Just down the hill from the Texas Memorial Museum on the UT-Austin campus is the ‘Mustangs’ statue, one of the most popular sites along the Kelby Worldwide Photowalk route. According to the UT-Austin website, the statue consists of 1 stallion, 5 mares and a colt (see far left) but I didn’t look close enough to see which one was which. The sculpture seemed to capture the intensity and freedom of the horses in my mind, not that I am some sort of art expert – not even close.
This image was originally cropped much broader than the finished product, mainly to try and capture some of the textures in the sky, but hand holding the camera to get 5 brackets did not allow me to get as much of the tonal range as I needed, so the top part of the original image was pretty much wasted. Converting to black and white and cropping down did make it much more to my liking!
Below is another shot of one of the horses from the back side of the statue, along with a couple of snapshots from the concrete railing on the Texas Memorial Museum just up the hill. The railing was full of carvings and writings, which I found pretty fascinating.
- Aperture: ƒ/5.59
- Camera: Canon EOS 60D
- Focal length: 21mm
- ISO: 200
- Shutter speed: 1/320s