Sunday, December 12, 2004

White Rock Marathon


E.C. Brock leads the charge from the starting line during the 35th White Rock Marathon at American Airlines Center in Dallas on Sunday, December 12, 2004.

Photos © Mark M. Hancock and The Dallas Morning News


Kevin Lemaster of Frisco prepares for marathon at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.


Marathoners run through the Uptown area of Dallas (above) and downtown(below) during the marathon.






(Above) Marathoners run past the Dallas skyline.

(Left) Liza Hunter-Galvan of San Antonio crosses the finish line to win the women's title of the 35th White Rock Marathon at American Airlines Center in Dallas.

(Below)Elly Rono of Raleigh, N.C. crosses the finish line to win the men's title of the 35th White Rock Marathon at American Airlines Center in Dallas.



Since the White Rock Marathon is a big event, two PJs were assigned. Chris Hamilton and I coordinated before the event and established our shooting list and locations.

Chris would start with overhead views from a nearby construction site. He would then drive to White Rock Lake and get runners there with the Dallas Skyline behind them. Meanwhile, I would start in the lead truck. I planned to bail from the truck in the Uptown area, get some shots and walk back to the finish before the winners arrived.

Although sometimes PJs must "wing it," it's often useful to know what, when and where to shoot. It reduces redundant images while ensuring complete coverage of a relatively predictable event. We'll discuss this more in the future.

Enough for now,

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