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Galloping Through the Mountains



The horses had been turned out of the corral, it was early morning and the sun was just coming up, turning the dust from their galloping hooves into a glow. How...
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The horses had been turned out of the corral, it was early morning and the sun was just coming up, turning the dust from their galloping hooves into a glow. How beautiful!

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rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 July 13, 2016
Awesome capture! Although they look like they're going up! lol!
KayBrewer PRO+
KayBrewer July 14, 2016
Actully on sort of flat ground and coming towards us! Thanks, Ronda.
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 July 14, 2016
Beautifully captured !
AnneDphotography
 
AnneDphotography July 14, 2016
GORGEOUS !!!!!
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita July 17, 2016
beautiful light!
rkrings2
 
rkrings2 July 17, 2016
Beautiful capture Gracie!! ;))
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle July 18, 2016
And here they come - you've filled the frame with something in every corner and I like the placement of the horses with the sunlight behind and dust - awesome!
mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt July 20, 2016
another fantastic capture.
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth July 22, 2016
And all in a row! Beautiful image!
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life July 30, 2016
WOOW! SO many beauties!! I could so drink my mornin' coffee and watch these beauties each mornin' !! WOW! :):)
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth August 06, 2016
Voted Image of the Month :)
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 August 08, 2016
Fantastic, voted Image of the Month
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 August 09, 2016
Award-winning! Voted image of the month!
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis August 10, 2016
Beautifully captured, :-)
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman August 14, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman August 14, 2016
Very beautiful.....Voted ...k
NanaSue54 PRO
 
NanaSue54 August 17, 2016
Oh man, that would have been great to see in person!!!! :)
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank August 18, 2016
Nice shot Kay, voted Image of the Month.
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle August 18, 2016
Awesome photo - voted Image of the month!
robhansen
 
robhansen August 19, 2016
Awesome they are , I like how the are keeping their eye on You.Composition is great too !!
davidsloan
 
davidsloan August 23, 2016
Beautiful, natures best.I love this kind of capture.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 August 26, 2016
Voted Covers
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank September 01, 2016
Voted Covers.
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 September 01, 2016
I look at their feet, and I love how you captured those feet. Voted covers
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 September 11, 2016
Voted Summer Adventures
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank September 15, 2016
Voted Summer Adventures. :)
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle September 16, 2016
Stunning - voted Summer Adventures
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 October 12, 2016
Voted Creative Crtterscapes
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 October 12, 2016
Voted Multiple, good luck Gracie ,ester
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank October 18, 2016
Voted Creative Critters. Luck be with you.
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank October 18, 2016
Voting Multiple.....
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank October 18, 2016
Voted Composing in Shadows.
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 October 20, 2016
awesome kay .. so pleased you got the finalist award
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman October 21, 2016
Also voted in Multiple...k
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman October 21, 2016
Also voted Composing with shadows...k
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank October 21, 2016
Way to go Kay!!!! My compliments on a very well deserved finalist award. Good for you and hope it goes all the way.
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank October 21, 2016
Way to go Kay!!!! My compliments on a very well deserved finalist award. Good for you and hope it goes all the way.
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 October 21, 2016
Kay, congrats on this well-deserved finalist win!! This is an awesome shot and I'm so glad you were recognized for it! :-) Well done!
mcampi PRO
 
mcampi October 21, 2016
Congrats on you win. This is a masterpiece... Love it.
Mark
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman October 21, 2016
Delighted this won the contest.....I thought it would do really well.....kxx
DorisSeybold
 
DorisSeybold October 21, 2016
Congrats Kay!!!
It`s a beautiful capture!!!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 October 25, 2016
Congratulations on your award Kay!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 October 25, 2016
Another Award for this. Beautiful! voted!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 October 25, 2016
voted Multiple!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 October 25, 2016
voted composing shadows!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 November 01, 2016
Voted Time and Light
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 November 01, 2016
Congratulations Gracie being a finalist Creative Critterscapes Photo Contest, good luck, ester
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank November 03, 2016
A timely vote for Time & Light.
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo November 04, 2016
Yay, Kay! Another Award on this fine shot! Congrats!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo November 04, 2016
Good Luck in both contests!
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank November 04, 2016
Congratulations on another much deserved finalist award. So nice to see you in the mix again.
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 November 04, 2016
awesome work Kay .. congrats on another finalist award
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle November 05, 2016
Congratulations! Wow two contests in a row for the same photo! You are hitting your stride :)
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle November 05, 2016
Great write up with the "Behind the Lens" :)
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 November 06, 2016
Congratulations again being a finalist Multiple Photo contest
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq November 10, 2016
Beautiful shot, Kay! Congrats on being a finalist!
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis November 13, 2016
Belated congratulations Kay well deserved:-)
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 November 29, 2016
Voted Dramatic Light
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 December 08, 2016
Congratulations for the Selection Member Award
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 December 08, 2016
congrats on your members award Kay .. one of my favourites :)
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth December 13, 2016
Voted Dramtic Light in Nature :)
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank December 14, 2016
Voted Sun Behind.
Vince542 Premium
 
