The Remuda

The Remuda.
I am still catching up on images from Apalachicola and Lexington from a couple of weeks ago. Going on 2 trips to great locations can make you fall behind. I was unable to take a monopod or tripod into the arena, especially since I was just a spectator in the crowd, so I did a lot of hand holding and panning with the subjects. I especially liked when I could pan with the horses when they trotted or galloped at a steady pace. I usually tried to stay around 1/15th of a second. This was “The Remuda”, the group of horses the trainers would chose their horse for the event. I had no idea a group of horses were called a remuda. Apparently it is of Spanish origin for “remount” and is usually describes the horse a wrangler picks each day for their mount. In the old west when long cattle drives, often 30 days in length, were done, they would bring several extra horses for the wranglers to select their horse, thus keeping the horses fresher. Photography can be so educational even beyond looking through the lens.
Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f2.8, ISO 200, shutter speed 1/15th of a second, handheld due to conditions in arena, Vibration Compensation active, MindShift Gear TrailScape 18L, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMasters, #MindShiftGear

5 Responses to “The Remuda”

  1. You do great for handholding with that shutter speed. I’d be a mess. 😱

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