Last weekend my wife, Katie, ran her first half marathon. That's 13.1 freakin' miles! She's pretty incredible. I'm not so incredible, so I just documented the event. Normally I would have used my DSLR for this kind of thing, but my digital Nikon DF was away being repaired at the time, so I decided to shoot film. I used my Nikon F with 50mm f/1.4 and 105mm f/2.5 Nikkor lenses and Ilford Delta 400 film. It'd been awhile since I'd shot fast moving subjects using manual focus, so some photos were a bit soft, but I think I still got some good ones.
Here's Katie at her big race!
|It was TOO cold, and TOO early.
|We had to take a (school) bus to the starting line
|The look of determination seconds before she started
|The race was in a pretty scenic forest preserve
|The big finish!
|Stretching after a run is important.
I had a great time watching my babe complete her first half marathon. It was also a fun challenge using a completely manual camera to cover an event. Thanks for looking!