Up and Over 2

© William Johnson

Up and Over 2

Uploaded: May 31, 2007


Canon 28-135 @ 105m F/2.8 @ 1/3000 ISO-100

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: +0, Exposure Time: 1/3000, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 100, White Balance: auto white balance, Focal Length: 105mm, Camera Model: Canon EOS 10D


William Johnson May 31, 2007

This was a few months ago at a horse trial. CC'S/comments welcome, if any. #665287

Su Sana E. P level-classic May 31, 2007

What an awesome action capture!! Bill, great timing on this!! #4349322

Dan Holm level-classic May 31, 2007

Fantastic acion shot, Bill! Perfect perspective to catch the action beautifully! #4349334

Dr. Harmeet Singh May 31, 2007

Perfect timing in this beautiful shot.Nice. #4349347

Pat Gamwell May 31, 2007

Awesome action shot, Bill! What a magnificent horse...!! #4349385

Rakesh Syal level-classic May 31, 2007

Great action and timely capture, Bill!! #4349387

William F. Clair May 31, 2007

Great shot!!! And timing. Must have been a bright day to shoot at 1/3000. This photo might be just right for a buzz effect. I received your email. Glad you liked the tutorial. #4349392

Lynne Morris May 31, 2007

What a wonderful action shot Bill, perfect timing and the colours are gorgeous! #4349443

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict May 31, 2007

Great capture and presentation here Bill...Dominick #4349470

Mary K. Robison May 31, 2007

Perfect moment in this stop-action capture, Bill, and the lighting and colors are wonderful in this! #4349504

Stuart Skelsey May 31, 2007

Hi Bill,

Nicely timed and taken shot as everyone else has commented. In the interest of constructive criticism I do have some further thoughts:

- I find the half notice at the lower left a distraction and I wonder if it might be possible to simply crop the lower half of the picture to remove it?

- The white post at the right of the fence is unfortunately placed in that it cuts the horse's tail off. A bit difficult to do much about this in post-processing so probably the only thing to think about in the future is move to the left a bit or wait for another 1/3 of a second for the tail to clear the post. Did you use a motor drive while following the horse?

- Moving to the left before taking the shot might also move the horse into a slightly less busy background, the trees rather than the car park.

- Finally, there seems to be a halo around the mane of the horse and the head of the rider, which I associate with over enthusiastic sharpening.

Just some personal observations which I hope will be taken in the right spirit. Anyway, everybody else seems to like it! #4349572

Donald K. Cherry May 31, 2007

Very nice action image, Bill! Good comp and color. #4349648

Glenn E. Urquhart May 31, 2007

Fantastic capture, Outstanding Action Composition, Bill!!! Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #4349742

Jim Huffield May 31, 2007

Wonderful shot, Bill. Jim #4349855

Husain Akhtar May 31, 2007

Great action shot, Bill! Love the frozen moment and the colour saturation! #4349924

Colette M. Metcalf May 31, 2007

Terrific capture, Bill!!! #4349964

May 31, 2007

Congratulations for this amazing shot! #4350134

Barbara Waldoch level-classic May 31, 2007

Lovely capture, Bill, you can see the muscles working on the horse! #4350257

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic May 31, 2007

Nice capture, Bill. Beautiful horse. #4350493

May 31, 2007

EXCELENT... colors,light and details #4350655

William Johnson May 31, 2007

Thank you everyone for your welcome and informative critiques/comments. Bill J. #4351451

John Connolly May 31, 2007

What kinetic energy you have captured here Bill! A wonderful action capture! #4352189

William Johnson June 01, 2007

Thank you for your appreciated kind words John. Bill J. #4353023

Peggy J. Maguire June 01, 2007

Love this shot Bill,the feeling of motion is amazing,good work... #4353370

William Johnson June 01, 2007

Thank you very much Peggy. Bill J. #4354046

Eleanor M. Perrotta June 01, 2007

Bill, a great capture. Also, a wonderful gallery. #4355507

Shirley Sicurello level-classic June 02, 2007

Great shot Bill! I've taken a few of these and know how hard it is to get it "just right." Almost impossible to shoot without getting "distractions" as it's the nature of the course. #4357176

William Johnson June 03, 2007

Thank you Eleanor and Shirley for you kind remarks. Bill J. #4361244

Dave Winchell June 03, 2007

Bill, this is a great capture. I do not find the background overly busy because you have perfectly captured the main subject with such clarity. Dave #4361254

William Johnson June 03, 2007

Thank you very much Dave for you very much appreciated opinion. Yes the hrse as the main subject and I didn't have much say in the surrounding actity. Bill J. #4361324

Raymond Pauly June 04, 2007

Great catch with very nice composition, Bill! #4365559

Jenny Bosmans June 05, 2007

Great timing and fantastic action capture, Bill! :) #4366711

William Johnson June 05, 2007

Many thank to all for you CC's/ comments. Bill J. #4366733

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe June 05, 2007

Very nice action shot, Bill! I also did not find the background distracting. It is hard to impossible to avoid busy backgrounds in some of these situations.

To follow up on Stuart's comments above, there is something about the texture of the horse that looks peculiar. I can't put my finger on it but it might be due to the sharpening Stuart refers to. With respect to the background what I have done to a few of these is apply a bit of selective motion blur so as to make the background not noticeable. Sometimes I have also used it (& perhaps overused it) to obscure the identity of the rider to avoid getting a release. Hope this helps. Very nice shot! #4367946

William Johnson June 06, 2007

Hi Mike, Thanks very much for your appreciated comments. I agree the background is out of the photographers control when taking the shot, especially when there are 1000's of people milling around. I have not tried motion blur before on my images, but may well give your suggestion a trie sometime. Bill J. #4369975

Nancy L. Green level-classic June 06, 2007

FANTASTIC action shot Bill!! You certainly caught the perfect moment!! Love you mini pic also!! <>< #4373474

William Johnson June 08, 2007

Thank you verymuch Nancy. The Mini Pic pups are quite a bit older now, but still as mischievious. Bill J. #4378767

Jean B. Hall June 17, 2007

Wonderful action shot, captured at just the right moment! #4405607

William Johnson June 17, 2007

Thank you for your nice comments Jean, glad you like it. Bill J. #4405931

Stefania Barbier level-addict June 24, 2007

fantastic capture Bill! #4430115

William Johnson June 24, 2007

Glad you like it Stefania, thank you. Bill J. #4430283

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