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AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta August 11, 2014
Wonderful capture. Congratulations on being Featured.
goober20101
 
goober20101 August 11, 2014
congratulations on your feature
yourlily
 
yourlily August 11, 2014
Love this.
catini
 
catini August 11, 2014
Great capture, congrats on your feature!
vojce PRO+
 
vojce August 11, 2014
very nice
PhilipCarnevale
 
PhilipCarnevale August 11, 2014
Stunning! Congratulations on your feature
iceman2
 
iceman2 August 11, 2014
Wonderful capture.Congrats!
Inspire4More
 
Inspire4More August 11, 2014
WOW Awesome!!
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 August 11, 2014
Awesome shot..Congrats! ")
ltj PRO+
 
ltj August 11, 2014
BEAUTIFUL animals,CONGRATS,great action shot.
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life August 11, 2014
WOOW .. sooo love love love this..! absolutely stunning !! Congratulations !! :):)
kkat PRO
 
kkat August 11, 2014
Wow!! One of a kind!! Congratulations!!!
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gondmagdi August 11, 2014
awesome shot !
WileKyK PRO+
 
WileKyK August 11, 2014
Fantastic action shot. Congratulations on your Feature!
CherylG
 
CherylG August 15, 2014
Incredible capture!!
danielmartin
 
danielmartin August 20, 2014
Beautiful action shot!
MLundberg1
 
MLundberg1 August 31, 2014
wow!
sherrymiller
 
sherrymiller September 17, 2014
This is an amazing photo.....Congratulations on being featured!!!!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this image whilst visiting family in France.
Time
I think the time of day was about 2 or 3 o'clock in the afternoon.
Lighting
It was an overcast day, so very diffused natural light. Not too sunny, so no harsh shadows.
Equipment
I shot this image using my trusty Canon 7D with a Sigma 18-250 f3.5-6.3 DC OS lens. The shutter speed I used was 1/160 so there is still a slight bit of motion on the back legs of the second horse, but still sharp at the front of the first horse.
Inspiration
I was out taking photo's of random things around the family farm, and spent about half an hour in the field with the horses, just snapping away without a care in the world. The horses tend to stick together and every so often they have a burst of energy and have a run around. I think I must have fired off about 20 or so frames in order to capture them, but this is the one with the composition which I liked the best.
Editing
I shot on RAW, so I added a little clarity, then used layers within photoshop to create the monochrome version of the image.
In my camera bag
Canon 7D, Sigma 18-250 f3.5 - 6.3 DC OS, Canon 50mm 1.8, Sigma 10-20 3.5 so that I have all the focal ranges covered and the nifty fifty as this is an amazing lens. Also 2 flash guns and wireless triggers.
Feedback
The advice I would give is to be patient and don't look for the shot, let it happen. Sometimes some of the best images are created by just enjoying getting out there with your camera and seeing what happens in whatever environment you're in.

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