Flying Along

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Motion.”

This was taken back in 2011 at the NAF International Hartpury Horse Trials. While I had caught a few riders either going over the fences or just about to jump, I really wanted to get a good photo of a horse and rider in motion. My camera is a Canon point and shoot type, and, as such, not particularly good at focusing on moving subjects.

With this photo, I found that if I focused on a spot just in front of the subject, and then pressed the button as soon as they came into the frame, I could get a fairly decent motion shot. I am in no way a professional photographer, but am fairly proud of how this one came out.