Photographing shows at the Harmony stables in Littleton is always a mixed blessing. It’s always fun to photograph the riders and horses but the lighting there makes it a real challenge to get good images.
Two sets from the day are on my events page. (Not all of the photographs are top-notch — some are there just so riders can do a little self-evaluation if they wish.)
Here are a few more favorites from the day…
As you might notice I spent the day in portrait mode. The subjects pretty much dictated the vertical composition.
All images shot with a Canon 1D Mark II, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS, on a monopod. ISO 1250 most of the day. Exposure varied greatly depending on about a dozen factors (barn lighting, constantly changing outside light, numerous backlight situations, subject distance, time-of-day). Like I said, this place keeps you on your toes.
Lightroom processing is pretty heavy to mitigate lens flare from backlighting — consequently most of the images have a different look than what you might normally associate with my photographs. I covered this processing in an earlier blog article.