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Mustang morning sunrise

This was a lone battle scarred stallion we ran into the first morning several weeks ago in the high desert of Northern Nevada. The clouds and light were playing games and we got lucky as the sun was just starting to peek out around this high plateau we were on. The contrasting clouds and the far off mountains help frame this image to my eye.

 

The blooming yellow in the background is called Rabbitbrush, a variant shrub related to sagebrush that explodes in the late summer and fall with color in the western deserts.

 

Mornings like this remind me what being a live is all about. It is also why many of us choose to live outside of the city, avoiding the morning commute and the stress that surrounds that life style.

 

Captured with: D700, 70-200mm @ f/6.2, 1/2000, ISO 400 (I know, should have been ISO 200, just overlooked in my excitement).

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Taken on September 30, 2009