Yesterday the Lamerton Hunt met in the Chichester Arms car park at Chillaton,here they are leaving the square on their way to a local farm where a trail has been laid.
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lousat (91950) 2013-12-15 1:50
Hi Les,very interesting pic,an actualy jump in the past,not the best weather to take a pic but a very good result,the long time of exposure give us the exact idea of the fast mouvement of dogs and horses,very bright colors too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
emka (98706) 2013-12-15 2:03
Hi Les, Interesting photo, we see sometimes similar scenes in movies. we can really appreciate it in a big format, seeing so many horses and hunt dogs. I see it is a big attraction to local population. Excellent dynamical shot, with superb sharpness and good colours in spite not favorable weather conditions.
As for hunting, it seems to me very cruel event.
Warm regrads MAlgo
siudzi (34141) 2013-12-15 2:09
What an interesting moment you photographed yesterday! Really great and original street life scene taken with a good quality. Well done!
Have a nice day!
snunney (100000) 2013-12-15 2:13
An image full of life, which truly evokes this traditional pastime beloved by many English people. I like the point of view and the great sense of motion. Very well presented with good light, colours and sharpness.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-12-15 3:17
a real sense of the tradition and industry that this type of controversial event conveys is here in this wonderful image. A lot to look at and a feeling of the urgency is palpable too! Excellent!
Royaldevon (39340) 2013-12-15 3:32
This will be a scene familiar to people on movies or magazines but never having seen it in reality! I love the idea of the excitement of the chase, the colour, the camaraderie and possible danger but, also, the idea that no animals will killed along the way!
A bit of an English spectacle that is great to share with the rest of the world. You have a fine viewpoint and lots of scene-setting details to interest onlookers.
Have a lovely Sunday,
Sergiom (80646) 2013-12-15 5:46
Assez incroyable de voir encore de nos jours ces chasses à cour, mais cela doit être très impressionnant le bruit des sabots sur l'asphalte, le son des cors et le jappement des chiens.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-12-15 7:30
A controversial subject but one that has deep seated roots Les. This reminds me of following the hunt when I was a child, I used to love the excitement of the event, the sound of the horn, the dogs following the scent and the sweaty horses with their red-coated riders. A fabulously nostalgic shot of another rural tradition. Love this.... sorry for being politically incorrect ;) Warm regards Rosemary
holmertz (53434) 2013-12-15 9:49
What a lively, colourful and interesting photo. It's a quite unusual shot for TE, I would believe. To me, as a non-Brit, there is some absurdity in seeing hunters in traditional uniforms riding through an ordinary 21st century town. I remember when meeting an old friend from the village in the forests where I grew up, he told me that these days at the yearly moose hunting season they start the hunt by chasing the huge animals out of the gardens where they come to eat leftover apples and other goodies.
gojo (1769) 2013-12-15 10:38
Good evening Leslie,
Oh so British!
Great catch. Fine composition and perfect handling of the dogs running out of the image with some motion blur. Very nice,
nikkitta (17066) 2013-12-17 18:21
Hola Leslie, only in engravings ( very popular in Argentina) I have seen this quite atractive scene, not only for the dogs and hunters but for the people watching, dressed same way ( cups included) that people out of Buenos Aires
Not more smileys tonight but will return for nmore
Like and enjoy it, congrats
CLODO (34546) 2013-12-18 3:06
A perfect capture with this perspective, the slow shutter speed was not sufficient to freeze the dogs and so gives the sense of motion. Now it's the turn of the horesemen to start under the eyes of the village dwellers.
rigoletto (34279) 2013-12-20 23:03
hi leslie. i am after malgo, and think that hunting belongs to the cave age of men when there were no supermarkets to buy meat and clothes... relieved to read that the foxes are only dummies nowadays. the riders and dogs however look quite handsome and charismatic, no wonder why they still keep that tradition. i love the relatively slow shutter speed and how the dogs have a motion blur at the left bottom. very nice pp work too, it all so clear and lively despite the seemingly dull december weather.
adores (45595) 2013-12-23 12:57
This scene seems taken from the old paintings! I like the way they are dressed and the movement of the dogs in a hurry to get there! A well captured scene, full of life and movement!
KristinsCamera (2384) 2013-12-27 16:35
my dad used to live up north in corbridge, les, and your shot reminds me of a winter visit i once had with him. the hounds and horses gathered in the little town square outside the church just like this ~ a treat for someone with a camera.
thanks for bringing back that memory :)
- Copyright: Leslie Bennett (williewhistler) (16398)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-14
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Event
- Camera: NikonD300s, 17-55mm f/2.8 G DX
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): West Devon Part 2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-15 1:48