Vince542 December 16, 2016
Fabulous shot Kay!!! Love it!!!
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank December 18, 2016
Way to go on the Member Selection Award. Too bad VB does not give us the extra award status for several of the feature awards. I do not agree with them that it's clutter. It's still an award for your excellent work.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 December 22, 2016
Voted The Sun Behind
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 December 28, 2016
Good Luck Gracie, voted Image of the Year !!
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman December 29, 2016
Voted.....k
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank January 01, 2017
Voted Image of the Year.
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 January 02, 2017
voted Image of the Year!
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank January 10, 2017
Nice to see this sweet image being featured. A well deserved award, congratulations. :)
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 January 12, 2017
Congrats Gracie , this photo being featured, .well deserved
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 January 20, 2017
And congrats for all the awards on this one, too!!! Well deserved!
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle February 04, 2017
One of my favorites - Voted
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 February 09, 2017
Congratulations on your Galloping glow Feature Award!
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank March 19, 2017
Voted Sense of Adventure.
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman March 21, 2017
One of my big favourites,,,,Voted ..k
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank April 07, 2017
Voted My Best Shot.
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman April 08, 2017
Voted in Best shot comp.....truly wonderful Kay....I am so jealous.....lol k
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 April 09, 2017
Voted My Best Shot
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 April 11, 2017
voted my best shots!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 May 08, 2017
Voted Dusk or Dawn
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 May 11, 2017
voted dusk or dawn!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 May 17, 2017
Voted Beauty of Shadows
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 May 26, 2017
voted this great array of horses! Beauty of Shadow!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 June 14, 2017
voted sunlight!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq June 20, 2017
Congrats on your finalist award, Kay - I love this! :)
Mspradlin
 
Mspradlin June 21, 2017
Beautiful shot
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank June 21, 2017
Another well deserved award for an outstanding capture. Congratulations my friend. Good for you.
aruschandran
 
aruschandran June 26, 2017
I'm not a photographer to suggest on this but I personally feel like if the vividness of grass was increased without affecting the other subjects, this photo would have been more attractive... still it is an awesome shot !! Congratulations !!!
KayBrewer PRO+
KayBrewer July 02, 2017
That "grass" is sage and that's the color sage is. I don't saturate areas of my photos so they're not realistic. My photos represent reality (usually....). Thank you for your interest.
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 July 02, 2017
HUGE CONGRATS FOR YOUR AWARDS FOR THIS AWESOME PHOTO.....and just for the record, the think the color of the SAGE is perfect.....totally fits with the composition of this piece. Well done, Kay!!
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 July 08, 2017
congrats on the finalist award Sunlight comp .. Love your horses !!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 July 09, 2017
Congratulations on your award!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo October 07, 2017
Congrats again, Kay!
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth October 08, 2017
Voted My Best Shot :)
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth November 13, 2017
Voted Showing Movement :)
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth March 02, 2018
Voted Talent Awards :)
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis March 04, 2018
Voted The Talent Awards:-)

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Behind The Lens

Location
Absaroka Ranch, Wyoming
Time
Sunrise
Lighting
The sunrise was especially important because my goal was to get the sunlight shining through the dust stirred up by the horses' hooves. To do that, I needed the low sunlight of sunrise or sunset. In this case, it was sunrise.
Equipment
Jay loaned me his Olympus E-M1 camera, Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 Pro lens. What an incredible setup! No tripod, flash, and just pure grit at having 40 or so horses galloping full speed toward you!
Inspiration
I was at a photo workshop instructed by Jay Dickman, National Geographic and Pulitizer Prize winning photographer. I had seen pictures he'd taken of horses galloping through the dust with all that golden sunshine shining through and wanted one close to his in the worst way.
Editing
I shot all RAW pictures that morning so there would be as little buffering as possible. I brought the photo in through Adobe Camera Raw, used as many of its tools as possible, then exported it to Photoshop. In Photoshop, I basically just used Topaz Denoise and Detail. The camera I used is so incredibly sharp that little of either was needed.
In my camera bag
Canon 5D Mk III and 60D camera bodies, extra media, cleaning materials, tripod, polarizers for all lenses, neutral density filters of all strength for all lenses, 100-400mm, 16-35mm lens, 24-105mm lens, 100mm macro lens, all of them Canon L-series lenses.
Feedback
Get up early, be ready well ahead of time and know when the sun is to rise, have a long lens and camera hanging from one shoulder and a wide angle lens and camera hanging from the other. Set your camera shutter priority 1/500, and auto everything else (aperture, ISO, white balance), high burst. Shoot RAW only (vs RAW + JPEG) because you'll get higher bursts and less buffering. You won't have ANY time to check your shots and adjust anything. The whole shoot is over in less than 2 minutes and if you stop for even 2 seconds, you've missed a lot. The horses and wranglers come roaring down form the ridge at just the time the sun is coming over the ridge. You have to stand brave and trust that the horses aren't going to trample you. In fact, the instructions were that if a horse was coming straight at you, raise both arms and yell HORSE, and they would theoretically know to veer. And above all, bring all the courage you have that the people directing the shoot and wrangling the horses know what they're doing. Jay was the director and he was superb. The riders were spectacular and certainly knew their jobs!

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