Tight Corner - Award Recipient - Photo 6

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© Michael Kenney
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Photo Info
UploadedJanuary 14, 2010
TakenSeptember 20, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D50
Exposure1/1000 sec at f/6.3
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length85 mm
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This was taken during a Gymkhana in upstate NY. On a tight corner this horse and rider nearly went down. Neither did and they finished the race. (The horse did not have a scratch on him.)
NOTE 2/12/2010: Thank you all for your wonderful comments below. They are very much appreciated. This is my first Hot! photo here at JPG. This happened the same week that I found out that this photo, along with two others (Dragonfly and Cardinal posted here), were Merit Award recipients as part of a photo project submitted to the NY Institute of Photography. It's been an exciting week!
The links for the other 2 photos are below.

The story narrates the progression of the race leading up to and following A Tight Corner.

In the A Remarkable Ride photo essay.

55 responses

  • Nabil Nabhan

    Nabil Nabhan said (14 Jan 2010):

    great action shot !!

  • linda woods

    linda woods gave props (14 Jan 2010):

    Wow...strings must have been keeping them aloft. Great action shot, Michael.

  • Michael Kenney

    Michael Kenney said (14 Jan 2010):

    I know. I can not figure out how they didn't go down. The law of gravity was definitely suspended here.

  • Michael Kenney

    Michael Kenney said (14 Jan 2010):

    She did all the things she was supposed to do: she focused on where she was heading, she gave the horse his neck to figure out how to get through it, she didn't panic. But still....

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (14 Jan 2010):

    Fantastic action shot!!!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (14 Jan 2010):

    What an absolutely terrif capture, perfect, and even more amazingly to me she looks so relaxed at this stage..

  • Terry Seidler

    Terry Seidler gave props (14 Jan 2010):

    Awesome shot!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (14 Jan 2010):

    Wow what an awesome capture, Bravo, I am so glad that neither was hurt and they finished the course!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nancy Berman

    Nancy Berman gave props (14 Jan 2010):

    Awesome action shot.

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (14 Jan 2010):

    Wow....what a shot!!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (15 Jan 2010):

    Nothing short of AMAZING!! This shot can be sold-- it's a WINNER!!

  • Nabeel Alam

    Nabeel Alam gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    Awesome shot and timing!!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    Fantastic action. She is quite a rider.


    nIKHIL sHINDE said (17 Jan 2010):

    just Amazing..!

  • Leanna Lomanski

    Leanna Lomanski gave props (17 Jan 2010):

    GREAT action shot and it really shows the athleticism of both horse and rider. Wonderfully crisp too, which had to be a challenge.

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (17 Jan 2010):

    Absolutely Amazing action capture so well done !!!!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (17 Jan 2010):

    Excellent capture

  • Samuel Zanti

    Samuel Zanti gave props (17 Jan 2010):

    Wow, Perfect capture...That is one Awsome shot.

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (18 Jan 2010):

    Fantastic action shot...

  • Wallace Jones

    Wallace Jones gave props (18 Jan 2010):

    wow! amazing capture!

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (18 Jan 2010):

    excellent photo

  • Kimberly Davis

    Kimberly Davis said (19 Jan 2010):

    dang....that is impressive..great shot

  • Angelo Narciso

    Angelo Narciso gave props (19 Jan 2010):

    well captured! i just love that look of confidence!

  • Kathleen Stump

    Kathleen Stump gave props (21 Jan 2010):

    amazing. excellent shot!

  • Dianna Rojas

    Dianna Rojas gave props (21 Jan 2010):

    awsome ! just at the right moment

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (21 Jan 2010):

    A terrific capture! Well done

  • Laura Regnier

    Laura Regnier gave props (21 Jan 2010):

    GREAT SHOT..talk about timing!

  • William Garvey

    William Garvey gave props (22 Jan 2010):

    Very cool shot... Awesome.

  • Donald Brainard

    Donald Brainard (Deleted) gave props (22 Jan 2010):

    One of the very best in action shots!!

  • eyal leave

    eyal leave said (23 Jan 2010):

    an awesome capture. This is terrific!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (24 Jan 2010):

    Incredible stop action timing! I can't help but notice the similarities of this shot and Snow Joy following it..

  • Berette Macaulay

    Berette Macaulay gave props (24 Jan 2010):

    this is incredible...

  • Kevin Ellis

    Kevin Ellis gave props (26 Jan 2010):

    What a seat, Def. Fav. good capture!

  • Fernando Villalobos

    Fernando Villalobos said (29 Jan 2010):

    Michael, your action shots are terrific.. continue shooting, continue making us enjoy this magical moments..

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (30 Jan 2010):

    really really good.... I feel like I'm there!

  • David Faircloth

    David Faircloth gave props (2 Feb 2010):

    I love this shot, it brings by memories of my sports photography days.

  • Josh DeHonney

    Josh DeHonney said (3 Feb 2010):

    great action

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (8 Feb 2010):

    totally cool!

  • Desiree Adams

    Desiree Adams gave props (9 Feb 2010):

    Wow GR8 capture!

  • Suzanne Arnold

    Suzanne Arnold (Deleted) gave props (9 Feb 2010):

    Wow, this is a great shot! Love the dust rising up.

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (10 Feb 2010):

    WOW!! Awesome capture! Excellent work!

  • Jim Nasium

    Jim Nasium said (26 Feb 2010):

    Striking! Fantastic!

  • John Smith

    John Smith (Deleted) gave props (4 Mar 2010):

    All of the above...twice

  • Alicia Busch

    Alicia Busch gave props (6 Mar 2010):

    Your horse pictures are fantastic!!

  • jontelle naquin

    jontelle naquin gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    this is just too amazing for words!

  • Liz El

    Liz El gave props (30 Mar 2010):

    Awesome capture!

  • Lesley S

    Lesley S (Deleted) gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    Wow ... now this is an action shot in the full sense of the word!!! Fabulous timing and great capture. Glad to hear that no-one suffered any injuries!

  • misha otaared

    misha otaared gave props (3 Apr 2010):

    perfect capture, michael -- beautifully done

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (30 Aug 2010):

    Absolutely fantastic!

  • Paulissen Stephanie

    Paulissen Stephanie gave props (12 Mar 2011):

    perfect catch

  • Chibelle

    Chibelle gave props (26 Jun 2011):

    Perfect moment captured

  • Nicolette de Joncaire

    Nicolette de Joncaire   gave props (20 Aug 2011):

    Great shot. My vote

  • Ratchel

    Ratchel said (29 Sep 2011):

    I have photo envy! awesome capture :)

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