Horse racing...........

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Keith, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. My father in law races horses, and they are shipping out tomorrow, so being fathers day my wife wanted a family day at the track. Cant remember how long it has been since I had been there (first many years of marriage spent allot of time down there. LOL) ..........anyways, first day sun came out (for about 2 hours) then back to rain. Here are a few shots.


    One of the father in laws horses gave me a pose at about 30mph..........LOL
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    got to get use to that crop mode, keep cutting off everything. LOL
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    Father in law
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    At the wire
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    Interesting part was it took no time for security to come see me. Being I had a pass and the father in law was standing next to me, he said it was ok, but was not allowed to go down to the finish line or use flash as it may trigger the photographers flashes. Use of professional equipment not permitted and he said he wouldnt have said much but the photographer made a point to converse with me. Must have been a Canon user. LOL
    All shots with the 70-200mm VR + 1.4TC
     
  2. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Stupid rules

    Great job on these Keith. Loved em.
     
  3. Great stuff love the shot down to the wire, it is stellar. Darn pro photogs makes it hard for rokkie liek us to get god access.
     
  4. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Wonderful shots of magnificent beasts Keith. The horses are pretty good too. :lol:
     
  5. Re: Stupid rules

    thanks Steve, was starting to think no one liked horses or they sucked. LOL............thanks for looking

    Keith
     
  6. Keith, these shots are great. I so love seeing these trotters and pacers! It's been years since I've been to a track. As a little girl I would often accompany my father, uncle and grandfather to the track in Goshen, New York.

    Virginia
    aka beaucamera
     
  7. I hear yah, how else are we to practice. LOL.................Have to wait now for another 4 months until they are backkkkkkkkk.

    thanks Mike
    Keith
     
  8. Morning Frank............

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!! good one, someone has had their coffee early this a.m!

    Keith
     
  9. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Nice images Keith. When I started looking at the images, it came to mind that photos are usually not allowed at these tracks...but your text explained it all.
     
  10. Great shots, Keith.

    Love the expressions on the guys faces. :) :) Lots of detail! :)

    We've had our share of rain here too lately, but nothing like you've had in Alberta the past week. Its the same system here, but we only caught the edge of it. Hopefully it will dry out there soon. We have a couple of hot days - yesterday and today - but tomorrow its back to cooler weather and showers.
     
  11. Great shots Keith, they reminded me of old days when I used to go to Roosevelt, Yonkers and occationally Monticello racetracks.
     
  12. Hi Virginia.......

    Thanks for looking, forgot how much I enjoyed it, outdoors that is, indoors its all casino etc. LOL...................look forward to trying this again. Sure helps on working on shooting moving targets.........

    Keith
     
  13. Hi Frank.........

    LOL..........and I never gave it any thought........well best to get to know the guys, it makes for great practice!!
     
  14. Good afternoon

    Thanks Dennis and Yanni! yeah the weather has been brutal in Alberta, +28C today and back to rain for the next couple of days. Been allot worst down south of Calgary.........no drought this year!!

    thanks for looking
     
  15. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Great images Keith. Beautiful horses..

    Look all 4's off the ground. Great timing.

    Hit the shutter and let er rip !!!!


    lolol
     
  16. Hi Gale........

    LOL, cant say I even noticed that until you pointed it out!!!! Why havent I seen any pics with your new lens???? inquiring minds need to know. :lol:
     
  17. All are very good Keith. I like the first and last one most.
    Pete
     
  18. Hi Pete

    Thanks for looking............been missing your hummer shots??? have they started showing up for you yet..........were all but done here.

    take care
    keith
     
  19. Re: Hi Pete

    I've had a few hummers but not like last yr. Most of my Hummers pics. I took in July and Aug of last year. I haven't been out taking pics. in last few days but I'm gearing up. I've been thinking of posting pics. of Hummers from last season.
    Pete
     
  20. Excellent shots, Keith. Very sharp, great colours, and you've capture the glistening of the sweat - adds to the tension of the pictures. That first one would make a great framed gift for your FIL. What did you pay the horse to get him to pose like that for ya??? LOL Great shots!
     
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