A Saratoga Morning

Saratoga Springs, New York comes alive during the Thoroughbred racing season. Its streets, restaurants and parks are full of visitors. For a photographer, this is a great opportunity to practice your skills and get photos that may normally be out of your comfort zone. With three trips to the track this year, this blogger has got a lot of practice. My third trip was monday, August 11, 2014. If you get to the track about 8am, there is plenty of parking and not too much traffic.  If you are not planning on spending the day at the races, you can still visit the track for breakfast or just to watch the horses warm up on the track. There is no charge for this with your trackside parking fee ($12) refunded if you leave before 10am.  Leaving the track at that time gives you the opportunity to visit Saratoga’s other attractions. The following photos represent an inexpensive and enjoyable half-day trip. These photos are my intellectual property and may not be used or reproduced without permission.

 

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5 thoughts on “A Saratoga Morning

  1. Robert G. Hotaling

    Nice pics. Thanks for the invite.

  2. Really nice representation of the morning. Lot’s of work editing, huh?

    • It took most of Tuesday to sort and edit over 700 images from Mondays trip. I have a problem narrowing down the prospects for publishing. I love them all! Thank you for the tip about the great morning light at the track. The warm-ups are a great way to see the workings of the track without the restrictions and crowds of the actual races. Capturing images of the dedicated horse trainers and escort riders that work behind the scenes was very rewarding. I am anxious to see the Monday warm-ups from the perspective of your photographic mind.

  3. diane

    Jerry, the pictures are once again just beautiful…………the horses showed so much grace, beauty, elegance and muscle. I was surprised by the number of female, warm up riders, if that is what they are called.

    And the pics from today’s Latino Festival are all bright and beautiful in spite of the weather. I do see you still favor the bright beautiful colors in the Buddhist photos too.

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