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Horse Behind the Fence

Horse Behind the Fence

The horses behind the fence weren't playing along. Rather than posing for us, they were ignoring us, feeding with heads on the ground. I fell back on a technique I came up with a few years ago: I told myself to photograph my subject by not photographing it.

In this case, I decided to focus on the nearby fence, use a large f/stop, and allow the horse to go out of focus. I think it worked. The emphasis is on the fence, and yet we recognize the bright object in the background for what it is, anyway.

Nikon D300
1/60s f/11.0 at 250.0mm iso800 full exif

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