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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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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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9 Comments |
stevoski
 
stevoski February 12, 2020
Amazing..!
heatheroneill
 
heatheroneill February 13, 2020
Splendid capture
katherineplessner Platinum
 
katherineplessner February 14, 2020
thank you stevoski, Neil, and heatheroneill--glad you enjoyed my photo
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 Platinum
 
katherineplessner February 15, 2020
thank you very much marcdewitt--that is a nice thing to say!
KevinGPhotography
 
KevinGPhotography February 17, 2020
Beautiful capture, love this!
katherineplessner Platinum
 
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
Eddieuuu071 Platinum
 
Eddieuuu071 May 08, 2023
You have an amazing gallery Katherine! Congratulations!
katherineplessner Platinum
katherineplessner May 08, 2023
thank you very much Eddie for the kind words
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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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