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This is the third horse shot from my recent trip to Hokkaido, which might lead you to believe I'm a horse freak, but that's not really so, though but I do think horses are quite photogenic. At the time I spotted them there was a break in the clouds lighting just this hill, this single point, making it stand out, hi-lighted against the dark mountain side behind. Unfortunately as we had past the first flag-man and not yet cleared the road-works, I couldn't stop. Having u-turned and gone back through the road-works twice more trying to find somewhere I might be able to stop, I gave up and parked the car about a kilometre down the road and walked back with my camera. The flag-men were kind, telling me it was OK to walk through, but to be careful and don't get in the way. This resulting photo was not great. The light had by now past over the hill now, so there was not so much contrast between the horses and the mountain in the backdrop. Still I kind of like the general idea of these horses, for some reason, perched on this hill in the middle of nowhere.

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