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Jul 10, 2021 08:50:40   #
FastHorses Loc: The Bluegrass
 
Lurking for a bit & thought I'd introduce myself. I'm Barb. I've been in the racehorse industry most of my life & spent my mornings galloping horses for more years than I care to count, lol. Eventually had to hang it up but I'm also a vet tech. My side gig was always art, primarily pen & ink, oils, etc. Somewhere along the line the muse left but then, later, reappeared with a camera.

So, here I am, forever on the learning curve & that's a good thing! I think that's one of the things I love about photography - there's always something new to learn (although I'm baffled by Photoshop).

This shot was taken at the Keeneland 2021 Spring Meet in Lexington, Kentucky.
(Nikon D7100 & 18-200mm. F/5.6, 200mm, 1/1250s, ISO 2200)


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Jul 10, 2021 08:53:06   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
Nice shot.

Welcome to the forum.

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Jul 10, 2021 09:03:32   #
leftj Loc: Texas
 
FastHorses wrote:
Lurking for a bit & thought I'd introduce myself. I'm Barb. I've been in the racehorse industry most of my life & spent my mornings galloping horses for more years than I care to count, lol. Eventually had to hang it up but I'm also a vet tech. My side gig was always art, primarily pen & ink, oils, etc. Somewhere along the line the muse left but then, later, reappeared with a camera.

So, here I am, forever on the learning curve & that's a good thing! I think that's one of the things I love about photography - there's always something new to learn (although I'm baffled by Photoshop).

This shot was taken at the Keeneland 2021 Spring Meet in Lexington, Kentucky.
(Nikon D7100 & 18-200mm. F/5.6, 200mm, 1/1250s, ISO 2200)
Lurking for a bit & thought I'd introduce myse... (show quote)


Great image. Welcome.

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Jul 10, 2021 09:09:27   #
Bridges Loc: Memphis, Charleston SC, now Nazareth PA
 
FastHorses wrote:
Lurking for a bit & thought I'd introduce myself. I'm Barb. I've been in the racehorse industry most of my life & spent my mornings galloping horses for more years than I care to count, lol. Eventually had to hang it up but I'm also a vet tech. My side gig was always art, primarily pen & ink, oils, etc. Somewhere along the line the muse left but then, later, reappeared with a camera.

So, here I am, forever on the learning curve & that's a good thing! I think that's one of the things I love about photography - there's always something new to learn (although I'm baffled by Photoshop).

This shot was taken at the Keeneland 2021 Spring Meet in Lexington, Kentucky.
(Nikon D7100 & 18-200mm. F/5.6, 200mm, 1/1250s, ISO 2200)
Lurking for a bit & thought I'd introduce myse... (show quote)


Welcome aboard! Do you by any chance know Scarlett. She does a lot of horse photography around the race tracks in that area. A couple of years ago, one of her shots was used for the massive billboards for the Rolex race.

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Jul 10, 2021 09:15:28   #
FastHorses Loc: The Bluegrass
 
Thank you!

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Jul 10, 2021 09:17:03   #
FastHorses Loc: The Bluegrass
 
leftj wrote:
Great image. Welcome.


Thanks!

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Jul 10, 2021 09:21:25   #
FastHorses Loc: The Bluegrass
 
Bridges wrote:
Welcome aboard! Do you by any chance know Scarlett...


Thanks! Not off hand but, honestly, I'm kinda lousy with names (unless it's a racehorse). I might know her by sight.

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Jul 10, 2021 09:23:49   #
jederick Loc: Northern Utah
 
Welcome and good to have you aboard!! From the starting gate...you captured a magnificent action image and I like the way it is presented in B&W!!

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Jul 10, 2021 09:35:56   #
lamiaceae Loc: San Luis Obispo County, CA
 
FastHorses wrote:
Lurking for a bit & thought I'd introduce myself. I'm Barb. I've been in the racehorse industry most of my life & spent my mornings galloping horses for more years than I care to count, lol. Eventually had to hang it up but I'm also a vet tech. My side gig was always art, primarily pen & ink, oils, etc. Somewhere along the line the muse left but then, later, reappeared with a camera.

So, here I am, forever on the learning curve & that's a good thing! I think that's one of the things I love about photography - there's always something new to learn (although I'm baffled by Photoshop).

This shot was taken at the Keeneland 2021 Spring Meet in Lexington, Kentucky.
(Nikon D7100 & 18-200mm. F/5.6, 200mm, 1/1250s, ISO 2200)
Lurking for a bit & thought I'd introduce myse... (show quote)


Nice capture. Think of Photoshop like being a Vet Tech - Applied Science. I actually took classes and find Ps perhaps not intuitive but I have a good working knowledge for what I need for photography. Understand, Photoshop was designed to be a Graphic Design program with some features for photography. It has more and more become a digital photo processing program.

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Jul 10, 2021 09:42:36   #
FastHorses Loc: The Bluegrass
 
jederick wrote:
Welcome and good to have you aboard!! From the starting gate...


Thanks! Breaking from the starting gate is a definite adrenaline rush! Since I can't do it anymore, I like shooting it :) Went with B&W because, sometimes, race day colors can be overwhelming. I think the monotone emphasizes the action & adds drama.

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Jul 10, 2021 09:45:22   #
NMGal Loc: NE NM
 
I really like this, especially in b&w.

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Jul 10, 2021 09:56:57   #
d3200prime
 
That is a very good B&W shot! Is it cropped?

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Jul 10, 2021 10:09:11   #
FastHorses Loc: The Bluegrass
 
lamiaceae wrote:
Nice capture. Think of Photoshop like being a Vet Tech - Applied Science. I actually took classes and find Ps perhaps not intuitive but I have a good working knowledge for what I need for photography...


Thank you! Good point - Photoshop really is a science, just somewhat different from the one I'm familiar with. When it comes to tech, I learn best with hands on so, thinking classes are definitely in my future!

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Jul 10, 2021 10:10:55   #
FastHorses Loc: The Bluegrass
 
NMGal wrote:
I really like this, especially in b&w.


Thanks!

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Jul 10, 2021 10:22:13   #
FastHorses Loc: The Bluegrass
 
d3200prime wrote:
That is a very good B&W shot! Is it cropped?


Thanks! Yes, slightly. I had my spot on the rail but, just before the break, some frat boys wandered over. As the horses surged, the one to the right of me threw his arm up/out & cheered. The result was a kinda fuzzy blur so that was cropped out. Good thing the camera is weather sealed because he was also holding a beer, lol. He was a bit in his cups but at least he apologized :)

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