This was quite the view, wish I could have used my real camera. :) With a 3 hour overlay here in Chicago, perhaps I should be taking this time to rest since I will not be getting very much of it over the next few days and I am certain that I will be running off nothing but pure adrenaline, which is probably a good thing since I am not a coffee drinker.
Flashback to July at Fleetwood Farms Quarter Horses with Ryan Smith and Brandy Lynn, and those super early starts to the day, this trip to the Breeders' Cup will perhaps take the cake since I have some upcoming 3:30am starts.
Hundreds, if not thousands of other photographers, travel to places like the Churchill Downs Race track, but one extremely valuable lesson that I learned many years ago from a well known travel Landscape photographer, was to ask yourself - To what lengths are you willing to go to, to not only get you the shots that you want but the ones that will make you stand out from the crowd?
I won't give too much away what I have on my shot list, but if all goes well then there will be a visible resemblance from my trip out to Fleetwood Farms Quarter Horses back in July.
Afterall, opportunities like this do not come all the time, so I need to take full advantage of it and jump on each and every photographic moment that presents itself to me over the next 3 days.