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Foggy early morning training for this pacer. He was very watchful as I was pointing a long black thing in his direction.

Nikon D700 70-200 f2.8
ISO 640 f8 1/1000th sec

Featured in: Horse and Rider 8 Oct 11

I’m a Sydney based photographer. Photographic interests are the outdoors, people, action, HDR and creative works as well as pretty much everything I guess.

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  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 3 years ago

    Great capture Ian..

  • Hi Julie, something a bit different, thanks !!

    – Ian English

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 3 years ago

    Excellent work mate.

  • G’day Waz maybe this subject won’t have very general appeal but I enjoyed the challenge to get an interesting shot for myself. Cheers mate !!!

    – Ian English

  • lamiel
    lamielover 3 years ago

    Great expression and clarity for an action shot. I really like the composition and toning.

  • Thanks mate, I’m very pleased with how it turned out !!

    – Ian English

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 3 years ago

    yes! … both horse and rider it appears … great shot, tonal range, comp and subject matter Ian … love the lean of the whole thing into the wind, as it were. Top shot m’dear :)

  • Appreciate your comment on this Caz as it is one that many would overlook. So pleased you like it :)))))))

    – Ian English

  • Joseph T. Meirose IV
    Joseph T. Meir...over 3 years ago

    Great focus and action.

  • Thanks Joe !!

    – Ian English

  • texianlive
    texianliveover 3 years ago

    Great capture Ian

  • Thanks for taking a look and glad you like it !!

    – Ian English

  • Enivea
    Eniveaabout 3 years ago

    Great action shot – perfect timing to show off the pacer’s movement.

  • Glad you like it Enivea, thanks :))

    – Ian English

  • Helen Akerstrom Photography
    Helen Akerstro...about 3 years ago

    The bloke doesn’t look too happy! LOL Pacer is pacing without hobbles. Must be a natural…
    Wonderful image!

  • The driver was trying to keep the horse under control as it was more worried about me than what it was doing !! Thanks !!

    – Ian English

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinalealmost 3 years ago

    Wow, this is a brilliant shot Ian! I just love this so much!

  • Thanks Maree, this image won 2nd place in mono prints at Newcastle National recently but gets mixed reception elsewhere. It’s all so subjective isn’t it ??

    – Ian English

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinalealmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your placing Ian.
    You’re right it’s very subjective… I got a street shot knocked back earlier on from a group that wants to look at beautiful images from our country. I think it is beautiful but obviously the person moderating didn’t. Street stuff must be an acquired taste. :)
    No point getting upset…I just shake my head at their lack of vision and get on with it LOL

    I bet the guy in this shot loved the result.

  • This was taken very early morning when they were out training. I specifically wanted to get something in the fog and will try again in winter with colder air and more steam coming from nostrils etc. I haven’t seen this guy again and must go back and offer him a print. Your candid street stuff is very good and as you say, no point getting upset about someone else’s opinion. Now if there were a lot of people with the same opinion, then I would take note. I enter in a lot of external comps and have come across this quite often. Mind you some images have general appeal and do well anywhere. Oh well on with the show !!!! LOL

    – Ian English

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