Spectrum Trail Racing specializes in stunning cross country trail races across Texas. Runners get a beautiful experience as they’re doing what they love. Spectrum Trail Racing offer many different races and locations; this gorgeous landscape is appropriately named Sky Island at the beautiful Davis Mountain State Park in west Texas. For this race, our goal was editorial sports photographs like you would see in a national magazine.
Spectrum Trail provides the whole experience for runners. A 50k or 25k expertly mapped out, amazing people to run with, and a “stellar after party.” Few people can smile after running such a long distance, but these runners clearly enjoyed themselves and the stunning views.
It’s impossible not to smile while traversing some of Texas’ most picture perfect terrain.
Editorial Sports Photography
Often we shoot “full coverage” for race photography. Our goal is to take a picture of every runner at one or more places along the race course. Coverage is about capturing an important moment for each runner as they hit milestones in the race. Because Sky Island is so gorgeous, we put a twist on the sports photography and shot it editorial style. This scenery just begged for amazing pictures, and we still captured each runner performing amazing feats.
Sky Island is a part of historic Davis Mountains State Park in Fort Davis, Texas. Spectrum Trail hosts the only footrace in these gorgeous mountains, and runners pass through hills, up switchbacks, and down rocky terrain. The area also hosts lots of other fantastic attractions, such as Balmorea Springs, art and camping in Marfa, or star gazing at McDonald Observatory.
We love that our job brings us to incredible places. As the sun set, the colors grew more vibrant and stunning. Can’t you just smell the fresh air and feel the warm sun on your face?