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Old Nov 19, 2006, 4:20 PM   #1
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Konica-Minolta Maxxum 5D w/ KM AF DT 18-200mm f3.5-6.3

Exposed at 160mm, f6.3 at 1/500 sec.

Again, this is a crop, so comments in composition can be addressed. Other than that, it's just the way it came out of the camera.

BTW, 2 won.

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Old Nov 20, 2006, 4:14 AM   #2
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Hi TCav,

I'm not an expert by ANY means on horse-racing or this type of photography, though I do know that each type of photography has it's own challenges, etc. But still I'll share some thoughts as it's on this forum.

Firstly I'm not saying this photo is NOT worth anything, even "poorly composed / a bit blurry photos" are often worth keeping / saving and having as special memories / moments.

Though from what I can make out (technically) this photo seems rather soft. (riders, horses not so sharp). Maybe to do with subject movement or focus or something else.

I find the pattern (sort of symmetry) and body languages of the riders with different colours, the most interesting aspect of this photo... though I'm not sure that was your aim.

The fact that the horses' head/s as well as the legs are cut off makes me feel you've cropped TOO much. Also the spectators heads are cut off, which I think feels "awkward" too... even if they're not the main subject... they're still obvious enough to be "missing heads".

Just a general comment, maybe it's better to post ONE (or maximum TWO) photos on this forum at a time (wait for reactions, feedback, learn and try to improve / implement new skills) rather than posting several photos to the critiques and techniques forum at once. I think that generally works best for all of us.

Still thanks for sharing.... Best regards

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Old Nov 20, 2006, 1:23 PM   #3
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> I find the pattern (sort of symmetry) and body languages of the riders with
> different colours, the most interesting aspect of this photo... though I'm not sure
> that was your aim.

Actually, that was exactly my aim. Your comment tells me that I didn't communicate it well.

Thank you.

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