ABOUT THE PHOTO
Internationally Jerez de la Frontera is probably most famous for Sherry (Spanish Jerez). This is the region where the drink was born and which give it its name. For Spanish people of more importance is probably the annual Horse Fair (Feria del Caballo). I don’t like to visit new places during festivals as the hotels are overbooked, prices higher and there are crowds of people everywhere, so I did not plan to be in Jerez for this festival. It was a coincidence but I am glad it happened. In the area where the Feria del Caballo is celebrated there were hundreds of beautiful horses. Many families were elegantly dressed in traditional clothes, especially women having very colourful dresses. I am a shy person by nature so I didn't take too many photos of people which I now obviously regret.
ABOUT THE ANNIVERSARY
6 years ago today I have registered as a TrekEarth member. I was attracted to this site at first because photos are organized here not only by countries but even by counties and maps and one can easily find interesting locations in a particular region. Later on learning about the world through photography became a reality. Even though I am recently uploading almost only postcard like photos I have learned here a lot about photography. Watching TE photos influenced the choice of my current photographic equipment, I learned a lot about composition (not always really have time to use the knowledge having a little child now), I learned a lot about photo processing and finally TE have influenced my choice of destinations which I have picked in recent years and it still raises my appetite for places I could not visit but may be later (if I win a lottery) I would like to see in person. I am not going to mention any name but I am really thankful to so many of you for useful tips, great ideas, and the time you spent with me here. I am looking forward to next 6 years on TrekEarth.
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fds (6922) 2014-01-24 0:22
Dear friend congratulation for your six years on te with this very nice pitture with the horse very beautiful colors and scharpnees
serp2000 (35776) 2014-01-24 0:56
I see you also have got a reason for celebrating today.
My congratulations! Jerez for everyone! Thanks for so informative note and good photo. I agree with your words about TE.
All the best wishes,
lousat (68565) 2014-01-24 1:11
Hi Mariusz,there are always great opportunities during the fairs,and you caught very well the moment,with this elegant horse and the happy child on it,a very nice way to celebrate your 6yh anniversary there,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
carlo62 (23702) 2014-01-24 2:10
anche andando a cavallo passano gli anni, un piccolo trotto per andare lontano.
Complimenti per la costanza e per l'impegno, non è facile sapersi rinnovare e proporre cose nuove.
Kamilutka (6655) 2014-01-24 4:03
oby tych rocznic bylo wiecej! Kolejne udane zdjecie z bardzo ladnymi kolorami i dobrze uchwycona scenka. Calosc dobrze skompnowana z ladnie rozmazanym tlem i calym mnostwem detali wskazujacych na lokalizacje.
timecapturer (41826) 2014-01-24 4:32
happy anniversary! You are so consistent with the quality of your images here on TE. This one is a fitting tribute to TE which is an enjoyable and inspiring ride. Lots of detail and colour in this shot and a real sense of the movement of this fine steed. Excellent!
Enjoy the weekend - B.
Sergiom (50600) 2014-01-24 5:34
Joyeux anniversaire. Cela peut se considérer comme un bail. De belles photos en série toujours avec un regard particulier sur les choses. Je t'en souhaite encore beaucoup.
emka (68624) 2014-01-24 6:46
cześć Mariusz, Dobrze dobrałes zdjęcie i tytuł do swojej rocznicy na Treku. Na takim festiwalu to nie ma co byc nieśmiałym, mozna fotografować do woli. Przyjemna scenka. Wszystkiego najlepszego z okazji rocznicy, następnych sześciu lat, udanych zdjęć (o to sie nie obawiam) i podrózy.
Mam nadzieję zobaczyc te piękne panie co we wlosach mają kwiaty i kolorowe suknie i jeźdźców na ich pieknych koniach. Mam juz zarezerwowany nocleg w Jerez w maju, bo akurat jak bede w Andaluzji to bedzie tam ta feria.
abmdsudi (36320) 2014-01-24 7:02
Congrats on your sixth year and a fine picture! It looks a great capture at the festival that you've retained just the right amount of detail throughout filled with sights, sounds, colors and smells, You've got a lovely warm like to work with, centrally framed and dynamic subject so well featured. Nice capture pleasing on the eyes, Congrats.
danos (80957) 2014-01-24 9:22
congratulations on your seventh anniversaty on the site with your beautiful photos,like this beautiful one.I like this excellent snapshot with the parade of the horses with their riders to be a good reason to participates someone in this event.
PS Really my presentation in Seattle was very successful because of the excellent weather i had there.
jurek1951 (40207) 2014-01-24 23:55
mimo wielkiego postepu ciwilizacji dobrze jest jak ludzie pielegnuja starodawne tradycje,ladnie uchwycone,pozdrawiam
jhm (131840) 2014-01-25 6:36
Congratulations for your anniversary six on TE, and very faithful member.
These picture is very nice with the blurred background see we a lot better the horse and rider.
What a beauty my friend, pleasant to look at.
Nice composition, a lovely presentation. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
mesutilgim (76776) 2014-01-25 8:05
Hello Dear Mariusz,
I was attracted to your entry after your nice words to my 8th year Celebration at TE !
First of all congratulations to your 6th year at TE and last but not least for this nice capture from Spain with the young trainee !
Perfect TE entry enriched with many interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Fis2 (79798) 2014-01-25 13:17
Moje gratulacje z okazji 6-ciu lat jazdy na TE!!!
