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2017 Chalfont 5K race

A contribution to Our World Tuesday

Each year for the past 25 years, Chalfont has hosted a 5K race the first Saturday in June.  I know the route well, so I planned out where I would be shooting to get uncluttered backgrounds for the runners. From reviewing photos from past events, I decided I’d get some shots at 1/500th second to freeze motion and 1/30th to 1/50th to get some motion blur.

First, a shot of the runners coming up Main St.  It was cloudy, cool, and showering.

running under the flag


This is such an epic fail of a shot, but I love it regardless.  My friend, Bob P. was running and I was panning to get him in motion.  It seems I got a little bit ahead of Bob in this shot.

a little too far ahead


Here’s the shot I was trying to get. Given it was cloudy, I probably should have gone with a slighter faster shutter speed.  This was @ 1/50th of a sec

cool and calm


Another friend, Joe C @ 1/500th.





Joe C


An interesting shot of an unknown runner @ 1/250th sec.  The dude’s flying as he approached the finish line (literally, he was running really fast at this point).

flying high


A shot of the finish line as the runners approach.

the finish line


Another unknown runner happy to be finishing.

happy finisher

6 thoughts on “2017 Chalfont 5K race

  1. Felicia says:

    Joe C looks very determined. great shots Wayne

  2. Patrick says:

    More power to them all. I’d rather have the camera, than be running. Nice photos Wayne. I also love the old buildings in the photos.

  3. Superb action shots ~ very professional ~ ^_^

  4. Amy says:

    gosh well done, good on them. I enjoy 5km races, here they have 2 groups, runner and walkers. I’m usually with the latter 🙂

  5. Andy says:

    I am just happy to see you are posting pictures again.

  6. TheChieftess says:

    Yep…I’ve been learning the faster shutter speeds work best for me!!! Hand held responds much better with a faster speed!