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wonkers 11 2 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 8:23PM
Love the lighting. Beautiful pose.

vandalp 13
21 Jul 2011 8:23PM
Great light, beautiful shot.
21 Jul 2011 8:24PM
Going into the light has given this a lovely warmth and softness - the atmosphere and lighting (particularly around the edges) is beautiful.

Shellio 10 2 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 8:26PM
A beautiful image and the light looks fantastic.
JackieB 10 18 3 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 8:33PM
The use of light in this image works wonderfully, it gives the beautiful horse an ethereal look.....a superb capture

Georden 9 11 England
21 Jul 2011 8:33PM
I cannot think of a better way to light this shot - very good indeed!

AnneWorner 13 620 43 United States
21 Jul 2011 8:44PM
A beautiful palomino captured in fantastic light. Nice!
martin.w Plus
18 603 27 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 9:15PM
The lighting is beautiful.....lovely work Smile
Ade_Osman 17 4.5k 36 England
21 Jul 2011 9:21PM
The light makes it....

21 Jul 2011 9:45PM
Well done for being there when the light was right. Beautiful

TONKSPHOTO 10 2 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 11:36PM
Great natural looking light,gets my vote....John
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
22 Jul 2011 3:44AM
Lovely image, like the how the whiskers and mane glows............Sandy
brilliant, I always look at horse shots but there's not many i really like
This is great

SlowSong Plus
12 9.5k 30 England
22 Jul 2011 9:57AM
Serene beauty.
BarbaraR 14 940 1 England
22 Jul 2011 1:14PM
Congrats on such a fine shot.

teocali Plus
13 442 18 England
22 Jul 2011 2:52PM
Exquisite light in this simply beautiful capture - congratulations on a well-deserved HC
22 Jul 2011 4:47PM
Beautiful! Congrats on the HC.
AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 4:53PM
Wonderful light - just super image! Congrats on the HC!
Paintman Plus
14 1.5k 180 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 5:17PM
Thanks everyone for your lovely comments. I thought this was quite a simple shot, but it must have struck a chord, even receiving an HC ( thanks PeteSmile )

Regards, Alan.
Consulo 16 840 10 Scotland
22 Jul 2011 5:22PM
Lovely light in this. How did you expose for this?

Paintman Plus
14 1.5k 180 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 6:17PM
Hi Michael,

I think this was evaluative metering in manual mode. I grew up with with film cameras so I use manual all the time and use my experience to add or reduce the exposure based on the subject matter. I reduced the exposure by about 1 1/2 stops because a "correct" exposure would have blown the highlights completely. The histogram is a good reference point to further adjust the exposure.

If you know there is an opportunity for a photo against the light and you're waiting for the moment, then take a couple of practice exposures to fine tune the histogram. The histogram shows the tonal values for a Jpeg and not the RAW data ( as far as I'm aware ) so this is where knowledge of your camera's metering comes in very handySmile

Suehh 14 39 6 England
22 Jul 2011 6:44PM
Consulo 16 840 10 Scotland
24 Jul 2011 6:18PM
Thanks for your answer, Alan. I like the slight faring you've managed to produce - was this a consequence of the sun being almost behind your subject (though obviously higher up)?
Paintman Plus
14 1.5k 180 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2011 8:14PM
The flaring was as a result of the sun peaking under the lens hood, not from PSSmile
Consulo 16 840 10 Scotland
25 Jul 2011 2:29PM
Don't worry, I didn't think it was artificially added. Smile It's just I've tried shooting shots with this kind of flare in the past and had mixed results, but you got it bang on here.
slide71 9 1 Scotland
20 Sep 2011 7:12AM
POOCHIE 14 21 6 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2011 7:56PM
Wow what a beautiful animal lovely shot.

NobbytheNobster 11 33 5 England
17 Oct 2011 8:49PM

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