The Joust, Part 2

Now for the exciting bit, action!  This is the first time I’ve taken this camera to the faire or tried any serious action shots.  I was also using a borrowed lens that was a telephoto rather than zoom so I had to lot to try and figure out in time for a 20 minute presentation, or which only 5 minutes is actual jousting.  So bear with me!

 

Seeing this charging down the field makes a person understand why heavy cavalry was efficient in the way back when.

 

The moment of contact!

Results in a broken lance.  That had to hurt!  The knights really do get injured sometimes, the fighting is staged to some extend, but you can’t always predict when a lance will break or a blow will land in an unfortunate manner.

Another broken lance.

 

One response

  1. lifewith4cats

    so cool!

    August 5, 2011 at 2:14 pm

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