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Horses In The Storm by kkart Horses In The Storm by kkart
While storm chasing on the eastern plains of Colorado this past spring, we happened upon this scene. I imagine that these Horses are quite used to this sort of weather out here where the afternoons showcase some of the most violent weather on earth. It was pretty amazing really to see them all standing out here in ranch land backed up by a severe thunderstorm that was heading towards them. It certainly made for quite the dramatic scene and one needless to say I had to photograph it using my Sony a550 & Minolta 18-200mm lens.
-John

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Nexu4 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
great shot and stunnig sky :clap:
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hekla01 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
absolutely amazing picture:)
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tmz99 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013   Photographer
Absolutely stunning photo with great clarity and balance... how wide did you go to capture this? They're not distorted at all so my guess is around 50mm?
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TiaRose Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow :wow:
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Andres-Cadena Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great photo!
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Wow! You can smell the rain coming! :clap:
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Featured ya here John [link]
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TearsofEndearment Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Photographer
Absolutely Breath Taking!!! :heart:
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Starfirechelle Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful shot!
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8212012 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
definitely one of my favs. Fabulous work.
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Katie537 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Lovely photo.:)
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Lov3Bass Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
A...aaamazing! =D
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Storms are that fear-inducing kind of beauty but certainly great photo subjects. If you don't mind me asking what shutter speed and aperture do you think is best for capturing storm clouds?
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kkart Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
Well it depends really what you are trying to accomplish. If you are talking lightning shots then usually around 30 seconds is good. If you want the movement of the clouds, something like this [link] then you want to go around a minute or so.
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ok thanks for the advice! Now I have to just wait for a good thunderstorm... :XD:
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Iluvbiscuit2 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
Your image has been featured over at :iconpetpicks:, Please feel free to check out the journal! :iconlovesqueeplz:
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SylveryFox Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! :wow:
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fotomanik Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Great
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012   General Artist
great scene John, love the moodyness!
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
hey thanks Dan!
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful work
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Philippe-Albanel Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hi John, it sucks!!!! I would love to make photos like this.. horses, landscape!
Definitely inspiriing
Phil
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
LOL! You crack me up Phil
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Philippe-Albanel Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
;-
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nico-eos1 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beautiful !
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FJansen Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Truly amazing atmosphere!!
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JB304 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of the best pictures I've ever seen
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glassreflections Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent Shot!
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doublyrainbow Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I just died inside. I LOVE pictures of dark skies and green grass because I adore the contrast. Okay enough of my nerdiness, great job :)
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely image.
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pirateladyinmaine Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
This is wonderful.I love horses and the sky just rocks!~
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kkart Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
:D thanks!
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Jscene Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonder how usual it is that animals get hit by lightning.. Amazing capture, love the smooth details !
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
not sure but I do think they are a lot more sensitive to changes within the atmosphere and can often times tell ahead of time
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CheeTree Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student
Humans: OH MAI GAWD DAR BE A TORNADO ON TEH HORIZON! :noes:
horses: ... and?
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Ze-Platygrapsus-Girl Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG ! What a stunning picture ! The colors seem unreal and I really love the contrast between the colors of the horses and the sky behind them !
AMAZING !
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kkart Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
well thank you
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fredblhd Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
great shot
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
hey thanks
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
By far one of your best. I only wish that the fencing wasn't there otherwise this would be perfect. Love the drama and light.
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kkart Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
lol ya me too but ya get what ya can get when it comes to severe weather and with the lightning all around, no chance I was getting out the damn car lol
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Haha but isn't that all the fun in storm chasing? I'm sure I'll have a few close calls this weekend shooting the monsoon up at the canyon if the weather holds up like it says. Still though, pretty damn good for not getting out of the car.
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kkart Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
No, I learned my lesson big time this year and almost turned into KFCKKART. Was on a severe storm, in fact this very storm, and we almost got hit. Seriously way closer Peter, we could feel the heat from the lightning. When that happens you count your angels believe me.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Oh I know John. I had a moment this summer shooting my "superstition storm" image. Holy cow did I ever pray to stay alive. Sometimes, you just never know and hope to god that day isn't your day to go.
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kkart Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
Isn't that the truth
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o0oLUXo0o Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Thanks For Sharing! [link] :highfive:
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kkart Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hey thanks a lot Brian!
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o0oLUXo0o Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Anytime John! Thank again for sharing!
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solefield Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this!!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
they seem unconcerned! Nice
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