First photo post: Palio di Siena 2006

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  1. DReali

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    Hi everyone,
    I just joined and I've finally had the time to post a photo! :wink: This one I took a couple years back at the Palio di Siena, a chaotic but great event to photograph. This was taken at the "curva di San Martino", the most dangerous turn in the square. I strategically positioned myself there as I knew at least 1 guy was falling off his horse, in the end it was about five.

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    C&C Welcome & Ecouraged!

    Cheers,
    Dave
     
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    ouch!

    cool pic
     
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    this is a GREAT photo. i can almost just feel the crowd and the excitement. beautiful. and the fact that you caught that guy getting slammed against the wall is just that much better. one of my favorites i have seen on here.
     
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    Great shots and welcome. Where was this taken?
     
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    Thanks Renair! This was taken in Siena, Italy. The Palio is an annual event there that has continued since the 16th century (hence the lack of saddles).

    Thanks AF44!

    And thanks a million Flower Child for the enthusiastic feedback!
     
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    buono foto....a shame in one way that the race has to have barriers these days, it would have been much more exciting in the 1500's :D.
     
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    Grazie Roger! I'm sure it would have been a lot more exciting in the 1500's considering you would risk death for being from the wrong contrada, though it isn't much safer (for a spectator) nowadays :). And yea, for those who have the blood-lust I'm sure the barriers are a massive kill-joy but I don't think the shop-owners would enjoy dealing with the bleeding jockeys that just flew through their display windows.:lmao:
     
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    Wow.
     
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    Wow! This one is great.
     
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    The thing that makes this photo for me are all the people in the balcony leaning over for a peek! Well done!
     
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    There's so many little details that keep my interest here. For some reason I'm getting a kick out of the guy clinging to the pillar in the lower right corner.
     
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    Thanks Dosh!

    Cheers jv08!

    Thanks Harmony, that's one of my favourite elements in this shot.

    Thanks Dormfab! I'm glad you noticed him but I'll admit that when I shot this I didn't see him. However while editing I was pleasantly surprised by his eager expression and body language.
     

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