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Surviving the Blizzard

By tywanda46
I took this image whilst walking on The Long Mynd in Shropshire. A blizzard suddenly descended and on the way down we came across a herd of Welsh Ponies.
f9, 1/640th sec, IS) 500.
I have increased the contrast and brightness in Photoshop.

Tags: Winter Blizzard Shropshire Wildlife and nature The long mynd Welsh ponies

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DeSilver Plus
9 13 11 England
11 Nov 2012 8:55AM
The sight of these ponies on the Mynd is a wonderful sight and you have caught them well.


David.

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ValSaxby Plus
11 145 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 12:17PM
Lovely capture
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1846 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 6:07PM
What a wonderful sight, Jean, and you captured it well. A great atmosphere, and the viewer cannot help but feel sorry for the animals.
Your ponies are a little tight in the frame, and I'd prefer to see some space on either side. Incidentally, I notice that in the image submitted to competition, you do have space at the sides, and so I assume you have cropped this one.
You have lost some definition on the left side of the image, which is a shame because the element that captures my attention first is the head of the horse as it nuzzles the one far left. All the tails are sharp, but I'd have loved that head to be sharp too. It's obviously a shame that most of them had their backs to you, but you have to take what you can get in a situation like this.
Pamela.
tywanda46 11 15 1 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 6:25PM
Hi Pam,
Thank you very much for your constructive critisism, which I will take on board and learn from. I have not been an active member of Ephotozine for a while (I intend to be in the future!) and forgot that I already had this image iin my gallery. and the one I uploaded was cropped to fit a 7x5" format for a card! Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
paulbroad 9 117 1075 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 7:26PM
This shows grit and determination. Very nice effect. I would dearly have liked the pony facing forward to have been on the right of the frame though giving it space in front. The row of back ends would then be better placed.

Paul
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 7:57PM
very atmospheric shot Jean, very nice image of the wild ponies, never seen so many together like this.

Linda
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
16 May 2013 11:33PM
This is a fantastic shot.
-=\Walter
Franko59 5 3 2 England
22 Nov 2013 6:15PM
great shot!!,,, Ian

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