Marsh Ponies

I really like this picture, must get it printed sometime. I took this shot back in February 2015. Taken at late afternoon at marshland by the River Medway at Raspberry Hill, Iwade, England.

A bitterly cold day, I wanted to capture their winter breath in the sunlight. As soon as I stopped the waters edge to get a shot, they wondered off, typical! Curiosity got the better of some of the ponies and these four came back to the waters edge, so got the reflection as well.

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I decided to crop the image in a sort of letterbox format because the foreground was little distracting from the image and the sky was completely burnt out by the sun despite using a Cokin red filter. In hindsight, I had a grey graduate filter in my camera bag at the time, maybe I should of used it.

Nikon F80, with a Nikkor 28-100mm F3.5-5.6 AF-G lens on Ilford HP5 Plus 400 film.