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Re: Horses / Horseriding etc
« Reply #75 on: March 10, 2014, 02:12:48 PM »
One more - a fun one - and my first "sequence shot" at that.  This obstacle was called "Stairway to Heaven":
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« Reply #75 on: March 10, 2014, 02:12:48 PM »

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Re: Horses / Horseriding etc
« Reply #76 on: March 10, 2014, 02:26:09 PM »
Now that one will get you more work!
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« Reply #77 on: March 10, 2014, 03:26:32 PM »
So that's why you needed the speed.  Very nicely done.

Here are some of my favorites from my first Eventing, um, event, over the last few days:












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Re: Horses / Horseriding etc
« Reply #78 on: March 10, 2014, 04:01:02 PM »
One more - a fun one - and my first "sequence shot" at that.  This obstacle was called "Stairway to Heaven":



Some great shots there - had a look at the ones on you're link.

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Re: Horses / Horseriding etc
« Reply #79 on: March 10, 2014, 04:02:18 PM »
So that's why you needed the speed.  Very nicely done.
Exactly (those horses are fast!) and thanks for the nice comment.

Some great shots there - had a look at the ones on you're link.
Thanks as well!  It was a lot of fun and I sure learned a lot about shooting horses and shooting in bad light :)
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« Reply #80 on: March 10, 2014, 04:22:59 PM »
One more - a fun one - and my first "sequence shot" at that.  This obstacle was called "Stairway to Heaven":



Some great shots there - had a look at the ones on you're link.

So that's the same rider/horse... and I want to guess a wide angle lens, a tripod, I want to say a wired shutter release, and a likely Photoshop magic playing with layers.
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Re: Horses / Horseriding etc
« Reply #81 on: March 10, 2014, 04:36:15 PM »
One more - a fun one - and my first "sequence shot" at that.  This obstacle was called "Stairway to Heaven":



Some great shots there - had a look at the ones on you're link.

So that's the same rider/horse... and I want to guess a wide angle lens, a tripod, I want to say a wired shutter release, and a likely Photoshop magic playing with layers.
Yes, same rider/same horse, and yes, wide angle lens - but the rest was a mess!  I did it hand held, and with tracking AF so not only did I have to align the layers in PS, but I had to crop and then mask the rider in each frame because the surrounding background showed different points of focus!  It wasn't too bad, all-in-all, I probably spent about 30 minutes on it.  Ideally, I would have gone manual on everything including focus, used a tripod, and had a 1DX to choose from more frames to get the peak action.  With the 5DIII, I used every 4th frame.  I'd seen this before, mainly with snowboard jumps and such, but was inspired by this Sandisk Extreme Team link the other day and thought I'd give it a quick try when the opportunity presented itself.  I'd definitely like to play with it more in the future.
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« Reply #81 on: March 10, 2014, 04:36:15 PM »

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« Reply #82 on: March 10, 2014, 10:23:41 PM »
Shot with 135L. Some day the CR trolls are going to have to teach me how to get noise and banding in the shadows at low ISOs  ;)
Nice shot! See, that is your problem. You exposed it right! ;D

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« Reply #83 on: March 11, 2014, 03:48:36 AM »
Here are some of my favorites from my first Eventing, um, event, over the last few days:













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Re: Horses / Horseriding etc
« Reply #84 on: March 11, 2014, 01:33:15 PM »
Thanks, Northstar, and as an update, the event organizers asked for my sequence photo to use as their Facebook "cover" photo and I decided to give it to them (here it is at the top of their page: Red Hills Horse Trials).  I'm pretty happy with the results given that it was my first time shooting horses :)
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Re: Horses / Horseriding etc
« Reply #85 on: March 11, 2014, 06:48:57 PM »
Thanks, Northstar, and as an update, the event organizers asked for my sequence photo to use as their Facebook "cover" photo and I decided to give it to them (here it is at the top of their page: Red Hills Horse Trials).  I'm pretty happy with the results given that it was my first time shooting horses :)

I told you it would run, I have seen that done so many times for extreme sports but not until now for eventing.
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Re: Horses / Horseriding etc
« Reply #86 on: March 11, 2014, 07:07:38 PM »
Thanks, Northstar, and as an update, the event organizers asked for my sequence photo to use as their Facebook "cover" photo and I decided to give it to them (here it is at the top of their page: Red Hills Horse Trials).  I'm pretty happy with the results given that it was my first time shooting horses :)

I told you it would run, I have seen that done so many times for extreme sports but not until now for eventing.

Yes, it's worked well. I looked at the Red Hills site and saw that the rider is Buck Davidson, son of the eventing legend Bruce Davidson who was always at the British four star events. I've also seen Buck over here at Burghley Horse Trials, he's certainly heading up towards where his Dad was, so I'm sure that's helped get on the front cover.

They tend not to put up images of riders who have crashed and burned on the course  ;)

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Re: Horses / Horseriding etc
« Reply #87 on: March 11, 2014, 07:46:18 PM »
I haven't shot three day eventing since the early '90's, Badminton was always the meet of that time. Used to shoot a good bit of polo a Cowdray Park too, but since I left the UK in '97 I've hardly seen a horse, funny because I am now back in horse country.
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« Reply #87 on: March 11, 2014, 07:46:18 PM »

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Re: Horses / Horseriding etc
« Reply #88 on: March 12, 2014, 12:55:49 AM »
Shot with 135L. Some day the CR trolls are going to have to teach me how to get noise and banding in the shadows at low ISOs  ;)

you left the lens cap off silly, thats where you went wrong... :P
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Re: Horses / Horseriding etc
« Reply #89 on: March 12, 2014, 02:41:11 AM »
Shot with 135L. Some day the CR trolls are going to have to teach me how to get noise and banding in the shadows at low ISOs  ;)
Nice shot! See, that is your problem. You exposed it right! ;D

Thanks rpt ! Yes  I have this damnable problem of exposing correctly, a problem I picked up years ago and can't shake off ! ;D

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