Here is #9 of my Top 10 favorite images so far in 2019.
I've fallen in love with this image simply for the fact that the jockey (Pat Cosgrave) who was leading this race is transitioning from the shade to direct sunlight while in a full gallop. I was able to catch him in the best moment just as he was perfectly parallel to my lens.
Photography is all about lighting and the more one understands the characteristics of it, the better ability they will have in knowing how to use it to their advantage. I've said it before that I much prefer working with natural light as opposed to artificial light. They each have it's pros and cons but over the years working primarily with artificial light, the one benefit that I missed the most was being able to work in unpredictable environments.