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.
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 ©copyright 1pen and my sports media company.You may NOT use, replicate, manipulate, or modify this image without my permission. All Rights Reserved.