Strangers ~Thematic Photographic 134

This week at Written Inc., Carmi has chosen the theme of STRANGERS. This could be a hard theme. . . I mean ... How many people take pictures of strangers? How many people feel comfortable enough to do that?

For me, it is all the "Social Setting" that aids to make it OK to snap photos of people you don't know.

These were taken Oct. 10, 2010 at the Chicago Marathon.
I don't know any of these people. I do know people who are running, but
trying to find them is "like trying to find a needle in a haystack."

Do any of these people know each other? They may or may not. It all depends on the goal they are trying to meet. Sometime people will run together "just to be able to say the ran a Marathon." But more likely, it is a personal goal they are trying to accomplish. So, even though, they know others who are running , they keep a pace to beat their own best time.
Did you know, that for some Marathons (such as The Boston Marathon), you must have a record of a certain time from another Marathon in order to participate?

Find more photos on the theme of "Strangers" @ Written Inc.


Karen S. said...

Oh wow these are great and I forgot I have a bunch of these too, from the Mother's Day run for cancer outside the mall of America...! Very cool stranger photo post!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Cool pics Vicky..you are right though how many pictures of strangers do we have. I bet more than we realize! Have a great day. XO

Pat said...

Great shots! I admire long distance runners, but I'd never do that myself! I sometimes take crowd pictures just to show how many people were at the event.