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Horses in Snow Country   Featured in PhotoFlash #026
  Horses in Snow Country
Horses in Snow Country
Triple "D" Day at the Ranch, Montana; 80-200mm zoom, Fuji Velvia 100
© Kerry Drager
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Nikon F5 SLR Camer...
 
 
 
Kymm C. Gardner
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member since: 3/26/2005
    I love this shot ... your work is wonderful!

4/10/2005 6:24:24 PM

 
Kerry Drager
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Hi Kymm,
Thanks for your message - I appreciate it!
These horses galloping through the snow was such a visual treat - enhanced by freshly fallen snow that spiced up the dark trees. And with the background looking so beautiful, I chose a composition that minimized the white foreground and maximized the snow-covered trees.
Earlier during my Triple "D" Day at the Ranch, by the way, I tried some panning scenes - i.e., a slow shutter speed combined with panning the horses as they ran by. But, for this scene, I wanted everything crisp and clear ... hence, a fast shutter speed (1/250th sec.) to stop the action.
Kerry

4/12/2005 11:57:23 PM

 
James Miotke
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Great photo, Kerry! I love the balance between the white foreground (complete with horses) and the darker forest backdrop. The way the forest takes up the upper two-thirds of the composition... good use of the Rule of Thirds.

That was a great trip - one of the best BetterPhoto mini-meetings I've ever had. I can't wait to upload some of my photos too.

Again, excellent work here.

5/6/2005 9:38:58 AM

 
Kerry Drager
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Hi Jim,
Thanks for your nice comments ... I reeeeeally appreciate it! Yes, it was a terrific trip, and I look forward to seeing more of your outstanding work from our Montana winter adventure!
Kerry

5/6/2005 10:59:14 AM

 
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