To All the Ships at Sea –
I was at a cocktail party with Pete Turner, Arnold Newman & JoAnne Kalish. A new photographer who just received a contract with a major magazine, was sipping on his fourth white wine and made a statement that he never blew an assignment. Several eyebrows went up. My eyebrows went up and my mouth opened. I gave him the standard number 6699 answer, “If you’ve never blown an assignment you haven’t shot enough assignments!”
There was a horse by the name of Secretariat that I photographed on four occasions. Twice from a technical standpoint, I blew the assignment. On the other two I got an acceptable shot but not a world class photograph! Ever since then horses have never been my friends, unless there were several hundred of them in a Ferrari body!
The following photos were done with a 24mm-70mm at 7:30 in the morning in West Palm. The young lady is not only a dear friend but a great business woman, talented broadway singer, and major entrepreneur. Here name is Jill Winters.