Frost Waltz by Kevin MacLeod
Ghostpocalypse by Kevin MacLeod
Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0"
My longtime friend Mark Loreen invited me to watch him compete at a Triathlon near my home. It turned out to be a beautiful morning for racing and photography.
A morning fog clung to Lake Tye, delaying the start of the "Finish Strong Triathlon" in Monroe, Washington. After all, the swimmers needed to be able to see the four orange buoys they'd navigate around along the 1500 meter lake course.
Nearby, a makeshift fence outlined the the "transition area." This is where the athletes would return after the swim to unload their wetsuits and outfit themselves for their bike ride. They'd return, again, to park their bikes before setting-out on a six-mile run.
I shot this video with my new Canon 7D, 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens. This is my first DSLR camera and I have a lot to learn about it. This triathlon turned out to be great opportunity to get to know the camera a bit better.
By the way, Mark Loreen finished first in his age group (45-49) and fourth overall in this event.
Mark's achievement and dedication to fitness is all the more remarkable when considering "the rest of the story." Mark's wife and four sons ALL have Lyme Disease. You can read more about it at the family's website, loreenfamily.wordpress.com. I highly recommend reading the page titled, "Their story." I've never heard a story quite like it (and I worked as a news reporter for 20 years). It's a story with important information for everyone.
Thank you for your interest in my video and, hopefully, Mark Loreen's story, too.