The Joust, Part 2
By idiotphotographer in Bristol
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.