Tuesday, March 11, 2014

ZIZO #11: Clara's First Track Meet

 
My daughter Clara ran in her first high school track meet last weekend, and it was quite an experience! There were so many people, doing so many different things, all at the same time. It felt like a three ring circus. So, I decided to do a three-part zoom in < zoom out this week to capture the experience.
Clara ran just one event - the 1600 meters. And she did great. She ran it in 5:38, which was two seconds below the goal set by her coach. She finished first in her heat and felt (and looked) really strong.  Her goal is to get down to 5:20 by the end of the season, and I think it's do-able. She'll also run the 800 meters and 3200 meters at some point during the season. She has invitational meets almost every Saturday for the next two months, as well as a some league meets during the school week. I'm really looking forward to the season.
To check out other zoom in < zoom out entries, check Helena's blog here.
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15 comments:

helena said...

yes I get buzz of a 3 ring circus - and fabulous action capture

scrappyjacky said...

Love your last photo.

Sian said...

It's a great subject for Zoom In, Zoom out because you can emphasize the differences between what we see as we watch and the action close up from the athletes' perspective

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Great photos! There certainly does seem to be a lot going on.

Ruth said...

That last shot is fabulous!

Karen said...

Congrats to Clara! And that is one great capture at the end!

nancy y said...

the last photo is amazing! That's so fast... at least to me! I can do four laps around the track in 11-12 minutes ;-)

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Man I love that last shot, Rinda! So happy to hear that Clara is doing so well in track.

Amy said...

I think this is going to be a new photography challenge for you Rinda - lots of manual stuff perhaps?

marsha said...

great triple ZIZO....love the depth of field and blur in the last shot

Miriam said...

Fabulous ZIZO Rinda, I love the blur in the last one, well done.

sky-blu-pink said...

Well done to Clara!

Missus Wookie said...

Looks busy busy busy - but my favourite is that last shot. Well done to Clara :)

Lesley G said...

Great action shot :)

Gail said...

Great zoom in of Clara! The 3 shots really give a feel for what it must have been like.