Charging horses, explosions, men in trenches...

it was all happening at the Emu Gully Air & Land Spectacular.

For many more such photographs, see the collection here: clients.degrootphotography.com.au/EmuGully/index.html

View all photos taken: Saturday, 14th May 2011, This photo: 11:45am

Comments

  • Mattia Oselladore said:
    Beautiful capture, well done!
  • aramisfirefly said:
    DOF bang on Dave - always enjoy seeing your reenactment shots.
  • looby88 said:
    the horse has served mankind well, pity the same cannot always be said the other way around
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattiao] Thanks!
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/aramisfirefly] Thanks Matt, these events are good practice for thinking fast with your camera and being alert to your surroundings.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/33085391@N00] True!
  • Simple Monkey said:
    A brave charge. Impressive
  • WilliamKastelein said:
    very impressive!
  • Hsin Tai Liu said:
    wow.. this is awesome!!
  • ghis44free said:
    Congratulations for this beautiful photography.
    Ghislain
  • Franck Bouffard said:
    Excellent
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/simple_monkey] And it paid off in the original battle since charging right up to the enemy wasn't the usual form of combat for the Lighthorse. They were essentially mounted infantry, so they'd ride up to where they were needed, dismount and then form up to fight. However, on this occasion they needed water from the well held by the Turks so they charged all the way in and took the Turks by surprise (most still having their sights set far off in the distance where the infrantry attack would normally be made from).
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/william_kastelein] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/hsintailiu] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/chris44free] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/franckbouffard] Thanks!