Practice with Panning Where the Turf Meets the Surf

About month ago I had the chance to go with a friend to watch the morning workouts at the Del Mar Racetrack, and  thought it would be a great opportunity to try out some panning techniques. It was hard! The horses were absolutely beautiful, and so fast that I had a hard time finding a shutter speed that kept them sharp enough while at the same time giving them sense of motion. These were the shots that I liked the best from my morning. I also played around a bit with some desaturation of the images, not sure yet how I feel about it but fun to try something different!