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New York City Marathon 2018


It was a beautiful day for a marathon! On Sunday, November 4, 2018 the largest marathon in the world with a distance of 26.219 miles, was held in NYC. Established in 1970 with the course running through all five boroughs of New York, the marathon’s many categories allow anyone to take part. We arrived about 9am and watched from the 18 mile marker (East 96th Street).

This year’s time did not break the course record of 02:05:05 set in 2011 but came close. In the  top spot for  the Pro Men was Lelisa Desisa /ETH with a time of 02:05:59, followed by Shura Kitata /ETH 02:06:01, Geoffrey Kamworor /KEN 02:06:26, Tamirat Tola ETH 02:08:30 and Daniel Wanjiru/ KEN 02:10:21.

In the Pro Women’s category the course record is 02:22:31 set in 2003. Mary Keitany /KEN came very close with a time of 02:22:48, followed by Vivian Cheruiyot /KEN 02:26:02, Shalane Flanagan /USA 02:26:22, Molly Huddle /USA 02:26:44 and Rahma Tusa /ETH 02:27:13.

It was my first time at the marathon and I was very pleased to photograph the fastest men and women in the world!

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Provincetown 2018


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A Saratoga Morning


Saratoga Springs, New York comes alive during the Thoroughbred racing season. Its streets, restaurants and parks are full of visitors. For a photographer, this is a great opportunity to practice your skills and get photos that may normally be out of your comfort zone. With three trips to the track this year, this blogger has got a lot of practice. My third trip was monday, August 11, 2014. If you get to the track about 8am, there is plenty of parking and not too much traffic.  If you are not planning on spending the day at the races, you can still visit the track for breakfast or just to watch the horses warm up on the track. There is no charge for this with your trackside parking fee ($12) refunded if you leave before 10am.  Leaving the track at that time gives you the opportunity to visit Saratoga’s other attractions. The following photos represent an inexpensive and enjoyable half-day trip. These photos are my intellectual property and may not be used or reproduced without permission.

 

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Springtime in Cooperstown


The weather provided perfect lighting for photography last weekend in Cooperstown, New York. Beautiful landscapes, flowers and Otsego Lake provide great subjects. This time of year the popular summer tourist attraction is relatively devoid of crowds. With just the small Canon EOS-M (mirror less) camera, I was able to enjoy the day without lugging around the usual 30 pounds of camera gear and still get some great shots.

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