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 Post subject: Shooting Horses
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:29 am 
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I was out at the RaceTrack the other day, and took some action shots.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3036/262 ... 639c_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3148/262 ... f97f_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3006/262 ... dcbd_o.jpg
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Hey WestCoast,

Nice shots, i'm thinking about going to the Carlisle races near to where i live tomorrow.
Just wondering, when you got the action shots of the horses did you use the "panning" technique to get the blur and what shutter speed did you use?

Thanks alot

Will. :D

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Hi Will

The first series of photos are shot on my old Kit lens 18-70 and were in full “auto”.
I wanted to capture the muscle tone and leg movement in better detail, basically freeze the scene.
This picture of the White Horse is panned and shows more movement flow.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3275/277 ... f098_o.jpg

- 2nd pic down : F-stop f/6.3 Ex time 1/320 sec
- white horse : F-stop f/10 Ex time 1/160 sec

Post some of your photos once you have them.


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Don't know why but they don't seem sharp at all to me...

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Will do,
The races got postponed due to a waterlogged track :( so i will when they're on!

Thanks for the info
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great shots...not so easy to capture!!! I will be waiting to see the new photos of racing, when everything dries out these are wonderful...hard to believe they are of the same species as the horses I rope off of...these are an elite group, for sure...well done!

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you should never ever shoot horses...unless they're leg is broken


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nilinds wrote:
you should never ever shoot horses...unless they're leg is broken


That's what I was thinking haha.

But about the shots..They seem out of focus or something, not sure.


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nilinds wrote:
you should never ever shoot horses...unless they're leg is broken


"You" as in he shouldn't shoot horses, or "you" as in nobody should shoot horses?

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0eyvind wrote:
nilinds wrote:
you should never ever shoot horses...unless they're leg is broken


"You" as in he shouldn't shoot horses, or "you" as in nobody should shoot horses?


haha, i was kidding...get it SHOOT horses. this post is called shooting horses, it sounded funny. he can photograph horses all he wants!


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nilinds wrote:
you should never ever shoot horses...unless they're leg is broken


Must say that i thought the exact same things, about offing horses so to speak :) But then i quickly realized that it was not going to be about that!

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nilinds wrote:
you should never ever shoot horses...unless they're leg is broken


I enjoy shooting things, be it; ducks, horses, dragonflies etc. I have a friend who does the same with a Canon, go figure. :shock:


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WestCoast wrote:
nilinds wrote:
you should never ever shoot horses...unless they're leg is broken


I enjoy shooting things, be it; ducks, horses, dragonflies etc. I have a friend who does the same with a Canon, go figure. :shock:

That's not very sporting of him - but I bet it's a sight to behold!


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great shots!

i will however comment on the exposures,

i think that alot of your shots are great however, a faster lens might allow you to have the focus on ONE horse.

try a larger aperture as well as a faster shutter speed on your next attempt.

i say faster shutter speed because you seemed to have overexposed the trousers.

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palakaboy wrote:
i think that alot of your shots are great however, a faster lens might allow you to have the focus on ONE horse.
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Those pictures were taken with the original Kit lens 18-70.
I've moved on to better glass since then.


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