile with her blonde ponytail flying behind her. LOVE IT!

Kerrie T. said...

I feel like this goes in the bad ass category.

Ewa said...

You look ready for the kill. Awesome photo.

joyRuN said...

You look all strong & intense!

I didn't see any pics of me coming out of the water, which is actually a relief :D

Heidi Austin, PT, DPT said...

good one :) ur a better person than me... i use the screen shots

Kate said...

I think that's a good one for sure. Unfortunately, I'm with Michael on the race pictures of myself. I guess it saves me the $$.

Big Clyde said...

Dude, you look tough. Not one to mess with. A keeper.

Travel / Surf Guy said...

Mate - this looks like you're "in the zone" - love official photos but I always have to try and resist the urge to make a goofy face !!

Pschall said...

Totally in the zone in this shot! I think it goes in the great race photos bin. Much better than my crazy race shots!

MissFit Island said...

That is definately in the very good category. I have yet to buy a picture of myself because I look horrible.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I like it

Carolina John said...

Yea that's a great shot! Just as good if not better than most of my official race photos.

Sue Sitki said...

If you plan to race IM Lake Placid 2012 let me know - I'll be there with all of my gear. I will be your personal paparazzi ;) You'll get some 'great' shots :) Promise !