Monday, July 16, 2012

Wild White Horses of Wales

Yesterday was day 2 of my photo walks here is Rural Conwy, North Wales.

We ended the day with an encounter with a small herd of white horses.

Getting up-close-and personal with the horses was a wonderful experience. Photo walk participant Ted Rees took this picture of me hard at work.

I converted my color files to black-and-white images using Nik's Silver Efex Pro. To get a discount on all Nik plug ins use the code RSammon upon check out on the Nik site.

When photographing white horses (or any light subject against a dark background), be sure to check your highlight alert to ensure that the subject is not overexposed.

When more than one horse is in the frame, be sure to isolate the subjects so that they are not overlapping.

Our encounter only lasted about 20 minutes. What fun.

I took all these shots with my Canon 5D Mark III and Canon 70-200mm f/4 lens. Among other features, the AF system is amazing. You can read about all my gear on my gear page.

A special "thank you" to Anthony Woodhouse, Conway Rural Tourism Project Officer for organizing this project. Another "thank you" goes to local pro photographer Pierino Algieri for all his photography and logistics recommendations.

Here's the flickr page or this fun group.

Check out these videos from this photogenic area.

Here's the link to pictures from my recent photo walks. I hope you can join me someday.

For more intensive photo training, check out my workshops.

I am planning a fall 2013 workshop to Rural Conwy, North Wales. Shoot me an email to get on the info list.

Explore the light,

P.S. We are staying at the Meadowsweet Hotel. Room, service, staff and food: A+.
Explore the light,


Lyn Rees said...

Great photos Rick. Croeso i Gymru (Welcome to Wales).

Hope you're having a nice time!

Helder Ribeiro said...

Great post, Rick. Thanks for sharing the photos and tips. I personally like black and white images with a white subject and dark background.



Demmi said...

I never knew that wild horses still exist in Wales. They no longer exist in North America. But in some parts of Mongolia, there are still wild horses.

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