“Snow Steed” by Gary Nski

I own a horse farm / photography studio in South Central Wisconsin.

More than a decade ago we were in the midst of a raging blizzard. My wife wanted to get the horses out of the barns for maintenance so she shook a plastic bag and my daughter’s Tennessee Walker named Genius came flying past me in the pasture.

Of course it was a lucky shot because I had no idea the horses were about to stampede past me. I just happened to have one of my cameras with me while I was out checking fence lines for damage from the storm. I also had overexposed two full stops because of the storm.

Our horses have been the subject of many images I have taken here on the farm for over 30 years. As of late some of my best selling and award winning images have been made with my iPhones because they’re always with me. I like to tell my students its never about the hammer its always about the carpenter.

What do you think are the TWO most impactful features that make your image a good photograph? Don’t be shy!

The horse in perfect gait and a total white out background.

If you would be able to make this photo once again, what would be the ONE thing you would like to do better or different?


Gary Nski shared this photograph in the FRAMES Facebook Group.


Gary Nski, Lodi, Wisconsin, USA


Equipment and Settings

Nikon D1, Nikon ED AF 80-200mm f/2.8

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