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Today’s image is sort of symbolic of how I got this picture in the first place. Horsing around!
This past Sunday I had a commercial client shoot that started around 5pm and lasted for about an hour and a half. The location put me far enough from home that I did not have time to make it back to the house before my league basketball game. So with camera in hand and time to kill I started driving the back farm roads of Chandler Arizona. I knew I would have two choices coming my way, dairy farms or horses. I chose the latter.
I was fortunate to catch these two pretty early in my drive and while the golden hour was in full effect. They were pretty far from the road so the 70-200 was called into service. Sometimes you need 200mm of zoom. As I was setting up I prayed they wouldn’t move as I liked how they were facing into the setting sun. The warm sunlight was bathing both perfectly. God bless the golden hour.
While processing this image I had already planned to use Focal Point to see if I could get the equines to really stand out in the photo. I’m still a newbie with the tool, but overall I was pleased with the result.
Until next time…
Camera: Canon 40D with a Canon 70-200L f4
Processing: Lightroom, CS4, Phototools, Focal Point
Tags: horses, equines, animals, pair