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7 Comments | Report
davidthibaudeau PRO+
 
davidthibaudeau December 27, 2019
Excellent capture...
Brightybeach
 
Brightybeach March 13, 2020
Beautiful \u2763\uFE0F
RickL PRO+
 
RickL August 04, 2020
Beautiful composition
darlenerossiter
 
darlenerossiter August 04, 2020
Excellent, gorgeous, looks like a painting it is that good.
bobbytaylor71 PRO
 
bobbytaylor71 August 14, 2020
Incredibly beautiful ... Skillfully captured ... Congrats on your awards.
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EvaBareis October 29, 2020
Thank you.
EvaBareis PRO+
 
EvaBareis October 29, 2020
Thanks all for the kind comments. Hard to take a bad shot of these beauties.
ronjudyluv2travel PRO+
 
Amazing capture!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at the Windcross Conservancy in Hot Springs, SD. Their mission is to preserve the Spanish Mustang bloodline. Their horses are very gentle and friendly, a tribute to the loving attention they receive at Windcross. I love low vantage points when shooting horses, it makes them look big and the sky makes a lovely background. When I would squat to shoot these horses, it was just a matter of minutes before they would be over nibbling on my camera!
Time
I believe this was taken in the early afternoon. I went with a few girlfriends and we drove through nearby Custer State Park on our way there.
Lighting
I generally like bright light when shooting horses as it shows off their muscles. This was a more challenging day with all of the cloud cover, but there would be moments when the sun broke through and lit up the horses beautifully.
Equipment
I shoot with a Canon 7D Mark 2 and was using the Canon 15-85 F 5-5.6 lens. I love this lens, it is on my camera most of the time.
Inspiration
I try to get to Windcross Conservancy at least once a year. They are so kind in letting me shoot the horses, and I always donate both the photos and some cash to the Conservancy. There is nothing better than taking photos that can be shared to help a cause.
Editing
I do lots of post processing to my photos, and certainly did to this one. I generally start by bringing up shadows and bringing down highlights, then playing with my black and white points. I adjust color, do some dodging and burning and clone out any distractions. I almost always add a slight vignette.
In my camera bag
When shooting horses, I usually carry 2-3 favorite lenses, lots of lens cloths (they double as a hankie in a pinch) and gum. Gum is just standard. It never hurts to bring along an apple or two.
Feedback
Get to know the horse owners in your area. I have found that most are quite willing to let you photograph their horses in exchange for files/prints. Listen to their advice in how best to interact with the horses. As with any animal, never stress a horse out, no shot is worth it. Shoot in bright light when you can.

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