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sarahallegra PRO+
 
sarahallegra January 29, 2015
I love it! What a perfect capture!
Remraf
 
Remraf May 10, 2015
Great shot!
chuckrickman
 
chuckrickman May 10, 2015
Love this shot. Congrats on being featured.
GinaLynne PRO+
 
GinaLynne May 10, 2015
Love their expressions=] Great shot!
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tetvet May 10, 2015
congrats
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WileKyK May 10, 2015
Amazing capture of movement with a great color palette. Congratulations on your Feature!
catini
 
catini May 10, 2015
Congrats on your feature!
kkat PRO
 
kkat May 10, 2015
Lovely Portrait! Magnificent! Congratulations!!
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sweetpea72 May 10, 2015
Oh I love this!! (:
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ReneeBlake May 11, 2015
Congrats on the feature !
GordonD
 
GordonD May 13, 2015
Icelandic's? beautiful creatures :) congratulations
alidavanstaden
 
alidavanstaden May 29, 2015
WOW what a stunning photo
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TheoShilton June 14, 2015
Great shot!
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bartwebb June 24, 2015
Great photo love it!!
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nancy2776 July 03, 2015
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nancy2776 July 03, 2015
Love it, great shot!
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IvaDanailova July 20, 2015
I love this shot!
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BethieBowman July 30, 2015
This is a phototure that makes evokes emotion on a couple of levels. It makes me what to make friends with the horses, I want to touch them. I can feel the wind blow and I can tell that it is cold an muddy. The waterfall in the background is slightly out of focus, but my eye is still drawn there. the barbed wire fence in front is so subtle but such an important element. This is a beautiful phototure.
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sharlenescarboroughdodds August 22, 2015
\gorgeous Capture on these BFF
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jacquelinearciniega September 08, 2015
love it

Behind The Lens

Location
While traveling the Ring Road in southern Iceland, near the town of Höfn, if I remember correctly.
Time
I took this picture probably around mid-day; its hard to tell as it had been overcast for a week!
Lighting
Not much to share by way of lighting, I really didn't do anything special for this shot. It was an overcast day which actually made for a nice soft light for the scene. I was going to get a shot of the horse galloping and playing in the field, but as soon as I got close, they lost interest in each other and just wanted to say hi to me!
Equipment
I used a Nikon D800 and a 24-70 2.8, no other equipment needed.
Inspiration
I'd see pictures of Icelandic horses before, they seem to a staple shot of any photographer who has wanderer around Iceland for awhile, and for good reason. They are exceptionally beautiful animals and super friendly! They've got those rock star manes and can't help but to be photogenic. Plus I saw the beautiful waterfall on the cliffside which was this amazing 200ft falls that anywhere else would be a tourist attraction but here in Iceland is just one of unnamed 100's, so I made sure to get the horses in the place where I could keep it in my frame.
Editing
As for post, I didn't do much, just the basics really, color correction, sharpness and a bit on the levels. I did bring down the highlights a bit so that the sky wasn't completely blown out.
In my camera bag
I carry a lot of gear, as I always want to be prepared and I'm usually doing more than one shot at a time, for digital I carry a D800 x 2, with 3 lenses, 14-24 2.8, 24-70 2.8, 70-200 2.8, and a 2x teleconverter. I also have a Sony a7Sii which I use for time-lapse and video, as well as a Dynamic Perception Motion 1 time-lapse dolly. Also still shoot a film camera, my Mamiya 67ii with 43, 65 and 100mm. A Nikon SB900 speed light and a bunch of different flashlights, plus a few Gitzo 2880's.
Feedback
For anyone trying to capture something similar, your first step is going to be buying a ticket to Iceland. There wasn't anything technically difficult about this image, its more just getting there and finding some friendly creatures, oh yeah, and bring some carrots. They really like those and will stick around and pose for you picture a lot longer if you keep them interested with a snack!

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