08 May 2011

>Race Day

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So I spent most of Derby day over at Arlington Racetrack, where it was cool, overcast and at times lightly raining. Not much hope for a decent picture in those conditions, especially given the limits of my camera. Most of the day was actually spent on the escalator, going between the paddock and our viewing box.

Since it was so gray out nothing I shot of the races themselves are worthwhile, but a couple of the paddock images came out decent enough. I suppose.

I think I need to learn to chill out and stop obsessing over taking pictures at every event I go to, but I can’t. Everywhere I look I see another shot, get another idea, ask my self “I wonder how that would look if I…” and away I go again.

Overall I am fairly happy with these pictures given the constraints of the situation. It makes me want to go back and try again, especially now that I’ve got a couple of ideas that I was unable to follow through with yesterday.

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