Let me tell you about the conditions for making photos of this event
when you have the aim to let it look as medieval as possible :
- You have your standing place or your seat for the duration of the procession,
- you can’t walk around,
- you are surrounded by people,
- your focus is small,
- you have some short intervals that you can put a step forward on the street (if you stand on a place without crush barriers),
- the sun turns !! (and that’s what I forgot ! I checked the sun during an exploring tour, I thought : good, the sun is behind this row of houses, but then you have to wait until the procession comes and the procession itself takes 1 ½ hour and meanwhile the sun does not stand still, of course !!! )
- so, you have the sunlight as it is and you can’t change your position towards it
- even if you search your standing place as good as possible : trees in the background, nice old buildings, a cobble stone street, … : a “zone 30, slow down please” poster or a red mailbox or whatever sneaks into your view, so your picture radius diminishes even more
- the procession proceeds (of course), so not much time to adjust your camera, to focus, …
- and also note that the weather was very changing (the brightest sunshine alternated with shadow bringing clouds)
Let me tell you, it is a real challenge, it is exciting and it is fun !
Let me also tell you that it delivered some images of knights without a head and horses without feet and that this was not due to a joust.