Tried my hand at a Hunter-Jumper show (9 shots)

Joined
Aug 1, 2006
Messages
13,855
Location
Massachusetts
At least I'm pretty sure this was Hunter-Jumper. It was horses jumping, that's for sure! :biggrin:

Between today's heat and humidity, it was the kind of air that your lungs just say "nope, you're NOT bringing THAT in here!" I was rather in awe of these beautiful riders and their horses, working so hard in the heat (and wearing those jackets! :eek:).

Again, what suggestions do you have to improve next time?

The adults were impressive
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


View attachment 98754

Some of the horses were not happy with the photographers
View attachment 98755

View attachment 98756

The one man that I saw competing today
View attachment 98757

I found the kids to be more fun to shoot! :smile: This haze was from the a.m.
View attachment 98758

View attachment 98759

View attachment 98760

This young gal is not letting her broken arm slow her down!
View attachment 98761
 
Joined
Jun 8, 2006
Messages
1,781
Location
IN
Excellent work, Gretchen.

now, if you only had that smugmug acount................:wink:
 
Joined
Aug 1, 2006
Messages
13,855
Location
Massachusetts
Excellent work, Gretchen.

now, if you only had that smugmug acount................:wink:
hahahaa....I'm working on it!! :smile:

Very nice! all look very clean and sharp
Thank you Randy. :smile: The morning conditions were better, no harsh sun. I was actually surprised at the ease of getting the sun behind me for afternoon shooting (and thus not shooting directly into the sun).
 
Joined
May 11, 2005
Messages
17,640
Location
Chicago, IL
Wow Gretchen, I am thoroughly impressed. You did a wonderful job with compostion and settings. These are fantastic images.
 
Joined
Aug 1, 2006
Messages
13,855
Location
Massachusetts
Great job Gretchen, these are very sharp and crisp. Great images.
Thank you for your kind words! :smile:

Very nice series of images and I like the subtle placement of your name on the crossbar. :wink::biggrin:
Hahahaa, yes, I've learned a few things here at the Cafe! :biggrin:

Great job...looks like it was a lot of fun!
Thank you, it was! I just love watching animals compete. :smile:
 
Joined
Dec 21, 2005
Messages
8,291
Location
Central Virginia
Very, very nice, Gretchen. All very sharp, well-exposed, captured at the height of action, and with great looks at the faces (horses and riders). I'll bet this was lots of fun to shoot.

I'm pretty sure these shots are all from hunter-jumper events. My wife competed for several years, and was on the riding team (the Redcoats) at Radford College (now Radford University).
 
Joined
Aug 1, 2006
Messages
13,855
Location
Massachusetts
Thank you Dave! :smile: It was a lot of fun. I need to work on educating myself about horse events and terminology! :smile: :wink:
 
G

George

Guest
Tried my hand at a Hunter-Jumper show

Some very interesting images that you captured at the prak of the action,

George
 
Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Nikon Cafe is a fan site and not associated with Nikon Corporation.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Copyright © 2005-2019 Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom