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Monmouth County Horse Show-Hunter Jumpers

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by bvonarx, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. Had a busy weekend getting to know the 300 F/2.8 a little better. Saturday I shot horses and Sunday Lacrosse (more on that later). A little bit of progress every time out, can't wait for XC and soccer.

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  3. These are really nice Brooks. 4 and 5 almost have a 3D look to them. There's something about the shots you guys take with the 2.8 that makes them really stand out. Creamy is the only word I can think of.

    Very nice.
  4. brooks
    nice job
    glad you are enjoying the 300/2.8

    one thing.... i'd go a bit SHORTER for some shots....
    it's nice to see THE WHOLE HORSE AND RIDER... and obstacle in these situations, as well

    you did well
  5. Brooks, outstanding IQ...I see F4, were you using a TC or did you drop the ap?
  6. Thanx, I am just figuring out how best to use this lens, most shots were made at f/4 from appox 50 ft, so there were a lot of millimeters up close.

    Thanx, for your thoughts. In this event and from the angle I was shooting that type of composition just did not work for me. I'm trying to express the connection between horse and rider and to my way of thinking you have to shoot it super tight.

    Thanx, no TC yet baby steps for now. I shot f/4 but in hind sight f/5.6 may have yielded better DOF for nose(horse) to nose(rider) coverage, lesson of the day.
  7. Great Pics Brooks. . Glad you like the 300mm
  8. nipprdog


    Jun 8, 2006
    Good point, Brooks. Thanks. I'll find out tonight for sure, but I might be shooting some barrel racing for the first time next week.

    Nice series, btw. :biggrin:
  9. Great shots. Wish I could lift a 300 f/2.8!
  10. acena


    Mar 14, 2006
    New Jersey
    Nice Brooks. You are getting along with the 300/2.8
  11. Dennis Carter

    Dennis Carter

    Jun 29, 2007
    Brooks.....WOW!!! What else can I say? :biggrin:

    I bet the folks at that riding club have never seen anything this, eh?
  12. Love it, only wish I had one sooner, now I just have to learn to use it properly

    That sounds like fun, look forward to seeing your results

    Many thanx, I could not either for very long so I use a monopod, no excuses now.

    Thanx Alex, I love it. Now I'm trying to get used to to following/anticipating action with that limited angle of view, need lots of practice.

    Thanx Dennis, it did cause a stir at first, but they got used to it.
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