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The American Paint Horse Chelsy and her dog friend Fluff

The American Paint Horse Chelsy and her dog friend Fluff
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Contest Finalist in Opposites Photo Contest
People's Choice in My Best Winter Shot Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in My Best Winter Shot Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Come To Me Photo Contest
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Snowcaps Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
It Is Cold Outside Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Contrasting Colors Photo ContestTop 30 class
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11 Comments | Report
kevinsawyerphotography PRO
 
kevinsawyerphotography April 14, 2015
What a beautiful and strong image. Nicely composed as well! :)
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 November 24, 2015
What a awesome shot!
Elyzabeth PRO
 
Elyzabeth November 24, 2015
No words for how great this is! Congrats on the award!
ReneeBlake PRO+
 
ReneeBlake March 05, 2016
Love this !! Congrats !!
adavies PRO
 
adavies March 05, 2016
Love this! Nicely done! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Snow Day challenge:)
viewbug.com/challenge/snow-day-photo-challenge-by-adavies
sollajoh
 
sollajoh March 05, 2016
wow
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset March 05, 2016
Magnificent!
travlndon
 
travlndon March 13, 2016
These are obviously best buds enjoying a romp together through the snow. Excellent timing and settings.
eric_van_der_steen PRO+
 
eric_van_der_steen November 17, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
eric_van_der_steen PRO+
 
eric_van_der_steen November 17, 2017
wow!!!!!!!!!!!
davidisaacyoung PRO
 
davidisaacyoung November 29, 2017
This is wonderful. The dogs face is too much lol

Behind The Lens

Location
Horgenberg is a small beautiful place just 15 minutes from Zurich with green areas and forests. A nice palce to live with animals.
Time
One of the first thing you learn in photography is the right light is important. Which is in the morning or early evening for outdoor animal photography. Of course it's right. As photographer you can not always choose. In this case, we could just shoot about noon in the bright sunshine in the snow what is the worst case.
Lighting
The fact that the midday sun burned and I should photograph a white horse in snow scared me just a bit but I like the challenge. I always try to be open and accept situations as they are. You can not lose you can only gain new experience.
Equipment
Nikon D4s, AF-S NIKKOR 80–400 mm 1:4,5–5,6 G ED VR
Inspiration
The desire to photographe free running horses existed for a long time. Horses are beautiful animals with an impressive physique and so much power. In our region it's not so easy to shoot free running horses. They often do not have large areas. One day I asked Cornelia with her adorable American Paint Horse, wich I met some times during the walk with my dogs, if she agrees to make a shooting with her beauty. Very happy to had this opportunity. That her dog ran into the picture in the right moment was just luck. The horse and the dogs of Cornelia are very familiar. The dogs were unstoppable and had a lot of fun to run with Chelsy the mare.
Editing
I always shoot in RAW and developing the images in Lightroom, contrast, temperatur, tint, exposure... In Photoshop I edit the picture to get more details, remove annoying things, vignetting... Post-processing is a great tool but from a bad photo you can't make a good one.
In my camera bag
I use a camera bag trolley so I have everything with me: Nikon D4, Nikon D4s, Nikkor 80-400mm, Nikkor 24-70mm, Sigma 150mm macro and a Nikon SB-900 speedlight, second battery.
Feedback
Horses are not easy to shoot because they don't always do what you want, sometimes not at all. Don't enforcing it have patience. If it doesn't work try another day. Looking for a rider who knows his/her horse very well. A third person is helpful wich brings the horse in motion in the right direction. For animals in motion most suitable is a zoom lens. First go into contact with the animal that it knows who you are. The lens may look like a big eye for the animals, let them time to become familiar with it. Sit or lie down on the ground to get a better perspective. Make sure that you have the sun in the back(except for backlight shots), when light enters the eye it seems much more alive. Good luck and have fun :-)

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