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Bay to Breakers 2009

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Sometimes active  participation trumps the sideline role of being a photographer. 90% of the time the camera defines me and my role in life. I participate with a piece of glass between myself and what is happening around me. It is how I process what is happening. It’s a vicarious view of life.

Sometimes it’s best to leave the camera home. It’s okay, your camera skills will not disappear into thin air overnight, you may miss a picture but there are an infinite number more for you to make in the future, and what if you actually have fun without it?

And so it was as I grabbed only my point and shoot and walked the 98th annual Bay to Breakers 12K foot race with the Hash House Harriers, a “Drinking Group with a Running Problem” (Also see post on the 2008 SF Red Dress Run). Our theme was “Pink Slips” in honor of the current economic situation.

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Click here to see some of my snapshots of my Hash friends and myself on Shutterfly.

As a participant, I actually made the paper. When I told some people I was “in the Chronicle,” they said, “Oh you mean you have a photo that ran in the Chronicle?” (The logical assumption.) No, I myself was photographed for the Chronicle. It figures, on the rare occasion I am scantily clad…in a pink (and black) slip, without camera in hand, I end up on the other side of the lens! Thumbnail courtesy of Brant Ward/The San Francisco Chronicle.

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Click thumbnail to see the Chronicle coverage of the 2009 Bay to Breakers

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Written by Jessica Brandi Lifland

May 18, 2009 at 12:29 pm

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