Cotswold Hunt Foxcote Team Chase

I popped along to the Cotswold Hunt Foxcote Team Chase yesterday (Sunday 15th October) which was blessed with lovely autumn sunshine following a very chilly start. Not a great course from a photography perspective (and ONLY from a photography point of view) as it was not possible to get sufficiently close to many of the jumps. Hence I decided to focus on the teams as they completed the course and hopefully capture some of the elation/relief/exhaustion of the competitors and their mounts. I managed to find a good spot shooting through the branches of a tree very close to the course end. An added benefit here was the side lighting provided by the autumn sun. Whilst I had intended to spend much of the day at the event I actually left after only a couple of hours shooting due to ill health so I’m publishing only a small number of shots in my event gallery – shame!

You can find the gallery here (click the blue text): Cotswold Hunt Foxcote Team Chase Gallery


My name is Chris Tarling and I'm a photographer living in Cheltenham (the centre of the wonderful Cotswolds!) with my wife and two labradors; the irrepressible Coco & Marley. I've been a passionate photographer since my teen years, chasing the perfect image initially through precious slide film and now with my digital cameras. I absolutely love taking pictures of my two labradors, they are without doubt my muses and feature prominently throughout my web site. I have a priceless record of them growing up from puppies, so much so that they are both very used to my camera. Posed photographs have their place but for me the thrill lies in capturing their unique characters in an arresting image. My favourite pictures are invariably taken whilst the guys are playing freely - they absolutely love any water and a good 'throwie stickie' session. Largely this means that they are wet and dirty most of the time but the fun they are having always shines through. My aim in setting up Yellow Hound is to use my skills as a photographer, and my deep love of animals, to generate wonderful, special images for others. Images that will be cherished, that capture their personality and also the bond with their owners. I like to work closely with an animal's owner to understand both of their characters, what they enjoy and hence create an environment at each session that's fun and produces great images. Whilst I love dogs and animals I am keen photographer of many different subjects; you'll see some examples of my work on this site. I also work commercially so if you run a business and are looking for a special image to use then please give me a call to discuss what I can create.

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