Johnnycake Jog Time

A runner approaches the top of the hill.

With this year’s Johnnycake Jog coming up on July 17th, I thought I would post one of my favorite shots of this event.  Every year or two I try to get up early on a Sunday morning to go and shoot this annual event in Painesville, OH.  As I’ve mentioned before, I love shooting sports events and each time I shoot the jog I look for a new and different shooting sight and perspective.  This is a rather common jog/marathon shot with a runner at the top of a hill, trailing runners out of focus, down the hill, but I tried to make it a little different by shooting from a low perspective, close to the ground.  It does give it a different look from the common eye level shot.

About Kolman Rosenberg

My interest in photography began as a college newspaper and yearbook photographer during the stormy 1960s and 1970s. I was influenced by many of the great photojournalists and documentary photographers such as W. Eugene Smith, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Margaret Bourke-White and other black and white photographers of Life Magazine and the earlier Farm Security Administration. Though many of these photographers documented the horrors of war and the plight of poverty, they also showed me the dignity and adaptability of human beings in their desire to prevail.
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6 Responses to Johnnycake Jog Time

  1. Beth Darmstadter says:

    That’s my pal Cheryl Poorman…..she is a great runner and great lady. So glad you got this photo of her and everyone else at JohnnyCake! I ran the race two years ago but not this year. Cheryl was back this year and placed in her age group, as did her son Chris!


  2. free ipad 2 says:

    Do you have a Facebook page or Twitter? Would love to follow you there, I’m on my iPhone and love reading your stuff!


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