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Stampede- rounding up wild horses



Stampede - inner mongolia in winter -sub zero temperature- rounding up wild horses just like cowboys in the USA rounding up mustangs...
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Stampede - inner mongolia in winter -sub zero temperature- rounding up wild horses just like cowboys in the USA rounding up mustangs
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Behind The Lens

Location
Photo was taken in Inner Mongolia in Winter
Time
Sub zero temperature - minus 18C at 7.30am
Lighting
Lighting was difficult as bright sun was out - used a filter against snow and light
Equipment
Canon 1DX11 + Sigma 150 - 600 lens + tripod
Inspiration
Inner Mongolia is famous for wild horses built for endurance and speed. They are descendants of the horses used by Ghenghis Khan many years ago. The herdsmen equivalent of US Cowboys are herding the horses down a hill in the snow. I wanted to see snow from the horses hooves and shadows and this spot fulfilled it. I also wanted the viewer to see how vast the area is. For this photo - I had it in my mind before I shot it and exactly what I wanted to achieve.
Editing
I shoot in raw most of the time and crop because the file is too big. The size of file depends on where I want to post it reducing it. When I print a photo - I keep the original size. If a photo is bad - I just discard it. I use photoshop but very minimal editing.
In my camera bag
If I go on a trip - I research and plan the shots I want to take in advance so I have them in my mind and choose one body. * Canon 5D Mark 1V for portrait ,landscape and macro * Canon 1DX 11 for any fast moving subject. * Favorite lenses depending on what I am shooting are 70-200 / 100-400 / 600mm - for landscape 16-35 and macro 100mm * If Landscape - carry a tripod, cable release plus set of Nisi Filters. * Sometimes for sport for 600mm - I use a monopod. Lens is too heavy so needs support. * I have a lens blower / cleaning cloth / spare lens cap in my pack
Feedback
You need to check the camera settings and do some test shots first so you are ready when the horses arrive. The weather in winter in Inner Mongolia keeps changing and can get very cold. Camera must be weather sealed . Must have a couple of clean cloths as lens will mist. Make sure battery is fully charged. Not a good idea to open the battery compartment in the cold and replace. Make sure a tripod is on solid ground before you put the camera on it. Try and have a divers dry bag with a seal on it so once you have finished shooting, you can put the camera in the dry bag. When you get back to a hotel - do not open your dry bag immediately - wait a while so the bag can adjust from cold to the warmth of the room, then take your camera out and wipe it first. You can seriously damage the camera if you do not do this.

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