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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
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Sunday, 1 September 2013

PRACTISING. (01/09/13)

It is the first cool day for ages, it is really chilly. After I’d finished playing with the ice lettering I wandered up to the indoor schooling ring. I thought Blender was complicated. Look at these children._MG_1410

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_MG_1333    Not children, they are a bit older than that, teenagers I should say. This a gymnastic sport called Vaulting. It’s a series of movements carried out on a cantering horse. I was very impressed.

That’s all for today.

33 comments:

  1. Geweldig Adriaan heel mooi,maar moest jij niet meedoen?

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  2. Hi Adrian, great shots of the Horses and riders. Just home from surgery & recovery hospital. So far so good in my recovery of hip replacement. You have yourself a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks Horst. I'm glad all is going to plan.

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  3. I am very impressed too. Both with the kids and your photographs.

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    1. David, ISO at 1280, aperture f4 and still I couldn't get a fast enough speed. It needed flash but that would have made for a very entertaining morning.

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  4. I'M impressed also by the skill of these people. I would have trouble riding horse. I have trouble just getting off the floor let alone stand on my hands. Here they call it trick riding and it's much more western. Whatever, it's impressive stuff.

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    1. Red, it goes on here all the time. I've just never got round to watching it.

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    1. I'll have to have another go on a bright sunny day. The light is a mixture of natural and mercury vapour lamps.

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  6. WOW! How amazing,m great shots Adrian

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    1. Margaret, I was impressed. I bet it looks better still when they are dressed up properly.

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  7. Adrian, nice change from the nature shots. When I looked at the first one I thought you had been experimenting (aka diving into swimming pool lady), but No, it was all you and the camera. Excellent stuff! Very skillful gymnasts. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Carol, Daliana used a Topaz filter for the diving girl. I'd forgotten about that. I'll have a go in Photoshop.
      This was just practice. Good though.

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  8. The horse looks was not bemused, laugh out loud.

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    1. Bob, horses are never happy until they are looking down at you flat on your back.

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  9. I've always liked these gravity defying acrobatics. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Maria, you are welcome...it is fun.

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  10. Very impressive. Is it the teenagers or the horses who are being schooled?

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    1. Bob, the teenagers. The horses are schooled every day one at a time.

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  11. Hi Adrian... I wonder how many fall those kids took before they mastered that feat !!
    Great shots that show the interesting sport of Vaulting which I have never heard off!!
    Grace

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    1. Grace, dozens of tumbles. If you are riding horses or motorbikes it comes with the territory.
      What has only just occurred to me is that they wear no body armour, helmets...Not even goggles to stop sand going in their eyes. Very dangerous in this day and age.

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  12. Outraged by these images as you've already eluded to Adrian. Not a hi-vis vest amongst them, no helmets or safety harness, I'm emailing Health&Safety straight away!!!

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    1. It never occurred to me that it is an anachronistic carry on. There was no sign of the air ambulance either. Probably just as well...the little buggers would be throwing themselves to the ground for a helicopter ride.

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  13. You get real impressed with these acrobatics .. very nice pictures Adrian ..

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    1. Michelle, it was a bit dark for pictures but it is impressive.

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  14. Couldn't you have had a go yourself? I think a green lurex bodysuit would have been the most suitable garb. You could always go back.

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  18. YP, I am often here. The stables belong to my sister. I'll investigate lime green lurex...I'll see if they can accommodate my belly.

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  19. HOLY %$%^$! Nice work on the photos! These are really amazing:) I've never seen anything like this before!

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  20. Indoors and at speed, always very challenging. You passed the test with this set.

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