Last week I went to the American Royal Cutting Horse Show. I wanted to practice some action photography.
The first day, I shot tons of pics and all of them were either boring or butt shots or blurs. When I got home, I transferred the pics to the puter and was very unhappy. I was sitting here looking at my shots...wondering what could I do to make them more interesting??? when I noticed the picture above. No...it's not a great photo, but it gave me an idea.
The next morning, I changed the settings on my camera and headed back to the show. I challenged myself to get better photos. I posted some of them on my Nov. 9th blog. They did show the athletic capabilities of the horse, but were still - b o r i n g...
I remembered my challenge and changed the settings again, feeling that I could keep trying the same shots or try something different and maybe, just maybe get some photos that were a tad more creative.
I set the camera to aperture priority, and aimed for just the horses head.
Most of the shots were a blur...but some achieved what I was looking for...well 2 of them did.
To me, these are more interesting than the ones I posted the other day???
No...these are not exceptional...but I like the effect. I'm thinking that with some practice, I could possibly get a cool photo one of these days. But...geez...another year till the American Royal...