Hocus, thank you! That means a lot coming from you!
Hi Jump, thanks! I'm actually not sure which pic you're talking about though LOL You copied the link which copied incompletely and they all look alike from that perspective But, regarding lighting, I always try to carry my camera around in good light
Sorry - I lied! I had 3 favorite "candid" photo's ...
This one of Faux Finish, at Devon 2007 with her Amateur handler. It was stinking hot, she was tired, and all she wanted to do was sleep, so I guess she thought she'd get a few minutes of shut eye while she was in the ring ...
Martha..... Picture with human and foal sleeping is lovely.
Thanks Reg! My son was supposed to be "handling" the foal to get her used to humans.
When I stuck my head out of the barn door a bit later to see how it was going, that is what I saw. Fortunately, my camera was nearby. My son definitely has a way with horses.
Martha Haley - NeverSayNever Farm
2009 KWN-NA Breeder of the Year/Silver Level Breeder
Royal Dutch Sporthorses of exceptional quality www.angelfire.com/ns2/our_horses/
cabt re - that one of the horse reaching down to grab kitty's tail is just the best shot!!!
And I love those sunrise / sunset shots as well - they are just beautiful ...
So it seems like the only "planning" you need to do to get fabulous candid shots, is to have your camera with you at all times, so that when you see something that is picture worthy, you can whip it out and shoot the picture! Running back to the barn or house to get it simply wont do at all ...
Thanks JB. I added a hunter sample as well. There are those moments when horses literally take your breath away with the power and grace they are capable of. I feel very priviledged to have the honor of travelling and being part of the talent that exists in this county, and believe me there is a bunch.
Sadly only a small percentage of the very best photos ever end up seen. Show schedules, owners not present and so on are just a few reasons. I often think it is quite sad. They just end up in a file somewhere on someone's computer. Lili will now be offering her work on line, and I hope more of the best photos actually get to be appreciated. I remember a shot I took of Capone I in Ocala last year for Lili that was beyond amazing. What a great horse!
Last edited by Hocus Focus; Jan. 12, 2008 at 01:38 PM.
I think my official favorite is Reg's tortoise photo!!!
Or the trainer on the bike is fabulous as well ...
What's great is that we've seen those moments and our brain recognizes them (since we took the mental snapshot). They bring back a flood of thoughts and emotion. I love this thread. I always enjoy getting to see these -- THANKS!