10 Amazing Horse Sunset Pictures That Will Take Your Breath Away

Posted by Paige Cerulli
compilation of horses at sunset

As beautiful as the horse is, a perfect sunset only makes horses seem even more amazing.

When was the last time you stopped to watch the sun set? Sunsets provide beautiful backdrops for these photos, and there might not be anything quite as perfect as a horse in a sunset. The photography techniques in these photos vary, from capturing silhouettes of the horses to taking advantage of the lens flares that the sunset provides.

Take a look at these 10 amazing horse sunset pictures. Which one is your favorite? They're all worthy of being framed and hung on a wall. If you want to learn to take horse sunset pictures of your own, be sure to read this post all the way to the end.

A Mare and Her Foal

horse and foal in sunset
joiseyshowaa via Flickr.com

A Magical Moment

horse silouhette
Christian Iohan Stefanescu via Flickr.com

The End of the Day

girl riding horse into sunset on the beach
Jimmy McIntyre via Flickr.com

Wintertime Sunset

horse in field with dead trees behind in sunset
C.L. Baker via Flickr.com


horse grazing on riverbank in sunset
Michael Jelijs via Flickr.com

A Perfect Silhouette

cowboy sillouhette
Tom Stokes via Flickr.com

A Quiet Evening

horses in field with sun filtering through trees
Hammer Shath via Flickr.com

Elegant Sun Flare

sunset with horse
Victor via Flickr.com

Assateague Island Sunset

Assateague Island horses at sunset
Mr. Gemstone via Flickr.com

What Incredible Colors

horses silhouette at sunset
Dani Vazquez via Flickr.com

Want to take your own horse sunset pictures? It takes some practice and patience, and it's easiest if you have a digital camera with manual settings so that you can adjust the camera's settings for the lighting.

Start by taking pictures before it gets too dark out - take pictures of warm golden light of the late afternoon, since the more light you have, the better a chance that the photo will come out.

Next, progress to trying to capture a silhouette of your horse against the sunset. Look for a setting where your horse's head or body will be against a clear backdrop so that you can capture what light is remaining.

It's easiest to stand your horse on a beach, the top of a hill, or other open space. Then, start practicing. With some luck (and understanding your camera's manual settings), you can get some great pictures of your horse.

Do you have any pictures of your horses at sunset? Show us in the comments below!

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