The Ramona Santana Riders had organized eight Gymkhanas in 2017, seven of which took place at the beautiful Casey Tibbs Western Center (CTWC). Today was that eighth and final event and many division winners still needed to be determined. Gymkhana is an equestrian event consisting of speed pattern racing and timed games for riders on horses. In parts […]
Casey Tibbs Western Center – 25240 Pappas Rd, Ramona, CA 92065 The Ramona Santana Riders Equestrian Club’s July Gymkhana was once again a super hot one, literally. Still, the heat didn’t cause anyone to slow down. In fact, this was a “double points” event, to make up for a rained-out competition in February. Speed Observe and Reflect Still, every […]
I think this was already the 5th Gymkhana of the Ramona Santana Riders Equestrian Club that I have been shooting in the last year and a half. However, the challenges for horses and riders seem to be changing each time – this time it was the temperature. When I arrived at Casey Tibbs Western Center […]
Gymkhana, May 2017 Organized by the Ramona Santana Riders Equestrian Club, it was Gymkhana time once again, at the Casey Tibbs Western Center. While still just May, the temperature was well above 90F, harsh sun light, and as always, a kind-of dusty event to shoot. I find it quite challenging to shoot the extremely fast […]
Traveling down Wildcat Canyon Road, between Ramona / San Diego Country Estates and Lakeside, shortly after exiting the Barona Indian Reservation, you will find the Oak Oasis Open-Space Preserve on the West side of the road. The relative small preserve covers about 400 acres of oak woodland. The main hiking trail is a 2.5 miles loop that can […]
When photographing an impressive landscape, you often want to have almost everything in focus, the tree that in just a few feet away, as well as the mountain range in the distance – so you dial-in a very small aperture like f/22.