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.