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

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by BostonRott, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. 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
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    Some of the horses were not happy with the photographers
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    The one man that I saw competing today
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    I found the kids to be more fun to shoot! :smile: This haze was from the a.m.
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    This young gal is not letting her broken arm slow her down!
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  2. senna

    senna

    Jan 6, 2007
    San Jose Ca.
    Gretchen these look good to me. Looks like you used your 80-200. Good job.
     
  3. these are some very nice work Gretchen!
     
  4. Thank you! :smile: Yes, I did use the 80-200 and felt it fit the job nicely.

    Thank you Dave!
     
  5. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Beautiful shots
    Does not look like an easy task
     
  6. Thank you Gale. :smile:

    It was a lot of fun, the horses are just incredible athletes, as are the riders!
     
  7. nipprdog

    nipprdog

    Jun 8, 2006
    IN
    Excellent work, Gretchen.

    now, if you only had that smugmug acount................:wink:
     
  8. GBRandy

    GBRandy

    Feb 28, 2006
    Green Bay, WI
    Very nice! all look very clean and sharp
     
  9. hahahaa....I'm working on it!! :smile:

    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).
     
  10. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Wow Gretchen, I am thoroughly impressed. You did a wonderful job with compostion and settings. These are fantastic images.
     
  11. Thank you Frank!! :smile: It's nice to be shooting JPG again, far less PP, that's for sure! :biggrin:
     
  12. Bigmuddy

    Bigmuddy

    546
    Feb 28, 2007
    Ohio
    Great job Gretchen, these are very sharp and crisp. Great images.
     
  13. Very nice series of images and I like the subtle placement of your name on the crossbar. :wink::biggrin:
     
  14. haze2

    haze2

    780
    Mar 18, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Great job...looks like it was a lot of fun!
     
  15. Thank you for your kind words! :smile:

    Hahahaa, yes, I've learned a few things here at the Cafe! :biggrin:

    Thank you, it was! I just love watching animals compete. :smile:
     
  16. 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).
     
  17. Thank you Dave! :smile: It was a lot of fun. I need to work on educating myself about horse events and terminology! :smile: :wink:
     
  18. George

    George Guest

    Tried my hand at a Hunter-Jumper show

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

    George
     
  19. Thank you George! :smile:
     
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