Jak jazda to jazda tyle, ze tutaj w duecie a Ty sam jedziesz :)
Przyjemne foto z mila kolorystyka.
Gigidusud (12193) 2014-01-25 14:53
Congratulations for your 6 year on TE! Beautiful scene well captured, a great choice for the event!
Still many beautiful pictures for the next 6 years!
Have a nice Week-end,
nikkitta (11142) 2014-01-25 15:47
People and a horse to celebrate being so long in TE, Happy Anniversary and congrats !
Quite agree with your note but traveling sometimes you have surprises as this great interesting festivity with not so much people and a full of local color capture, same hats wear men ( gauchos) in Argentina
Waiting to see more photos of you in the next 6 years
PS: my last post was specially for you, I wanted to know if you read the notes and you failed, tip:Independence square...in Montevideo
mcmtanyel (8209) 2014-01-25 18:53
Happy 6th anniversary on TE! You are celebrating it with a very colorful and lively photo.
Here's to may more years,
ikeharel (48330) 2014-01-26 0:57
Nice to celebrate your 6th anniversary on TE, must admit all your photos deserve a raeson for some celebration's.
Fine pic. of the horse and rider, shining brown color of its fur. A festive typical for the region and we saw with Angel's photos, sometimes.
Best regards, and keep posting for many more years.
Romano46 (15614) 2014-01-26 3:11
auguri per la tua lunga presenza in TE rallegrata da centinaia di foto scattate nella tua città e nel corso dei tuoi viaggi.
Sono perfettamente d'accordo con te quando dici che in questo sito si ha la possibilità di conoscere località di tutto il mondo così quando affermi che c'è una tendenza ad apprezzare più le cartoline che determinati tipi di foto più artistiche.
da questa osservazione ne deriva che dobbiamo imparare a giardare il mondo che ci circonda in due maniere: secondo i nostri occhi e secondo gli occhi degli amici di TE, anche se ciò spesso mi appare irrazionale.
Ciao. Buon anniversario e buona domenica
delpeoples (50667) 2014-01-26 5:23
Czesc dear Mariusz
Happy anniversary, 6 years, wow hasn't time flown quickly? I think we joined in the same year, although you were January and I December. I have cherished our friendship and love critiquing your photos, aswell as engaging in discussions with you. And I hope that there are many more happy years here too. Excellent photo, a good people shot, which shows us a lot about the people of Jerez, their festivals and daily life. Certainly a great addition to TE - you and the photo :)
Graal (94162) 2014-01-26 11:23
moje gratulacje! 6 lat minelo jak 1 dzien. Tak trzymac! Nastepne 6 tez szybko zleci.
Andaluzja jest piekna ale w Kadyksie nie bylem. Fajna scenka, ladne stroje tych jezdzcow i zadbany kon. Takze sporo sie dzieje w tle. Przyjemne zdjecie w odbiorze.
adramad (33584) 2014-01-26 12:43
Congratulations on these 6 years in TE, in which we have enjoyed your fantastic photos and your good work, I hope and pray that we continue to share many more years.
The wonderful picture of this horse, you've captured a nice moment of its elegant gait, riders, put a nice Andalusian touch.
Very good management of both the brightness and the sharpness.
The color is great, very well balanced.
I wish you a happy start to the week.
josepmarin (57267) 2014-01-27 5:24
I'm sorry for the delay, but I want to congratulate you at your 6th anniversary in TE.
A delightful scene here, with the gorgeous andalusian horse and both riders, in the middle of the Feria.
The image is very sharp, I like its good light, its vivid colors, and the great graphical wealth of the elements of the composition.
I hope you stay in the site for many years.
Royaldevon (24324) 2014-01-27 13:52
Congratulations on your 6th anniversary!
Being a horse enthusiast myself, I love this shot.
I can see how well the horse is under control, beautifully collected, whilst the young child must be having the ride of his life!
Your shallow dof has given the focal characters a nice sharpness against an interesting but unobtrusive b/g.
My warm regards,
Cricri (96993) 2014-01-28 5:30
Hi Mariusz, Bon anniversaire sur TE
Une belle image de ce festival, j'aime l'élégance du cheval, la lumière et les couleurs
Une note d'accompagnement des plus sympathique, bonne continuation pour les 6 années a venir..
COSTANTINO (47700) 2014-01-28 7:57
many wishes for your 6 years in Te
what a beautiful shot from the
movie with Zoro and his horse
really it looks like a scenery
from the moview
many wishes and greetings for
more 6 years Te
your notes are usefulregards
have a nice evening
Waylim (24484) 2014-01-28 9:16
A very nice symbalic image to celebrate your 6th anniversay here. What a ride, and you have seen things changes, lot of friendships made and lost. People come and go. Thanks for all the fun ride that take us all around the world. Keep up the good work.
claudeD (28872) 2014-01-29 8:38
my congratulations for 6 years here on TE, Please continue to realize interesting shots and share them all with us here on TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
fabbs99 (14461) 2014-02-08 7:44
Congrats on being there with TE for 6 long years.They must create a hall of fame or something for people like you,who have done so much for the site.I wonder why TE remains silent and uncreative.Lets hope things to get better here before doomsday comes running.Have fun and good luck to you and wish you remain for a long time to come.TFS.
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (28422)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-05-01
- Categories: Festivals, Transportation, Event
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Andalusia 2008
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-24 0:04