X-Bionic Summer Tour 2018 was once again held in the beautiful X-Bionic Sphere in Samorin, Slovakia. Like last year, this equestrian event was stretched over two weeks. Due to other committments, I was only able to visit on Friday 27th of July. The competitions weren’t as strong as during the weekends and I also missed the popular evenig session which is held on Saturday. But even during the slow days, there are nice moments waiting to be captured…
X-Bionic Summer Tour 2017 is a premier equestrian event in Samorin, Slovakia taking place at the end of July and it’s spread across 8 race days. I always enjoy visiting beautiful equestrian resort and the annual summer events. Unfortunately this year, the author of the courses did not have photographers in mind. Almost every obstacle was positioned for shooting into the Sun. The rest of them could’ve been placed better. This year’s photostory was saved by two evening sessions.
P-T-S was a renowned athletics meeting held for 50 years in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. It was part of IAAF Grand Prix elite category and always featured strong field of athletes. In 2016 it was renewed and relocated to beautiful X-Bionic Sphere Resort near Bratislava and it’s once again the top athletics event in Slovakia. The 52nd edition, held on 17th June 2017, featured a variety of competitions. The results were affected by cloudy weather and strong wind.
- Press conference with pole vaulter Sergey Bubka, who broke two World Records in Bratislava
- Women’s 100m Hurdles
- Men’s triple jump
- Opening Ceremony and Medal Ceremony for Lucia Hrivnak-Klocova – Bronze Medal, 800m European Championships 2010
- Women’s 200m
- Men’s 200m
- Women’s 800m
- Women’s Long Jump
- Men’s High Jump
- Men’s 800m
- Women’s 400m
- Men’s 3000m
- Men’s Relay 4x100m
At the end of July, I visited the beautiful equestrian facility in Samorin. X-Bionic Sphere hosted a four day Equestrian Festival Samorin 2016 and like last year’s Summer Masters 2015, it was a joy to shoot. Althought last year’s event was better organized and with better line-up, I still managed to get some nice photos. The highlight was, once again, a night-session, which attracted hudreds of visitors.