Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Photography Trip: Oct 3, 2010

Photo Trip Date: Sunday October 3rd, 2010 – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Photo Trip Location: Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon: – Mile 19 at Franklin Avenue & W River Parkway

The entire course map:

One of our upcoming Salon topics is “Sports Action” (Digital – Due 11/9) so why not get out there to one of the premier sporting events in the Twin Cities – the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon! Geoff is not running the 10 mile event this year, so it’s a perfect time for us to get out, get together and photograph some elite runners!

We will be meeting at the MS Society Cheer Zone along W River Parkway near where the runners go up to the Franklin Avenue bridge. Parking may be limited in the area, so it is wise to get there early! Be aware that the W River Parkway will be closed on Sunday in both directions (north & south of Franklin) due to the north side of W River Parkway being the route for the 10 mile race and the south side of W River Parkway being the route for the marathon.

Geoff and I will be happy to answer any questions you might have about photographing runners for both stop-motion and motion-blurred effects. Some gear recommendations: Your camera (duh!), a wide lens, a telephoto lens, off-camera flash, polarizer (to enhance the blue skies and fall colors we will hopefully have!), a monopod for stability, a chair for sitting on while you wait for the runners to appear, hat, water and clothing appropriate for a day which is supposed to start out very cool and not get terribly warm.

For more information on the Marathon, please download and read the 2010 Spectator Guide provided by the organizers:

Also important – road closings! (Your favorite route might be closed the day of the marathon)

And – as always – if you have any photos you wish to share on the Crosstown website, please send them to me (jpg – 600 pixels on the longest side) at

Hope to see you there!

– Holly Kuchera

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