Photographing action, and sports is always thrilling and a challenge. Some things you can anticipate, like crossing the finish line, but fog, and changing light conditions can be a challenge.
The race was delayed for 45 minutes until the fog lifted. You always want to protect the athlete, and be able to see them in case someone gets into trouble.
Recently photographed three triathlon’s on the same day near Nashville, Tennessee. Fortunately they were at the same location, but staggered in start times. The longest triathlon of the day was 1/2 the Iron Man, where it would take the athletes 4-8 hours to finish. You will see athletes from 15 years of age to 70 years of age. Amazing athletes.
Proud father with his two daughters get ready to cross the finish line at the Nashvegas Triathlon outside of Nashville, Tennessee. This action photograph represents the emotion one can feel as they approach finishing the race.
This action photograph was shot at ISO 200, 85mm, F11, 1/320 of a second, with flash. Most of the time I want to use flash at the finish line depending on the light conditions, and direction of the light.