From the October 6th, 2013 "2013 Delaware Distance Classic 15K Race"
recently came back to them (learned a better way to align them in
Photoshop). I had been taking pics of the rowing race, and
Always wanted to try one of these multi-shot composites. Just
caught you at the right time with the red hair flipping around as you
I've attempted about five of these types of composites other days
since, none are even close to being as good as this first one.
I only had the monopod with me for the Canon 7D. I braced it
against my chest (two human legs making up the tripod) and tried to
my eyes on the tree, to hold steady and not "track" with you as you
went past. You partially got picked, because you weren't "in
and it was easier to get just you in the burst of 18 shots.
loaded them into Photoshop as 18 different layers, auto-aligned, then,
layer-by-layer, erase everything to the left of the right most runner,
then switch to the second right most and erase everything to the left
of that one, on down through the 18 or so layers. It doesn't
but switching layers, turning on/off visibility, and keeping track of
which layer you're erasing to make which other layer runner reveal
. . . it's more confusing than difficult.
the highest resolution . . . probably enough resolution for a 20" by
30" poster (Sams Club, adorama.com, or you may have
some local place that can print poster size.)
is just a narrow strip around the runner,
cropping most of the sky/boardwalk.
the same narrow strip, but doubled (if you printed it 20" by 30" . . .
you'd have two to split.)
had the date, city, and runner #80, still it took about an hour of
Internet sleuthing to find race results and get a name.
(I tried once before, soon after taking the pics and failed to find
you, there was a Wilmington, NC race the same day,
lots of the Internet results pointed there instead.)
them, download and use as wallpaper, or just ignore them, it's up to
you. I was just glad to finally track down a name and show
the result to you.