The horses in the foreground give some context to the Mont Aiguille. Located in the Vercors National Park, the area south of the mountain is a vacationland devoted to hiking and many other activities. Riding horses is very popular.
I had a “shocking” experience photographing these horses: I walked up to the fence and the horses came over to greet me. As I reached out to pat them, I apparently contacted the electric fence, causing a jolt of electricity to travel from my hand to the horse’s head. It was quite a jolt and we all jumped away. The horses were startled and continued to trot around the rink. It made for an “action” photo, but trust me, the electric shock was significant!
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MLINES (12516) 2007-05-26 19:09
Hi Randy. Good composition with action of the running horses backed by that superb mountainous land beyond. It would also be possible to crop the base and show just the alpine views. Well presented,. Murray.
AandK (1832) 2007-05-26 20:41
I just posted another image fitting your note concerning the electric shock. Acutally I really had to laugh at that "shocking" experience.
Then i thought about including Mt Aiguille into these images with people jumping infront of bulls and then I had to smile again because I saw that you included Mt Rushmore in the left background!
All in all I really like the image due to the interesting things you can find, the still sceptic view of one of the horses towards you and the beauty of the "big tooth"!
emilbo (22616) 2007-05-26 21:41
Magnifique prise de vue avec les chevaux en action qui donne de la vie à la photo. Bonne composition avec le Mont Aiguille, Je ne sais pas pourquoi ce nom, le rocher n'a aucun rapport. La qualité d'image est excellente et les couleurs sont superbes. J'ai vue le Workshop de Murray mais j'en avais préparé un avant, juste pour enlever les éléments sur la piste qui dérangeaient.
Buin (42466) 2007-05-27 3:37
That's what I like on TE. Photographers who try to get good pictures - even if they risk their health or even their lives ;-)
This is really a fascinating tower and you show it here in combination with daily life. Interesting here is the line of conifers which divides rocks and green grass.
Greetings from very thundery Germany!
- Copyright: Randy Schwartz (hrschwartz) (744)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-04-10
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70, AF-S Nikkor 18-70 3.5-4.5G ED DX, Polarizing Filter
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Mont Aiguille. [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-05-26 19:06
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