Phoenix Trotting Park

Bye Bye, Colorized

by Kristi Hines

A few weeks ago, my hubby posted a black and white version of this room from Trotter Park. I was all excited about titling mine Bye Bye until I realized he had done the same, but it is really too perfect of a title to pass up. So here, I present to you the colorized version of the same urbex room.

Trotter Park Goodyear Arizona

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-55mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Photomatix Pro 4, Topaz Adjust

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123

by Kristi Hines

For this week’s urbex adventure, I’m pulling another shot from inside Phoenix Trotting Park. This was probably the most colorful room in an urbex location that was not covered in graffiti.

123 Arizona Trotting Park Urbex

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-55mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Photomatix Pro 4, Topaz Adjust

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Well-lit Urbex

by Kristi Hines

There’s nothing like having just the right natural light when shooting urbex. The sun had risen just to the perfect point to illuminate the inside of Phoenix Trotting Park so we could find all the details.

Inside Phoenix Trotting Park

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-55mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Photomatix Pro 4, Topaz Adjust

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Early Morning Light

by Kristi Hines

One of the things that is fascinating about shooting urbex locations like Phoenix Trotting Park is watching how everything changes as the light starts pouring into the building. When the dark spaces become illuminated, new compositions emerge.

Early Morning Light Inside Phoenix Trotting Park

Don’t miss the conclusion of Jason’s pics from Trotting Park on Monday!

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-55mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Photomatix Pro 4, Topaz Adjust

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V7

by Kristi Hines

When I walked into this room in Phoenix Trotting Park, I called dibs. My only regret is that I didn’t stick my head inside… not sure what this is or where it goes, but the curiosity lingers.

Inside Phoenix Trotting Park

Be sure to stay tuned – one last image (for this week anyway) still to come! Also, don’t miss Jason’s pics from Trotting Park too!

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-55mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Photomatix Pro 4, Topaz Adjust

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Going Up

by Kristi Hines

Today’s image from Phoenix Trotting Park is of an interesting escalator. One of my goals when shooting with Jason is to try to get a different perspective, and in this case, I did. The blue of the railing just caught my eye, and as I shot it at different angles, I found the perfect spot where you could see the blue peeking through at the top.

Going Up the Escalator at Phoenix Trotting Park

Be sure to stay tuned – more images from inside are still to come! Also, don’t miss Jason’s pics from Trotting Park too!

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-55mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Photomatix Pro 4, Topaz Adjust

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This weekend, my husband and I took a nice little urbex adventure to the Phoenix Trotting Park in Goodyear, AZ. We had spotted this building while driving out to the World Wildlife Zoo, home to those cute lemurs I posted a week or two ago. This place called our names saying “explore me, photograph me” and as lovers of urbex, how could we resist.

Jason took some time to do some research, and one of the common tales told by anyone who has entered the place is that it is fairly likely that you will get escorted off the premises by the authorities thanks to some nosy residents across the way. So we did this like a covert mission in a James Bond movie, and the operation was a success.

My opening image is probably the most simple from the entire trip. The sun hadn’t quite risen yet, but there was enough light outside to see out the huge grandstand area. I have to admit, up until we got to this area and started shooting, the place was super creepy. Once the camera was out, it went from creepy to urbex awesomeness.

Phoenix Trotting Park in Goodyear Arizona

Be sure to stay tuned – the best images from inside are still to come! Also, don’t miss Jason’s pics from Trotting Park too!

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-55mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Photomatix Pro 4, Topaz Adjust

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