A photo-finish: Occurs in a race when multiple competitors cross the finishing line at nearly the same time.
Well, this wasn’t a sporting event in the true sense of the word, but it was a race against time for both myself and the horse which snuck into the scene and “photobombed” this families picture…or so it appears anyway. :)
Just in the nick of time to be part of the moment, he made it in, as I was trying to do the same from the opposite side. With everyone else taking pictures of the beautiful displays in the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, I was receiving plenty of strange looks making my way around and trying to capture those same people in the act. Seeing how this opportunity was lining up, I whipped in front of this lady, made a quick turn and fired away to grab this shot.
It was close, but to the horse I tip my cap…he wins this one by a nose. hehe
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend everybody!
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COSTANTINO (64256) 2014-06-13 22:06
Hello my dear friend
thanks for sharing with us this happy atmosphere
I liked very much your description about
this place with so many photographers and
the whole scenery
nice moments nice timing
have a nice weekedn
ikeharel (69925) 2014-06-14 0:28
Simulate the horse as in a race for the finish line, well done idea.
Yet, the main subject in the photo is those tourists doing what we all love to do, taking pic. of every moment to cherish.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
danos (96816) 2014-06-14 1:02
nice hte snapshot with all these visitors to take a remembering photo from the place with the horse in it.I like the unique event with the couple to pose so happy in front of the camera of the girl.
Have a good weekend,Danos
jhm (151544) 2014-06-14 1:31
What a place for all these photographers together.
Indeed exactly a race for the best place for the best picture.
You look almost in the camera of the lady beside you.
Also very well depth and perspective picture.
Colours and sharpness make these picture attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
mirosu (16041) 2014-06-14 2:41
I classify this as an excellent snapshot, or candid camera shot (as you like). But you got your subjects, the photographer and the photo objects excellent in to the frame. The crop without catting any important part is perfect. These people might love to have one copy of this excellent photo.
Very well done.
Wish you a nice weekend.
Sergiom (77485) 2014-06-14 6:00
De nos jours , c'est très difficile d'éviter tous les photographes autour des monuments ou des événements quelconques. Aussi bien en profiter pour les inclure dans le cadre. Ici , le résultat est probant.
Noel_Byrne (30528) 2014-06-14 9:07
You know those warnings that mums give when you're a child, and you always wonder where the heck they come from? Well, I remember the wise words of my mum when she told me "never keep sugar lumps in yours ears". I never really felt the urge to, but here we have utmost proof that she knew what she was saying! haha, this is a great moment capture, and I wonder if the horse made it into the family photo too?
Still on the plus side, they will always remember the day a horse licked dads ear in Las Vegas. No wonder they say what goes on there stays there!
Thanks for the smile :)
All the best
mesutilgim (94610) 2014-06-15 10:14
Photoghrapher been photographed ! One of my favorite themes.
And what I do like much in similar captures that people often tend to bend towards the center, most probably ot be assured that they are within the frame.
TFS and best regards
ourania (44368) 2014-06-15 11:37
I like this photo very much, it seems to describe an ordinary scene but the composition is so confident and elegant that it makes everything look significant and interesting. Maybe I should say that it reveals in an easy and playful way how significant and interesting everything around us can be. I like the interaction between the people, the lovely light and the way it influences the atmosphere. Your recording of the scene is discreet and creative. You have the broader context and greater number of photographers in your frame than any of the three others:) Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
nikkitta (17066) 2014-06-17 9:13
This what I enjoy the more, stolen photos at photographers, quite easy, all concentrated , never noticed the intruder as happens here
Still I cant believe so much busy photographers, good for you to chose the theme and also great the inclusion of the half horse
Watching World Soccer Cup?
Te deseo una buena semana
Maria from the far south
mcmtanyel (21810) 2014-06-17 20:42
What olympic event is this - posing? Here you have a nice example of what I call a "stolen photo" - one you take of someone else's human subject.
berek (49780) 2014-12-03 20:28
he he it is very difficult to avoid all the photographers around the monuments or any events. As well take the opportunity to include in the frame.good idea and result. i love people who take a picture everywhere.take care.