Do you remember Junior High Track…or even High School. In West Texas that means two things:
1. Wind…without fail the wind would blow. Not a gentle breeze that cooled you down after a great race. A wind that almost stopped you every time you rounded a corner. Or a gust of wind that blew you backwards while trying to pole vault.
2. Dust…is my gum suppose to be crunchy?
Enough about dust.
But today was a good day. Both wind and dust were present. But I didn’t have to run, jump, or fall. I pushed a button on my camera. It is much better now than before.
I used my Canon 7D with the 70-200 f2.8. What I was doing was playing with focusing areas. Tracking seemed better in the portrait view, as seen in this photo. When I used landscape position and adjusted the focusing area accordingly, the camera struggled to maintain focus.
I met another man with the same setup. We had a lengthy discussion about the issue. Didn’t resolve it but enjoyed the conversation. By the way, the young man in this photo won his heat. I didn’t stay for the final but he will be a tough one to catch.