Some like to get their faces dirty. Like some jockeys. Yesterday was an evening on the dirt track, and though it was really dirty there was a very friendly and good atmosphere. Many of them realised the situation and my interest in their dirt covered faces. I think they really enjoyed it. However the evening races are tricky with the flood lights. I am looking forward to another day race soon.
På Derbydagen kan du avnjuta Per Erik Berglunds fotokonst med galoppsporten i fokus. Du hittar utställningen i publikhallen närmast mål. Mer info om Per Erik Berglund på www.znapshot.se. Se fler galoppbilder på bloggen znapshotstudio.com
Yesterday was the final race before my exhibition at Jägersro in Malmö upcoming Sunday the 16th. I concentrated on the start. The starters are cool people. Not all horses like to go into the boxes, so some need help to get in. Horses are strong and you better watch out for kicks. One of the first thing I was told when I started photographing horse races was that there is no start car. On the dirt track, or grass, the horses are accelerating so much quicker. The starters has to be quick too. When all the horses are in the boxes they just want to get out of there and race.
Now my biggest problem for the exhibition is to make my final selection of images from all the thousands that I have. There will be just 10-12 to be exhibited.
With my upcoming exhibition at this years Derby at Jägersro, during their 100 year anniversary, I take every chance to get myself a larger selection of images to chose from. Yesterday I added a few more at Bro Park. Come see the exhibition at Jägersro in Malmö on the 16th of July. There will be lots of exciting activities at the anniversary, and great races off course. Welcome!
I see mostly the same jockeys and the same horses, but it is never ever the same. The weather changes, and my angles. And everything else. Some of my images are not about racing but still lifes/details from the horses or jockeys. It is a colorful and very exciting sport! The owners and trainers often pimp their racing darlings. Now I am looking forward to a dirty dirttrack, AND a couple of exhibitions with my images. Exciting! From yesterdays races at Bro Park. 😊🏇😊 Pelle
A selection from yesterdays races. Sun and snow coming down. It started off not good, as my camera didn´t expose more then one image at the time. After some time of intense problem solving I managed to get it working as I would like it to. There are so many things to choose when you are setting up an advanced digital camera. It ended up OK after all, and once again I learned about preparations. Especially with a new camera. You are never too old to learn…
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.
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.”
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.