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Perfect Seat

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I was trying to get a good show jumping shot today, to match some of the super ones I took yesterday, ha ha, (that not too many looked at). It seemed to be very difficult to get the right combination of focal length, aperture, blah blah blah. It was a long day today, first at the show and then out to dinner with my beautiful wife. Then it is home to do the post production work. I have over 200 shots and am feeling a bit tired and lazy. I was trying to crop this one based on the rule of thirds and it just wasn't working, the photo was turning out long, tall and far too narrow, it was a great shot, but I just hated that aspect, so I decided to crop it where the lines fell, and it came out like this!!!!!! Then I said to myself, ah come on Chris you can't really put this one up, it might be in bad taste. Then I said, ah well, at least someone might look at this one and it is legitimate to point out the splendid physical attributes of this fine animal and the finely honed body of this athlete. Some of the riders today looked somewhat clumsy and despite the fact that they were competing at the highest level seemed to lack a natural gracefulness, or to have really mastered the art, this girl seemed, from a technical point of view, to have the perfect seat. So make your own minds up. But finally I said, really should I have said anything at all and just posted this and let the photo speak for itself.


Postscript, well sometimes you have to trust your instinct, this is now one of my most viewed photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Taken on August 6, 2009