I was fortunate enough to be invited to the UNBRIDLED DERBY GALA on Friday Evening (5/7/2016) Performing at the gala was Wynona Judd, Robin Thicke and the great Dennis DeYoung of Styx fame. They all sounded great and put on a mini 3 song concert. It was a great night of food, drink and entertainment with some great friends. Before the night I was going back and forth if I should bring my camera and boy was I glad I did. The event was low light and I did not bring a flash along, so taking pictures in lo-light is a challenge. I shot these with a Nikon D3 at 1/80 sec at 3.5 aperture with ISO of 800. They turned out better than I thought they would. Part of the additional challenge was the lighting of the stage constantly changing. Sometimes the spotlights were shining on their faces which would throw off my settings. I finally got some decent shots. I especially love the shot of Dennis DeYoung.
Derby 142 is now in the books after a great weekend, chalked full of events and activities. To those who were lucky enough to go to the derby you were a part of the second largest crowd to attend the Running of for the Roses. Until next shot is taken, have a great week.