The Knoxville Marathon is one of my favorite and also most hated assignments. I hate it because I must be up by 5am. I love it because it is a creative challenge. There are only so many good photographs of people running-I would argue two-before it becomes repetitive. So for the sake of variety, I like to explore a variety of compositional elements when I’m chasing down the marathon runners. In the first photograph, I use the vertical shapes to give the photograph a unifying theme. In the last photo, I used the open space of a parking garage to frame a runner. There’s nothing great about these images, but they’re a little different. It’s these small differences that still fuel my love for photography.
These 10 Hike of the Month photos span from August 2011 to May 2012.
In celebration of Knoxville News Sentinel writer Morgan Simmons and I completing our 50th Hike of the Month, I will be posting a set of 10 photos each day until Friday, April 5, 2013, when our 50th hike is published.
This set features a wide variety of photos from the Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee National Forest, and the Lone Mountain State Forest.
Check back here for a new post each day this week on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Also look for a gallery of the 50 photos on www.knoxnews.com at the end of this week.
- Adam Brimer
This video is a faster version than the one in the previous post.