2023-09-07 Spruce Meadows

The Masters Show Jumping competition will be held at Spruce Meadows from Wednesday September 6 to Sunday September 10. This is a great opportunity to photograph horses in action as well as the associated activities such as marching band performances, blacksmith competitions etc.

On Thursday September 7 admission is free for seniors 65+ so I have set this field trip on this day. However if you prefer to go on another day you can contribute photos to this page any time after Sept 6.

There are no categories, so anything goes. Have fun taking pictures.

20 Responses to 2023-09-07 Spruce Meadows

  1. Henri says:

    Bright sunny day for photography. 1951 Cadillac series 61 grill with starbursts. Stopped down to f/22

  2. Henri says:

    Rider and horse looking over the jumping course.

  3. Henri says:

    Cadillac hood ornament. Cropped from a larger image and altered by removing tree foliage on the right side of the image with the cloning tool.

  4. Beth says:

    Walking on air. Taken with my 70-300 mm lens at f/18, 1/100 sec, ISO 250

  5. Beth says:

    Another kind of horse power. Taken with my 70-300 mm lens at f/22, 1/30 sec, ISO 250

  6. Beth says:

    Tried a little panning. Taken with my 70-300mm lens at F/16, 1/100 sec, ISO 250

  7. Beth says:

    Smile for success, taken with my 70-300 mm lens at f/9, 1/320 sec ISO 250

  8. Henri says:

    Full concentration jump. 1/1000 sec, f/8, ISO 800

  9. Henri says:

    Having fun with photoshop. I really liked this sculpture of a “flying” horse. Used subject selection and removed the statue supports with the cloning tool and the eraser, then copied on a blank photo and used the gradient tool.

  10. Karen McDaniel says:

    Thank you to the horse and thank you to the audience! I loved this tribute at the end. , The horse and rider are a complete unit and it was wonderful watching them work together the way they did. It was a great day. Thank you to Henri for getting us there.
    AP, F8, S1/1000, FL 116mm, ISO 1000. CW Metering.

  11. Karen McDaniel says:

    The power and concentration of the horse and rider are amazing to watch. You just hold your breath as they make a jump! F6.3, S 1/1600, ISO 1000 It was a perfect day for photographing this event!

  12. Della 朱世芸 Ho says:

    a happy rider ISO 100 80mm f7.1 1/400

  13. Della 朱世芸 Ho says:

    taking a bow for a job well done
    ISO 100 95mm 1/100 f7.1

  14. Della 朱世芸 Ho says:

    I wonder what is on her mind ISO 110 150mm f7.1 1/250
    Thank you Henri for organising a wonderful day out at spruce meadows.

  15. della says:

    a confidant rider ISO 100 92mm f7.1 1/800

  16. Frankie says:

    Dim arena lighting. Six-year-old members of Diamond Willow Vaulting demonstrated their acrobatics at a trot while the adults mostly performed at a canter. Dressage demo was before that. I went on the Wednesday because I was busy Thursday.
    ISO 1600, 128 mm, f/6.3, 1/160 sec

  17. Frankie says:

    Technically poor panning shot but I like the feeling. Demonstration in the arena at Spruce Meadows. 1/20th of a second was pushing it! Dim arena. Dressage is so pretty to watch.
    ISO 400, 138 mm, f 5.6, 1/20 sec

  18. tony campos says:

    I blurred the background a bit
    f/9, 1/500, iso400

  19. tony campos says:

    f/10, 1/500, iso320

  20. tony campos says:

    and down…
    f/10, 1/500, iso360

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