Attended an equestrian dressage competition today (my other half competes at medium level).
OK - it's an esoteric sport but it seems to attract lots of togs with print on site facilties - £18.95 for a 10 x 8 sort of offering.
I can't help thinking that standing there with a top end canon D/Nikon D with big lens and compulsory monopod and blitzing lots of technically accurate images produces some very dull images - no atmosphere, no what it means for the horse and/or rider, no impression of effort (and believe me it is a mentally tough sport).
Listen to the judges at dressage competitions and you hear "very forward going", and "needs to be more uphill" or "too heavy in the hand". None of this seems to translate into the 'stand there and blaze away with some expensive kit' togs.
So, less of the whining, here's my first effort at trying to capure the effort and movement of dressage.
Willing to be shot down in flames!
Technicals: F13, 1/30s
Specialist and abstract
Portraits and people
Sports and action
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