Horses


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May 16

New Mexico—Carson Forest Snowstorm

Photograph of a truck, horses and ranch buildings in a snowstorm in the Carson Forest, New MexicoWe planned a trip to Chama, New Mexico, along highway 64. Rain, however, quickly turned into snow, and, soon, the road disappeared completely. We turned back shortly after we passed this isolated ranch.


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Feb 11

Silhouette On The Beach

Photograph of horse and rider on a beach at Morro Bay, CaliforniaThis is the final image in this series of horses and riders on the beach. I allowed just a touch of detail to show in the silhouette. I wanted the rider to stand out against the sky, so I faded the top background away to white. Note the surfer in the background.


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Feb 11

Horse, Rider, Silhouette And Echo

Photograph of horse and rider on a beach at Morro Bay, CaliforniaAnother black and white silhouette from Morro Bay, California. The shape and direction of the horse’s head is echoed by the rock off shore.


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Feb 11

Horse And Rider Silhouette

Photograph of horse and rider on a beach at Morro Bay, CaliforniaThe final three images in this series of Morro Bay horse and rider shots are black and white silhouettes. I increased the contrast to make the silhouette of the horse and rider as black as possible. It was a challenge to get a good shot between the two rocks off shore so the rider is visible against a lighter background. It was a further challenge to get a shot with all four of the horse’s hooves off the ground.


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Jan 11

Flying Mane

Photograph of horse and rider on a beach at Morro Bay, CaliforniaThis is another example of a desaturated background. The horse and rider in color clearly separates them from the background. Separation is also helped by having the background out of focus, although there is enough detail to see that it is a beach with waves in the background.


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Jan 11

Horses In Motion

Photograph of horses and riders on a beach at Morro Bay, CaliforniaI wanted these horses and riders to stand out  so I removed the color from the background. I like the effect in this instance.


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Jan 11

Yellow Sunset

Photograph of horse and rider on a beach at Morro Bay, CaliforniaI gave this image a less extreme color temperature boost. I also reduced the contrast to allow a little detail to show through the silhouette.


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Jan 11

Orange Sunset

Photograph of horse and rider on a beach at Morro Bay, CaliforniaI gave this silhouette a burnt orange tone to suggest sunset colors. I gave this an extreme color temperature boost to overcome the cold blue and gray tones of the overcast sky.


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Jan 11

Horse And Rider At Sunset

Photograph of horse and rider on a beach at Morro Bay, CaliforniaPhotographing the horses on the wet sand with the sun low on the horizon created a shadow reflection. I was interested in trying to capture the reflection and a silhouette of the horse and rider. Although it was sunset, the sky was overcast and gray. I boosted the orange and red colors to increase the warmth of the image.


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Jan 11

Looking Out To Sea

Photograph of horses and riders on a beach at Morro Bay, CaliforniaThese two riders for the Morro Photo Expo were using American Western gear. I softened the details and added a saturated glow to give the image a dreamy feel.