Posted April 26, 2011

Reflected horses

The clubhouse of the Bay Meadows racetrack, San Mateo, glimpsed from the train tracks through some maintenance of way equipment. Bay Meadows has since been demolished; a horse track is just too low value a use for such a large piece of urban real estate. I visited there a couple of times for various corporate functions in the years before it was plowed under, and found it to be a sad and seedy place. As an institution I won’t miss it, though some of the older parts of the complex contained some wonderful art deco structures that it’s a shame weren’t preserved as part of whatever redevelopment is being done to the property.

Shot with the Nikon D70s and the 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 zoom at 70mm, ISO 400, f/11, shutter 1/320 sec. Exposure, contrast, saturation, and highlights adjustments in Aperture.

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