Kilkivan Campdraft pics

Discussion in 'Horse Riding' started by Kevinc, May 10, 2010.

  1. Kevinc

    Kevinc New Member

    Hi everyone, not sure if this is the place where campdrafters spend their spare time, but I have posted a couple of photo galleries from Kilkivan Campdraft May 8th/9th, link below :

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    This was a first campdraft for me and the speed, power and elegance of the horses and their highly trained riders was amazing. Trying to capture that action in harsh sunlight and a dusty evironment, was, shall we say "interesting".


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  2. kiraSpark

    kiraSpark Gold Member

    Hi Kevinc :)
    Wow great photos!
    What camera and lens did you use?

    And might I ask where is Kilkivan?
  3. domingo

    domingo Active Member

    yay - some more campdraft pics *#)
  4. Kevinc

    Kevinc New Member

    Kiraspark, thanks for your interest, Kilkivan is actually in South east queensland, a small one pub town about 250km from Brisbane. Is this forum mostly WA riders? I was searching google for an appropraite forum, - most sports have them and this is what came up.
    The organising body is called 'Australian Campdraft Association' but they don't seem to have a chat site attached.
    My camera is a Canon 1DMKIII and lenses used are 70 - 200L, and 100- 400L. Trying to maintain focus on the horse and cattle was they twisted and turned was quite a challenge.
  5. coffee lover

    coffee lover New Member

    Your pics are great we have a lot of one pub towns here in the west as well!!!
  6. kiraSpark

    kiraSpark Gold Member

    Well, a Canon 1D Mark III, :eek: no wonder they are excellent photos then!! **)

    I am in the process of looking for a 70-200 L series f2.8 IS USM lens myself, to upgrade from the 70-300 f4-5.6 IS USM that I have now. Unfortunately I dont have the 1D to go with it, lol :p

    Yes, the ACA have a website, but no chat unfortunately.

    And this forum tends to be mostly WA people, but dont let that put you off, we are very friendly and there are several of us campdrafters on here (and many camera enthusiasts ;) ) who will very much appreciate looking at good photos :)
  7. beagle

    beagle Well-known Member

    wow kevinc great shots & yes Domingo how nice to see some more campdraft photos....hopefully without any backlash.
    I love campdrafting & what's more,I love the people who do it -such a great mob of folk from all walks of life!
  8. kiraSpark

    kiraSpark Gold Member

    LOL @ Domingo!! *#) :p
    Im a bit frightened to ever put any more up!!!
  9. kiraSpark

    kiraSpark Gold Member

    Me too, Beags, I so agree :)*
    Love my campdrafting friends **)
  10. Jaana

    Jaana Well-known Member

    Ok officially drooling over your camera and the photos!
    Absolutely fantastic!
  11. Coda Cowgirl

    Coda Cowgirl Well-known Member

    just went thru all the campdraft pics and they are FAB!
  12. beagle

    beagle Well-known Member

    the friendliest,nicest lot who never ever would stoop to denigrating their fellow horsemen.:))
  13. mirawee

    mirawee Gold Member

    Lovely photos!

    Wish I had time to get to campdrafts :(
  14. Belladonna

    Belladonna Well-known Member

    Kevinc- welcome to stockies and thanks for putting your photos up, fantastic quality :) Most people on here will really appreciate them.
  15. nannygoat

    nannygoat Gold Member

    Am loving the first pic of the guy with the sunnies tucked onto his hat - lol - his horse must give him a great smooth ride!
  16. Kevinc

    Kevinc New Member

    Thanks everyone, the way these riders pick out a steer in the yard and guide it around a figure 8 course in 40 seconds is incredible, - part Jedi knight, part voodoo, part luck and part Robert Redford horse whisperer.
  17. Belladonna

    Belladonna Well-known Member

    Ahhh thats where I've been going wrong when I draft, I forget my inner jedi knight lol. It is pretty cool though :) Do you ride yourself Kevin?
  18. smash

    smash Well-known Member

    what wonderful photos !!!!
    thank you so much for sharing
    thoroughly enjoyed looking at those photos
  19. kiraSpark

    kiraSpark Gold Member

    Oh no, never!! **choke choke** *#)
  20. beagle

    beagle Well-known Member

    oh smash i just fell off my chair at your sig! classic!:D:D:D

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