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Equine Photographer Sarah Andrew: Wizard in the Blizzard- Horse Snow Photos

December 27, 2009

Wizard casts his spells in the frosty air

Monday, 12/21/09: Over two feet of snow blanketed parts of New Jersey this past weekend. The snow is miserable for travel but spectacular for equine photos :^) On Monday morning, the sun came out and I trekked to the barns.

Photo note: For a lot of these images, I exposed for the horses’ coats, which overexposes the snow a bit. I shot manually or in aperture priority, depending on the background. There is debate about photo exposure in the snow, but this is how I do it :^)

Wizard and JR are absolute snow bunnies and they put on quite a show for me.

JR and Wizard


Wizard and JR

The hooligans strike again

Wizard in the Blizzard


Next, I drove to my friend’s barn. Before I could get to the barn, I had to rescue a car from the driveway with Blue Thunder, the trusty tractor.

Paris was not as rowdy as the boys, but she looked quite elegant as she pranced and spun in the snow.


Bella and Kara were as happy to trot around as they were to groom each other when we removed their blankets.

Bella and Kara

Mutual Grooming

Robbie, a Thoroughbred, showed off his athleticism and good looks for the camera.


Last but not least is Selena, who looked more like an Arabian than a Thoroughbred with her curled tail and animated moves.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 27, 2009 5:27 pm

    Awesome photos!!! The horses should look like they were having a blast

  2. December 27, 2009 10:51 pm

    Great photos! I love the way you do your snow pictures. I would rather see the horse’s coat and have the overexposed snow. I always end up with dark horses and you can’t see their detail. Your photos are incredible, as always! Thanks for sharing.

  3. January 5, 2010 2:09 am

    WOW. Great snow pictures! I have taken, seen, and sometimes paid for some really terrible snow pictures – yours are lovely.

    JR is a filthy monster. I think all light-colored horses deliberately look for the nastiest stuff to roll in!

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