Mike Patterson  

Down the Ridge by Mike Patterson

November 2019 - Down the Ridge

About the Image(s)

We were in Idaho this fall and captured this image of shepherds moving a band of sheep down a steep hillside. It was late afternoon and very dusty. What intrigued me about this composition was how the sheep, horses, dogs, shepherds and even the dust was backlit by the sitting sun and how the rays filtered through the entire image.

Taken with a Canon 7D, 70-300 mm lens at 288 mm. We were a bit of a distance away. Minimal processing in Lightroom.

5 comments posted

Theresa Rice   Theresa Rice
I love everything about this image.   Posted: 11/05/2019 21:06:39

John Zhu   John Zhu
I love everything in this presentation. It brings me to the spot of dynamic nature. The front grass and back hilltop frame the middle action, that lead my eye to the main story. The dust enhances the action.   Posted: 11/05/2019 21:48:07

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Group 67)
This just leaves me speechless. I love the rim lighting on the sheep and the dust makes it simply over the top.

If you have to crop this to make a print---I suggest cropping from the right.   Posted: 11/06/2019 20:29:48

Laurie Meriwether   Laurie Meriwether
(Groups 2 & 57 & 86)
What a great image.   Posted: 11/11/2019 15:50:35

Marla Henry   Marla Henry
I really like this. With the dogs in the front of the image, you can easily understand what is happening. It does a great job of telling a story.   Posted: 11/13/2019 07:48:53


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