Calm: The Story Behind the Photo

By Michael Burleson

Photo of horse eye and owner's eye by Michael Burleson

Calm by Michael Burleson (f 5.6, 1/800, ISO 800)

This shot was taken on an overcast afternoon when my wife and I took a break from her schoolwork to see her horse. Horses are known for their theraputic qualities and are often used to promote mental health.

While she was visiting, I decided to walk around the barn to take a few shots of the horses.

This was a very subtle and still moment between her and her horse that displayed a calmness I was thankful to capture.

The sky that day really painted the canvas for the shot, and I didn’t really find it necessary to edit it much. I chose black-and-white because it really brought the moment to life.