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Photography is a great hobby, you always learn something new.
On this occasion I learnt it's very difficult to get horses to do what you want them to do
Thanks for looking, all comments welcome
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Never work with animals or children lol. Great result though. Love the mist. Paul
Still a nice shot
Lovely atmospheric shot
Superb image. How did you go about processing this?
A delightful picture. Love it. Andy
couple of carrots always helps! ,superb image,well done.
This works so very well
love the mist
Quote: I learnt it's very difficult to get horses to do what you want them to do
More to do with commanding than photographing though.... LOL
this beautiful shot looks like a painting.
Excelent atmospheric image.You had tham eating out of your hand.
Great image indeed.
Lovely image - great atmosphere, love the composition, you must have "whispered" great things to persuade them to stand for the shot.
Beautiful image. What did you want them to do by the way?
Wonderful image indeed - very well taken !
Beautiful, great atmosphere.
Wonderful image very atmospheric
Thanks you everyone, I'm amazed at the great response to this
Thanks very much or the user award Angie, that's a great compliment coming from you
What did I want them to do? ...just be natural and pose in a normal horselike way! ...they followed me around like little puppies, nuzzling up to me and everything, it was difficult to get them into a photo, this isn't perfect but it's one of the best from many!
Processing wise, I opened the original jpeg in CS3, duplicated the layer, lowered the contrast using curves on the top layer then erased the bottom RH corner of the top layer where the horses are, this enhanced the mist and made the horses stand out more.
A little dodge and burn on the horses and a slight vignette to make the white border look more pronounced.
Re-sized and sharpened. That's it.
That mist just adds such a great atmosphere to the scene.
Well spotted and composed!
Beautifully captured early morning mist and the horses, the wonderful horses. Even if they didn't do what you wanted, they do look good here.
Many thanks for your reply Rob.
Now, this is a great shot.
Love this. People are always telling me I need more contrast in my shots. It's interesting how you lowered the contrast to enhance the mistiness.
The brown horse looks a bit cheeky.
That's very nice indeed Rob.
I think this is superb. Has a great mood to it ,reminds me of an old style painting. Thanks for the PP info too, looks far more complicated.
I prefer the multi-awarded portrait version, Rob, but still this is a special beauty.
Funny how other peoples opinions can influence your own. I preferred this shot originally, that's why I uploaded it first but now I agree with you and prefer the portrait shot.
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