Photo Friday Challenge: Blurred

Santa Anita Racetrack | copyright Gennia Cui 2010

I used to photograph horse racing. A lot. In fact, I believe that’s where it all started. If I hadn’t spent countless weekends documenting the races and way too many mornings photographing warm ups at dusk, I would not be a photographer today.

Here is a photo from just another morning at the track. I remember the thick fog pressing down on the wet dirt; the horses swam through the haze with tense riders on their backs. I imagine that it was freeing because you couldn’t see what came next.

Photo Friday Challenge Submission: Blurred

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  1. This is one of my favorite photos of yours.

  2. Love this photo ! That’s beautiful. Bravo !

  3. Thank you! The track makes photography easy.

  4. noteworthy well deserved. Great shot!

  5. very interesting photo!

  6. Juli Lindsey

     /  July 2, 2010

    Wow, Gennia– love it! Is this a film image? Very curious effect…

  7. Unfortunately, it is not film. But it begged to be treated like film!

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