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This guy is called Lorenzo, and he is something special. He is a Frenchman from the Camargue region and this is how he rides horses (up to ten at a time, I kid you not). More than that, he jumps them while standing on their backs - and has just done so, as you can see from the picture. I went to the Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate yesterday (that is t' Greeat Yarksher Shoah in Arrogit tu't loacals) where he was the star attraction. Being a penniless good-for-nothing from the Untouchables Caste, I couldn't afford to sit in the stand along with the bigwigs and Royalty (yes, they were there too) but had to stand in the crowd with the other plebs and tug my forelock. Consequently my view was restricted. I would have loved to have got the leading horse's head in the shot, but some ignorant troglodyte stuck his baseball cap-clad bonce in the way at the critical moment and I had to crop it out.

If you like horses or acrobatics, keep a sharp eye out for Lorenzo appearing somewhere near you and go along to watch. You won't regret it.

Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony A100
Lens:SAL 75-300mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:135mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Lorenzo
Username:davewaine davewaine
Uploaded:14 Jul 2011 - 7:57 AM
Tags:Pets / captive animals, Portraits / people, Sports / action
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2011 - 8:34 AM

Stunning shot in spite of't loahcal twerp w'it cap. Glad you were standin' w'it peasants, we waint 'av nowt to do wi toffs raaand 'ere!

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64430 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2011 - 10:55 AM

Amazing how someone can do that. Great shot, really sharp an' all, despite the restrictions.
Chris

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danh
danh  461 forum posts United Kingdom36 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2011 - 12:09 PM

Apologies but I don't understand why you'd publish a shot that you admit is pretty fatally flawed by the crop you've had to impose upon it. Secondly, you shot in 'Program' mode which suggests you need to learn how the eternal triangle of ISO, shutter-speed and aperture relate to each other and can make huges changes to how your photo looks. Your depth of field is too deep for these photos to have any great impact and in the second version, the cut-off of the horses' legs is a real detractor from the image, too.

Apologies for sounding harsh but it appears the limitations of your surroundings and settings have heavily undermined the images you were hoping to achieve.

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davewaine
davewaine  7115 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2011 - 12:50 PM

Actually I do know the 'eternal triangle' and I don't restrict myself to Program mode by any means. I published the pictures because I like them.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2011 - 3:12 PM

Fair comment from danh,but reckon the pics are about Lorenzo anyway Dave.
Not often I see a guy riding ten horses,headless,legless,or whatever !!
Mick.

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louisemorrisonsty

Hey Dave.
Thank you for your lovely comment and kind words. Grin I love these photographs. Couldnt have been easy. But I love it. Grin
Lou

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