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Cobble-Art February 06, 2016
The magic of horses!
 
ckvaile1 March 24, 2018
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dashing thru the snow



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Behind The Lens

Location
Our ranch horses are kept close to the barn most of the time, but they get a month off every year to be free horses. This photo was taken in the hayfield where they are turned out. Central British Columbia, Canada
Time
This was taken late day as the sun was disappearing. The temperature was rapidly dropping to an overnight low of minus 18 creating that crystalline frost and mist. Taken January 02 2016
Lighting
I was lucky to have incredible natural lighting, the increasing cloud and lengthening shadows lent to the blue hue. Was facing almost directly west where the sun was peeking through a veil of cloud giving highlight.
Equipment
Since I was on snow shoes I only had a sling backpack with my Canon SL1 with an EF-S 55-250mm Canon lens. No flash, ISO 500, 1/2000 5.6 RAW.
Inspiration
This photo strikes a chord in my heart as it shows so much expression. I snowshoed out to check on my herd since I missed seeing them come in to the water trough. The light was fading and creating icy blue shadows which inspired me to grab a camera. Off on his own, my horse Halo was excited to see me and came running in toward me. Thankfully I was in the process of taking some shots of the other horses at the hay, giving me time to turn and snap this one of Halo before he ran to me. I love the look on his face and the deepening shadows turning his coat blue with the frosted trees in the background.
Editing
I cropped it to get him centered in the shot, and added a vignette filter.
In my camera bag
I pack my gear on my back a lot so my Canon SL1 is light and such a great camera, I carry my Canon EFS 18-55mm and EFS 55-250 mm lenses, with a tripod extra cards batteries a couple hd filters, cleaning supplies a vortex monocular, a power cord and a binocular harness I have adapted for my camera, in a LowePro single shoulder bag
Feedback
When shooting in cold cold temps it is a great way to get unusual fog inversion and to play up shadows and frost. Keeping your camera on a higher speed to catch horses movement and practicing with you camera to be able to change your settings and speeds to get what you want learning from the shots that don't turn out instead of just deleting them but putting them on the computer and taking a look at what went wrong, in my case lots of over reaching the zoom, . I love photography for that you never stop learning

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