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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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People's Choice in In Love With Horses Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in In Love With Horses Photo Contest
Peer Award
Top Choice
johnmichaelwaddysmith Jeannetteny7 ckhphotos photoman1974 andreapyle paularnott Toyengel +25
Absolute Masterpiece
helenehages Igor_pol heathermchenrywilson AGeldenhuis89 Steve_Thomas jthincmh luisnoelleon_official +24
Superb Composition
germnpc JohnWRJansen elizabethbrandes HenryT BrilliantSun sigridbh RedSkyPhotos +15
Magnificent Capture
paulbloch jdmarks64 Anndie cindycooperhouser bobbytaylor71 mervrichdale braddmc +10
All Star
DennisartPhotography elabrozzi estercastillo08 Alla_Akantova EloIm LucyCMorr CherylFyock +1
Outstanding Creativity
RGSeager annmor philipdrispin GELeka Batz
sandrarust Confalonieri


Klippel77 ZoltanKr keithns12 edraubenheimer immaginEmozioni James-Evans labels_30 +23
mcampi johnmichaelwaddysmith

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In Love With Horses Photo ContestTop 10 class
In Love With Horses Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1


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stevoski Feb 12
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Neil___davis Feb 13
heatheroneill Feb 13
Splendid capture
katherineplessner PRO
thank you stevoski, Neil, and heatheroneill--glad you enjoyed my photo
Neil___davis PRO
Neil___davis Feb 16
I did so much life in this shot
marcdewitt PRO
marcdewitt Feb 15
Lots of compelling photos in the horses contest - I think yours is in the top 3.
Great capture!
katherineplessner PRO
thank you very much marcdewitt--that is a nice thing to say!
ivetorres PRO
ivetorres Feb 16
Amazing composition!
katherineplessner PRO
thank you very much ivetorres--it was an amazing experience!
katherineplessner PRO
thank you very much Derek and steven--I am very excited about this! A first for me
3rayd8n Feb 16
nice photo
barbarabergmannbiglow PRO+
Outstanding, so beautiful!! I love this photo.♥️
katherineplessner PRO
thank you very much 3ray, kristy, and barbara--you kind words mean a lot to me
bobbytaylor71 Premium
bobbytaylor71 Feb 17
Magnificent capture ... Incredible detail and clarity of focus ... Congrats on your awards.
Beautiful capture, love this!
katherineplessner PRO
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 Feb 17
How are y’all getting theses beautiful images? Lots of photoshop? Stunning
katherineplessner PRO
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
thank you rbdrbd
johnmichaelwaddysmith PRO+
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
thank you very much John for the kind words

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Behind The Lens

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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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
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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