Sunday, September 27, 2009

Faster and Harder?

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I am curious. In which photograph do you think the riders are working harder to go faster? Please post your answer (top or bottom) here so that all can see. Not everyone is on twitter and facebook.

You will see why I ask this question in my next post. If you do know why, please don't spoil the fun (and learning) for others :-)

Thank you for joining the fun.

Explore the light,
Rick

38 comments:

Makena said...

The second photo. Because trying to turn on a horse with all that costume is hard and even harder to go as fast as they are going.

digphotobyfrank said...

bottom one looks like they're working harder

@zzzoren said...

I vote top photo, because the horses to the right of the photo are leaning WAAAYYY forward.

Richard Finucane said...

I'll go with the top. Some of those horses look like they're charging like race horses.

Chenine said...

The bottom photograph,they look like they are working harder to go faster.

Brett Cox said...

Top

Clark said...

I have to say the top one.
They seem to be charging into battle, The bottom they seem to be starting the battle.

Tom said...

Bottom one. In the top one, it looks like the horses are doing all the hard work. In the bottom one, it's more obvious that the riders are working hard.

pamlongphotography said...

Bottom. Looks like (from the flags in the back and the dust) they're riding into the wind.

Prajit said...

I think it's the second one because it appears that the wind is against them. In the first one the wind is behind them.

ilene said...

Both look similar; photos too small.
My guess is they're working harder on top, because they look like they're riding too fast to even hold their weapons!
... and why does this matter?
@ilenesmachine

Rick Sammon said...

You can make the pictures bigger by clicking on it. Thanks, Rick

greygirl25 said...

The bottom, you can see the riders leaning into the horses.

Flinchen said...

The Top one. The dust seems thick and it shows the riders and horses are doing hard to go faster.

Flinchen said...

The Top one.
The heavy and thick dust show both riders and horses are doing hard to go faster.

mettle said...

Bottom one as it has flags that are blowing in the breeze and to do that shows speed and the turn makes it harder for them to accomplish it.

Susan Frack said...

I feel that it is the bottom. Why it is much harder to control the horses going into a turn and riding the wind.

DAbrames said...

Top - fewer hoofs on the ground. But why do I think this is a trick question?

pnmaryf said...

The top because they are staying ahead of the dust. In the bottom one they are enveloped in the dust which to me implies they are moving more slowly.

Ithili said...

The top photo seems more effective at showing the "need for speed" since a) the riders are not trying to hold weapons aloft and mostly b) the appearance is more dynamic because maybe of the angle of the take captures the forward surge of action or something like that? The manes in 2 show the speed but the FEEL is disorganized and weighted down

Klompje said...

I think the bottom one.
I wonder where this is going ;-)

Aharon Delacruz said...

Bottom one

Anonymous said...

The top photo

Anonymous said...

the top photo

Anonymous said...

top photo

Iain@iainkingphotography.co.uk said...

I would say the top photo. The riders in the second photo don't have to go as fast to convey speed because they are moving across the frame and not towards it. That's my thoughts anyway.

Anonymous said...

For me the top one looks like they're working harder.

Handly said...

It looks like the top riders are actually going faster, but the bottom riders are trying harder to go faster.

Thislifephotography said...

I Feel the top one there riding at us and still seam to be going really fast.

Christine said...

The top image, horses in the bottom look like they are going pretty fast already

Stark said...

I vote for the top one. It looks like they are riding hard enough to leave the dust behind.

www.anibaltrejo.com said...

I think the first one.
The fastest you go the easiest is to aim with the bows. I also think that for the position of the legs of some of the horses in the bottom photograph, they are decreasing their speed. Maybe because of this there's dust in front of them aswell, looks like the dust now its faster than the riders.

MattDoc said...

Wasn't sure if my earlier post was submitted correctly so I'll throw this back out there. The question was not about in which photo "are" they going faster, it was which one are the riders having to work harder to make them go faster. It's about the riders, not the horses.
That's why I say the first one because the riders are using bows & arrows which take two hands to properly use. The bottom photo, the riders are holding swords/pikes and shields, which leaves a hand (the shield hand) to help control the horse.

Russ said...

Bottom photo - working harder to overcome the inertia and maintain speed.

Barry said...

Top photo: because it has more contrast, i.e., not everybody is swallowed by the dust.

Beth Younker said...

Top photo

mdruziak said...

Top. The guy on the lead horse is shooting with his bow and arrow. I'm guessing he is working pretty hard just to stay on board!

Anonymous said...

The top photo. The horses are actually kicking up clods of dirt they are moving so fast. They are outpacing the dust, and getting somewhere fast.

The bottom photo shows no clods of dirt being kicked up and it looks like they are circling around to have another go at it. Or retreating? Kind of milling around in a big dust cloud. Getting nowhere slowly.