Emperor’s Challenge 2019

Hello all. I hope you have finally dried off and warmed up after this year’s race.

Before I let you at the photos, I want to give you the standard pre-amble. If you’ve done this before, you know the drill and you can jump to the bottom. If not, I wanted to explain a few things.

First, there may be a couple people who don’t have pictures here, especially with the base photo. My wife was taking pictures at the finish line, but was having some technical issues that led to some people being missed and a lot of photos being blurrier than we might have liked. Add to that the normal issues of people crossing the finish line at nearly the same time so that one person was behind the other…which is to say, if you’re not here, we’re sorry we missed you.

Despite the weather, the peak photos went surprisingly smoothly this year. Only one or two people stacked up so I couldn’t get a photo of either one perfectly, and one or two people waved at exactly the right time to block their face. (Or maybe that’s what they were going for?)

If you can’t find yourself in the peak photos, send me an email with your bib number and a brief description of what you looked like, and I’ll see if the photo didn’t upload. If you aren’t in any of the shots, we can book a make-up shoot, if you like. Heck, even if you are here and wanted to go take some creative action shots on top of a mountain, I’m more than willing.

A note about our ordering site.

Second, We don’t do our own fulfillment. We upload the pictures to a company that takes care of the ordering and printing for us. That’s why we’re able to get the photos up and ready for you so quickly

However, the company that does fulfillment is located in the States, which means that if you want to order a printed copy of your photo, it costs a fair bit to ship back up to Canada. If you just want a 5×7 print, chances are the shipping will cost as much or more than the print itself. There’s nothing I can do about that. I’m working with them on setting up a way that the printing can happen in Canada, but for now, this is the way it works.

What I can do, is recommend that you purchase the digital copy of the photo. That way, you can easily post it to Facebook, put it on your iPad or Android device so you can show it off to everyone, and even print a copy off.

In order to get the pictures up in a decent time, I didn’t really go through and make any changes to them. Most of the photos are good, but every once in a while, there might be a giant mosquito hovering in the shot, or the photo might be a little dark, or I might not have cropped the light stand out.

If you want to see any changes to an image before you order it, just send me a note telling me the image number and let me know what you want done. NOTE: this is not a retouching service. If you want me to lighten your face, because it’s a little dark, I’d be happy to. If you want me to swap your body out for Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson’s…not going to happen.

Here are the links.

If you are looking for start/finish photos (which includes photos from the kid’s races), click here.

If you are looking for peak photos, click here.

If you have any questions, just send me an email. Thanks!

I created this video on how to find your peak photo. If you’re having trouble finding yourself, you can use the tips and tricks mentioned in here.