Dan and Fenton
andrew sydenham, studio manager
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 70-200mm, 1/2000sec at f/5.6, ISO 640 During the past 18 months I’ve been involved in far more location photography than I’ve been accustomed to and not only had to adapt the type of kit I carry around but also my approach to image making with constantly moving subjects out in the field.
I was covering a falconry day, walking up hedges and woodland near Banbury, Oxfordshire, and I’m still in the early stages of editing the 1,000 or so pictures from the set, but this image of Dan with his goshawk walking the stubble captures the atmosphere of the day. I was in a constant state of anticipation because the handler can ‘slip’ or release the bird at any time, without any warning.