Just joined so thought I'd post a few taken last weekend. I was experimenting with a bit of panning and also using the feature that makes the auto focus happen as the object moves towards or away from you.
As an old eventer (MANY year ago) I love eventing pix & you did a great job. I love the express on the rider's face in 2476. Although there's still some motion blur, you did a great job with the panning. I think the motion blue adds to the excitement of the shot & since you got the rider's face most in focus I'd say it's about perfect for this type of shot. I think it's good enough that it would be worth doing the post to remove the half person from the background.
2536 is just about perfect in every way. Great moment, perfect concentration of the horse & rider, good angle for showing the size of the fence. Just a great shot. I've seen a lot of pro eventing shots that weren't this good. Love the framing & the background too.
2463 could use a little help on the exposure on the right—very very tough lighting conditions you had there, but I think you could bring it up in post. Great job of stopping the action & I love the rider framed between the flags. If I were the rider, I'd hate to be seen caught behind like this, but that's not your problem ;-) Again, great expressions on the horse & rider—you can definitely see here that the horse is a lot more confident than the rider, which makes it a fun shot.
Overall just exceptional work. Have you thought of submitting any of them to news media? Makes me (almost) wish I lived again in a place where they have eventing
One MSS suggestion—you may want to use the little camera icon in the toolbar to embed thumbs of the photos directly in your message—you can set it so that we can then click through to see the larger image, but the thumbs do help to peak interest.
Thanks I see it now! Previously just went straight to browse. Actually when I used it this gobbledegook appeared instead of the pic so I went back to the browse feature Must be a bug I think I'll report
The "gobbledegook" is the HTML code that allows your picture to be embedded in the message. Once you post the comment the pic appears rather than the code as you can see above!
If, when you do this, you upload the photo from the dialog that appears (rather than link to) the photo, you have the option to both include the thumbnail & allow a click through for the full size image—just click the options triangle in the 'Add an image' dialog.