Sunday, July 26, 2009

Parimutuel Pictures

I had a preconceived notion of how images of race horses in motion would turn out, thinking I could capture their strength and speed through extended exposure and camera shake, envisioning the effect, impressing myself with the results. I was wrong. Recently I went to Arlington Park for an annual summer outing and took a bunch of shots of said horses. The outcome paralleled my wagers-a bust. Here are a few that are close to what I was going for, and that have an interesting look and feel to them, albeit still not quite right.

Ponies in Motion 1
Ponies in Motion 1, originally uploaded by Christopher Hiltz.

Ponies in Motion 2
Ponies in Motion 2, originally uploaded by Christopher Hiltz.

Although I like the idea of planning out shots in advance for a change (this is not one of my strong suits) I realize that just thinking about a shoot for a few minutes doesn't mean that I'm magically going to get the results I'm going for. I should have learned this 1628495 years ago. Better late than never...

Ponies in Motion 3
Ponies in Motion 3, originally uploaded by Christopher Hiltz.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

View from a Megabus

View from a Megabus
View from a Megabus, originally uploaded by Christopher Hiltz.

Being from Detroit but having lived in Chicago for years, I've had the pleasure of spending many an hour on the Megabus traveling back and fourth between the two cities. This shot was taken during one such trip over this past fourth of July. I believe this was taken near the Michigan/Indiana border, but my my memory is as foggy as the Detroit sky after an illegal fireworks display.