The April 2017 Heart Run was a success in raising $274,000 to help fight cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Runners and walkers were smiling and enjoying the sunny weather. Over 4,200 participants registered for the event. The Anchorage, Alaska Heart Run is one of the first large running events in the spring.
It was a bright day and it was difficult to acquire a correct exposure due to the high contrast. I underexposed images so the highlights were not blown out. A lot of images were to contrasty to keep. I used a Nikon 70-200mm f/4 with a small aperture to keep subjects in focus and background areas defocused. I always focus on the eyes. I used a Nikon D600 and a monopod to stabilize the camera for sharp images.
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