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9 Dec 2008 9:53PM
nice tones and reflections ,pete
Sezz 16 619 15 England
9 Dec 2008 9:55PM
I really like this one, like the toning, the mist and the reflection in the puddle, everything really - excellent work!

Sez *
annaliese 16 421 1 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2008 9:59PM
NEWMANP 13 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2008 10:07PM
this is a beautiful image and i think its a bit special
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 16 Wales
9 Dec 2008 10:11PM
Simply beautiful.
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
9 Dec 2008 10:30PM
Really beautiful shot
DaveU 15 1.4k 127 England
9 Dec 2008 10:33PM
I'd maybe darken the distant hills a tad but this is quite exquisite Eric. And I've never yet used the "exquisite" word in my 30 months of EPZ life. Lol but I can just see Pooch reaching for his Oxford English (Abridged) to look it up ......
JohnH37 14 1 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2008 10:46PM
Amazing image and style.
Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
9 Dec 2008 11:24PM
lovely, hits all the right buttons Smile

imagio 14 12 1 England
10 Dec 2008 12:24AM
Toning, mist and reflection make this agreat image. timeless.

iancam 12 23 England
10 Dec 2008 4:16AM
Nice one
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
10 Dec 2008 8:28AM
what a beautiful image???.....
on to be proud!!!
love the composition ,the toning and the reflection!

Eviscera 14 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2008 8:45AM
sublime image Eric. Really has the feel of an old masters landscape. The toning and the place in perfect harmony. quite unique.

BillyGoatGruff 14 191 199 England
10 Dec 2008 8:58AM
That's a great shot, Eric.
Timing and execution are spot on.
I'd be interested to know how you processed it? It has a wonderful "hand-drawn-illustration" feel to it.
Excellent work.
SlowSong Plus
12 9.6k 30 England
10 Dec 2008 9:47AM
A beautiful soft image. The pony looks quite sad contemplating its reflection. How many of us do that ourselves? Superb work as usual.
RogBrown 14 3.1k 10 England
10 Dec 2008 1:17PM
I agree the b/g could do with darkening a bit, but a beautiful image & you've caught the moment perfectly with the pony admiring it's reflection. The sepia toning gives the shot a real period feel.
BarbaraR 15 1.0k 1 England
10 Dec 2008 4:02PM
Great shot. Really lovely all round.

davidhu 15 19 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2008 4:26PM
Fine work Eric. Has a painterly feel to it and the toning works a treat.
helenlinda Plus
13 374 22 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2008 5:47PM

Quote:I really like this one, like the toning, the mist and the reflection in the puddle, everything really - excellent work!

Sez *

Can't say better. Hope the shop is doing well.
Silverzone 13 2 England
10 Dec 2008 5:54PM
Love the scene and reflection. Sylvia
backbeat Plus
15 134 1 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2008 6:59PM
bleak and beautiful...fine work eric

cassiecat 12 39 46 England
10 Dec 2008 8:35PM
love it.lesley
RockArea 14 18 3 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2008 9:08PM
That's really rather wonderful. Lovely tones and what an obliging pony to stand like that for you.

shortski 15 3 1 England
10 Dec 2008 10:53PM
Thats bloody gorgeous eRk...jojo
BlueRoom 15 73 20 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2008 11:01PM
Thank you so much Lesley for your award. I'm most tickled by the Cats Whiskers. Smile
Thanks to everyone else for your kind and thoughtful comments.

Bill... If you check through the comments on my last image you'll find a short run down of the processing involved. This image is very much the same but without the final textured overlay. I think it is the fractilius layer that gives the effect you commented on. Fractilius is a much misused filter that often results in very gimicky effects but it can be tremendously versatile when used with restraint. Please feel free to PM me if you need more specific information.
astyag 13 12
12 Dec 2008 9:00AM
Creatively done in sepia...
Leightonhs 14 155 1
12 Dec 2008 11:38AM
What a great photograph, it's like the horse is analysing himself for the first time in a rather laid back manner!

DP_Imagery 16 24 6 Wales
12 Dec 2008 11:05PM
Superb - composition is first rate and the treatment suits perfectly. A cracker.

Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
12 Dec 2008 11:30PM
Exquisite processing Eric; a wonderful image. That pony better look out for the Hound of the Baskervilles! Wink
BlueRoom 15 73 20 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2008 12:22AM
Many thanks Phil, for your Award. I find myself in some very good company on your page. It's a great honour.
User_Removed 17 16 1 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2008 7:49AM
brillaint style, ths is maing a beautiful series of images & has your very special feel to it. the reflection feels like you could poke your finger in it & it would ripple...

13 Dec 2008 6:31PM
A lovely shot
oppo 15 6 2 Scotland
13 Dec 2008 10:47PM
There is something so special about this Eric. It's a unique capture , but with your treatment it has become a work of art. The tones are fabulous and the mist on the hills adds to the atmosphere. Love it to bits ! Smile

HarryStan 16 50 Australia
14 Dec 2008 7:59PM
The comp, toning are spot on, love it

MickyMc 13 8 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2008 5:53PM
MickS 16 23 14 England
15 Dec 2008 10:33PM
Watcha Eric,
excellent shot, very well executed.
Looks like a similar curves layer that I use for aged egg albuman effect.
StevesPics 13 6 England
29 Jan 2009 8:59PM
Love it!
16 Feb 2010 6:10PM
Nice catch and tone.

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