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    Jump energy

    This picture is a test in a totally different style compared to my previous style. i am interested by your feelings and suggestions of improvement.

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    Re: Jump energy

    Thierry

    My first reaction when I read the question you are asking, was to remember that the word I associated with your previous showjumping images was 'majestic'. There was a beauty and grace about those previously posted.

    I would not describe this as majestic. This gives me a feeling of raw power and energy. It's ACTION.

    That does not mean it is better or worse. It is just different. In fact, both styles are equally impressive.

    As for this image, I suggest that for it to be improved, we would need to see the face of the rider. But that is applying a comment to what is an already incredibly good image
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    Re: Jump energy

    Thanks a lot for your comment Donald

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    I have to agree with Donald here. The image certainly shouts action. The motion blur works wonderfully here it almost makes me dizzy (in a good way). I cannot critique an image like this because it does exactly what it says on the tin. To ramble on about what should or should not be caught in the blur would be missing the point.

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    Re: Jump energy

    Bonjour Thierry - I agree with the others that this image "shouts ACTION". What I particularly appreciate in this and similar shots is that a relevant part of the image is static while all else is in movement (indicated by blurring). Here the horse's head is static. That seems to me to be very apt as the horse is doing almost all the work (as a former rider I know that the guy/gal in the seat is also working, but the horse is jumping). I find the image stunning.

    BTW, the rider has his/her foot too far forward in the stirrup

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    Very nice Thierry
    I would be very happy to have taken it

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    Re: Jump energy

    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post

    BTW, the rider has his/her foot too far forward in the stirrup

    Salut

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    Thanks david for your comment. Your technical remark is right it could be even dangerous.

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    Re: Jump energy

    thanks Kay

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    Re: Jump energy

    I agree with all comments aboe. Great shot.

    I like the positioning of the subject, giving the horse space to jump into, and you have given the horse and rider just the right amount of action.

    What shutter speed did you use for this shot?

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    Re: Jump energy

    Looks Great!

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    Re: Jump energy

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Ryan View Post
    What shutter speed did you use for this shot?
    The EXIF shows it as 1/50 @ f11. ISO 100

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    Re: Jump energy

    Thanks a lot for your comments and thanks a lot Donald for release of exifs

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    Re: Jump energy

    Thierry, I think that's a stunning shot. The technique is not easy, is it? I tried it last month with barrel racing, and the timing can be tricky Except for the rider position ( which is out of your hands and is seldom perfect, anyway), if I was that rider, I'd be happy to hang this photo on a wall.

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    Hi Myra,

    Thanks for your comment. That's right this techniques generates a lot of trashed pictures.

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