Normandie Dressage holds events across Normandy, most notably at the Haras Nationaux in Saint Lô. Every year I go along to finals week to see amateurs and professionals alike compete.
“𝘙𝘪𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘴𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘢 𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘣𝘣𝘺, 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘶𝘱 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘥 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘢 𝘨𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘦. 𝘐𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯. 𝘐𝘵 𝘴𝘦𝘪𝘻𝘦𝘴 𝘢 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥, 𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘪𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘴𝘰, 𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘱𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘥.”
Dressage is an equestrian sport that is often looked down upon. There are no fearless displays of bravery in leaping over obstacles of various shape and stature, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t effortless.
I will post a more comprehensive post on the basics of Equestrian photography, find my other posts on the topic here!
Sigma 150-600mm f/5.6
Canon L 24-105mm f/4.0
If you have a basic understanding of the Exposure Triangle, you will know that outdoor photography is very much weather-dependent.
November is always tricky, from clouds to blue skies in the blink of an eye. Fortunately, the lighting was good and the sky remained a flat palette of blue and grey. Using the Big Sigma lens has its own challenges of balancing not just physically with the weight, but with the exposure triangle.
I am currently taking bookings for shoots local to me (up to 80km) so feel free to get in touch for information!