I'm all about country. If it has horses, cowboys, cowgirls, bulls, country musicians, or traveling in or out in the country (any country), I’m interested in photographing it! I also have a love of teaching. I am based in Phoenix in the wonderful state of Arizona. I invite you to visit my links below.
5 May 2019, or Cinco de Mayo, was the last race day of the season at Turf Paradise in Phoenix.
I thought I'd stop by and take in a few races.
Unless you have permission to get inside the track to photograph, it is very difficult to get a good angle at track level. The track is actually a few feet higher than where fans can stand, so that means having to shoot through rails.
Over the years, I found the best place to capture racing images is from the top deck of the stadium, looking down.
I used a Canon 70-200mm lens on a Canon EOS R camera body. NOT the best lens for this kind of photography! I have a Tamron 100-400mm lens, similar to the Canon lens I used at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Kentucky last week.