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Giddy up

By Serkta  
Hi, I uploaded this yesterday as part of a reportage but it didn't prove to be very popular. So I am putting it up separately as it is my favourite from the many pics I took at the family day in Fontwell at the weekend. It almost looks like the jockey is on his mobile phone (when viewed large)!

I would really appreciate and C&C's as this is the first time I have really attempted this kind of shot. Please view large if you have time.

Cheers, Raife

PS - I love the tog in the background missing the action

Tags: Sports and action

Voters: Scaramanga, fatmod, cirrusminor and 9 more


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Comments


28 May 2008 3:34PM
Great action image. I really like it.

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fatmod 9 22 England
28 May 2008 3:43PM
geat action shot
cirrusminor 8 380 3 England
28 May 2008 11:01PM
Great action shot... well done Smile This deserves many more votes... the detail of the subject is pin sharp.
29 May 2008 1:38PM
This is an excellent action shot, well done.
haydn
una 12 10 United Kingdom
30 May 2008 7:00PM
Nice sharp action shot.
Una
IFIMAGE 8 143 Wales
3 Jun 2008 5:09PM
Great action Shot!
Ian
GalleryGirl 8 4 2 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2008 8:43PM
Sharp action shot.
Marilyn x
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
6 Jun 2008 11:21AM
Good shot and very sharp.

3 points to help you.

1. There is no real feeling of movement as the BG is static. I would suggest a slower shutter speed and pan with the horse. Takes a bit of practise but well worth it.
2. Needs a bit more space on the LH side for the horse to move into.
3. If you have access to photoshop, lighten the jockey's face a tad.

For a first attempt this is excellent. I hope my comments are of help
dathersmith 9 550 12 England
6 Jun 2008 11:26PM
A great action shot with excellent detail. I agree with lonely_oryx regarding the feeling of movement, panning takes practice but is well worth the effort. As you've said, the tog in the bg is great.

Darren.
Serkta 8 42 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2008 3:39PM

Quote:Good shot and very sharp.

3 points to help you.

1. There is no real feeling of movement as the BG is static. I would suggest a slower shutter speed and pan with the horse. Takes a bit of practise but well worth it.
2. Needs a bit more space on the LH side for the horse to move into.
3. If you have access to photoshop, lighten the jockey's face a tad.

For a first attempt this is excellent. I hope my comments are of help



Hi, many thanks for the comments they are really helpful.

1. Having checked the camera data I was in Aperture Priority rather than Shutter Priority hence the over sharp background.

There I was panning away fruitlessly in the wrong mode Doh! Hopefully I might be going back again for Fathers Day so will get another shot at it.

2. This is quite a heavy crop as the background is a bit distracting (mainly due to being too sharp).

3. I will lighten the face and upload another version without cropping.

Cheers, Raife

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