Cross Country

High school athletes from Peabody and Marblehead compete in a fall season cross country race.

Cross country can be a difficult sport to photograph and be creative. I've always found the start of the race to be a good time to experiment with low angles and wide lenses. When I arrived at the field and saw the setting sun I was hoping to capture an image like what I've shown below. The main difficulty in capturing this very low angle shot image was the fact I was unable to looking through the viewfinder, due to the angle being so extremely. I pre-focused the camera, held it on the ground and was able to capture this image all by pre-visualization.

Nikon D4s, 1/1000 @f/13, ISO 280, 24-70mm