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Friesian Connection open House 2019 2



Friends of mine breed Friesian Horses. Every year they show them off at their annual open house.

Friends of mine breed Friesian Horses. Every year they show them off at their annual open house.
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mttomimages
 
mttomimages June 06, 2019
What magnificent horses these are! Your photos them are amazing! Well done!
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vernswieringa June 12, 2019
Thanks! They are majestic!
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mttomimages June 30, 2019
Nice to see this magnificent horse and shot come up for a vote in the Horse Contest! Of course I voted for it!
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photobeat Jul 23
wow
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Eddieuuu071 Jul 27
Wow!
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sparkstwo Aug 06
Great shot, well done.
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Behind The Lens

Location
This Photo was taken in Dorr, Michigan. A friend raises and breeds Friesian Horses at "Friesian Connection". She puts on a free horse show every summer. Not only do I get to occasionally capture these beautiful animals in private shoots, but join with other photographers and enthusiast when they are celebrated at the open house event.
Time
This photo was taken at 11 am. The open house at "Friesian Connection" went from 10-12.
Lighting
It was a partly sunny day, so as the sun slipped in and out of the clouds, the lighting changed throughout the morning. Judging from the lack of harsh shadows on the grass, the sun must have slipped behind the clouds when I captures this image.
Equipment
I used my Canon 1DX with my 70-200mm 2.8f lens.
Inspiration
I find that horses are probably one the the most sought after images on the internet. The responses I receive reveal a deep love for the animal. So, I enjoy providing these horse images which bring great joy to so many horse enthusiast.
Editing
Friesian Horses are black and there is always a high dynamic range between the dark horse and its lighter background. So, post processing always involves bumping up the shadows and lowering the highlights a bit.
In my camera bag
Canon 1DX and Canon 7D Mark II, EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM, EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, EF70-200mm f/2.8L II USM, Lee soft and hard graduated ND filters and a 10 stop "Big Stopper" ND filter, Really Right Stuff 40 Ball head on a Gitzo tripod, two Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT all in a FStop Tilopa Backpack.
Feedback
For clarity, I used back button focus/servo focusing mode, and burst mode at high shutter speed (1/1600) to freeze the motion of the flowing mane and muscular movement of the horses body. For perspective, I was laying on the ground to emphasize the size of this massive horse. For composition, I left room on the left side of the frame for the horse to move into, as the horse was leaning/turning to the my left, its right.

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