September 28, 2011

Wild Horse, Mongolia

Photograph by Chris Neale, My Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos With Tips From Photographer Catherine Karnow

I love the simplicity of this image, which draws you in and keeps you there. There is absolutely nothing fancy about the shot, achieved with a basic 70mm lens. It’s the subject matter that makes it compelling, but in a subtle way. What especially makes the shot for me is the beautiful wave in the horse’s mane and forelock. I also love that the photographer included the open sky and mountain, but without unnecessary drama, showing just that gentle peak and the simple elements of the tree and log.

Photo Tip: Sometimes it’s the simple shots that are the most effective. You don’t always need long and wide lenses and dramatic subject matter to make beautiful images.

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