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Wrangling the Horses At Sunrise



The wranglers are driving the horses from the stable at sunrise. The Golden Hour gives the scene a glow.

The wranglers are driving the horses from the stable at sunrise. The Golden Hour gives the scene a glow.


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Contest Finalist in Moving Fast And Quick Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in People And Animals Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Strong Foregrounds Photo Contest
Peer Choice Award
Contest Finalist in A Horse And I Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 21
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World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class
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Anything People Photo ContestTop 10 class
Anything People Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Dusty Photo ContestTop 10 class
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People And Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class
People And Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
People At Work Photo ContestTop 10 class
People At Work Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Strong Foregrounds Photo ContestTop 10 class
Strong Foregrounds Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
ViewBug Photography AwardsTop 10 class
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One With Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Covers Photo Contest Vol 39Top 10 class
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A Horse And I Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 21Top 10 class week 1

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AnneDphotography
 
AnneDphotography April 09, 2017
my favorite and you will do amazing with this capture ... its outstanding !
mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt April 09, 2017
I love these shots !! they are so lifelike.........like out of a movie!!
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 April 12, 2017
and my favourite .. what's not to love .. action , dust, composition !!! Wow !!!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 April 28, 2017
Excellent!
AnnuO
 
AnnuO May 06, 2017
It looks like strait from Bonanza series. Great shot!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 May 08, 2017
Amazing , voted Image of the Month
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis May 14, 2017
This is one of my favourites, reminds me of the old westerns.. fabulous shot:-)
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank June 02, 2017
Congratulations on a well deserved finalist award. I hope you win.
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita June 03, 2017
yay...congrats on your Finalist Award. xoxoxo
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle June 05, 2017
Wow, you nailed it on this one - looks like he is coming right at you. Congratulations on your Finalist award!! :)
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo June 06, 2017
Yay, Kay! Congrats on being a Finalist with this beautiful shot! Very sharp
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 June 14, 2017
my favorite. voted social exposure!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 June 14, 2017
voted covers!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 July 09, 2017
Congratulations on your award!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 July 10, 2017
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR AWARD, Finalist Image of the Month
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank July 25, 2017
You wrangled your camera to get one choice shot. Voted A Horse & I.
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank July 25, 2017
Voted Covers.
Lesabre1954 Premium
 
Lesabre1954 August 04, 2017
Great shot! Excellent capture! Thanks for keeping the visions of the west alive .
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle August 04, 2017
Congratulations! Another Finalist win!! This one is certainly deserving of it and keeping fingers crossed that you'll come in a winner! Yea :)
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank August 04, 2017
Congratulations on a well deserved finalist award for the Horse and I contest. I truly hope this excellent capture takes the prize.
Sinceremom
 
Sinceremom August 04, 2017
Excellent picture your outstanding capture
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 August 05, 2017
congrats on the finalist award Horse and I .. love this image
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 August 07, 2017
Congratulations on your award Kay!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 August 11, 2017
Congratulations Finalist in A Horse and I Photo Contest, good luck !!
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 August 16, 2017
Congrats on being a finalist! Way to go!!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq August 18, 2017
This is a great shot, Kay! Congrats on your finalist award!
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita August 18, 2017
yay...another Contest Finalist for you. Congrats Kay xoxoxo
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 August 28, 2017
Voted One With Nature
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 September 21, 2017
voted summer time!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 October 07, 2017
Voted My Best Shot
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo October 07, 2017
Congrats again, Kay! Love, love, love this shot!
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth October 08, 2017
Voted My Best Shot :)
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth November 13, 2017
Voted Showing Movement :)
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth November 13, 2017
Voted Celebrating Nature :)
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 November 28, 2017
Congratulations !! Won Peer Choice Award
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 December 04, 2017
Congratulations on your Peer Choice award!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 December 17, 2017
Voted Strong Foregrounds
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 December 21, 2017
Voted Viewbug Photography Awards, good luck !! Kay
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank December 24, 2017
Voted VB Photo Award for this powerfully awe inspiring shot.
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank December 24, 2017
Voted Strong Foregrounds.
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank January 11, 2018
Voted People at Work. Is it work or is it pure fun to be riding horseback? I wonder.
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank January 11, 2018
Three finalists and a Peer award, it doesn't get any better, unless it is a Royal Flush Win. My compliments Kay, you did good with this photo and a few more photos from your trip up to the cowboy country.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 January 16, 2018
Voted People at Work
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 January 24, 2018
Congratulations on your strong foregrounds award!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 March 16, 2018
Congratulations Finalist in People and Animals Photo Contest
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle May 28, 2018
I just saw that you got another award for this photo in March! Wow - congratulations!!
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth September 02, 2018
Voted World Photography Day :)
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 September 19, 2018
Congratulations on your Finalist award in People and Animal Photo Contest!
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth October 28, 2018
Voted Unique Sceneries :)
Ruslan_Lavrentyev
 
