These horses are raised near Ellensburg, WA for rodeo events. Usually there is loose hay on the ground which doesn’t make for good photographs, so when it snowed a few days ago I drove there hoping to get some shots before the snow stopped and they were fed.
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horses looking away; Whiteness of snow. Any comments welcome.
Ca non 5DIV; 24/70 at 70; 1/500th; 11.0; 400 ISO; slight dehaze; cropped some all around.
Cool that you went back when the snow made things nicer, but I wish they weren’t all facing the other way. Usually you get get the lot of them looking your way by calling to them. Carrots work well, too. While I like the large scene well enough, I wonder if you picked out smaller groups of them for some tighter photos.
I tried a lot of things to get them to turn. Carrots? Wild enough that they back off from approach, but just maybe… . Thanks. I did take others, but try as I may, no success in getting them to turn. I guess they were just being contrary that morning. I’ll post one this evening.
Hi Jim. A good plan to go back when it was snowing. I like their winter coats. Like Kris, I wish they were facing you. I suspect the wind was coming from the wrong direction. I’m not sure if they tend to face away from it or toward it (I suspect away).
A lovely layered scene with the foreground snow, horses, and trees.
@Allen_Brooks @Dennis_Plank Thanks you for your comments. I drove by the horses yesterday and no snow remains. Lots of hay on ground and the horses were far away. Of course, they were looking at me.