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Wild Ponies on the Seaside (Maryland) • PhotoTraces

Final yr throughout my summer time driving journey alongside the Atlantic coast of the US, I stumbled upon a really distinctive place, one I had by no means heard of earlier than, the Assateague State Park in Maryland.

The park is situated on an island that’s 60km lengthy and fewer than 1km vast. The island is separated from the mainland by the slim and shallow Chincoteague Bay.

Throughout our keep within the park, we had a novel alternative to camp on the seashore and spent hours bodysurfing within the large waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

What was much more fascinating was to seek out that the island is populated by wild ponies. I’m not kidding. We noticed them in all places—on the seashore and even on the campground close to the swampy islands of Chincoteague Bay. They even tried to stay their heads in our tent of their ongoing seek for meals.
There isn’t any single model that everybody agrees on relating to the origin of the wild ponies on Assateague Island. However the model I’m extra inclined to consider is that domesticated horses have been one way or the other trapped on the island over 100 years in the past. Since there aren’t any massive predators on the island, the horses flourished.

I took the featured photograph on the western shore of the island that faces the mainland.

Wild Ponies on the Beach (Maryland) 1


Throughout our journey alongside the Atlantic Coast, I put my new Fujifilm gear to the take a look at. During the journey, it was humid with plenty of wet days and an extra of sand. I used to be glad to have the climate sealed digicam and weather-sealed lens mixture, which carried out admirably in lower than very best circumstances.

Enhancing & Processing

It was a single RAW processing workflow.

Lightroom (90%)

I saved the unique facet ratio (3 x 2) however I cropped the picture barely to enhance the composition (The Crop Overlay Software).

Subsequent, I used Kodachrome preset from my new Journey Professional Package Assortment as the bottom for Lightroom Speedy Enhancing. Then I used TOOLKIT to spice up the Distinction and the Readability.

The Lightroom Preset Enhancing Components: Kodachrome (9, 17, 25, 33)

Photoshop (10%)

In Photoshop, I utilized the selective distinction to the foreground space and lowered noise throughout your complete body.

Plugins: DeNoise (noise discount), Topaz Element (native distinction enhance).

Complete time: 10min



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