Thursday, February 23, 2012

Focus 52 week 8 - Light


Yes - more horse pictures, but like I've mentioned - I spend a LOT of time here.  Took this one specifically for the Focus 52 prompt - Light.  I am not always able to make use of natural light or even a flash in the situation of taking lesson riding pictures at dusk.  Moving objects coming/going out of the light provided by overhead arena lights makes for quite the challenge.  I never expect these to be one of the photo-perfect images, but more of a representation of my daughter's (& my) dedication to what she loves - she's out there in the dark, cold, rain, extreme heat - whatever to ride those horses. 

For those who are curious - I used my 50mm f1.4 lens, hand held (tripod may have helped, but when helping tack up & lead horses to the arena, less gear is always better).  I cheated (although I love those pre-set settings) & used the "sports" setting on my camera, so it would give the single focus point & no chance of the flash popping up (not a fan of flash anyway).  This is straight out of the camera - no adjustments other than a bit of cropping - no brightening, straightening, fusing, nothing (although I did take a few other "landscape" type photos to play with - no moving objects - just fences, trees & the sky).

To see other Light photos - visit Two Scoopz Focus 52.

6 comments:

  1. That's dedication :)

    Thanks for linking up this week at focus52!

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    1. Appreciate you taking time to comment on here & Flickr!

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    1. Thank you for the nice comment. Those action night shots are tricky.

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  3. Beautiful photo Sherry! I love the sapphire blue sky but more than anything... I love the beautiful memories you are documenting of your daughter and her passion. So lovely!

    By the way, thank you so much for the link to my site on your sidebar! I just noticed it. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks for checking out the image!! You're welcome for the blog link!!

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