Since I'm not an "official" photographer for the event, per se, there's no specific mandate, but it's always nice to try to get as many runners and riders in scenic locations as I can. One unofficial mandate, however, is to get that elusive, primo shot with both runners and riders in it. This year I came as close as I think I've ever come to getting it. The runner in question is a guy I know (Carsten) from my town here in western MA (Greenfield), and the background is a farm up in the rural hills south of Woodstock.
the runner and the riders
Here's a few photo galleries from the shoot:
Horses & Riders only:
The full album of all shots: