"Muddy Horses" - Grab Shot 163


"This photo was taken after a race over a muddy track at the fairgrounds in Rocky Ford, Colorado," writes virtual camera club member Eric Simon. "After taking pictures of the horses during the race, I spotted these three returning to be unsaddled and was struck by their three-across-the-track formation."

"The jockeys on each horse were chatting with each other. Even though I might have tried for a wider angle shot (if I'd had a capable lens), I thought focusing on the head and neck of the first horse would make an interesting picture, and I was actually hoping to capture the sort of picture I wound up with. I modified the photo in Photoshop to bring out detail in the shadows and made it a tad warmer to lend a slight golden tone."

Eric captured this image with his Canon XTi with a (non image-stabilized) 70-200mm F/4 lens. The statistics for this shot are as follow: 70mm, F4, 1/1000 exposure, ISO 400, Aperture Priority, center-weighted metering.

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