Friday, January 22, 2010

Back on Track.....

......in more ways than one. First of all, I have to thank all of you who wrote such encouraging and wonderful comments to me based on yesterday's post. It means so much to me, and I appreciate you all very much. Your comments totally lifted my spirits and helped me see that I can't let a few haters ruin my day or dampen my enthusiasm for photography.

My shots today are from Parker's indoor track meet last weekend at BYU. It's always fun for Derek and me to go to Provo and relive our glory days as BYU Cougars. Interestingly enough, the field house still smells and looks the same.
:)




Parker switches the spikes on his flats in preparation for the race.


Parker's teammate Cubby shows off his awesome, custom-made Bountiful Braves racing flats.





Last lap......


Cubby and Parker pushing on to the finish....

The after-race face...

13 comments:

Nicki, said...

Intensity - personified! I love Parker's after race face - hehe!

Becky said...

I always enjoy seeing your track photos. I've been such a bad mom; I haven't taken my camera to any of Cam's track meets this season.

I didn't see yesterday's post until just now. I won't tell you what I really think of your haters because you are my Mormon friend and I won't say those words in front of you lol. So I'll just ditto all the support you got. Hugs!

pat said...

So glad you are doing better today. The best way to get back at those nasties is to ignore them and keep doing what you love.

Great track shots! Tricky with the indoor lighting, but love the intensity you captured in the guys' expressions. Nice work!!

April O'neil said...

wow they are some good pics even when hes running you have a great eye and talent

Esther said...

Oh man, I can just see the intensity and determination in his expression in the last few! I'm sorry you had to deal with some nasty people who are more than likely jealous of your talent! Keep posting my friend, I love your work.

Gypsy Girl(Brenda) said...

Great job on the indoor track shots. Showing great action.
As for nasty comments: There are such sad, mean, people in this world. You just keep up the good work.
Sarah is auditioning for a 2 week summer intensive in NY with American Ballet Theatre.She is rather young so I am not real sure she will make it but she has given it her all. Thanks for the nice comment about her.

tracie said...

Love your shots from the meet Margaret. I'm glad to hear you are feeling better today... we love you!

Beth said...

I like the 1 lap to go photo and the grimace on his face. I'd throw up if I tried to run that fast.

Michelle said...

great job on these shots! indoor track is hard but you did awesome. looks like he did too!

Jen said...

love it! what an awesome story you have captured!

Lauren Hartman said...

I just saw your post from yesterday. I am so sorry that happened. Pat is right, just keep on doing what you love!

Reds said...

Glad you are feeling better today - love your action shots - what a race!!

annabelle g said...

#3 is my fav, I just love the comp and the dof...great shots :)