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FredS Jul 19, 2015 6:04 PM

An Afternoon at the Track
 
EM-10 and 12-40 lens

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Greg Chappell Jul 19, 2015 11:40 PM

Oh, trotters! Fun stuff.

Glad to see someone still lets people in to watch horse races, :mad:....

Steven R Jul 20, 2015 12:32 AM

Those are really nice photos. And I really like the way that you captured the horse in shot #2 with all four of his feet in the air. Well Done.

MarceloLI Jul 20, 2015 10:38 AM

Very nice shot Fred,

My favorite is the last one.

boBBrennan Jul 20, 2015 12:25 PM

.....thatsalotarigging. Great work making these images Fred, thanks for sharing.

FredS Jul 21, 2015 8:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Greg Chappell (Post 1392247)
Oh, trotters! Fun stuff.

Glad to see someone still lets people in to watch horse races, :mad:....

Thanks Greg. YES lots of Fun
whats with the " Glad to see someone still lets people in to watch horse races " Fill me in on that one Greg .
Horse Racing is new to me . Thanks

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steven R (Post 1392252)
Those are really nice photos. And I really like the way that you captured the horse in shot #2 with all four of his feet in the air. Well Done.

Thanks you very much Steven . Appreciated

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Originally Posted by MarceloLI (Post 1392267)
Very nice shot Fred,

My favorite is the last one.

Thank you Marcelo

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Originally Posted by boBBrennan (Post 1392274)
.....thatsalotorigging. Great work making these images Fred, thanks for sharing.

Thank you Bob .

Greg Chappell Jul 22, 2015 11:13 PM

The thoroughbred track here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area stopped letting anyone with interchangeable lens cameras in 4 years ago. I used to love shooting there. Haven't been to the races since the last time I was able to shoot there.

https://gmchappell.smugmug.com/Sport...k-2011-Spring/

boBBrennan Jul 23, 2015 8:17 AM

https://gmchappell.smugmug.com/Sport...k-2011-Spring/

I've missed seeing these......... I've been there just one-time since that day we shot together.

Greg Chappell Jul 23, 2015 8:24 AM

I REALLY would like to have seen what the E-M1 and 40-150/2.8 was capable of at the track. Those 4 months of live racing was something I looked forward to doing for a good three years, some weekends on both Saturday and Sunday. You couldn't beat it. $5 to get in with free parking, eight or nine $2 bets and a trip or two to the concession stand between races. Admission and the bets, total, was not much more than it costs to park at the major league baseball stadium, LOL, plus a fun day or shooting.

ramcewan Jul 23, 2015 9:31 PM

Nice shots Fred, 1st and last are my favorites but third is good too, just a shame the rider's not visible.



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Originally Posted by Greg Chappell (Post 1392348)
I REALLY would like to have seen what the E-M1 and 40-150/2.8 was capable of at the track. Those 4 months of live racing was something I looked forward to doing for a good three years, some weekends on both Saturday and Sunday. You couldn't beat it. $5 to get in with free parking, eight or nine $2 bets and a trip or two to the concession stand between races. Admission and the bets, total, was not much more than it costs to park at the major league baseball stadium, LOL, plus a fun day or shooting.

I used to go up to Saratoga when I live in Albany and you could bring coolers into the picnic tables outside and also bring them into the standing room area below the grandstands. Parking was a bit more than $5 but considering you could bring your own food and beverages (beer) it made for a cheap day. Never brought an ILC with me as the only one I owned at the time was an old Canon T-50 and film was beginning to be out of fashion at that point.


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