Great rancher photo.
Ruslan_Lavrentyev
 
Great rancher photo.
KayBrewer PRO+
KayBrewer Mar 11
Thank you!
mttomimages PRO+
 
mttomimages Jun 03
Fabulous image! I voted for it. I hope you win the Challenge!
KayBrewer PRO+
KayBrewer Jun 04
Thanks you!
mttomimages PRO+
 
mttomimages Jun 03
I read all about your background in getting this remarkable shot! Great story!
KayBrewer PRO+
KayBrewer Jun 04
Thanks so much!
NaturallyMitchRothman PRO+
 
Fantastic! Great shot
KayBrewer PRO+
KayBrewer Jun 10
Thank you!
barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock Sep 27
Cowboy images are fairly rare here on Viewbug! Love this.
KayBrewer PRO+
KayBrewer Sep 28
Thanks so much, Barbara. I hadn't noticed that, but I think you're right!
estercastillo08
 
Congratulations on your win. Contest Finalist in Moving Fast and Quick Photo Contest
KayBrewer PRO+
KayBrewer Oct 03
Thanks so much, Ester!
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle Oct 03
Congratulations! Another win for the cowboys! WooHoo
KayBrewer PRO+
KayBrewer Oct 03
Thank you, Kathy. I'd love to go back to this ranch.
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 Nov 10
Congratulations on your Moving Fast finalist!
KayBrewer PRO+
KayBrewer Nov 10
Thanks, Gigi!
Hood PRO+
 
Hood Nov 10
Great capture!!!
KayBrewer PRO+
KayBrewer Nov 10
Thanks!

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Behind The Lens

Location
Absaroka Ranch, Wyoming
Time
Sunrise Golden Hour
Lighting
That beautiful Golden Hour Light just after sunrise set everything aglow, especially the dust, which was my primary goal in lighting.
Equipment
Canon 5D Mk III, Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens. 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 led by National Geographic photographer, Jay Dickman. Jay made sure we had plenty of exposure to herds of horses, having them run across the range, directly at us, rider or riderless. Mostly I put my camera on high burst, knowing that out of the hundreds of pictures I came home with, some would be excellent. I certainly consider this one of them. Be ready well ahead of time, 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 come roaring across in front of you and you better be ready. 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!
Editing
Very little necessary. Adobe Camera RAW, Photoshop CC 2017, Topaz Denoise/Detail, slight cropping because everything I shoot is crooked. Of course, I had a little reason to be crooked on this one since 40 or so horses were galloping towards me and I was switching between 2 cameras, one on each arm.
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. I change out the lenses I lug around based on what I'm shooting.
Feedback
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 AND there's so much dust, you do NOT want to open your camera at all. Make sure you've downloaded all your shots from the previous shot because you don't have time to stop and load new media. Things happen fast!! The whole shoot is over in less than 2 minutes and if you stop for even 2 seconds, you've missed a lot.

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