Well, my intentions were good. I left home Wednesday morning with my camera fully charged, and planned on stopping by Saratoga Race Course at the end of the day to try to get some quiet, pre-season shots to share before the racing fans arrive en masse tomorrow.
First problem. When I took off the lens cap and tried to snap a picture, nothing happened. I double checked to make sure I had turned the camera on. I had. I fiddled with the lens and tried again. Still nothing…
Turns out, whether it was due to a blonde moment or just a brain fart, I had removed the memory card during the day in my office and left it in my computer there. No wonder the camera wasn’t functioning. Fortunately, I had my phone with me and it usually takes fantastic photos.
Second problem. The sky was so dramatic, with dark storm clouds starkly contrasting with the bright blue brilliance of the sunny sky, that the phone’s camera couldn’t quite handle the huge change in lighting, but I did the best I could!
I am posting the photos in the order I took them. If they seem really random, it’s because they are. I was just wandering around, with no real direction or thought to my path. Without the crowds, it was so easy to notice the lines, arches, angles, shadows and beautiful geometry everywhere. I really focused on all of those tiny details which are easily overlooked and even obscured by the crowds during the racing season.
Look at the lines and angles here…
The brand new Saratoga Hoofprints Walk of Fame is gorgeous!!
It is now 10:25pm on Wednesday night and I am trying to get these photos posted in a hurry because I am exhausted, but I want to publish the post tomorrow morning. I am just going to post the rest and say good night right here. There’s not really much to say anyway…just a ton of photos.
I will be spending lots of mornings at the track, and many afternoons as well. I love this time of year! Hope to see everyone there. If you see me and recognize me, please come say hello. 🙂