Isaac Vaisman M.D., FACRO  

Polo legs by Isaac Vaisman M.D., FACRO

September 2020 - Polo legs

About the Image(s)

This image is a follow up to the one from last April 2020 about the Polo Match. This was created using a Nikon Z6 with the Nikkor lens 500 mm f/5.6 ED and with these settings: ISO 1100, f/5.6, 1/2500 sec with + 1/3 EC. It was a cloudy day (subtle shadows). The lens was focused to the ball. It really shows movement and speed, and shows that not always we need to see the whole picture to know what is it about. The image was PP in LightRoom for white balance, clarity and cropped as is.

8 comments posted

Vella Kendall   Vella Kendall
It reminds me of a ballet with the front hoof point. This photo really puts you in the action. Having the whole picture would definitely detract from seeing the details and water spray. At least I think it is water spray.   Posted: 09/02/2020 22:23:33
Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
Vella, it is sand   Posted: 09/03/2020 07:50:16
Vella Kendall   Vella Kendall
I see it now.   Posted: 09/03/2020 13:32:38
Vella Kendall   Vella Kendall
I see it now.   Posted: 09/03/2020 18:42:13
Vella Kendall   Vella Kendall
I see it now.   Posted: 09/03/2020 23:43:25

Guy Davies   Guy Davies
Great action shot and a triumph for minimalism! You really don't need anything else to create the tension and the thrill of the occasion. I admire your ability to hold a big Nikon with a 500 mm lens and get a well focussed and well framed action shot of a rapidly moving subject.   Posted: 09/11/2020 04:00:53

Ian Chantler   Ian Chantler
Hi Isaac
The racecourse at Chester has hosted a couple of International polo matches over the last few years and I have been fortunate enough to be allowed pitchside to photograph them but a shot like this never crossed my mind a brilliant idea superbly executed you cant see the whole of the scene but you know exactly what the event is the icing on the cake all four hooves off the ground its a winner all year long for me.   Posted: 09/13/2020 15:55:30

Erik Rosengren   Erik Rosengren
A seldom used prospective Isaac, you even captured the mallet dents in the ball, bravo. As Ian stated, the timing of the shot, finding all four hoof's in the air, kicking up the sand, made the shot. The first item that caught my was the ball and the sharp right let created a leading line that guided my eyes through the entire image.   Posted: 09/13/2020 23:28:52


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