Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Grand Prix Jumping Horse

This photograph of a horse and rider jumping a fence was taken during the Grand Prix event at a recent horse show.  This feature event had the best riders jumping the highest fences.  Great subjects for action sports photography!  This shot is tightly framed yet the horse's hind legs can still be seen well off the ground.  The height of the jump is enhanced by placing the horse and rider close to the top of the frame.
The background is busy, unfortunately, but almost the entire ring was surrounded by tents and people so there really wasn't a better location to shoot from.  The background is out of focus and that helps a little.
250mm lens, 1/1000 sec at f/5.6, ISO 320.