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Re: Horses / Horseriding etc
« Reply #105 on: June 09, 2014, 02:41:03 PM »

I make no claim to expertise but at this point in my life I'm happy with this one.  I would trade a klondike bar for a 1Dx that syncs at 1/1000 without using HSS though...

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But a light that throws out any decent amount of power will take longer than 1/1000 sec to do it anyway. The ultra fast quoted flash speeds are at minimum power, normally around 2-4Ws, or 15 to 30 times less than even a speedlite at full power.

Flash and high shutter speeds are a complicated affair, there is no simple solution other than no shutter, even leaf shutters have practical limits of flash exposure around 1/1000-1/1500. The true answer is electronic "shutters", basically no shutters at all, like the P&S's.
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« Reply #105 on: June 09, 2014, 02:41:03 PM »

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« Reply #106 on: June 15, 2014, 04:23:45 PM »
Rodeo with 70-200 2.8 and 300 2.8

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« Reply #107 on: June 15, 2014, 05:54:00 PM »
Rodeo with 70-200 2.8 and 300 2.8

I like the way you got light onto your subjects; I haven't figured out how to get shots like that in sunlight.

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« Reply #108 on: June 15, 2014, 10:36:06 PM »
Rodeo with 70-200 2.8 and 300 2.8

I like the way you got light onto your subjects; I haven't figured out how to get shots like that in sunlightJim....
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Thanks Jim!   It's about compromises....i'd rather "shoot to the right" and slightly overexpose the shot to get more light under the hat...i'm ok with some blown areas if the result is that I get a better face.
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« Reply #109 on: June 16, 2014, 06:37:01 AM »
Rodeo with 70-200 2.8 and 300 2.8

Second image is really good.

I just love cowgirls !

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« Reply #110 on: June 16, 2014, 10:04:32 AM »
Rodeo with 70-200 2.8 and 300 2.8

Second image is really good.

I just love cowgirls !

Thanks Sporgon!
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« Reply #111 on: July 13, 2014, 01:20:29 AM »
From our local Rodeo

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« Reply #112 on: July 13, 2014, 10:35:00 AM »
Back at the Track.

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« Reply #113 on: September 29, 2014, 04:52:15 PM »
Last Saturday I travelled down to Southwell to try and get a pano of the wonderful, ancient Minster church, but despite a fine morning and forecast the day was a washout so I called in at the British Reigning championships to see some Western riding.

All I had was my pano gear, and the only lens that was remotely suitable was the go-everywhere 24-105. Despite being indoors and dark I still managed to get some shots that I was pleased with. 5DII on AF servo, central expansion. Had to track as the riders were not stopping in the same place each time, so couldn't zone focus.

The sliding stops are quite spectacular when done well. Not quite sue how this would help cowboys round up cattle, but anyway it was fun to watch.
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« Reply #114 on: September 29, 2014, 05:19:17 PM »
Quick question... more of a subjective question... but the first two photos.... I look at them and think... could use a touch more contrast.  Is it a matter of personal preference, or did you have a specific vision... maybe because it was cloudy you wanted the scene to reflect that?

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« Reply #115 on: September 29, 2014, 05:59:31 PM »
The up load to CR seems to be killing the contrast. I think this is what has happened to Tex pictures. I've modified mine accordingly.

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« Reply #116 on: September 29, 2014, 07:27:22 PM »
The up load to CR seems to be killing the contrast. I think this is what has happened to Tex pictures. I've modified mine accordingly.

The Forum converts the images to PNG, but they suffer.  I try to link mine directly from SmugMug so no uploading happens.
 
I took some shots of our local Inland Grange trail riders again last Saturday.  I've done it every Fall since 2010.  I shoot the images when the riders are heading out at 10 AM, take them home and do a little cropping and adjustment of lighting, then print them on 4 X 6 photo paper, and have them back for the Grange when the riders return at about 12:30.  The grange sells them for $5 each which goes into their operations.  We live out in the country where the grange system is still going strong, community members all pull together to support each other.  Rather than bog the thread down with a lot of images, you can see them here:
 
http://www.mount-spokane-photography.com/Inland-Grange
 
 

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« Reply #117 on: September 30, 2014, 01:41:22 PM »
I shot a few a couple of days ago.
Two here.
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« Reply #117 on: September 30, 2014, 01:41:22 PM »

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« Reply #118 on: October 01, 2014, 07:45:13 AM »
The up load to CR seems to be killing the contrast. I think this is what has happened to Tex pictures. I've modified mine accordingly.

The Forum converts the images to PNG, but they suffer.  I try to link mine directly from SmugMug so no uploading happens.
 
I took some shots of our local Inland Grange trail riders again last Saturday.  I've done it every Fall since 2010.  I shoot the images when the riders are heading out at 10 AM, take them home and do a little cropping and adjustment of lighting, then print them on 4 X 6 photo paper, and have them back for the Grange when the riders return at about 12:30.  The grange sells them for $5 each which goes into their operations.  We live out in the country where the grange system is still going strong, community members all pull together to support each other.  Rather than bog the thread down with a lot of images, you can see them here:
 
http://www.mount-spokane-photography.com/Inland-Grange

Thanks for that info; I had no idea that the site converted to png.

Enjoyed the pictures in your link, I haven't seen so many pleasure riders in the States all riding Western ! Those saddles cost a fortune over here in England.

I've added another shot, this time in png. Not as dramatic but I like the lighting.

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« Reply #118 on: October 01, 2014, 07:45:13 AM »