New Wild Horse Fine Art Print "Winter Splendor"
A couple of weeks ago, I shared that I was working on creating some brand new archival pigment ink wild horse prints. I have been very busy since that time and I am happy to share that I am delighted with this first print - "Winter Splendor".
I printed this first version of the print on my Epson P800 using Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta Paper and it is really stunning in person. The detail in the colts mane and color gamut immediately captures your attention. The detail is really extraordinary and I love the overall feeling of the image. The archival and aesthetic qualities of the Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta Paper is truly very special. I trust Hahnemühle with my most prized images.
Prints available in sizes from 6"x9" all the way up to 40"x60"
THE STORY BEHIND THE ARTWORK
There was a light dusting of snow and the cold winter air at daybreak was very brisk. I first went to one of my usual locations for the Shawnee Creek herd, but after walking for over an hour through the woods, down along the Jack's Fork river, and the fields where they frequent, not a single horse in sight.
I was literally freezing, so I packed up and headed back to the truck and decided to try an alternate location.
After getting warmed up and drinking some hot chocolate that I brought along, I made my way to the second location. I got out and started hiking and exploring the area and I still didn't see the horses anywhere. I thought this was probably going to be one of those days when I just couldn't find them.
I continued to hike through the woods and down by a new stretch of the river and still no luck. Then, just about when I gave up and was going to head home, I heard the horses, but I still could not see them.
I squatted down and remained very still in hopes that I would get another clue. After just a few minutes of patiently and quietly waiting, I was greeted by this beautiful young colt. He was walking along the tree line all by himself which I thought was very odd.
What I didn't realize at the time is the rest of the herd was inside the forest where I could not see them. I waited patiently until he got within range of me. I was about 150 to 200 yards away and when I got my big 600mm F4 lens in position to photograph him, he knew I was there and started surveying his surroundings. As he was panning around, I took a lot of shots and the one that you see I felt best expressed his natural beauty and state of curiosity.
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