Riding Through Aspens

On our hike through Mueller State Park in Colorado we came upon a few horseback riders. This was the one time, though, that some of them rode by and the backdrop was perfect! I am always amazed at how horses come out looking very statuesque in photos. To me this almost looks as if these riders are setting upon a couple of sculpted statues of horses.


Two horse riders enjoying the trails in Mueller State Park - Colorado


Photo Details:

Camera: Canon 5D Mark II

Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Settings: 45mm Focal Length, 1/200 sec @ f/5.6 ISO 100 w/ IS ON

There was no room for bracketing here, and especially as I instantly framed this photo in my mind, this is, of course, just one shot. Most of the editing was taken care of in Lightroom with some clone-stamping and selective blur and vignetting done in Photoshop.