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Sun Nov 4, 2012, 02:42 AM

Just for fun





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Elfin Yeti Nov 2012 OP
rDigital Nov 2012 #1
Elfin Yeti Dec 2012 #5
rDigital Dec 2012 #9
Solly Mack Nov 2012 #2
Elfin Yeti Dec 2012 #6
NV Whino Nov 2012 #3
Elfin Yeti Dec 2012 #7
Speck Tater Nov 2012 #4
Elfin Yeti Dec 2012 #8
Mira Dec 2012 #10
Elfin Yeti Dec 2012 #11
SouthernDonkey Dec 2012 #12
DrDan Dec 2012 #13
SouthernDonkey Dec 2012 #14
Elfin Yeti Dec 2012 #15

Response to Elfin Yeti (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 02:58 AM

1. Fancy, do you have any back story to go with the photos? : ) nt

 

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Response to rDigital (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 03:46 AM

5. Yes...

They are all taken at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, CA. The first was taken during the Professional Bull Riders tour, the second is of an extraordinary horse, Flexible, who is a world class show jumper. The third is of another world class (dressage) horse and rider team, Steffen Peters and Ravel, who are Olympic champions. Ravel is retiring this year. Thanks for asking!

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Response to Elfin Yeti (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 02:03 PM

9. Excellent, thanks for e reply : ) nt

 

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Response to Elfin Yeti (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 04:17 AM

2. Horsey!

Happy rider!

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 03:47 AM

6. He has reason to be!

He is riding one of the best dressage horses in the world!

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Response to Elfin Yeti (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:11 AM

3. Beautiful

I've missed your posts.

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Response to NV Whino (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 03:48 AM

7. Thanks for noticing! nt

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Response to Elfin Yeti (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 12:01 PM

4. The second one is outstanding! Definitely my favorite of the set. nt

 

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Response to Speck Tater (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 03:49 AM

8. Thanks!

The lighting was so dramatic! If you look closely you can see a hand in front -- winners get carrot treats!

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Response to Elfin Yeti (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 09:57 PM

10. I misses these earlier, am so glad to see them now.

Each so very different in emotion and depiction. I can't link them.
The first one wins my heart.
The second wins the artist in me.
And the third makes me simply happy all over. Because the photo exudes it and this horse is not owned by Ann rMoney, I presume.

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Response to Mira (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:32 PM

11. Too funny!

You make me laugh! Well, no that's not Rafalca, although he has shown here at Del Mar. I have photos of Ann (I took them under duress) but not Mitt. I imagine we'll be seeing more of them now that they have nothing better to do... yippee, can't wait... sigh.

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Response to Elfin Yeti (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:41 PM

12. Very Good!

Good eye!

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Response to Elfin Yeti (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:30 AM

13. I particularly like the first two

the contrast between the hats in the first is wonderful - not unlike the unseen faces, I am sure.

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Response to DrDan (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:06 PM

14. I agree! photos that make you think

...and tell yourself a story! I love it!

And the lighting on the horse... that is just amazing and the kind of things I shoot for.. no pun intended!
I prefer natural light...or should I say "available" light. and I like to shoot in low light situations. I only recently bought this Canon EOS 60D. I HATE my on camera flash!!! HATE HATE HATE IT. I even try and mute it with a layer of kleenex sometimes if It pops up on some settings because it is just too harsh and dead in your face kind of crap. I have to admit I'm not really well versed on using the on camera flash, and I've been wanting to get an external remote flash. Or maybe I should just read my owners manual and figure out how to set it up????

Did you light these shots at all?

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Response to SouthernDonkey (Reply #14)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 05:26 AM

15. I prefer natural light too.

But I love using a flash only when I bounce the light. I've had good results with that. I rarely use the pop-up but also have a double layer of tissue taped over it.

Both shots were ambient light -- the horse was in the arena under spot lighting. Very dramatic but challenging to shoot. You can see I missed the focus but it isn't maddeningly out of focus -- kinda artsy so I can live with it.

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