Saturday, July 15, 2006

Horse pictures

And now, for your viewing pleasure, some horse photographs I've taken in the last couple days.

Remember Sampson? He says hi. He's HUGE.

And the little filly Sugar has grown so much!

Last night I went to see the Lipizzaner show down in Stockton. I'd never seen it before. How cool! We had great seats, fairly close to the front. I took a million pics. Most are at least somewhat blurry. I was shooting without a flash in order to capture the lighting. Shutter speeds were between 1/30 and 1/125 of a second, all other settings were automatic. It's a really hard thing to photograph, because it's a moving subject in extremely low light (the arena is dark, the horses are in a spotlight. So a moving subject should use a short shutter speed, but then that doesn't let in much light! These are a few of the best. There are many many more, and even the slightly blurred ones are useful to me as art references.

Way out of focus but you get the idea... capriole:

This one's an Andalusian!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The pics turned out great! It was a neat thing to go see :-). They are amazing, and such history - more than I ever knew.