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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday Stills "The Rule of Thirds"

Wild horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota along Interstate 94 on our way home from town today. Some people believe they are a "special breed" of horse that is supposed to have come from descendants of Sitting Bull's horses. Long time residents of the area around the park will tell you that these horses are actually the descendants of horses that wandered from nearby ranches over the years.  Sometimes,  ranch horses were purposely turned loose to join the bands of horses running in the park. This was not done by the Park Service. Regardless of their history, it is always exciting to see the "wild horses"! The population is maintained thru periodic round ups and now also thru some experiemental birthcontrol. The horses share their habitat and grass with deer, antelope, buffalo and elk.
I guess I thought that this was an ok "rule of thirds" photo with the sagebrush in the foreground, the horses and buttes as the middle and the sky as the top.

11 comments:

Ed said...

Great shot, the horses seem to be the main focus of the shot and they are centered..:-)

dibear said...

Beautiful shot. :)

Holly said...

love the fence in the foreground

Shirley said...

That looks like great country to spend a day in the saddle.

Brenda said...

yes, I would love to be riding there.

Rising Rainbow said...

Oh interesting shot, through the fence like that. I like it!

henrygl said...

Lovely shot, well done.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Lucky you to see wild horses so often. They are beautiful! And so is your photo :)

~Lisa

CTG Ponies said...

Gorgeous! I would love to see wild horses on my trek home.

gtyyup said...

Lovely!!! It's a great photo...can't get a better subject!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hi Judy, If you had cropped out most of the sage brush at the bottom of the photo it would be a perfect rule of thirds photo. Try it in your photo program..make the sky to the top of the butte one third the horses the next third..and just remove a little at the bottom..leave in the tops of the sage brush..
I don't mean to sound bossy..but you have a great photo here..it can just be better. It took me a long time to be able to crop out portions of a photo..my photography is a work in progress:)