Category Archives: Speed

No Promises!

When I go to a horse race to photograph I make no promises. Not to me or anyone else. No promises that my images should be sharp, show what horse or jockey, or anything. I go there with total freedom for creating and I don´t  listen to nobody. Surprise me! That is all that I say to myself. Because of that I don´t really know until afterwards in the studio what I brought back. Is it useful and did I surprise myself. Do I like it? At the bottom I have included two of my friends and colleagues. Wolfram and Elina.See you on Sunday again.

Only two images are cropped…

This is a small selection from yesterdays 979 exposures. The one at the top is my favorite.

😊🏇😊 Pelle

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Back on the track

After a long absence from the race track, I was back yesterday at Bro Park to photograph horse racing again. This is not Abu Dhabi or some other warm place, this is Sweden in the middle of our winter. Degrees below zero and freezing cold for the jockeys. Imagine sitting on a horse in full speed with as light gear and clothes as possible. What the horses think I don´t know. Here is my collection of images from yesterdays competitions.

😊🏇😊  Pelle

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More sport photos

This time from BBC, and a look into the history of amazing sport photos.

About the top image:

“Bob Martin’s photograph is so beautifully composed, so structured, that it is only afterward the details come into focus,” writes Buckland. “This is the Paralympics. The rules of swimming are almost identical to the regular Olympics but no prostheses are permitted. Torres has left his legs behind.”

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160816-nearly-200-years-of-incredible-sporting-photos

😊  Pelle

Rio 2016: 25 of the most incredible Olympic photos so far

I just found these images in the Washington Post.

Sport is always a possibility for great shots. Look at these and you understand. The very first image is touring the world right now.

Usain Bolt of Jamaica competes in a heat of the men’s 100-meter semifinals.                                         © Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/rio-2016-25-of-the-most-incredible-olympic-photos-so-far/2016/08/16/65add3f2-5f34-11e6-af8e-54aa2e849447_gallery.html?hpid=hp_no-name_photo-story-b%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

It would be great to have the opportunity once to cover an event this size. Color, speed, expression. It has everything. Happiness and sorrow, not to forget. And The Olympics is not over yet…

😊   Pelle

It can be…

Photography that is, can be funny, colorful, tragic, truthful, lying, graphic, informative, personal and so much more. Good and/or bad. Whatever that is is up to the viewer. This is a great selection.

Top image:  Wales’ Ashley Williams, James Chester, Hal Robson-Kanu and Chris Gunter wait for the ball to arrive in the area along with with Northern Ireland’s Jonny Evans, Gareth McAuley and Craig Cathcart. Wales won the last-16 tussle 1-0

Images from the recent EM in football and from The Guardian.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/gallery/2016/jul/11/euro-2016-the-best-images-from-the-tournament-in-pictures

😊  Pelle

Svenskt Derby på Jägersro den 16/7

-och jag skall ställa ut.

Välkomna till Jägersro den 16/7! Till min mycket stora glädje skall jag ställa ut ett urval av mina galoppbilder under dagen. Det är särskilt roligt då mitt intresse för sporten väcktes just där för precis ett år sedan. Bilderna visas på printar i storlek 70×100 cm.

Varmt välkomna!

-and I will be exhibiting.

Welcome to Jägersro the 16th of July. Jägersro is the race track for horse racing in Malmö. I am especially happy for this since my interest for the sport started just here one year ago.  I have made a selection from my horse racing images and they will be exhibited on prints in size 70×100 cm..

A warm welcome to you all!

https://www.svenskgalopp.se/artikel?cid=1.545865&defaultMenuId=true

Grand opening at Bro Park

Last Sunday was the long awaited grand opening of Bro Park. The new race horse track in the Stockholm area. The weather was fine and so the spectators. Many dressed up for the occasion and the competition for the best dress, and hat of course. All as it should be on a day like this in this sport. After going through about 32 GB of images I have come up with this small selection. As always I am walking around in my own little world of details, color and speed. Just as the jockeys I am now looking forward to learning the new track. Different corners and where and when the light is best here, and there.

Note: The happiest winner was an American, Chantal, with her arms up in the sky. The Swedes just won without visual signs. But with a smile afterwards, of course.

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No grand opening is complete without music.
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The dirt track wasn´t too dirty this day.

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The happiest winner.

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