Wednesday evening: All photos are now ready to view on the ESAA web host's gallery - this will open in a new tab. Don't use your mobile phone to view this unless you've got an unlimited data bundle, otherwise you'll use up your quota very quickly!
We crop every photo to zoom in to the good bits and cut out the rubbish so it has taken a lot of time to go through many hundreds of images. Photos files are available to buy at nominal cost - we can't print them for you, but we will email the original 14 megapixel images so you can crop them to your own liking before taking them somewhere to be printed. Instructions for ordering are shown in the photo gallery.
Sadly, due to camera lockups, mud and rain on the lens, and the sudden shift from bright sunlight to dark rain cloud, we've lost most of the good photos of Senior Girls and Senior Boys finishes. We've a lot of the Senior Boys finish, but they are so dark and blurry we can't really publish them online. If you look at the gallery, you'll see the best we have - however, if you'd like some etherial images though, please contact us with the name and County of the athlete you'd like to see - we won't charge for them!
There were a number of 'professional' photographers at the Championships, but none pay the ESAA for adverts - it is up to them to publicise themselves as they see fit. There will be many thousands of photos on the internet - you will need to search for them using any of the available search engines. There will no doubt be many ways to find them, but a search for "English Schools" 2013 "Cross Country" "Catton Park" should be a good starting point. As at Wednesday evening (20th March) we've not found anyone else offering photos online - it can take a few days for them to process them all.
The ESAA does not have an 'official' photographer and we cannot recommend any one over any other. However we do have non-profit-making contributors who have some really good photos, this list will be expanded if people let us know they have good photos for free viewing:
In the meantime, here are a sample of photos to show the sort of things we will have on offer, at around 140Kb these are about 40 times lower resolution than the original photos from the camera...so you should be pleased with the quality of any photos you order online.
If you are viewing these on flat-screen monitors like laptops, you'll find some interesting effects if you change your vertical point of view. Looking from the top, they'll seem very white-ish, lower your point of view a bit (or tilt your screen back) you'll get a progessively better picture. The further down that you view these images, the darker the background becomes, and the sharper the athletes appear!
We recommend that you play around with the contrast settings (and perhaps some other settings) for any photos you order from the online gallery - you'll be surprised at the results!
Team Bath...have you found my contact lens yet?
photo copyright 2013 of Peter Fryer