>> Wednesday, October 28, 2015
I saw friends posting these all over Facebook after they came out, even though they have "do not copy" plastered all over them. As a photographer, I'm not at all offended - I've always thought it was a weird business plan to take thousands of photos of everyone just to try to make a sale to 1 out of ever 100 runners, and then get pissed when someone wants to grab a 300 pixel image to show their friends.
I found a legal loophole. According to "fair use" through US trademark law, you can reproduce images for use of "commentary, search engines, criticism, parody, news reporting, research, teaching, library archiving and scholarship." I consider most of these parodies and commentary, with a few having "teaching" intent. (It's true that I HAVE been referred to a "parody of a real, live runner!")
If you want, you can head to the race photographer's website and look for #148 in the 10K/5K and #20351 in the 10 Mile if you want to see more.
Here are 9 photos shown chronologically from that race weekend:
The coveted "1-legged pirate stance while stopping the watch" photo at the end of the 10K. Excellent.
Evan was happier about finishing in front of me than I was about finishing behind him. Obviously.
Later that day, I struggled to finish in front of Evan in the 5K,
only to learn that he started well behind me so he had a better time by 0:02.
Tip for the photographers: having all the finishers face the sun will give you decent lighting, but also closed eyes. Also, my red nose makes me look drunk. Well, "drunker" than I actually was.
This was mile 6 of the 10 Mile. Do you know who looks fast at mile 6 of a 10 Mile? No one.
I finished the 10 Mile just 0:14 after Evan, and he was there to witness the pain!
I always look graceful at the end of any race.
So gosh darn graceful.
College buddy Dena and I after the 10 Mile.
We were still in the shade, so our eyes could be open.
Here's some "Loony Challenge" links to previous posts if you missed them:
- My 10K and 5K race reports
- My TC 10 Mile race report
- The final Loony Challenge standings (also with finish line video screenshots to show Evan and I)