Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Street Photography {at the races}

One of my favorite things to do in Phoenix is to go to the horse races at Turf Paradise. We usually do pretty well betting on the horses and at least win enough to cover our entrance fee and lunch. Unfortunately, during our last trip to the track, we were big fat losers. In order to console myself over my losses, I decided to indulge in a little so called street photography in between races.

This lady caught my attention as she was walking by because she looked so happy. I hope she just won it big on the previous race!...


This gentleman was intently watching the horses before the race, probably trying to decide which one to put his money on...


This guy spotted me from a long way off, and gave me lots of smiles, knowing I was taking his photo. The guy in the background doesn't look quite as happy, does he?...


Intently studying the race roster...


This guy stood there with this intent look for a loooong time. I can't help but wonder if he had big money riding on the race...


Swoon! Could this guy be any more perfect? Hat, boots, cigarette, and beer. Doesn't get any more classic than that!


Sweet lovebirds (aka my brother-in-law and his girlfriend) watching one of the races...


I got such a kick out of taking these photos! When I took my camera along, I wasn't necessarily planning on taking any "street photography" photos but once I started watching the people around me, I just couldn't resist. Plus, I have to start somewhere with this whole getting some guts thing, right?

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2 comments:

  1. I have to laugh at your swoon. What a 60's kind of guy! A real Marlboro Man if you old enough to have seen that advertising campaign.

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  2. I was swooning over the picture-perfect-ness of him, fitting the "Marlboro Man" stereo-type down to a T! Not over the attractiveness of him. And yes, sadly, I am old enough to remember the ads!

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