Andrew, my oldest son, had a cross-country meet in Canton, TX, earlier this week. I was able to attend and managed to take a few shots. Since I’m not much into sports photography, I was surprised at some of the shots I captured.
You will see that he finished in 11:35, which we think is a decent time. Because of all the rain, they altered the course, and no one was sure how far they were actually running. They said it was about a mile and a half, but no one was sure about that.
You may also notice that Andrew is the tallest runner out there. Cross country is very similar to the marathon. It goes to the guy who is 5’2″ tall and weighs 90 lbs. I’m still proud of him for getting out there and giving it his best.
I’ve wanted to try some of these shots for a while. This one was in my mind’s eye, and Andy complied and made it come to pass. My goal was to have him stand really still, so that he would be in focus, while anyone else would be a blur. It worked.
These wonderful rock formations are done in Grenwelge Park on the Llano River, in Llano, TX. I’m sure there are some religious connotations to some of them. But the rest are just rocks on top of each other, which we can call “art.”
The Llano River busted its banks recently and I would love to drive back and see how many of these formations still remain. But then, that is probably the joy of it for those who take the time to stack the rocks. They know they can do it all over again. Kind of like the people who find fascination in building castles in the sand while at the beach. Only, the rock formations have a tendency to last longer.
This is from one of my many trips to the city square of Frisco, TX. I love playing with depth of field and hope you enjoy it. More pictures coming from the area soon.