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The Champ.

The Champ.
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Copyright: Erwin Kruger (Jonathan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 816 W: 0 N: 376] (13989)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-08-23
Categories: Event
Camera: Canon EOS 600D, Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS, Digital
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-08-23 7:19
Viewed: 613
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The winner of a local horse jumping show, not easy photo to capture as there is so much congested and distracting elements, one needs to move around and try find a good point.
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Hello Erwin,
A very good action shot. Even though the angle of the sun is not very favourable, it does not do any real harm to the image. I suggest cropping off a little on the right and removing the branches behind, and to the left of the rider, would render an even better result. A real pleasure to view.

Well timed, all hooves off the ground, ears are pricked up and you have both the rider's and the horses face in the shot so that ticks all the most desirable requirements for this kind of shot. As has been said the sun has not been kind to you but you have to take what you are given to work with on these sorts of day. As you say, moving around to find the best vantage points is the way to go. What would I change? Probably nothing - it is a record shot that tells the story. What would I WANT to change - I'd probably lose the 2 uprights sticking out of the plant, the little red flag on top of the second one and probably the one right over to the right as well.

Hi,Erwin. This is all about timing and captured the image perfectly. The focus and sharpness of the horse and rider is excellent and all of the elements are relatively subdued which is why I like the composition. Cheers.

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2015-09-06 14:27]

Hi Erwin, Lovely catch on the action, good light to freeze the horse and rider in full flight. Nice one :)

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