Note: This post idea was totally stolen from SR.
Sometimes...okay, let's be honest, MOST OF THE TIME race photos aren't very pretty. Here are two of my recent 'worst' photos. I'm pretty sure there are others out there but currently these take the cake. No chin and condom head with double chin (you're lucky I didn't zoom in on that one). Awesome!
But even if we have awful pictures we always look. Or at least I always look so I assume I'm not alone. I love sifting through the pictures to find the good, the bad and the downright fugly. Which brings me to my point - Brightroom Inc. did a TERRIBLE job at the Seattle Marathon this year. Let's take the finishing shot for example:
I had to blow it up extra large to highlight just how stellar the photo was. I'm pretty sure they just used clips from the video recording the finish and didn't spring for an ACTUAL photographer to take shots at the end. If this were my first half or full marathon I'd be totally disappointed that I didn't get a finishing shot - up close and personal. Those moments CAN be important and if you're paying upwards of $100 dollars you should at least have a commemorative photo of it. Just sayin'.
Instead Brightroom this year opted to give us gorgeous shots of the city sites such as these below...which sadly aren't even ON the marathon course and were obviously not taken on the day of the race because we had wind and rain, not blue skies. So yeah, they blew it.
And the most random of all - a shot of Boeing Field...WTF?! Is this a 'what's Seattle known for' photo shoot?
Do you obsess about your race photos? Do you spend hours sifting through the lost and found photo items to see, if on the off chance that one of your photos didn't get labeled appropriately? What was your worst photo?