I was listening to the radio while driving yesterday and there was an interesting interview about the first public auction ever held of the famous Kladruber horses.
Kladrubers are an original Czech breed protected as the national heritage and they are bread in black and white forms as gala cosier and they are used, for example, to pull Royal carriages in Denmark. The white horses usually serve to nobility, the black ones to the clergy.
The most interesting (for me) was the information about their very special way of trotting. The Kladrubers have a special candence - they lift their knees very high, hence they are trotting very slowly (on a spot) and therefore the nobility in the carriage have enough time to wave to the crowds :-).
This picture was taken under a heavy rain on the Horse festival held in Kuks. The man is performing Garocha (traditional Spanish dance with a pole) as the early origin of the horse breed is in Spain.
You can see and read more in my previous posts:
WILL YOU BUY ONE?
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tyro (13111) 2011-03-30 4:11
A beautiful photograph, despite the rain! I can see the rain quite clearly against the chest of the horse and in the background trees and on the hat of the rider.
Full of action but yet beautifully sharp and clear with lots of detail. The exposure is excellent too, despite this being a difficult situation - the black of the horse; the white shirt of the rider. Excellent composition too: the strong diagonal of the rider's pole adds strength to the picture.
And, as usual, an interesting and informative note.
ktanska (21527) 2011-03-30 4:39
Speed of the horse shows well on this. The horse is just turning right making this quite dynamic. Perfectly framed with the pole targeting to the corner. Green background looks good even on a bad weather.
katrinh (569) 2011-03-30 5:28
a very good portrait of the horse and it`s rider. I think the focus lying on the horse and not on the man`s face seems just right - especially regarding your informative note.
Very dynamic, yet strong lines in your picture with pole as a good fix point towards one of the corners.
elenimahera (695) 2011-03-30 7:32
I love your composition!!!The pole of the horse rider and the slighty tilted position of the horse make your picture very dynamic!!!The colours are lovely,too!!!Well done!!!
LOOOK13 (19022) 2011-03-30 10:41
Very nice capture.
halilguven (417) 2011-03-30 12:08
Çok artistik bir fotoğraf.
vasilpro (40194) 2011-03-30 12:16
Wonderful scene, excellent light management, natural colors, very nice POV, very good timing, very nice presentation.
Warm regards, Vasilis.
williewhistler (7299) 2011-03-30 14:04
Hello Romana,you have positioned the horse and rider very well in the scene,his tilted head and the outstretched pole make it very interesting.Good timing indeed.
Best regards Les.
AiresSantos (56155) 2011-03-30 23:49
Hi dear Romana
Lovely colors in this beautiful picture of the horse for sale
Excellent POV, very well framed and done
Regards my friend
corjan3 (1879) 2011-03-31 4:50
Very good action and composition. A beautiful high quality image. Well done.
SnapRJW (18784) 2011-03-31 8:54
An excellently timed shot Romana; the movement of the horse and the pole placed on the diagonal is really super. The crisp black and white and flashes of yellow and red stand out very well against the soft greens. Well done and TFS Rosemary
saxo042 (31802) 2011-03-31 10:45
This is a very impressive picture! The diagonal line of the long pole has clear parallels in along the horse and the rider, a perfect harmony. Very fine capture of action and vitality!
RhodieIke (9207) 2011-03-31 12:14
Hi Romana, Great photo, full of action,colour and tradition, horse dance. Cheers Iain.
Didi (48934) 2011-04-01 23:46
Une diagonale intéressante et je note aussi un cadrage parfait, le moment décisif était bien choisi.
ikeharel (37378) 2011-05-11 3:11
Beautiful horse taken while in movement, great moment caought.
The rain is not effecting the fine picture, and the horse black color domunating the scene, also in excelent contrast.
verswe (7219) 2011-06-04 4:50
Most of your pictures are excellent, Romana!
I'll try to "follow" you collection. ;-)
Have a nice weekend.
- Copyright: Romana Svatonova (romanaa) (7372)
- Genre: Gens
- Medium: Couleur
- Date Taken: 2009-07-11
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A300, 75-300 mm Sony
- Exposition: f/5.6, 1/250 secondes
- More Photo Info: view
- Versions: version originale
- Date Submitted: 2011-03-30 3:46