My Critique Buddies comment, this is probably my favourite in our group this month, I think the depth of field is just right and the sharpness is excellent, I really like the way the hoofs stand on ‘dry’ sand and the reflection shows in the water.
I don’t quite get the expressions, I think both Julie and the horse look pensive and I can’t interpret why. The white blaze on the horses back merges with the sky, can the sky be made to stand out more, maybe a harsher grey to add some more of the pensive atmosphere to the scene. I also wonder it the horse and Julie could not have stood slightly straighter or maybe Julie lean in more to create a stronger image.
Again I love the waves and the castle in the background. Great control over exposure with a tricky scene – nice one.