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Duplikaat - Rearing Horse



Dutch v Trakehner Stallion
Humbie Estate, Edinburgh

Dutch v Trakehner Stallion
Humbie Estate, Edinburgh
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Kathy_Harms_Photography PRO
 
Kathy_Harms_Photography July 16, 2015
Beautiful shot! Welcome to VB, I can't wait to see more of your beautiful photos! :)
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scotia July 16, 2015
Oh wow, thank you! It's quite overwhelming seeing everyone's amazing work - very inspiring!
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden August 12, 2015
Great capture!

Behind The Lens

Location
I was thrilled to capture this shot in a soggy field in Scotland, UK. The horse is called Duplikaat (a young stallion) who was loose the whole time & tried his best to help out this very rookie photographer!
Time
The early evening sky was a bit grey & overcast (not unusual for a Scottish summer!) but a playful bank of clouds began to roll across the hills in the background, giving a brigher feel to the shot.
Lighting
...the fact Scotland had a flash of sunlight at all was an amazing & rare occurrance! :)
Equipment
This was actually the first day I'd ever had a DSLR, Canon EOS70D. It's a hand held shot using the kit lens that came with it. Im afraid I couldnt tell you any detail, since I tend to "play by eye" - like a musician who never learns to read music!
Inspiration
Im passionate about horses & dogs. After almost two decades of web & graphic design I was desperate to get a camera & engage a new skill. I've always loved good photography but my mobile phone efforts weren't terribly inspiring!
Editing
I used a mask in Photoshop to run a Levels Adjustment layer over the sky, since it was still so pale in comparison to the foreground. I also cloned out a wee pile of poop & a stray sheep!
In my camera bag
My bag is quite empty compared to most I suspect. I just have my camera, although I bought a second lens recently 25-200mm which I use with a Hoya circular polarizer. Oh & I've a little tripod too, although since most of my subjects tend to change position quickly I've not used it yet!
Feedback
Horses are said to be notoriously difficult to capture well, but I think spending time getting to know your subject is a bonus if possible. You learn to better anticipate movement when you understand their body language. Some horses are bolder than others so the odd slim cut carrot can help, alternatively a good rattle box (such as a packet of tic tacs!) can focus their expressions. Wonderful creatures & a privellege to observe them.

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