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Golden Gate Fields

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 20 December 2009 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

A good race day for 'mudders'.

Larger view and map link: http://www.pbase.com/joyoflight/image/120375627/original

Q: Those many blue signs up by the stands: Is this where they go to 'handicap' the races?

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Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

A cool view, Stephen: combining a strange "landscape", difficult light and nice reflections....

20 Dec 2009 9:22am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

like a lighthouse in the night

20 Dec 2009 10:48am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

nice mood, lights and colors, and the reflection, well all is great

20 Dec 2009 11:51am

Marcie from United States

Gorgeous color and light. So very peaceful.

20 Dec 2009 12:24pm

laurent from 93, France

I like this composition, the colors are beautiful and the light reflections on the mud beautiful

20 Dec 2009 12:34pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Very desolate looking place here.....Nicely caught.

20 Dec 2009 3:47pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

great lighting and reflections.....

20 Dec 2009 4:23pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I admit to never having an interest to stop there. The sodium glow works well with cool end of day light.

20 Dec 2009 4:37pm

@ordinaryimages: I love watching races and enoy wagering - but my gambling luck is terrible. I haven't been to a race in many years...

I once came here (thirty year ago) with a woman friend who just won and won and won. It was her first time and I was going to teach her what everything was about. Right. She won seven of eleven races and I only hit once. I dropped $400 while she won $1100.

We were driving home and I asked her what she was betting on. Her reply was,"betting on Jockeys wearing Turquoise and Orange." I never had as much fun at the track after that.

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great light and reflections. Have a good sunday, Stephen-

20 Dec 2009 6:54pm

Mhélène from Paris, France

A wonderful light and a great composition !

20 Dec 2009 8:21pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

beautiful colors here, the reflections from the water is a plus!

20 Dec 2009 8:55pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

a very beautiful foreground here -- excellently seen and framed!

21 Dec 2009 2:35pm