Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Photography experiment

I have ventured out on my first attempt to shoot horses that are not cutters or reiners. And boy howdy, is it like a foreign language to me. I know I have a lot to learn, but I had a great time, and got some pictures that make me happy. I do not expect that they will suit a person who does this for real, or even the riders, but for a first attempt, I was glad to get a few that make me not want to puke at the sight of.

What do you think?


Minnesota Mamaleh said...

your photos are stunning. i am so not an animal person, and even i think they look magnificent here! so happy to have come across your blog today! :)

Holly said...

I like 1 and 2.

It is a steep learning curve and shows are really difficult for a number of reasons. Timing is critical to get the right position for both the rider and the horse. The background is not something you can control and often it is so full of loud and contrasty colors it is hard to make a horse/rider stand out. Shows happen during the day, classes are held at times less than optimal for exposure and there are sometimes hard shadows due to harsh light.

I think for your first time, these are very good.

Anonymous said...

The horse face-----looks good---see the details of the fancy mane.

Horse and rider-----suspose OK

Horse and rider-----( No. 3) seems the choice of background ( you can't help this) but the black jacket blending in with green trees is a distraction for the final photo shot.

From Horse Student ----I think I like your horses ( cutters etc) cause they LOOK YOU STRAIGHT IN THE EYE and maybe smile---but these guys/gals look ASHAMED ---heads down. But I presume this is another TYPE/KIND of horse riding. I know it is English ---and a WHOLE OTHER BALLGAME.. . . . .

From Photo Dummy

But what do I know except to enjoy all your photos and stories---and I sure do. Experiment all you want.

Chillygator said...

Not knowing a lot about horses, these are beautiful! I love your horse pictures.

duffylou said...

I don't know much about professional photography but I do know there are tricks you can do to lighten this, warm that and erase what you don't want to see.

You picked a lovely dressage horse. A beautiful head, expressive eyes and you were able to get nice photos in the correct frame of the gaits. Her owner should be very pleased with your pictures.

Anonymous said...

I think they're fantastic.
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