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Old Aug 22, 2011, 10:18 PM   #1
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Late last week, we went to the 150th Agricultural Fair on Martha's Vineyard.
Lots of animals to photograph plus a few highwire acts. The most interesting, to me, was the horse pull. The following is a 7 shot sequence of which I've posted 4, of two beautiful horses pulling a stack of concrete blocks.

What made this sequence interesting to me was the ability to set the AF to AF-C
and let the camera 'do it's thing'.

The horses were almost facing me. So, the af system had - I think- a rather difficult task at hand: To accurately capture the horses moving towards me rather than the normal panning issues.

Here are is the sequence:







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Old Aug 23, 2011, 11:56 AM   #2
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Excellent images! That is a nice lens. I have a D90, but I don't have that lens and probably won't be able to afford one. But the camera is great. I also have a D40 that I use frequently. But I like your images. Good telephoto work, in my opinion.
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What a spectacular series, beautiful horses...!
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Horsepower delux there Zig and the images prove the delux Nikon combo, beautiful imagery.
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I love a photo that says so much at just a glance. What power!!! A great series.
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That first shot is a winner, in my opinion. As Greg says, it says a lot at just a glance. Nothing wrong with the D90's AF, either.
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Hi Everyone,

Thank you all for taking the time to comment. much appreciated.

These horses are just absolutely beautiful creatures. There were about 6 pairs at one end of the field standing patiently under some shade trees while waiting to take their turn. There was a significant crowd all looking to take a photograph. You just couldn't help noticing how strong and muscular they were.
These were huge animals. I'm 6' 2" and I was dwarfed by these guys.

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Hi Everyone,

Thank you all for taking the time to comment. much appreciated.

These horses are just absolutely beautiful creatures. There were about 6 pairs at one end of the field standing patiently under some shade trees while waiting to take their turn. There was a significant crowd all looking to take a photograph. You just couldn't help noticing how strong and muscular they were.
These were huge animals. I'm 6' 2" and I was dwarfed by these guys.

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Everytime I look at these shots I can't help but think of one of my
favorite albums, "Heavy Horses" by Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull...

Scroll down on this page to the lyrics for the song and you'll understand
what I mean...

http://www.boudnik.org/~cos/music/Je...es-lyrics.html

Again, spectacular series...!
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Everytime I look at these shots I can't help but think of one of my
favorite albums, "Heavy Horses" by Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull...

Scroll down on this page to the lyrics for the song and you'll understand
what I mean...

http://www.boudnik.org/~cos/music/Je...es-lyrics.html

Again, spectacular series...!

Wow, Wizzard, I think you're dating yourself. I haven't heard Jethro Tull's name mentioned in quite sometime.. Great band. My favorite Tull album was Aqualung. The guitar riff in Locomotive Breath was always a favorite

As for songs, The Stones' Wild Horses stuck out in my mind.

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Wow, Wizzard, I think you're dating yourself. I haven't heard Jethro Tull's name mentioned in quite sometime.. Great band. My favorite Tull album was Aqualung. The guitar riff in Locomotive Breath was always a favorite

As for songs, The Stones' Wild Horses stuck out in my mind.

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That's another good one, Zig...!

If you haven't ever heard "Heavy Horses" try this on for size...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDYK5SBnVaQ

BTW, If I date myself I don't mind at all - I'm proud to be...!
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