The Silent Horse in the Fog

The New eBook Cometh Sooneth!

When I was working on this new eBook, I was faced with quite a problem. I know all the common mistakes, but I did not feel like going out to grab random images off Flickr to critique them. As I point out the mistakes, it might be thought of as too mean-spirited as I rip apart other people’s hard work.

So, instead, I decided to grab 10 of my very first HDR images where I made all the same mistakes! It was a lot of fun, actually, to back trough all my old photos and point out everything I did wrong, and what I do now to correct these problems. Even though it is quite embarrassing to fill an eBook with so many awful photos, I am doing it for the good of the world!

I hope to get it out in the next few days… been working on it at night for the finishing touches!

Daily Photo – The Silent Horse in the Fog

Every night around 2 AM in Iceland was like a dream.

I’m always enjoyed staying up late… As Sarah McLachlan says, “Night is my companion.”

Sometimes, after midnight is when things really start to flow, so my two-week sleep reversal of staying up all night to drive around Iceland was a trippy experience. The weather was always strange. Sometimes sunny, sometimes cloudy — but always with a tinge of the surreal.

On this night, I was driving along the south of Island about 100 km from the recent volcano eruption. I could see bits of ash here and there when the light was good, but then a nightfog rolled in and covered the ground. Streaming past countless little farms, the horses floated about while the mists swirled underneath them.


  • Beautiful capture Trey. The mist truly is surreal; like a scene coming out from The Lord of the Rings in the Misty Marshes ๐Ÿ˜€ The silhouetted horse just completes the picture. Greetings from Malta!

  • I would actually love to have you go thru some of my HDR images and tear them apart, Trey. It’s not mean at all. I can never get any criticism, and when I do it isn’t constructive. “Ok, so this sucks.. well, ok, thanks for being honest. But why?”

    But anyways, I am really looking forward to this book.

    That is a wonderful shot! It looks like something from a dream — or from the LotR movies, as Joseph says.

  • Beautiful! Love how you captured the fog.

  • I think if this horse turns its head just a little we will see its horn

  • The photo has a beautiful mystical touch about it. Great work Trey!

  • Mystical makes your spirit soar.

  • Lise Lacroix

    This is magical. It would make a great cover for a novel. Wonderful capture Trey!! Iceland seems incredible, makes me want to visit.

  • Beautiful!
    I’d love this for a cover of my next collection of short stories…. Horsewhisperer. the image is so haunting you’ve given me an idea for a short story titled Silent Horse in the Fog..
    Please get in touch.



  • p.m.w

    i love this song trey…

    ” listen as the wind blows from across the great divide
    voices trapped in yearning, memories trapped in time
    the night is my companion, and solitude my guide
    would i spend forever here and not be satisfied? ”

    by Sarah McLachlan

  • I agree with all the above, Trey!! It is a beautiful and mystical photo, great job!!! I have to click on the link above as I love Sarah’s music, too. Plus, she is an animal lover like me ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks so much for sharing your work with us.
    P.S. Today I didn’t get that feed burner error when I brought up your site, that was a pleasant surprise!!

  • That photo captures a bit of the “surreal”. You can look at it and feel as if you are standing there in the half light with the fog and faint colors in the sky. Very nice.

  • casusan

    OMG!! This is the most beautiful shot ever Trey! Surreal is right – magical!

  • Thanks all! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Gail – happy to hear it – yes I think we might have fixed that problem ! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Trevor Driscoll

    haha you’ve been on quite a horse bender lately

  • Weird that you mention Sarah Mclachlan when I just read that Chase Jarvis is doing a live photo shoot of her today, like right now, inside of Starbucks headquarters in Seattle. Great minds!

  • Some of my favorite shots I’ve taken have been on foggy days. It lends such an ethereal quality to a photo!

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