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Final Stretch

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It’s a technicolour sport and on a sunny day, almost blindingly so… but nothing more technicolour than those brief seconds of the actual race when everything seems just a little bit more alive…

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27/02/2013 at 11:00 pm

A Day at the Races

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Went to the horse races today – something I’ve been meaning to do for ages. So I could photograph them. I’ve never been much of a horse-y person (and that are, well, they just are). And I don’t gamble. But I do recall going when I was quite small. My mother loved the races. And gambling small amounts on the horses. But mostly I think she loved the dressing up…

But half a century down the road and TAB and ATB (etc) and going to the track isn’t really all that glamorous… I was probably one of the best-dressed women there – and I was wearing trainers. Jut not the crowds there used to be. But that said, it was great fun. The horses were wonderful, the races exciting and I took a hell of a lot of photos… so many, I’m having a play with black and white and sepia…

Here’s 1-2-3… more tomorrow…

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26/02/2013 at 1:34 am

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