When I broke out the EF500mm lens I knew I could blast away and if the light and my positioning was right, I may just get some winners.
I've never shot polo, and it's a huge field as you can imagine. I think I got a few interesting shots considering the slower aperture of F4.5 on my 500mm lens.
I love the action exhibited by the athletes and horses. I can only imagine what a thrill it must be to race on the back of a horse or bump other players chasing the ball in polo.
A few of the shots are of Sunny Hale (#4 white) who is widely considered to be the best female polo player in the world and one of the best players ever.
There is a nice article about her which explains the sport a bit more here - http://espn.go.com/espnw/features-profiles/6478924/sunny-hale-rules-game-queens
Get up to Saratoga Springs to see the races before they're over this summer - it's a great place to visit.
|Sabering the champagne !
Blasting off a few burst series. These are half of the total frames - it's just too easy with today's fast AF and fps speeds.
Stomping the divots is a popular event in between the chukkers!