Pentax K20 f /6.7 1/350s – ISO 100 240mm

Originally the horses were heads down into a bail of hay and in-fact, I only saw two of them when I pulled my car over. A camper covered in a blue tarp next to the red barn was directly behind the horses. I planted myself on the road to compose the red barn to exclude the camper with blue tarp and waited about 30 minutes, it was only 4 degrees on a frosty morning & I have to admit putting my hands into my armpits to keep my fingers warm. Finally one of the horses became curious and started to walk away from the hay & a bit towards me. It was at this point I saw there was a 3rd horse. A couple of click-clicks with my tongue and the other two started towards me. I snapped a few shots and quicky had to take this one when then came a little closer and the fence along the road would obstruct them. I was so lucky, they walked into my frame. It was the patience and some luck that this is my favourate shot.

Ch.St.Jerusalem S, Lachute, Quebec, Canada


red, rural, horses, farm, barn, country side, draft horses


  • Gisele Bedard
    Gisele Bedardover 4 years ago

    Great composition and warm light.

  • Thank you very much.

    – Elisabeth van Eyken

  • danamh40
    danamh40over 4 years ago

    I…..LOVE…..THIS…..CAPTURE!!! Fantastic job!!

  • Appreciate very much. It was an effort on a frosty November morning.

    – Elisabeth van Eyken

  • PPPhotoArt
    PPPhotoArtover 4 years ago

    oh my this is so beautiful, love it

  • So glad you like it.

    – Elisabeth van Eyken

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1over 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much

    – Elisabeth van Eyken

  • dougf
    dougfover 4 years ago

    Beautiful horses and gorgeously shot – great job Elisabeth!

  • Thanks so much

    – Elisabeth van Eyken

  • artyfifi
    artyfifiabout 4 years ago

    Wow love it! Everything about it just right. Instant fave.

  • Thank you much. Thanks for Fav.

    – Elisabeth van Eyken

  • Drew28
    Drew28about 4 years ago

    Beautiful so well captured !!

  • Thank you Andrew

    – Elisabeth van Eyken

  • maremarie
    maremarieabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful work! Perfect depth of field and light! :-))

  • Thank you so much. This shot was a challenge to get these guys to move to in front of the barn.

    – Elisabeth van Eyken

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaalmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you

    – Elisabeth van Eyken

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaalmost 3 years ago


  • Thank you for feature. This really is one of my most favourate images. A lot of patience and a 2 second window of Good Luck.

    – Elisabeth van Eyken

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