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Kentucky Derby Field 2010 by 1pen Kentucky Derby Field 2010 by 1pen
Found this old one in my archive as I was sorting through it this week.   I took this shot exactly four years ago (and one day) with a Canon Rebel T2i and a KIT LENS.   It kind of hit me hard finding this again. This shot is one of the very first shots I EVER took with a dSLR.  I bought the camera because I was going to the Derby and there was no way I was going to take photos with a point-n-shoot.  So I bought a canon rebel.  I read the manual on the plane ride over.  I took photos.  Now I do it for a living.  HA! Would love to go back again and get to do a side-by-side comparison with where I'm at now.  Hope I've improved.  Doubtful. :giggle:

Of all the sports I've covered since, the world cups and championships and trials, the Kentucky Derby remains the most spectacular sporting event I have ever seen.  Nothing compares. No matter how mixed my feelings may be about this sport, and about most sports if we're being completely honest, this truly is the greatest two minutes in sports.

I love my job, and I'm very fond of the athletes I work with. All images are ęcopyright 1pen and my sports media company.You may NOT use, replicate, manipulate, or modify this image without my permission. All Rights Reserved.
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Falcolf Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I don't think anything can compare to a whole bunch of horses running as fast as they can in a big pack like a cavalry charge. :D
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1pen Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional Photographer
Nope.  It's the most incredible sporting event I've ever seen at least.
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birdsivu Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is a magnificent photograph!  Hat is off to you, great work!
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1pen Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :D
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Pan-Zareta Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
great shot to get all the derby field in the frame.   I've considered going to school or taking course to improve myself, and maybe find a part time photography job.
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1pen Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you! I never went to school for photography. Nothing is a better teacher than just doing it. :)  And, frankly, you can find anything you need to know by just reading the manual or watching a few youtube videos.
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Artist
REPLAY....2014..
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1pen Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional Photographer
:)
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tanikel Featured By Owner May 11, 2014   Photographer
A Rebel and a kit lens? Blasphemy!
I think you should go for a comparison shot next year.  :nod:
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1pen Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
For sports photography? Pretty much.  :giggle: Course I didn't know that back then.

I'd like to that's for sure. :D
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