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mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.1k 2476 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2014 11:29AM
One of the best sports shots I've seen for ages. Fabulous timing - all four feet off the ground, just a hint of movement in three of the hooves while the rest of the body is frozen sharp, the ball is there, ferocious direct eye contact plus it's a composition that works. It occupies the frame.
Good sports photography gets scandalously little recognition here.
Wish I'd taken it. That's my usual UA criterion.
AnneWorner 14 620 43 United States
25 Nov 2014 9:38PM
Moira covers the main merits of this photo - the things that make it work. The composition especially pleases me, along with a good mono conversion with full tonal range. It's the dynamic of the action that appealed to me initially; the unity of rider and horse, the lovely framing of the man's face between the horse's ears,and the diagonal of that mallet, perfectly poised. I hope this image gets more recognition than it has till now. I looked in your portfolio and found a couple of other excellent captures of the sport.

ChristopherG 15 53 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2014 8:54AM
many thanks for the kind words and the award, much appreciated.
JJGEE 17 8.0k 18 England
26 Nov 2014 11:45AM
Excellent action shot.
The conversion to B&W caught my eye as it makes the background less intrusive and makes the pony stand out.

Then the background looked familiar so I checked your website.
Could this be Sussex Polo at Rowfant ?
ChristopherG 15 53 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2014 2:04PM
Hello JJGEE ,

This shot was indeed taken at Sussex Polo Club during the summer

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