Tableau Vivant of Wild Horses

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Daily Photo – Tableau Vivant of Wild Horses

It was about 2 A.M. and the sun was just dipping into the horizon for a short stint. These horses were frolicking about in a huge flat field a bit inland from the end of the fjord. They were all so lively and alert, jumping and posing here and there. And then they set up in a very interesting configuration, and I barely had time to put on the right lens before it all drifted apart.

Tableau Vivant of Wild Horses

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-01-05 17:03:54
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/6.7
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length28mm (28mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

  • Super great shot of the horses – I love how the grass looks- cool!

  • Casper van Zyl

    Great shot, love the way the grass and horses are light up.I saw a sight here in Perth this morning and did not have my camera. Was driving over the bridge in the City and the sky was almost like luminous as if someone had already done the sky in HDR.It only lasted 3 minutes almost every building in the city went pink,it was something to see. We , that is all of us are so fortunate to have our Creator around when something special turns up like this morning.I was in awe just looking at it while making my rounds though the City. Last week the river looked like a sheet of glass which in all the years in Perth I had never seen,and could not stop to take a picture,nowhere to park. May not have the pictures but some of the sights I have seen in my life one can only dream of I am so glad and thankful that these pictures are imbedded in my memory. Thanks for sharing.

  • Very nice shot Trey. This is a classic example of when HDR is needed… how else would you capture this…

  • t_linn

    I was thinking the exact same thing. Perfect use of HDR.

  • Catherine Martin

    Every time I study one of your photos I learn something new about HDR. I’ve been studying your 11-hour tutorial and have learned SO MUCH.

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks! 🙂

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Wow thanks Catherine – that is nice of you to say 🙂

  • Trey, can you tell me how many shots you used for this image, and did you use any plug ins or just photomatix and photoshop?

  • sharpness and colors on this are incredible.. 🙂

  • Cory Thompson

    Who made the new SmugMug Theme They did very well.

  • This shot is pretty perfect in every way! I don’t say that a lot either. The grass looks so natural and I know how difficult that can be to achieve in HDR sunset shots like this!

  • Picture taken in Skagafjordur, Iceland, where I grew up 🙂

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