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White horsie changed my plans



My goal was to shoot a sunset yesterday but while going towards the planned location i saw this beautiful white horse living his life, chewing on grass. What im...
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My goal was to shoot a sunset yesterday but while going towards the planned location i saw this beautiful white horse living his life, chewing on grass. What immediately caught my attention was the light of the sun shining behind the horsie. I had to make a decision at that point. Landscape or horsie. Needless to say that horsie won!
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mjbranscome
 
mjbranscome October 18, 2016
This is a beautiful picture. I'm glad the horse changed your plans. Hope you enter it into The Color White Contest.
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Albertvuvukonde November 01, 2016
Shared it with the color white contest ;). Thank you!
LindaStormPhotography
 
LindaStormPhotography November 07, 2016
This is gorgeous!
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Albertvuvukonde November 07, 2016
Thank you! :)
DavidPriymak
 
DavidPriymak November 07, 2016
Majestic!
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Albertvuvukonde November 07, 2016
Thank you David! :)
Harleyfan
 
Harleyfan November 07, 2016
Excellent choice! Beautiful colors! Trusting your gut usually produces a more harmonious outcome!
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Albertvuvukonde November 07, 2016
I agree! Thank you! :)
gloveranna
 
gloveranna November 07, 2016
Beautiful!
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Albertvuvukonde November 07, 2016
Thank you! :)
Nour23
 
Nour23 November 07, 2016
top choice !!
formidable and relete life hope ... all colors of beauty
le hasard fait du bien +++
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Albertvuvukonde November 07, 2016
Un tout grand merci! :)
nikonkat Platinum
 
nikonkat November 07, 2016
Beautiful!
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Albertvuvukonde November 07, 2016
Thank you! :)
LORLEON
 
LORLEON November 09, 2016
Beautiful capture!
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Albertvuvukonde November 09, 2016
Thank you! I appreciate it :)
Cdublin
 
Cdublin November 30, 2016
This is perfection
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Albertvuvukonde June 19, 2017
Thank you! :)
cornelloliveheiser
 
cornelloliveheiser November 30, 2016
No picture is complete without a horse, absolutely stunning!!
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Albertvuvukonde June 19, 2017
I agree! Thank you! :)
DebbieKMiller81 PRO+
 
DebbieKMiller81 November 30, 2016
Wonderful contrast and lighting.
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Albertvuvukonde June 19, 2017
Thank you! :)
martinrodgers
 
martinrodgers December 21, 2016
Don't be offended you lucky bleeder???? getting two of my favourites , sunset (well sort of) but horse is absolutely beautiful. If.ever I win the lotto I'll be opening up my own stables, and horse sanctuary. Again well done I love it.
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Albertvuvukonde June 19, 2017
Hehe, thank you! :)
daydreamsbymary0710 Platinum
 
daydreamsbymary0710 December 22, 2016
Genius! That was supposed to be my award....
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Albertvuvukonde June 19, 2017
Oops... :] thank you! :)
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LilacMist December 28, 2016
Beautiful !!!!!!
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Albertvuvukonde June 19, 2017
Thank you! :)
MsWilliams
 
MsWilliams January 22, 2017
https:// viewbug.com/challenge/mellow-yellow-photo-challenge-by-mswilliams You should submit this photo in my challenge!
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Albertvuvukonde June 19, 2017
I'm sure that your challenge is over now. Will take a look anyway. Thank you! :)
Neckbone
 
Neckbone January 22, 2017
Everything works. Nice capture fore sure!
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Albertvuvukonde June 19, 2017
Glad you like it! Thank you! :)
digger12
 
digger12 February 02, 2017
Love this
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Albertvuvukonde June 19, 2017
Glad you do! Thank you! :)
ponymagau
 
ponymagau February 21, 2017
The colours in this are just beautiful!
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Albertvuvukonde June 19, 2017
Thank you! :)
LaineeReeshi Platinum
 
LaineeReeshi March 10, 2017
Beautiful! I love the colors!
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Albertvuvukonde June 19, 2017
Glad you love the colors! Thank you! :)
mjbranscome
 
mjbranscome March 15, 2017
Yay! Congratulations!!!!!!
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Albertvuvukonde June 19, 2017
Hehe, thank you for the comment and telling me to submit this photo to the contest! :)
THOMMAS
 
