Stills V3

December 4, 2013

Egton Show, North Yorkshire, Summer 2013

Filed under: Mike — sojournerphoto @ 22:38

Rabbit Judging – Belgium Hare


Farrier at work




  1. Regarding the top image, it might have been that you had limited options here, but nevertheless I feel the point of view works well. It gives an excellent feel for the context and the converging diagonals work particularly well. Somehow even the man with his back to us feels useful. Yes, a most successful documentary shot I feel.

    In the bottom shot I feel that if you have sort to stir feelings of admiration for the farrier, then you have succeeded. Well yes a snapshot in time could be an illusion, but somehow the image suggests a relaxed horse which I tend to assume has a lot to do with the skill of the farrier and not just a very familiar horse.

    Comment by cgcooke — December 9, 2013 @ 00:39

  2. I don’t think I’ve ever got a good shot of a farrier at a show due to limited access or too many folk standing round so this is a good clean image.

    There is something a bit incongruous about a big bloke apparently gripping a poor bunny by its ears. We run a photographic competition at Ellingham show and watch the judging of the flowers, veg and home produce in the same tent, it’s a different world! :-) I guess the lady with the pad is writing down the awards for the show secretary, she’s important! :-)

    Comment by Rex — December 10, 2013 @ 22:27

  3. The bottom shot seems to be more effective: perhaps because the main action is the closest part of the ensemble to you. The tonal range helps establish the setting and concentrate us on the team working. There is a feeling of calm and attention to the work, while the horse obviously is happy being worked on.

    The rabbit shot is less successful at this size as it is not very obvious what the man is holding. One probably doesn’t need all the hutches or the other people in the shot so getting a bit closer to ensure clarity around the judge and beast would have been better.

    Comment by zavaell — January 2, 2014 @ 22:47

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