Jim Kuchler  

Horses in Teton Meadow by Jim Kuchler

January 2020 - Horses in Teton Meadow

January 2020 - Jim Kuchler


About the Image(s)

This is another shot from my trip to Teton National Park this past September. I had pulled over to watch a small heard of horses in a meadow just waiting for them to come closer and position themselves in an interesting way that would still allow for light and composition. 200mm, ISO 400, f/18, 1/400 sec on a tripod continuous high shutter. Which do you prefer the image with heads up or heads down - why?

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7 comments posted

Kieu-Hanh Vu   Kieu-Hanh Vu
Both images are sharp and beautiful! I like the image with the horses heads up more because their faces were not covered by the bushes. In addition, the sky with white clouds make it a joyful scene.   Posted: 01/08/2020 19:56:21

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Visiting from 48 & 80. Following is what I would call unable to make a decision. I prefer the brighter background, yellow trees and lighter sky on the horses with heads up but like the angle with the heads down. So if you were undecided before add that cream to your cake. Actually they're both beautiful images.   Posted: 01/13/2020 11:14:04

Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
(Group 42)
I like you image. I played with the sky using
luminar 4. and you have a sunset image.   Posted: 01/13/2020 16:34:26
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Randolph Shine   Randolph Shine
Good question. I vote heads up because it tense, emotional.
The horse on the left is differently not a happy camper with you taking a photo. The other two are watching you and are tense.
With the head down the horses are more relaxed but still a little cautious. Not as interesting photo.
  Posted: 01/17/2020 14:51:40

Ruth Sprain   Ruth Sprain
Jim, I prefer your image with the horses' heads up, since there's more of a connection with them. However, the "heads down" version groups the horses closer together, which is a strong arrangement to me. The fall colors in the foliage add to the image.   Posted: 01/18/2020 10:25:58

Lisa Cirincione   Lisa Cirincione
Great image Jim. I prefer the horses' heads down.... although you can't see their eyes as well as the heads up version, I like that they seem more relaxed in the that beautiful environment, with no outside distractions. They are closer to each other, so the arrangement is better that way too, as Ruth said. Maybe crop some of the sky and the field too... or not... lol
  Posted: 01/20/2020 12:39:11
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Mary Sue Rosenthal   Mary Sue Rosenthal
I really like this image. My preference is the one with the horse heads up. I too like the tension it creates. You got a very nice capture. Well done!   Posted: 01/29/2020 11:52:14