Horse of Sagas now in the wild

I jump from a plane today!

This is a big lead-up to on Saturday and Sunday. I am speaking on Saturday at 11:30 AM — I hope if you are in the area you can stop by!

We’re giving away some awesome prints at the show as well. I’ll try to snap some shots of the event so get can get the vibe.

Today (Thursday), I’ll be jumping from a plane with the Golden Knights. It’ll be very exciting… I’m jumping out with Cali Lewis, Frederick Van, John P, George Ruiz, and several others… it should be a great time. Watch Twitter for live updates from the event!

The Horse of Sagas Print

I got so many requests to make this a print that we changed around our planned list of releases. This is my favorite HDR of an animal I’ve ever shot. These Icelandic horses with their wild hair prance around all night long, probably thrown off by the strange day/night cycles. This was taken around 1 AM, very near the summer solstice. The photo was totally blown out from behind, and I did not use a flash. Flash tends to upset the animals a bit… so I used the HDR technique instead on the RAW to bring out the true colors and light on his face. Of course, these were the actual colors and light levels I saw when I was there… it just reminds you of how limited a camera is by itself.

HDR Photo

More Favorites of Icelandic Horses!

Aren’t these horses awesome? I wanted to take the opportunity to put together my other favorite two horse photos from Iceland below for you. Enjoy!

HDR Photo

HDR Photo

  • These are all terrific but my personal favourite is the one at the bottom – i love the blown out background in the top one but i think the angles work really well here plus we still get the effect of the HDR background without it overwhelming the horse.

    We’ve all gone animal mad of late it seems – I’ve been revisiting all my old work having acquired Topaz adjust and it’s working well. Alot of my old run-of-the-mill animal photos like the one below have become some of my favourites as a result.

  • Happy falling!

  • Guess I’m a big, open, landscape type guy.

    The second one does it for me!

  • Gail in Montana

    Love all three photos of the horses, Trey. The first one wouldn’t come up, but I just clicked on the square and got it that way. Really nice close up of a horse!!! You sure are a brave lad, jumping out of a plane today. Good luck with that. Are you doing that in Austin or Colorado?? Well, that’s it for now, have a great, SAFE, day!!!!

  • wow-great set of images–hdr and animals—very nice!! good luck with the jump. it’s on my bucket list–just not yet!!!

  • casusan

    Good luck today Trey -will check in with twitter! These horses are all amazing to me – great shots!

  • Have fun jumping out of the plane! As much crazy stuff as I do I don’t know if I could take that step out of a plane. Someone would have to push me….

    And your horses in Iceland photos are by far my favorites of yours!

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  • are you shooting video and some dynamic hdr while tambling down to earth? sounds fun.

  • Have fun with your jump. I loved it when I did my jump from 15,000 feet and I fell through a cloud. Good times. I think I like the second picture the best although the third one is very cool to. Nice work on the first one recovering the shadows.

  • Thank you everyone !

    I did not get many videos or photos — but I will do it again soon – probably visiting Fort Bragg.

    BUT, they got good video of me – will share when I re-edit 🙂

  • Kara

    Trey…the second picture is just amazing!!!

    Hope you had fun with the jump.

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