Ringmaster Cliff Haines is reflected in a gleaming trophy that he later presented to a Junior Hunter champion. Processed in Color Efex Pro 4 using the Detail Extractor and Bleach Bypass filters.
Photographing the victory gallop is one of my favorite aspects of covering a competition. There’s wonderful color, with all the ribbons flying, and the rider is usually relaxed and reveling in the moment. Although this rider isn’t smiling as much as I’d hoped she would, I still find her expression pleasing, with a composed happiness that you can see in her gaze. The horse has one ear slightly cocked back, listening for his rider’s next instruction, and his calm eye […]