Horses in Snow Country

© Kerry Drager

Horses in Snow Country

Kymm C. Gardner 4/10/2005 6:24:24 PM

I love this shot ... your work is wonderful! #234974

Kerry Drager 4/12/2005 11:57:23 PM

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 #1250020

Jim Miotke 5/6/2005 9:38:58 AM

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. #1325653

Kerry Drager 5/6/2005 10:59:14 AM

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 #1325839

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Triple "D" Day at the Ranch, Montana; 80-200mm zoom, Fuji Velvia 100

Uploaded on 3/19/2005 10:32:56 AM

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Camera: Nikon F5 SLR Camera


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