Yup. And no stirrups either
We had an excellent afternoon at the stables. Marla was breaking out her new low boots and mini chaps, and check out the new embroidered saddle pad as well ! It was the first proper “lesson” she had with her coach in about three weeks, due to the holiday break. Gwen has set up poles for the girls to slalom through, and had interesting ideas about it. Like doing it without stirrups… and one handed !!
The light was actually pretty good yesterday. I never got past ISO 1600
Yet had no trouble keeping my minimum 1/100 shutter speed at all times
Eh eh, new “Marla” stitched saddle pad !!
She seemed a little absent minded at first
Enora was riding her trusty Vidji, as usual
Eclaire was in a pretty peaceful mood, as her face shows
And so the slalom fun starts
At the walk they got it down pat in about two runs
Shutter speed was good, light was nice, I find color rendition faithful
The 50mm equivalent FL still works for me in this environment
Let’s you include the whole place and give a sense of space/depth
The crazy contrast is still there, but I’m used to it by now
At the trot it becomes quite another ballgame
You can see some motion blur in the feet, which I actually like as it gives a sense of motion
Once more, with better direction control this time
And now the real fun starts : doing it one handed !!
If you haven’t been showed how to, it’s pretty tricky (and she hadn’t)
Success rate was pretty abyssmal, lol
Despite trying hard
Hand-on practice, now that’s better
And doesn’t she just love riding with her coach !
Next I very briefly shot the advanced session
More pissed pony !
Oh oh, yes she really IS pissed…
So we’ll practice the one handed stuff at home…