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The Joy of Running



I got to spend a week of photography at a guest ranch. I love horses and they had lots of them there for us to photograph...
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I got to spend a week of photography at a guest ranch. I love horses and they had lots of them there for us to photograph
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stevoski
 
stevoski February 12, 2020
Amazing..!
DaviesArtPhoto PRO
 
DaviesArtPhoto February 13, 2020
Fantastic
heatheroneill
 
heatheroneill February 13, 2020
Splendid capture
katherineplessner PRO
 
katherineplessner February 14, 2020
thank you stevoski, Neil, and heatheroneill--glad you enjoyed my photo
DaviesArtPhoto PRO
DaviesArtPhoto February 16, 2020
I did so much life in this shot
marcdewitt PRO
 
marcdewitt February 15, 2020
Lots of compelling photos in the horses contest - I think yours is in the top 3.
Great capture!
katherineplessner PRO
 
katherineplessner February 15, 2020
thank you very much marcdewitt--that is a nice thing to say!
ivetorres Platinum
 
ivetorres February 16, 2020
Amazing composition!
katherineplessner PRO
 
katherineplessner February 16, 2020
thank you very much ivetorres--it was an amazing experience!
katherineplessner PRO
 
katherineplessner February 16, 2020
thank you very much Derek and steven--I am very excited about this! A first for me
braydennoh
 
braydennoh February 16, 2020
nice photo
kristycaroland
 
kristycaroland February 16, 2020
Beautiful!
barbarabergmannbiglow PRO+
 
barbarabergmannbiglow February 16, 2020
Outstanding, so beautiful!! I love this photo.♥️
katherineplessner PRO
 
katherineplessner February 16, 2020
thank you very much 3ray, kristy, and barbara--you kind words mean a lot to me
bobbytaylor71 PRO
 
bobbytaylor71 February 17, 2020
Magnificent capture ... Incredible detail and clarity of focus ... Congrats on your awards.
KevinGPhotography
 
KevinGPhotography February 17, 2020
Beautiful capture, love this!
katherineplessner PRO
 
katherineplessner February 17, 2020
I am very excited to receive this award and to be hearing from all of you! Thank you very much robert, oveone, bobby, and KevinG
ssimons360
 
ssimons360 February 17, 2020
How are y’all getting theses beautiful images? Lots of photoshop? Stunning
katherineplessner PRO
 
katherineplessner February 17, 2020
thank you ssimons--I do not do too much photo shop to my photos. I was at a ranch in Montana to photograph these beautiful horses
katherineplessner PRO
 
katherineplessner February 18, 2020
thank you rbdrbd
johnmichaelwaddysmith Platinum
 
johnmichaelwaddysmith February 21, 2020
Superb Katherine - a brilliant capture and the colours just perfect. As a horse lover this would be on my wall straight away if I had taken it. Best wishes, John
katherineplessner PRO
 
katherineplessner February 21, 2020
thank you very much John for the kind words
katherineplessner PRO
 
katherineplessner February 23, 2020
thank you very much Elmar
randalpair Platinum
 
randalpair March 17, 2020
Horses AND larches in fall color!
katherineplessner PRO
katherineplessner March 17, 2020
doesn't get any better than that I was thinking!
FRSam Platinum
 
FRSam Feb 27
All your photos are fantastic!😉😀
katherineplessner PRO
thank you--much appreciated
ILeith PRO+
 
ILeith Apr 15
nice one
katherineplessner PRO
thank you very much
AnnHopta PRO+
 
AnnHopta May 22
This is beautiful!
katherineplessner PRO
thank you Ann
dawnsview Platinum
 
dawnsview Sep 20
Love this shot....were you holding a container of grain?
katherineplessner PRO
LOL actually they were being chased towards us and as about 15 photographers were lined up shooting and hoping they turned before they got to us!

Behind The Lens

Location
I was spending a week of photography at the Bar W Guest Ranch, near Whitefish MT, last October when I took this photo. I love horses and they had 80 of them at the ranch for us to ride and take photos of.
Time
For this photo, all of us photographers stood in a line in a field, and the wranglers chased the horses towards us. We did this 3 times, during different parts of the day. I liked this photo the best, with some soft late in the day light.
Lighting
We were able to take photos like this, of the running horses, on three different occasions. I liked this one with the soft, late in the day lighting the best. I had never seen Tamrac trees before and the way they shown in the light, mixed in with the green of the evergreens was spectacular
Equipment
I used my Sony A99II, with a Tamron 28-300 lens . All of us in the group just hand held our cameras, as the action was just too fast for using a tripod. You never knew which direction the horses might run!
Inspiration
I love horses, and feel like there is no more beautiful animal on earth! So when the opportunity to photograph these running beauties happened, I was very happy.
Editing
I did do some cropping of the photo and a little sharpening of the horses. The hardest part was sorting through the 1000 images I took that day and decide which ones to keep and which ones to delete.
In my camera bag
I always travel with a second camera body, just in case my first one should develop a problem. The Tamron 28-300 is on my camera 90% of the time. I love the versatility of this lens. I also carry a Sony 16-50 with me for the wide angle shots that might arise. I carry polarizors and a split neutral density filter also for sky differences that might come along. And of course some micro fiber lens cloths and a dust blower. If I am going to be shooting some far away wildlife, I will also bring along my Tamron 150-600
Feedback
For anyone who loves horses and wants a western experience, I can strongly recommend the photography week at the Bar W Ranch. Beautiful scenery, wonderful people, great accommodations, and delicious food. Just remember to bring along lots of card space, as you will need it to capture these running beauties!

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