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River Crossing

By K_T  
Recent trip to Appleby Horse Fayre. I was collecting some images for my 'straight' photography and I felt a little 'out of my depth', excuse the pun.

I was sat right at the waters edge in the sand and mud for several hours and a little scared of falling in the river and a little scared when the horses came right upto the riverbank edge where I was sat.

The gypsys were very polite to me and told other gyspys to be mindfull of splashing my camera.

The RSPCA was there all day and oversaw the handling of the horses. They did a brillient job and the gyspys respected their rules and took the horses out when told.

I will be adding more Appleby photos to my Facebook, click the like button on my Facebook page if you would like to see them as I process them.

Tags: Photo journalism General Pets and captive animals Portraits and people Sports and action

Voters: martinjp, jdinne, Ade_Osman and 38 more

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jdinne 15 16 England
15 Jun 2012 12:12PM
Excellent, the facial expressions are superb. Brilliant capture.


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Metro6R4 7 3 1 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2012 1:56PM
This is a cracking action shot, very well captured & processed.
gazlowe 6 8 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2012 3:15PM
Brilliant shot. Determination on the faces of horse and rider
Cor 9 Belgium
15 Jun 2012 3:31PM
TOP 10*****
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2012 4:10PM
Excellent reportage, there's a sense of tension, and the balance between the angles of the two heads.
paulcr 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
15 Jun 2012 4:37PM
Thats excellent. Paul
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
15 Jun 2012 5:12PM
A great shot -- especially the low point of view. This one was worth all your trepidation.
Thanks for including the commentary -- makes for interesting reading.
NEWMANP 10 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2012 5:28PM
i was there on the friday, but not much action in the river.
we usually get our best shots in the river with them

nice one

not that "straight" i think
K_T 6 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2012 5:30PM
They didn't let them in the water until Sunday as they were waiting for the water levels to drop in the river. Luckily I was up there for 4 days, you should have inboxed me, we could have met up for a chin wag =)
clintQB 6 51 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2012 6:10PM
Fantastic action image......super detailed and amazing DOF
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2012 7:37PM
That is awesom..fantastic photography
a winner all the way!
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
16 Jun 2012 3:33PM
I thought about going there for that weekend but it was along way from South Wales.
Maybe next year.
Excellent clear shot.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
27 Aug 2012 2:29PM
A terrific image, such determination on both the horse and the young man's faces

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