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The Dublin City Marathon

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

I happened to be in town the other day when the Dublin City Marathon was on. I had been feeling pretty grumpy but it’s really hard to stay in a bad mood when people are crowding the streets cheering on strangers running the last leg of a 27 mile race. Crowds of people taking positive action (like cheering or running or building) make my heart feel funny, kind of like the way groups of people singing in unison make me cry. I think it’s probably an affliction of the overly emotional or something. While I don’t think I would ever run a marathon (the task seems unsurmountable for me and my knees) it completely baffles me that people can and do…like my friend Cathal, he trained himself and ran it, completing the staggering milage in 4 hours and 20 minutes! What a champ! 

 See that yellow line on the photo? Does anyone know what that is? Something weird happened to the second half of this roll of Portra 400 and I don’t know if it was my camera, my shooting or the lab processing or scanning? Any fellow film pals experience anything similar?

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  1. haha unison singing makes me cry too- i dont know what it is about it! and i'd never be able to run a marathon either- the longest i ever ran was 6 miles and i almost threw up hahah. but go your friend, he's a total champ!!

    xo marlen
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  2. The odds are that the lines are from the processing, either it's a mistake with the film manufacturing and it was already there, or something happened in the lab after, I'd guess the latter.

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