Hi there. This is a slide show of some of my favoites from the race
Please help me out by posting information about this site on your FB page and send it to friends in the race - it is for a good cause.
There are a whole lot of images that are going into this gallery. The will be sorted by the time taken so if somehow you know when you went by my spot you are all set - since you probably do not then have a good look!
These images are from the 26.2 Run with Donna Marathon run on Sunday 02 12 2012 and were taken at the 12 mile mark or about 1/2 of the way on the full marathon circuit.
I have been shooting for the 26.2 organization for about a year now and have really enjoyed myself - this shoot was my favorite so far because it seemed more intimate to me somehow - maybe it is seeing people again and watching their faces as they run towards me. Maybe it is that more people were waving and interacting with me - I am not sure. Whatever it is I like it and hope to continue to see you all at events and to work with Donna and Amanda and the entire crew!
What I am sure of however was it was NOT because it was so warm and comfortable out - I was layered in 3 sets of shirts with a jacket over them - and many of you folks were running in shorts! Next year we need to insist that they chose a day that will be warm - if we can finish cancer that should be possible!
So enjoy the images - you are welcome to download them from this site - they are provided at no charge - you do have to work a process to get them however and it is a bit clunky - essentially you purchase them and go through the BUY process but I sell them to you at $0.00 so in the end there is no cost - we never collect any money from you.
There is a help file at the top of this page that may make things easier - or not. If you totally are stuck you can send me a note through the contact me feature on this site and let me know how I can help you. I will help.
If you chose to purchase a print from the site you will be charged for this. The prices are clearly marked once the image is selected you will see a price list and all proceeds go to the 26.2 Marathon - I am not doing this to make money. I promise.
You are welcome to use the images for your personal use - please leave my logo on them. If you do post them please Tag me - Michael Straley. It is right and fair for you to do this.
If you need help cropping an image or if you think they are to light or too dark, etc - send me a note and let me know what you would like to happen - if it is important to yo it is important to me - I will do the work for you - usually for free and return the image with my logo on it. OK? There are some really nice and lovely images that you allowed me to take.
If you need an image for commercial use or for a large print it would be a good idea to contact me and provide the file name - prints greater than 8x10 really should have a larger file size for best quality. So I will help you with that.
I do make money by shooting and I shoot primarily Beauty, Fashion and Glamour - for personal and corporate use.
I would sincerely appreciate any referrals, inquiries, and interest in my business.
If you browse through the site there are many examples of my work - I encourage you to do so! If you like the work I hope to get a short note from you - or you can send your comments to all your FB friends and rave about me to them too - LOL!
If you'd like to know more about me or my business you can go to About StraleyPhotography - or again you can drop me a note on email or FB. Heck you can call me too - the contact info is there.
If you would like information on my rates - or general info about modeling, preparing for a shoot, model releases, etc. - you can get it here.
Have a great day! Thanks for the smiles! I hope you and your loved ones have a safe and gentle life - all the best.
PS a technical note - if some of the early morning images seem a bit fuzzy in parts - they are. I was shooting at F2.8 because of the light and my camera was having trouble focusing because it was so cold. When you shoot at a wide aperature (like 2.8) everything outside the primary focus point falls off pretty quickly - if you close it down then the runners' movement creates motion blur because the shutter cannot operate fast enough. in the light available.
If I missed you running I am sincerely sorry and appologize.