Up until yesterday my knowledge of the polo game was close to 0. That’s also the number I wished my lense’s ⨍-number was close to. Well, starting yesterday I discovered this beautiful sport, full of action and grace at the same time. First I started to discover the game rules and techniques, then I observed the players finally I appreciated the effort the horses have to deliver in this challenging game. They say horses are going as fast as 35 mph so can you guess why you need a fast lens? All the images bellow we’re shot on a Canon EOS Mark II (not the best for fast action) with a Sigma 400mm ⨍5.6 APO Tele Macro HSM (not fast either) so I had to give my best to obtain some decent images.
Enjoy some of the shots from yesterday’s training game at the Ayala Polo Club in San Enrique de Guadiaro, Cadiz, Spain.