Leaving The Pack, Singapore
Photo for July 2013 (Leaving the Pack, Singapore)
Being equine photographers by profession, the month of May sees us shooting at the most unearthly hours of the day or night. Right up to the big race of the Singapore International Airlines Cup, our hearts are always pumping nervously.
Low angle sports or action images are usually set with a wide angle lens. Nothing wrong about that since the DOF is maximised and the wide distorted perspective can make for dramatic images.
After seeing how a fellow photographer was using a 85mm for racing images, we decided to try it out with an even longer setup @ 200mm. The compression meant that horses will look closer than they really are. That however makes for a very different look and manual pre-focusing was on top of the card deck.
Having Charmaine stand a few feet before the winning post, we lined up and test fired....again and again. The moment came and all eyes were on the LCD as we played back the images. We were dumbfounded.
Nikon D4, 80-200 2.8 on Joby Gorillapod, fired via Phottix remotes.