Horse in the Aspen




While waiting for the clouds to move and light up the grand landscape we were focused on, off to the right this little scene was happening. I waited for soft diffused light to illuminate the horse and the pasture. Of course a stand of colorful aspen didn’t hurt either.

As a side note. This was shot with the 16:9 aspect ratio available with my Fuji X-T1. I use the three different choices (1:1, 16:9 and 2:3) often as a way to pre-visualize how it will look. I do not lose any data as the full 2:3 raw file is left intact. But, when I open it in Lightroom, I see the in-camera crop which is nice. If I want to see the full 2:3 image, I simply click the crop tool and there it is.

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  1. Bruce Sorrell October 13, 2014 at 8:40 am #

    Beautiful shot, John ! It’s interesting to see how much that little figure adds to the photo despite its very small share of the real estate.

    Slainte !

  2. Rich Lewis October 13, 2014 at 9:08 am #

    Cool trick, thanks for sharing. I’ll see if that works for Canon too. Beautiful photograph by the way. It just goes to show you that even a tiny little subject like the horse makes the image of these beautiful fall Aspens so much more interesting.

  3. Scott O October 13, 2014 at 10:29 am #

    Really wonderful JB. The horse and the fence make the image special. I like your choice of format and the placement of the focal point in the frame.

  4. Bill October 13, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    A very serene and beautiful shot, JB. The touch of orange in the leaves is just perfect, not to mention the wonderful composition.

  5. Stephan Dietrich October 16, 2014 at 2:52 pm #

    Wow! What a magical moment! As like those Barclay Clouds that follow you, you must have that magical Barclay Horse Whisperer call to hold the horse in place, wait for the soft illuminating light and capture this delicately balanced and framed image.

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