It's been a while since I went to Lee Canyon, usually Mt. Charleston is where I head to get away from the hot Vegas summers. But when I heard that the wild horses had been hanging around the ski area, I decided I needed to see this for myself! I packed up some photo gear, some bottled water and took off for a little adventure. I was half expecting there to be a million people and zero horses and at first it seemed like that was the case until I finally made it to the end of the road. There they were, in what normally serves as skiing and snowboarding hills during the winter, grazing away. It was pretty magnificent, they're wild and living off the land. I had never seen wild horses before.
I tried to indulge in the magic of the experience for as long as I could, but I saw so many amazing photographs waiting to be had, I couldn't help but start shooting. Shooting film has made me cognizant of shutter count and I managed to keep it under 100 photos, thinking about every shot. It's a little bit harder with subjects that you can't control, however. I also tried to not look at the back of the camera. Not looking at the screen was tough, I did ok but with practice, I think I can kick that habit. After metering the scene and proofing a shot, there's no need to keep looking and risk missing what's happening in front of you!
Anyway, I hope you've enjoyed these photographs, I'm happy to be able to share them. All shots were taken with my Canon 300mm F/4L on the Canon 6D. I took a couple photos with my vintage rangefinder, the Canonet QL17, which was loaded with Kodak Tri-X but it will be a couple of weeks or so before those are developed and scanned.