This image was taken using a canon 400d with a canon 70-210mm F4 lens at F8, the zoom at 107mm and shutter speed of 1/1000, manually pre-focused on the centre (top of the advertsing banner - the horses jumped further left than anticipated) using a single central AF point, and then switching the lens to manual focus. The camera was in aperature priority mode, with the ISO at 800 to keep the shutter speed at around 1/800. The metering was in exposure mode and no exposure compensation was applied. The image was the fourth in the sequence, using continuous shooting, and I was still zooming out from the original 210mm which was too tight for a previous image in the sequence.
The weather was sunny with broken clouds. I'd set the white balance manually using a white card (temperature of 5050).
No post shooting changes have been made to the image.
The aim of the image was to capture the action of the racing, by freezing the horses jupming the fence mid race. I would have prefered to have composed the image to exclude more sky and space to the left (leaving enough for the horses to run into) and to have the focal point on the nearest horse.
Tags: Sports and action