This year’s annual Family Day at Ajax Downs was a big success. A picture perfect day, big crowds and exciting entertainment added to the always exciting Quarter Horse Racing. Held on Sunday August the 19th just east of Toronto Ontario this free community event was held in support of the “Image is Everything” campaign for the Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering hospitals.
At the event hockey legends Wendel Clark and Darryl Sittler both formerly of the Toronto Maple Leafs were on hand for autograph signing. Throughout the day both players were available for photo ops and signing as well as auctioning off two signed jersey’s.
Although these hockey players weren’t on ice the quality of the Canon 1 DX is clearly seen in these sample photos. This camera is a workhorse, no pun intended, and showed its power in sports photography. During the day’s events Quarter Horse racing showed just how quick the 1 DX is at capturing fast acting sports. Horse racing is over in a matter of seconds and less than two seconds near the finish line. Capturing the power of this sport at that moment is extremely tough. The Canon 1 DX was amazing for capturing this sport.
More sample photos and images taken with the Canon 1 DX can be seen in my Flickr set
David Reid: Toronto photographer providing services throughout the GTA, Durham Region and Southern Ontario. Services include equestrian, automotive, sports, product, event and model portrait photo shoots.