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Approaching Storm



Wild stallion walking on ridge at sunset storm approaching

Wild stallion walking on ridge at sunset storm approaching
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31 Comments | Report
smswolf
 
smswolf July 16, 2014
I love this !!!!!! Wow !!!!!
barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock July 24, 2014
Love the silhouette.
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta August 26, 2014
Beautiful silhouette. Congratulations on being Featured.
Shahid_S
 
Shahid_S August 26, 2014
Awesome one...!
lindawilliams_5852
 
lindawilliams_5852 August 26, 2014
Amazing!!
iceman2
 
iceman2 August 26, 2014
Beautiful silhouette capture.Congrats!
Bruz PRO+
 
Bruz August 26, 2014
What a beautiful shot. Great silhouette. Congrats on the feature.
scottnmandy
 
scottnmandy August 26, 2014
Awesome shot! Congrats on being featured!
SilverCity
 
SilverCity August 26, 2014
Thanks everyone. It is one of my favorites. It was worth freezing my butt of following this wild herd up the hill. I have it framed in a 15x30 at my restaurant.
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi August 26, 2014
wonderful capture !
vojce
 
vojce August 26, 2014
very,very nice
debhall PRO+
 
debhall August 26, 2014
WOW...absolutely beautiful! Congrats on your feature!
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SusiStroud August 26, 2014
Nice silhouette! Congrats on your Feature.
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peggyjueckstock August 26, 2014
Stunning. Congratulations!
SarahKeates PRO
 
SarahKeates August 27, 2014
Awesome shot! Congrats!
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life August 27, 2014
I looove silhouettes... superbbb capture.. congrats to you !!! 8)
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sweetpea72 August 27, 2014
Fantastic shot... Congrats!! ")
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onyanita August 28, 2014
magical...congrats on the Feature
SarahAlice
 
SarahAlice August 31, 2014
Nice Silhouette. Great blend with the orange sunset. Nicely done :)
photosue50
 
photosue50 September 28, 2014
Beautiful
SRuscic
 
SRuscic October 14, 2014
love it..
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njkerosky January 09, 2015
Congrats!!!...After careful consideration, judging more than 800 entries, your photo has been selected as a Finalist in the "I Love Horses" Challenge!!!
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njkerosky January 09, 2015
Congrats!!!...After careful consideration, judging more than 800 entries, your photo has been selected as a Finalist in the "I Love Horses" Challenge!!!
leighlofgren
 
leighlofgren January 15, 2015
really lovely
CherylG
 
CherylG February 18, 2015
Gorgeous!! Congrats on being featured!! :)
Dunner PRO
 
Dunner February 19, 2015
Absolutely stunning silhouette! Love the mystical eerie background. Congrats on this being featured!
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carolezublenacampbell March 13, 2015
Stunning!
gwynethfranklin
 
gwynethfranklin April 02, 2015
Beautiful!!
denmen
 
denmen September 11, 2015
Superb shot!
jennifers
 
jennifers April 29, 2016
beautiful capture!
Tiff
 
Tiff May 08, 2016
Brilliant Photo, Well Done!

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Behind The Lens

Location
Wild Horse area north of Green river Wyoming
Time
about 8pm
Lighting
sun was getting ready to move behind an approaching storm at sunset. Which I figured would give a great back drop.
Equipment
Olympus epl-5 , 140-300 lens
Inspiration
The herd of horses was on a hill side with basic sage brush for a back ground. I could see the rolling clouds from the storm approaching and the sun about to set behind it. Even though the temperature was in the mid 30s and strong winds I knew if I could follow them to the top of the ridge it would be worth it. The stallion would turn occasionally and stomp his hoof and stare at me . With light fading fast we made it to the top of the ridge. I was able to take several shots before the light was gone and my fingers froze. This one was my favorite.
Editing
Just some cropping and a bit of contrast and sharpening.
In my camera bag
I use a vest this way all my pockets are accessible while I am moving. I have 3 other lenses a couple filters extra batteries and blue tooth remote.
Feedback
The obvious issue working with large wild animals is safety make sure you have enough distance to not upset your subject. In this case the original back ground was boring but by looking where they were going I was able see some great possibilities. Anytime you are on the move having an extra battery in your pocket is important. I don't know how many times I wandered away from my equipment following an animal only to get one more shot and the battery was dead!

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