20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Artistic
The starting line of the Bar Harbor marathon

This photo shows the first wave of runners crossing the start line of the Bar Harbor marathon in Maine. I had been scheduled to run the marathon, but my running partner fell ill the morning of the race, and I decided to photograph the event rather than run in it. The entire experience was a blur, so it seemed fitting for the photo to also be less than crisp - focussing only on the feet pausing on the ground and blurring the runners.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Bar Harbor, Maine, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS R6
Copyright: © Sandra Mitchell