1958 – Inga Schweim (16) participates in a horse riding competition in Preetz, Germany. Photo © Herbert Wiessner, Kiel
The story behind the image
My mother used to be a horse riding fan. This started in her youth, at the age of 7, and continued until the early 1960s.
This photo by sports photographer Herbert Wiessner shows her during a horse riding competition in Preetz, Germany, which is located south-west of Kiel.
This is an amazing shot when considering that it is from 1958. Just think of it: the photographer had to use film – digital photography was still a science fiction back then! He simply had to nail the perfect moment, otherwise he’d have no photo. And he had just one chance, because he could not shoot in burst mode (10 exposures per second, or more) like we do today. No autofocus. OK, most certainly he was using a tripod and a remote release, but even this setup required a very good sense of the right moment approaching.
It’s also nice to see the simplicity of this (admittedly local) event. It clearyly did not need much to do the competition.
The high resolution image
|Image Source||8 x 13 cm Print|
|Digital Image Source||EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||6204 x 3811 Pixels|
|Copyright||Photo © by Herbert Wiessner, Kiel|
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