Run and Shoot

On one weekend morning I went to the Ragunan Zoo with my dad because of his hobby. If you think his hobby is playing in the zoo or anything close of being an animal lover, you’re wrong. What he loves to do is to capture some moments and if you think it’s photography, well this time you’re right. My father usually spare his weekend morning wandering around Jakarta to shoot some scenery with his precious camera, so with no doubt he will attend on every intereseting event he can possibly encouters. I, on the other hand loves to write and have some adventures, so I came with him to the event, it’s called Jakarta Run Series 2011 that held at the Ragunan Zoo. Weeks earlier, I’m supposed to registrate myself on the 5K race, since I like to run, but I didn’t do it because of some reasons, but that doesn’t stop me from coming. I wanted to shoot some photos too (at least it made me looked like I had things to do), but I don’t have the proper camera like the one my dad has, I can always borrow my brother’s, but unfortunately on that day he used it for his Bandung trip. My dad told me I could use my point and shoot camera or as I called: pocket camera. My dad call it that way to make mine can be as cool as his, I brought it with me anyway, so I prepared all my gear and ready to shoot.

One of the interesting part to come on the running event is to see the crowd. They came from everywhere, wearing so many colorful shirts, people with differents ages. Honestly, I envy most the female runners who have lean bodies and long legs, not that I’m not thankful enough for having less than 155 cm height because it gives me some advantages too, but sometimes I just can’t see what’s going on, literally, other than that I’m totally fine with it.  There was also fun run going on back then with 2.5 Km distance and kids race, yes, there were so many cute kids, jumping and running around.

I’m so proud of myself because I was able to capture these 2 pictures above with a point and shoot camera.

Almost forgot, the reason why this event called Jakarta Race Series is because it was a series of running event. There were 4 of them and it is an every year event.