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Discussion: Photos from NAOC

in: NAOC2014 (North American Champs/Ottawa O-Fest) (Oct 10–13, 2014 - Arnprior, ON, CA)

Oct 12, 2014 2:25 AM # 
Photos from middle distance
About half of them are in focus
Oct 14, 2014 2:16 AM # 
Thanks for taking the photos!
Oct 14, 2014 1:19 PM # 
Photos from the long distance

Turns out the length of the race impacts the number of photos. About 200 for the middle, 300 for the long ;-)

Check out blair's knee in this picture - zoom in!! (I generally hate taking photos of people punching controls (not very athletic / dynamic position and always have a goofy posture & face) but I make an exception for flapping skin :-(

I also have some Sprint & Relay photos, but they might not be uploaded for a few days (have to take in computer for some repairs)
Oct 14, 2014 5:47 PM # 
I ignored the computer problem today and sifted through the
Sprint photos
Relay photos

(currently still uploading)
Oct 14, 2014 7:48 PM # 
Given that I couldn't run (back injury) I was delighted to be allowed into the terrain to take "action photos" during the NAOC races. I want to thank the organizers for their help in making all of these photos. It is quite difficult to find good locations to take interesting, well exposed shots from and I was helped tremendously by the event organizers and in particular Stefan B.

I also wanted to share a link to a presentation I created about what I think it takes to make an interesting orienteering photo and also to a presentation by Martin F that got me started on trying to create a bank of interesting orienteering photos to help promote the sport and encourage more participation, sponsorship, and media coverage.
Oct 14, 2014 8:42 PM # 
What REALLY GREAT photos, Adrian! Who could not be enthralled by orienteering when they see the age range of athletes all in colourful uniforms set against colourful leaves and a clear blue sky.
Thank you.
Oct 15, 2014 12:02 AM # 
wow, thanks for the photos AZ! You have a great eye for making each image captivating.
Oct 15, 2014 12:31 AM # 
Some really great photos! I didn't know Adrian was there to capture one of my personally-memorable moments of the Middle, when I unexpectedly got in the middle of a pack of Elite runners crossing the beaver dam. Was way too busy making sure to keep up and not fall to see if anyone else was around. :)
Oct 15, 2014 1:07 AM # 
Didn't realise I was looking quite that gory (at that stage I'd been running for about 1.45 since the original injury, so the blood had had plenty of time to make itself visible). I was actually more worried at the time about a hand wound from the same fall which turned out to be superficial.
Oct 15, 2014 2:47 AM # 
And some more photos...

Long Flower Ceremony
Middle Flower Ceremony
Oct 15, 2014 3:29 AM # 
Great action photos as always, AZ and Dave! Nice article, too.
Oct 16, 2014 1:30 AM # 
Great stuff AZ and Dave. AZ, nice job getting out into the forest!

My photos from the weekend are here.
Oct 16, 2014 4:17 AM # 
Photos from the Middle

Sprint photos to come
Oct 16, 2014 10:35 AM # 
Some pictures are here:
Oct 16, 2014 2:39 PM # 
And here are my pictures:
Oct 18, 2014 7:22 AM # 
More pictures:

NAOC 2014 - Relay

NAOC 2014 - Sprint
Oct 20, 2014 1:58 AM # 
And Sprint photos
Oct 20, 2014 2:30 AM # 
Photo of Eric Kemp (bigE) with his latest cell phone after the middle distance. :-)
Nov 1, 2014 2:16 AM # 
Are there any pictures from the medal ceremonies?

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