A Water Valley trio

Water Valley horse trio - © Christopher Martin-6829.jpg

These horses were walking slowly alongside one of Water Valley’s backroads.  We pulled over and I took a few minutes to compose them and a couple of cows in a few different ways.  This was my favorite.  The animals were languid on a nice afternoon in the Foothills.  This field was beautiful to my eye with green and pale gold sharing space across the uneven ground.  I used a small aperture of f/22 to keep the three horses each in sharp focus while separating them from the forest in the background.  Beautiful country there.  I’ve enjoyed wonderful encounters with great gray owls there.  It was nice to enjoy another aspect.

Water Valley horse trio - © Christopher Martin-6829-3

I liked it in black and white too!


5 responses

  1. They look healthy. Nice shoot!

    January 1, 2020 at 4:16 pm

  2. Appreciate the different patterns/colors and their stances–as if truly posing for you. 🙂

    November 12, 2019 at 1:17 pm

  3. Lovely!

    November 10, 2019 at 3:08 am

  4. Nicely lined up and the colours of the horses work so well tonally, demonstrated by the B/W shot. Haven’t seen your work for a while, welcome back.

    November 10, 2019 at 3:05 am

  5. I’ve passed this one on to a friend who has horses, and who is trying to learn to photograph them. I know she’ll appreciate what you’ve done here. Horses aren’t my favorite subject, but these are fine photos, both of them.

    November 9, 2019 at 5:49 pm

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