Stand up to your horse

I noticed this picture starting to get more frequent hits on Flickr. It’s of French horse trainer and showman Jean-François Pignon, taken at the British Open showjumping at the NEC last April. The increased traffic is probably because this picture is in the top four or five images returned by Google Image Search using Jean-François Pignon as the search string.

It came out quite well given I had to resort to ISO 800 (on a Sony Alpha A100) with a shutter speed of 1/50th at a focal length of 120mm. The camera’s built-in image stabilisation just about kept it sharp, but the pony’s head was moving so it blurred slightly.

I still think the picture works quite well, helped by having a dark non-distracting background.

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