Wild Horses of Sand Wash Basin – Portraits

June 12, 2014 at 5:00 am (Colorado, Photography, Wild Horses of the Southwest) (, , , )


This is part 3 of the Wild Horses of Sand Wash Basin.  I hope to know the names of these beautiful horses.  Enjoy these portraits!









_D608962-copy-2I think this pinto stallion is named Picasso.  He’s the first horse I’ve seen that has a bi-color mane.













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  1. Alli Farkas said,

    I like how all your photos seem to have also captured the rich colors of the surroundings. Most photos I see of this area and the horses look like the landscape is rather pale. Lack of shadows in some indicate it may have been a cloudy day? I like photographing on “bright” cloudy days because that does seem to make the vegetation colors pop.

    • Cindy McIntyre said,

      Alli – I was lucky that the light was so diffuse and rich that day. Setting the camera to a “vivid” setting or using post-processing helps overcome the digital camera’s natural tendency to put a gray film over the images – I think it has to do with the low-pass filter. Yes a bright overcast is indeed fabulous light. I used a Nikon D600 which helps, esp. with the low-light images. Lens: 80-400mm zoom Nikon

      • Alli Farkas said,

        I have a Nikon D7000 and do use the vivid setting but try to use it judiciously or I start getting photos that look like the old Technicolor–LOL! Lens is an 80-300mm but even with that things get out of range. Can’t quite convince myself yet that the weight of a 400 is worth schlepping around. I guess if I hadn’t been on horseback my last trip the weight wouldn’t have been a consideration. Any thoughts?

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