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Freddy and Mouse



The morning fog was the perfect place for these two to play.

The morning fog was the perfect place for these two to play.
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40 Comments | Report
Inspire4More
 
Inspire4More September 28, 2015
wow love this simply beautiful!
J.C.Celmer
 
J.C.Celmer September 30, 2015
Beautiful scene, Sammi ! Great capture !
Welcome among us in ViewBug !
A Brazilian hug !
jennavgenio
 
jennavgenio November 29, 2015
Crazy!
martcar69
 
martcar69 December 02, 2015
Write a comment brilliant well done
mrlarrys
 
mrlarrys December 03, 2015
Congratulations!
annayoncheva
 
annayoncheva December 07, 2015
Very beautiful!
marius121
 
marius121 December 15, 2015
yeah , so nice!
nandicmb PRO+
 
nandicmb February 21, 2016
Congratulations on all your Awards!
06JohnTavernier1975
 
06JohnTavernier1975 February 21, 2016
Hey this good picture I like nature lighting in here and the horse make great picture
stanandrewssnr
 
stanandrewssnr March 12, 2016
just too beautiful
teewhyell PRO+
 
teewhyell March 15, 2016
What a great image!
michaelheffernan
 
michaelheffernan March 31, 2016
Fabulous image
coralea
 
coralea March 31, 2016
Lovely shot of the horses playing in the early morning glow.
elenkalo
 
elenkalo April 01, 2016
stunning shot!!
miguelpineda
 
miguelpineda July 27, 2016
Great image! a little too much editing but it works
KenBrakefield Platinum
 
KenBrakefield July 28, 2016
This is an incredible shot. Very well done. An award winner if you ask me.
SuperPhotos PRO
 
SuperPhotos August 09, 2016
Nicely done!
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography August 16, 2016
Very cool, Outstanding capture
deniseguthery
 
deniseguthery August 29, 2016
Perfect!
emilydarr
 
emilydarr August 31, 2016
This is exquisite!
Robb PRO+
 
Robb October 21, 2016
most saweet!
Robb PRO+
 
Robb October 21, 2016
almost perfect...certainly more so than I, wondrous capture
tmlakshmi PRO
 
tmlakshmi November 21, 2016
stunning, voted
Horseofct
 
Horseofct November 24, 2016
Gorgeous!
Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry November 27, 2016
Splendid, Voted Natural World
Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry November 27, 2016
Voted Dramatic Light
Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry November 27, 2016
And Social exposure
SerZhPo
 
SerZhPo December 15, 2016
I'd say this is romantic light, not dramatic.
But the picture is more than beautiful!
anthonymannion PRO+
 
anthonymannion January 30, 2017
amazing
bathsalt
 
bathsalt February 24, 2017
Amazing photo!!
myriamverne-soury
 
myriamverne-soury March 12, 2017
Outstanding capture Sammi !! Light, exposure, mood...Bravo !
mattpalgrave
 
mattpalgrave April 15, 2017
Beautiful capture
tbreeves03
 
tbreeves03 August 13, 2017
Awesome!
GentleJoyPhotography
 
GentleJoyPhotography February 19, 2018
What a great photo! :)
yoyokid844
 
yoyokid844 March 22, 2018
I like it, but the horizon is crooked.
anindyamukherjee
 
anindyamukherjee August 02, 2018
Stunning photo!
linabulgaria
 
linabulgaria November 02, 2018
So beautiful, bravo! :)
JoelRollinsPhotography
 
JoelRollinsPhotography November 04, 2018
wonderful photo Nice job!
shirish PRO+
 
shirish November 08, 2019
Beautiful light and composition.
melissaknapp PRO
 
melissaknapp February 03, 2021
Beautiful

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at the barn I live and work at, Westwood Farm in Oxford, MI. It is about 3 1/2 miles down dirt road, off the main paved road in our town.
Time
It was early in the morning, the sun was just coming up over the trees.
Lighting
I knew it being this early in the morning I could have fun with silhouettes. The fog that was around just made the morning that mush more beautiful.
Equipment
This was shot with a Nikon D5100. No tripod, just me standing on top of a fence so the horses legs wouldn't be behind the fence in the photo.
Inspiration
Sunrises are my favorite time of day to take pictures, the lighting is so beautiful. I was at first just taking pictures of the sunrise and the fog, but then those two horses, Freddie and Mouse, were put outside and began to play. So I made sure to capture the moment.
Editing
I only changed the exposure and the shadows in photoshop. I wanted to lighten it a touch so you could see a little more of the scene. Otherwise, that was the true beauty of the moment.
In my camera bag
I have only been taking pictures for fun for about the last year, so my equipment is still limited. I just bought the Nikon D7100 and have the two lenses it came with.
Feedback
Horses tend to be quick with their movements, so if you are patient you can often find those special moments. Some mornings they just walk outside and begin eating, while every now and then they will play and run. Try going outside and photographing animals at sunrise or sunset. The colorful sky can make the most simple things, be so unique.

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