The Daily Focal Point

December 9, 2008

Winter Horses

Filed under: Week Eight — cabenelson @ 11:30 pm


I’ve been waiting and waiting to post this picture. I don’t know why but now feels like the right time. It’s nothing special, I guess I’ve just been sitting on it out of comfort. I took this with my 200MM Nikor lens.
I don’t know necessarily why I like this image. I do like the positioning of the horses, the horse in the background is broadside and the horse in front is direct. I know the large sizes can be messed up on some computers so I’ve posted a smaller size below.


I like the mood of the picture. It reminds me of spending winter vacation at our Cabin in the Uinta Mountains and playing outside in the snow until it turned dusk.




  1. I LOVE that photo, Cabe. I want to reach out and touch that horsey. I love it. The color of the horse just pops, but he still looks so soft and warm. It’s gorgeous.

    Comment by Abby — December 10, 2008 @ 12:07 am

  2. I try not to comment too often, but I wanted to let you know, that I love this photo.

    Comment by Gail — December 10, 2008 @ 7:08 am

  3. It’s the chestnut horse and the background – so beautiful.

    Comment by Ulrika — December 10, 2008 @ 7:11 am

  4. I found your page through Dr. Cason. I opened the post and this picture took my breath away! Wow.

    Comment by Amy Wright — December 10, 2008 @ 7:19 am

  5. This is beautiful. I love the color of the front horse and how it is facing you dead on. It really pops out of the background. It’s powerful. Nice work.

    Comment by 12littlefeet — December 10, 2008 @ 8:23 am


    Comment by Brian — December 10, 2008 @ 9:11 am

  7. All I see are the icicles on his nose there, and it reminds me of how freakin’ freezing it gets in Utah at night.

    Speaking of which. I’m going to need my winter non-pregnant clothes…sweetie. 🙂

    Comment by Kimba — December 10, 2008 @ 12:14 pm

  8. (under my breath) honey, we’ll talk about it later- Not in front of my friends!

    Comment by cabenelson — December 10, 2008 @ 12:22 pm

  9. Breathtaking.

    Comment by Sheila @ — December 10, 2008 @ 3:45 pm

  10. In my animal rescue life, I got involved as the head of the Tennessee group fighting to close the slaughter houses in the US killing these magnificent creatures.

    I am proud to say they are gone in the US, but not in Canada and Mexico unfortunately.

    Your photo would make people really think about God’s creatures they are making suffer. Absolutely beautiful, but it is the light on the front horse that makes it look divine to me.

    It is as if God is saying, “This is my creation, and I am extremely proud of its beauty – behold.”

    Comment by kathleen — December 10, 2008 @ 6:10 pm

  11. I believe everyone is missing the true artistic beauty of this photo. It is the triangular shape to the clouds that frames the horses that makes this photo so appealing. Nice work!

    Comment by Bill — December 10, 2008 @ 6:48 pm

  12. Beautiful! But I’m cold just looking at them 🙂

    Comment by ramble2 — December 10, 2008 @ 7:57 pm

  13. Wooooow, you have me awestruck: what a wonderful shot!! Never saw such a lovely picture before. Have to show it to my son who is horse crazy!

    Comment by Carin — December 14, 2008 @ 3:03 pm

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