Richard Huang  

Memory by Richard Huang

October 2019 - Memory

About the Image(s)

Canon 5D4, ISO100, 182mm, f/13, 1/60sec


I am practicing some action shooting on horses. For post processing, I did some normal adjustment. And at the end apply a analog filter to make the picture a film like, and give a feeling that it is taken from long time ago. Any comment is welcome. Thanks.

6 comments posted

Jason Kravitz   Jason Kravitz
Nice panning Richard. The filter and scene do give a timeless quality to the image. I like the overall sense of motion it conveys.

I am wondering how the focus came out in some of your other shots. It is already impressive that the horse and rider are relatively sharp compared to the blurred background -- though seems like the sharpest points are on the legs vs. the heads (of horse and/or rider).

Not a huge issue but something maybe to consider if you find yourself taking pics like this again.   Posted: 10/02/2019 09:31:49

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
I think this is a highly successful shot, resulting in an impressionistic image of the horse and rider. The synchronicity of flying mane, flying hair, and flying tail is just great.
Only one suggestion. You shot at 1/60. How about 1/100 to freeze the rider a bit more, but still show motion in some parts of the horse's legs.   Posted: 10/02/2019 21:41:44

Terry Walters   Terry Walters
Great motion shot but I would like the rider and horses head sharper, leaving the motion to the rest of the image. Stephen is right about a slightly faster shutter, plus I would suggest panning with the rider. Also a bit more space on the left to ride into would help.   Posted: 10/06/2019 11:31:02

Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
I really love it, having showed horses for decades. Since you mentioned you are working on this type of shot, it would be great to see some photos using the suggestions above.

I'm shocked she isn't wearing her helmet, did she take it off for you? The flying hair is much nicer than the helmets we wear when we ride. She's a good rider, a great leg and a straight line from horse's mouth to her elbow, which helps your lines and motion, also. If you are photographing for the rider, she'd love a photo where she's sitting and not up in the saddle, although the position she is in makes a better photo because she's moving with the horse and adding to your motion theme. Love to see more of these!   Posted: 10/06/2019 20:12:44

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
My daughter is an equestrienne and all of Brenda's comments resonate with me. Yes, flying hair (unsafe), good leg, exciting position--all make a great shot. I agree with Brenda, let's see more of these.   Posted: 10/06/2019 22:54:03

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Richard, please see Peggy Reedar's work in Group 22 this month. You are both working on panning, although with slightly different subjects.   Posted: 10/09/2019 08:39:34


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