Motion caught in stillness

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May 18, 2008|By Karl Merton Ferron | Karl Merton Ferron,Sun photographer

A race horse exercises on a wet track at Pimlico Race Course on Tuesday, May 13, as I covered the first two arrivals for the 133rd running of the Preakness Stakes on Saturday.

Although the track was rather wet, practice went on as scheduled for the week. The image was taken from the roof of Pimlico, at the press level, taking advantage of the flowers planted near the finish line.

In addition to covering the week's Preakness arrivals for video on the Web, I chose to shoot some still images to capture the equestrian ambience for the newspaper, adding to the workload, since the original photographer had to be reassigned that day. A cool breeze swept past my lens while I waited for the moment to capture the shot.

karl.ferron@baltsun.com

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