*Dedicated to my friend, mon amie, Cricri
I like to arrive early at the place where Polo will be played, with time to visit the "palenques" , where horses are saddled and prepared in a very carefully way, as shown in the photo, each team , as in football, has an special color
Origins of the Polo
It appears to lie in Persia, where the game has been played for at least two thousand years, as artwork and contemporary writings indicate
Polo spread slowly across Asia where it was played by kings, courtiers and warriors as a way to kept them and their horses fit and ready for battle
The word polo is originated in Pakistan, where it means "ball" in Balti, a language native of that region
There are two teams of four players each and two referees, also on horseback
Each player has a long, flexible stick (taco in Spanish) which is used to hit a ball (made of wooden) with the intent of driven it through the opposing team's goal.
Polo is played in periods called chukkers, each one last seven minutes, in between there is three minutes to rest and make changes
Horses are replaced at each chukker, sometimes more than one is changed
Source: My knowledge
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mesutilgim (84272) 2014-08-07 11:57
Very nice capture of this polo crew with good pov and layout.
Perfect TE etry with many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
holmertz (40971) 2014-08-07 12:11
A very nice and colourful photo with an informative note. I like the warm colours and the fine clarity and contrasts. The nearest horse turns its head perfectly to show us its beautiful profile.
emka (78828) 2014-08-07 22:35
Hello Maria, Nice portrait of this boy preparing for polo. I have no ideas about this game, thanks for the informative note. Nice to see such beautiful horses, well cared for.
WArm regrads MAlgo
jjcordier (76300) 2014-08-07 23:09
Intéressante photographie de ces hommes préparant leurs montures pour le match de polo. Bonne composition.
jmdias (55345) 2014-08-08 2:10
una foto con mucha informacion sobre el esporte, que és algo raro de se mirar. los personajes y caballos estan bien mostrados y encuadrados acá. el zapato Azul de lo niño a derecha me parece con unos que eran usados acá cuando yo tenia 6 años.
interesante como protejen as piernas de los caballos, con certeza para evitar golpes acidentales de los instrumentos del esporte. GPC.
desculpe los errores (mi corrector no funciona hoy). haha.
ikeharel (57112) 2014-08-08 3:28
Never saw a Polo game, maria, not common in Israel.
The horses looks fit and well cared, their furs shine on picture.
Fine taken the anuimals and those guys, colors and light with sharp details & depth collected.
Buen fin de semana,
Cricri (106327) 2014-08-08 4:09
Hola mon amie qui aime les chevaux :-)
Merci pour la note, très intéressante explication sur les soins des chevaux et le jeu, que je ne connaissait pas du tout, j'aime ce que je voit, tout ces chevaux sont calme et bien soignée, le jeune homme te fait un très grand sourire :-)
merci beaucoup pour cette belle image, d'un sujet qui te tien a cur, il y a un dicton qui dit " qui aime les animaux, aime les gens" et nous somme toutes les deux les mêmes :-)
Bise a bientôt
maria-v1981 (10814) 2014-08-08 7:21
You captured a good moment of the prepared. You framed perfectly the whole procedure. I like how you captured the expressions of the carers of horses. Beautifuln atmosphere.
Silvio1953 (122099) 2014-08-08 8:29
Ciao Maria, great parade of beautiful horses, lovely composition with splendid light, wonderful colors and excellent perspecytive, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
ourania (30937) 2014-08-08 14:34
Hola Maria querida,
it must be a fascinating theme before, during and after the game. It was great that you had the opportunity to get so close. I've taken pictures twice during mere horse riding trainings, it was much more difficult than it seems but an irresistible challenge. I like very much how close you got to this scene and how vivid it looks. The colours are very lovely and, even though the scene in the foreground is interesting, the perspective leading to the field is very attractive too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
bukitgolfb301 (35900) 2014-08-08 17:15
Hi Hola dear Maria, Sorry for long no reply.
Very natural and casual snap shot before starting games. Thier relaxing and happy mood can be conveyed truly. I want to see Polo game next time, anxiously waiting.
All the best and have a good weekend! Takero from Tokyo
mcmtanyel (13375) 2014-08-09 20:38
These are quite regal animals depicted in a wonderful composition. I like how you have used the open green space as a way to lead the eyes to the furthest animals.
photographer_sg (4157) 2014-08-11 11:30
another attractive picture of the lovely animals being made ready for the game. Excellent colours that are lively and warm and provide vibrance to the scene. Excellent light and fine exposure.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice evening.
cornejo (31452) 2014-08-12 10:37
Hola Maria, estupenda foto de esta escena del interesante deporte del polo, muy bien compuesta y captada con buen encuadre, buena nitidez, luz, color y calidad. Muy buen e interesante trabajo bien realizado, mis felicitaciones amiga mía.
Buena tarde y feliz semana.
Un cordial abrazo.
swapankumarroy (2839) 2014-08-14 7:26
You described about the game very well. Nice horses with the polo crew and their preparation about play. Well captured the moment, good color, sharpness and composition.
with best wishes and thanks, good luck.
eldancer1 (27841) 2014-08-18 7:22
Beautiful horses! I've never seen a polo match, they used to have them in Del Mar, California, when I live in San Diego. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
mkamionka (30616) 2014-08-21 8:43
I see you were quite active recently on TE, opposite to me. I remember you have showed some polo scenes before. It is a completely unknown for me sport. Not sure if it is not know in my country or maybe I just come from a working class so I never had a chance to participate :)
Nice scene with the people caring about horses plus some typical I guess clothes for the horses.
Very well done,
clic (14890) 2014-08-26 16:27
The spirit of a 'formal sport' is beautifully portrayed; those well-groomed purebreds as well as the two grooms wearing the special-circumstances costume compose a rare and interesting report.
Thanks for showing.
Waylim (25344) 2014-08-26 17:28
Another good photo with the horses as the subject, I'm not good with horse, they are so big they actually scares me. Love the deep tone and color you have capture here and the low light with long shadow gives good contrast and brings out the light. The people in coordinated color work well and your fram with eh same colors completes the composition nicely.
Have a good evening.
fabbs99 (16167) 2014-08-28 22:59
This is a very natural scene with great color dynamics in the frame.The horse is being dressed up for the polo match and the proximity of the lens creates a near 3D effects.Excellent piece of photography.Keep sharing.TFS.
fritzi007 (5292) 2014-09-17 11:49
Excelente composición, presentación agradable.
Muy bien hecho, TFS.
adramad (37993) 2014-10-16 14:53
Una imagen fantastica, que nos muestra el lugar y ambiente en la preparacion previa a la competicion, magnifico retrato de estos dos hombres preparando los caballos, que lucen una estampa soberbia, tanto los del primer plano, como los que vemos al fondo.
Muy buen color, lo que da mucha fuerza a la imagen.
Magnífica gestión de la iluminacion, la nitidez es optima.
Que tengas un buen día.
Mis mejores deseos.
- Copyright: Maria Ocampos (nikkitta) (14852)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-11-04
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix P7000
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- Theme(s): Horses around the world [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-07 11:55