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RamyDelariarte May 23, 2018
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Behind The Lens

Location

This photo was taken in the Fen Drayton Lakes area (Cambridgeshire). Me, my sister and a friend were having picnic in the grass right next to this pretty horse. The pasture had a couple of more horses, but this was the one that came up to us. Very idyllic summer day.

Time

The time was 3 pm, which means "mellis" time. A very Swedish tradition were you take a break in the middle of the day to eat a smaller meal.

Lighting

It was a very soft and pretty light outside, which was the reason I took the shot. The beautiful light attracted my attention and I had to photograph for a bit.

Equipment

My Canon EOS 760D with my Sigma 18-300mm-lens.

Inspiration

Whenever I see an animal, that's reason enough. On this day, the light happened to be wonderful as well, so it was kind of mandatory for me to take a shot.

Editing

To give it the exact feeling I was after, I altered the light, color and contrast a bit. And as I was photographing from a very low angle, the horse got a small straw of grass covering a bit of it's face, so I removed that.

In my camera bag

Not bringing all my photography equipment, have a couple of times made me miss out on great photography oppurtuniteis. Therefore, I've now got the habit to cary everything with me.. It's heavy, but if you don't bring the specific lens you needed, that's worse. So, in my bag I usually have my: Canon EOS 760D, Sigma 18-300mm, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8, Canon EF 50mm f/1.4, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, tripod + a bunch of filters.

Feedback

Take your time! Go outside somewhere rural, and just enjoy the day while you keep an eye open for motifs. When you find something you like, don't hurry or force a shot. Let the animal (or whatever you're photographing) act natural and try to capture that, rather than trying to get it's attention. It might be turned away from you, but animals move, so sooner or later it'll go to the spot you want. Then you take the photo! This will give you a more natural looking shot + the risk of scaring away the animal is much smaller :)

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