Sunday, May 8, 2011

Derby Day

Derby Day by UpstateNYPhototaker
Derby Day, a photo by UpstateNYPhototaker on Flickr.

This was one of those lighting conditions where I had to find something to shoot. It wasn't sunrise light but the sun was still low enough in the sky and the clouds were doing a good job of diffusing the light. The breaks in the clouds that let the light through are obviously what make the photo.

It was difficult in post processing to keep the sky dark enough but keep the foreground and horses light enough to keep the detail. Ideally I would have shot this with a strong ND filter to darken the sky but this was more or less a grab shot.

Taken with the Nikon D90 & Nikkor 80-200mm F/2.8

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