2024-07-04 Spruce Meadows

Here is an opportunity to photograph horses in action as well as the pageantry around these events, such as marching bands, parading horses, classic cars etc. This Thursday seniors 65+ get in free. The gates open at 9:00 am. Please upload images no larger than 1600 pixels wide or 1050 pixels high.

The actual visit on Thursday July 4, was a bit disappointing. I had expected more hoopla with displays of classic cars, flowers, marching bands etc. The competition this morning was far off in a corner, and hard to get at. I will try this Field Trip again for the “Masters” in September.

20 Responses to 2024-07-04 Spruce Meadows

  1. Henri says:

    To simulate extreme “action”, I tried panning with slow shutter speed to get some motion blur while still getting decent definition of horse and rider. I had to use my Neutral Density 8 stop filter to get slow enough shutter speed at reasonable aperture
    and ISO settings. 1/30 sec, f/7.1, ISO 200

  2. Henri says:

    Similar shot, different horse and rider.

  3. Henri says:

    Highlighting the rider

  4. della says:

    I couldn’t go on Thursday so I went on Wednesday. It was very quiet day. 1/1000 f5 ISO 280 155mm

  5. della says:

    I went on Wednesday as I had an appointment on Thursday . It was very quiet and threatening to rain.
    a pensive moment ISO280 1/ 1000 f4.5 80mm

  6. della says:

    A job well done ISO 450 f4.8 1/1000 130mm

  7. della says:

    anxious moment ?ISO 220 f4.8 1/1000 120mm

  8. della says:

    the jump ISO 280 f5 1/1000 155mm

  9. Henri says:

    Here is another rendition of my “dynamic” blur images that have the rider and horse facial features somewhat sharp. 1/40 sec, f 4.5, ISO 200 taken trough an 8 stop neutral density filter. These are few and far between, and it take skillful panning on a monopod to get a decent image.

  10. tony campos says:

    I was there on Thursday and met Robert.
    Here are some shots.
    f/6.3, 1/1000, iso100

  11. tony campos says:

    f/6.3, 1/500, iso140

  12. tony campos says:

    f/6.3, 1/500, iso100

  13. tony campos says:

    f/6.3, 1/500, iso110

  14. tony campos says:

    f/7.1, 1/160, iso140

  15. Shannon says:

    I went to Spruce Meadows on Saturday – really quiet that day. Head shot of a horse using a Canon EOS R8.

  16. Shannon says:

    Spruce Meadows on Saturday. Shot of a horse in a nice canter using a Canon EOS R8.

  17. Robert says:

    My day at Spruce Meadows didn’t produce any slick unforgettable photos……
    However I did get this one, which lets you know we were at Spruce M
    Nikon D3500 1/125 f22 ISO 110

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