Polo on Smiths Lawn


In Windsor Great Park, behind Obelix Pond, with its magnificent reflections, lies Smith’s Lawn. Believed to have been named after a gamekeeper during the Restoration period of the 17th century. The 130 acre expanse has been used for many purposes since then including an airfield set up in the 1920’s by King Edward VIII whilst he was Prince of Wales. It was from this site that Duke of Edinburgh commenced his first solo flight. Since 1955 it has been home to The Guards Polo Club and currently boasts 10 pitches.

In June I was lucky enough to be walking in the area when a meet was in progress and took the opportunity to use my telephoto lens to capture some action shots – two techniques that I need to practise. I also took the opportunity to select some suitable images to black and white. I have selected a few below – I hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by.




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