Girls on the Run of Catawba Valley 5k

We went to support my niece in the Girls on the Run of Catawba Valley 5k on Saturday at L.P.Frans Stadium.

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/5.6 at 1/80sec, 105mm, ISO-100

It was a foggy Saturday morning and we got there around 8:30 am.

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/8 at 1/80sec, 24mm, ISO-100

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/16 at 1/320sec, 24mm, ISO-3200

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/5.6 at 1/2500sec, 50mm, ISO-3200

The race started at 9:45am.

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/16 at 1/200sec, 32mm, ISO-3200

This was at the beginning, and I wasn’t sure if they would complete the race. On a technical note, I was trying to do panning with little success here. Then I realized that my ISO was too high, and I didn’t achieve the long exposure shot I was hoping for. My shutter speed of 1/200 second was too fast to capture panning shot.

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/22 at 1/200sec, 28mm, ISO-3200

This one is a bit better, my shutter speed at 1/20 second made my image a bit blurry.  I should have increased my ISO but didn’t think to zoom in when I checked the photos on my camera LCD Screen.

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/22 at 1/20sec, 35mm, ISO-400

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/22 at 20sec, 73mm, ISO-400

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/22 at 1/15sec, 67mm, ISO-400

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/22 at 1/20sec, 50mm, ISO-400

I have been to the stadium before but never knew that Pepsi is right behind it.

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/22 at 1/20sec, 75mm, ISO-400

They made their way back down to the stadium.

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/22 at 1/40sec, 67mm, ISO-400

A police-woman on patrol.

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/22 at 40sec, 84mm, ISO-400

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/22 at 1/40sec, 97mm, ISO-400

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/22 at 1/40sec, 55mm, ISO-200

I missed the shot of my niece finishing, I actually didn’t see them at all.

Canon 5DMkIII, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, f/5.6 at 1/640sec, 70mm, ISO-500

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/22 at 1/80sec, 24mm, ISO-800

I’m happy that she has completed her race, it took her 1 hour to complete. I walked 5 miles in an hour before so they weren’t going very fast.

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/8 at 1/200sec, 24mm, ISO-400

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/8 at 1/200sec, 47mm, ISO-400

Lee and Bo also came to support.

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/8 at 1/160sec, 28mm, ISO-400

The sharp background is a bit of a distraction to me, and I’m kind of surprised that it’s that sharp when I was shooting at f/5, the widest I could go with this lens is f/4 and it might have improved my image by some.

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/5 at 1/160sec, 28mm, ISO-400

This stadium is known to the local as the Crawdads Stadium, which the Hickory Crawdads are a Minor League Baseball team in Hickory. I’m glad we went out to support, I’ve captured some nice images for my niece.

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/5 at 1/1000sec, 84mm, ISO-400

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