Cross Country – Liberty vs Freedom High School

(written by Bill)

Liberty traveled to Freedom High School to compete in a regular season cross country meet.

I was able to take shots of the Junior Varsity and Varsity in this particular match. Weather couldn’t have been better, with temps in the high 60’s (Fahrenheit) with a light breeze and  blue skies. The course at Freedom HS is relatively flat with only a few short rises and downward slopes.

The start of the race was in a grassy area which takes off across a field and up a slope to the sidewalk and then continues on concrete or asphalt for most of the race until the end which comes back across the grassy field. I did see a buzzard flying high above during the race but since I had already shot one in another event (with the camera of course), I elected to pass on shooting this one.  I did, however, get a good shot of the afternoon moon which I’ve included in the photo’s.

Camera note – Last week I shot with my Canon 70-200mm f2.8 lens plus the 2x extender and did not feel the images were as sharp as normal.  This week I did not use the extender and believe the shots were crisper. Your thoughts?

Click here to see more photos, including the Junior Varsity – CC photos

Hope you enjoy…


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4 Responses to Cross Country – Liberty vs Freedom High School

  1. orbphotog says:

    Looks like a beautiful day for a run, Bill! You caught their determination perfectly.

  2. motioners says:

    It’s interesting as you look at the athletes faces on the first turn in contrast to the last turn. They put a lot of energy into each race. Good observation, thanks for your feedback. bill

  3. Angeline M says:

    Great photos. Our kids used to run cross country and I can attest to the amount of energy expended in each race!

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