Sunday, October 19, 2014
Turf Paradise Opening Day 18 October 2014
A lovely autumn day in Phoenix as Turf Paradise opens another racing season. It was as crowded as I've ever seen it, but there was plenty of hot dogs, beer, and soft drinks for racing fans.
I photographed and betted. My normal perch is at the top of the grandstands. I use a Canon 5D Mark III with a Canon 70-300mm lens.
For post processing, I used Lightroom and this time made extensive use of MacPhun's ColorStrokes (to paint color back in on a black and white photo) and SnapHeal Pro (to eliminate distracting items from the background).
Former PVCC Science Division Chair Dr. Hank Mancini provided betting tips. We used "Docs" tip sheet along with one last hunch bet from yours truly on Dirty Diamond Jim to win (he did, at 16 to 1 odds!).