Keeping Fit: "Looking Great in 2008" 5k Run/Walk

The situation: A community fun and fitness walk/run in the late afternoon.

The problems: Photographing the beginning of the event required me to shoot almost directly into the sun as the walkers and runners left the chapter house. On the return thewalkers were scattered and very few were close together.

My solution: Use the side of a bridge as a framing device to make the image a bit more interesting than just two or three walkers in the wide open spaces of Mexican Springs.

Walkers cross a one lane bridge Thursday evening while participating in the 'Looking Great in 2008' 5k (three mile) fun run and walk at the Mexican Springs Chapter in New Mexico. The walk was organized to help promote physical fitness and reduce people's risk of getting diabetes.

Rochelle Becenti has her blood pressure checked by Betty Lou Begay, a senior community health worker with the Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Project, while behind them participants in the Looking Great in 2008 5k fun walk and run do warm-up exercises Thursday before beginning the course in Mexican Springs, NM.

Walkers young and old head out onto the road while participating in the 'Looking Great in 2008" 5k fun run and walk.

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