2 cameras, 1 mirror, and a bunch of horses

Lamotte2015-31Our new friend Mathilde offered us to meet her and her dad at the Owners’ Challenge that closes each year’s national championship at Lamotte-Beuvron, 30 minutes from our new homeLamotte2015-01I was to photograph their mare in the “top model” class  that all participants are invited to join, free of charge

Lamotte2015-03PMTo that effect I took along the only two cameras that I currently own, the ancient Nikon D90 with an old Nikkor 75-240 zoom lens, and the aging Sony NEX 6 with the historic Olympus PEN F 38/1.8, the latter as my “moody” and “artsy” set-up

Lamotte2015-28Here is Mathilde proudly walking Sudoka into the waiting pen

Lamotte2015-29Posing with her mare and father (both shots by the Nikon)

Lamotte2015-12Mathilde’s dad, Yann, getting the mare to stay engaged prior to the presentation

Lamotte2015-06Those two are from the NEX6 and PEN F lens

Lamotte2015-10The kiss


Lamotte2015-30The gorgeous Sudoka

Lamotte2015-19157 pairs were entered, including all breeds, styles, and outfits

Lamotte2015-13PMShowing off the gaits at the trot



Lamotte2015-17this was totally fun, I had a blast

Lamotte2015-21All the PEN F shots are at wide apertures, and manually focused



Lamotte2015-25I can’t help but yearning for a full frame camera, a D600 comes to mind (being broke that’s the cheapest recent FF body on the used market…), but Sony’s color rendering is so good that it makes me look towards the A99…


Lamotte2015-26Processing done first in Photoshop, then in Snapseed

Lamotte2015-05PEN F lens

Tomorrow Marla got a trail ride planned. The cameras are coming along. Stay tuned !


About marla2008

Shutterbug. Shallow DOF nut. Mother of Child. Student of the Horse.
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3 Responses to 2 cameras, 1 mirror, and a bunch of horses

  1. Laurent says:

    Funny I was looking for FF prices myself earlier this week. Was pondering about the value of the 5Dc…..good luck with your quest….

  2. marla2008 says:

    Laurent, my quest is dead right in the egg, considering the state of my bank account right now. Ever heard of “house poor” ? That’s me !!

  3. Russel says:

    You’re shooting the NEX-6? What happen to the N7 (guess I missed that post)?

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