THOMMAS August 29, 2017
we love this photo,its like looking at a dream photo,kool
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Albertvuvukonde October 20, 2017
I appreciate it! Thanks a lot! :)
photosue50
 
photosue50 December 06, 2017
Beautiful
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Albertvuvukonde May 14, 2020
Thank you!😊
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Tanda4bama December 13, 2018
viewbug.com/challenge/colors-of-fall-photo-challenge-by-tanda4bama
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Albertvuvukonde May 14, 2020
A tad late to enter but thanks anyway! 😊
Esperenza
 
Esperenza February 10, 2019
Well done !
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Albertvuvukonde May 14, 2020
Thank you!😊
Tanya333
 
Tanya333 August 10, 2019
Gorgeous!! Love the colour...
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Albertvuvukonde May 14, 2020
I'm glad you do! Thank you! 😊
benmaguire
 
benmaguire September 02, 2019
I feel like this horse is about to send me on a quest
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Albertvuvukonde May 14, 2020
Hehe, this horse stopped me from doing my quest. And i don't regret it! 😊
dylancotton_1154
 
dylancotton_1154 September 10, 2019
❀️
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Albertvuvukonde May 14, 2020
Thank you!😊
Hood
 
Hood October 27, 2019
Beautiful capture and animal!!!
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Albertvuvukonde May 14, 2020
Much appreciated. Thank you!😊
kingof519
 
kingof519 March 28, 2020
simply gorgeous 👍
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Albertvuvukonde May 14, 2020
Much appreciated. Thank you!😊
barbarabergmannbiglow Platinum
 
barbarabergmannbiglow June 14, 2020
So beautiful β™₯️
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Albertvuvukonde June 17, 2020
I'm glad you think so. Thank you! 😊
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Behind The Lens

Location
This is one of my most succesful photo till today and was taken at roughly 7 km from where i lived. It's was a beautiful day, i felt good and you could tell that the sunset was going to be magical.
Time
I was on my way, by bike, to a planned location using The Photographer's Ephemeris. The road to the destination was not too difficult, so i decided to leave the house a bit later and i would still have 30 to 40 minutes to set everything up to take the photo. At least that's what i thought... At roughly 3 km from the location i was lost in the woods, lost a lot of time and starting to doubt if i would make it. When i finally found the way out, i was out of breath but still had time to capture the sunset like i planned in my mind but had to go fast. So i decided to go for it and just as i was about to spin those legs like there was no tomorrow, i looked at my left, and saw the golden sun hitting the white horse in the distance and remember saying "WOW!". The scenery was just to beautiful to only make a mental snapshot of it and continue my way to the planned location. I had to make a choice, and fast! Needless to say that White Horsie won! This was taken on October 10, 2016 at 17:45 PM.
Lighting
If there is one thing that i've learned after taking thousands and thousands of photos, is that lighting is very important and it will make or break a photo. I will always try to shoot in the morning when the sun rises or in the evening at sunets to give my photos a little extra umph.
Equipment
This was shot on a Nikon D7100 with an 70-300mm f4.5 -5.6 VR lens.
Inspiration
The awesome part about this photo is that it was not planned at all! I was inspired by the beauty of the scenery. I had to stop and capture it. Since that moment i always take the time to look around while going to a planned location for another "WOW" moment.
Editing
I always start with Lightroom for the basic retouching. It's such an amazing tool. After lightroom i've used another software, which i can't remember, to add a bit of warmth and glow and used Photoshop at the end to do some cleaning. Like dust spots, branches and etc...
In my camera bag
I do not own a lot of gear and always have the same equipment with me every time i go out to take photos. The camera i own is the Nikon D7100 and have 3 lenses: The Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 VR. The Nikon 50mm f1.4 and the Nikkor 105mm 2.8 VR. I also have a wireless remote and a tri-pod attached to the bag.
Feedback
Sometimes we are rushing head down to a specific location and are missing a lot of opportunities. Try to slow down from time to time and absorb what's happening around you. You will be amazed at how many times you will be able to take wonderful photos and going home with a big smile.

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