Yesterday was my 9th Kentucky Derby and possibly the steamiest one I remember. It was also my 13th major horse race setting up and operating multiple cameras to capture the finish. This year I used six cameras firing simultaneously to cover the race.
I’m neither the sharpest tool in the shed, nor am I some sort of savant… but I can tell you one thing you shouldn’t do. When 20 photographers are trying to shoot the favorite at the Kentucky Derby, don’t take a picture of yourself while standing in everyone’s background.
During the 2005 world series Chicago White Sox Third Baseman Joe Crede made two amazing diving catches within a few innings of one another, one of which I captured below. When the 2006 season got underway, I was determined to make a better photo of Crede, which you can see above.
More than 1,500 protesters from all over the region converged on the West Side Tuesday, to rally against everything from corporate excess to failing schools to immigrant deportations.