The Lone Rider

Every morning in at the ranch, the horses would come running in through the pasture with a few cowboys leading the charge. I’d have to be quick to run out there with my camera and get in the right position. Luckily, since it happened each day, I had plenty of mornings to make mistakes until I finally got in the right position.

I remember reading about Degas and his horse paintings. Right at that time (early Impressionist period) is when photography really got started. No one ever really know what a horse looked like when it was running because its legs were too fast. Photography allowed Degas to be one of the first painters to get it right. You can see some of his horse paintings on this Google image search.

I got a question on Facebook about how I made this. It is an HDR, but I also used Lucis Pro. I have a Lucis Pro review here on the site if you want to find out more.

The Lone Rider

  • casusan

    Cool Trey – I like how you did this one!

  • cool – the blog was down for about 15 hours today during a move…. hope everything works well from here on out!

  • It’s back up now, yay!

  • Danny

    Oh no! :O
    You missed a day!
    You broke your seven month streak!

  • hehe yeah yeah… not really my fault though! 🙁

  • And… Eadweard Muybridge is the photographer who made capturing the motion of a horse in stride possible…

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