|Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, Canon 50mm lens, ISO 100, f/9, 1/15 sec. (Kristy Gray and Baby Girl)|
A couple of weeks ago an opportunity did come my way, though.
My daughter had been taking horse riding lessons from my older son's girlfriend, Kristy Gray. One Sunday morning, I was lucky enough to take Jocy over to Kristy's for her lesson and of course took the camera with me.
After taking a couple hundred shots of them walking around the field and up close, they were about to dismount and call it quits when Kristy asked Jocy if she wanted to watch her really run her horse, Baby Girl? Jocy said yes and it presented my chance. I asked Kristy to make sure and run across in front of me and she gladly obliged.
The distance between her and I when she rode by might have been a stretch for my 50mm lens so I used an f/9 aperture to try and assist with focusing.
All-in-all I think the shot turned out very well for my first attempt with this technique. For the most part, Baby Girl and Kristy are in decent focus while the trees in the background and the Cedar Tree just in front of them to the right are a complete blurr.