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A809 Horse

By conrad  
There can be advantages to your wife insisting that Balloch is NOT the right direction to take for Glencoe, but Glasgow. I know better than to argue nowadays, so I just do what she says, only to find a little later that the truth does become clear all by itself. No problem, because there were some beautiful horses in a field right next to the A809. They were quite playful and even feisty, which I thought would make some great photos, but of course they were curious as well, so play all but stopped when we got out of the car to photograph them. This one especially was very interested in us, and stopped very suddenly to "pose".

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Tags: Landscape Scotland Horse General Equine Landscape and travel Pets and captive animals A809

Voters: Coleslaw, cattyal, Sezz and 123 more

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Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
24 Nov 2008 3:52PM
Like this one a lot, I only wish there is slightly more space on the left.

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conrad 13 10.9k 116
24 Nov 2008 3:56PM
Yeah, know what you mean - I was expecting the horse to keep moving forward, but instead it stopped, so the expected space on the left never came to be. Oh well, I'm still happy with it. Nice and sharp against a good background without distractions. Works for me. Thanks for your comment, Cole.
Maddie 13 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2008 4:05PM
nice capture conrad
whiteswan01 10 13 England
24 Nov 2008 4:15PM
and a great shot from he pose
jdenman 10 18 5 Spain
24 Nov 2008 4:17PM
Nothing better than seeing a grey in grassland like this, a super capture.
Silverzone 10 2 England
24 Nov 2008 4:30PM
Great movement in this shot. good capture. Sylvia
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3881 Canada
24 Nov 2008 4:46PM
This is a real beauty. Now I know that A809 is not a Canon camera, Im wiser....

PeelNStick 13 4 United States
24 Nov 2008 4:46PM
This is a great capture. Nice placement in the frame.
24 Nov 2008 5:01PM
A brilliant shot,gorgeous colours.

Jean x
ZX1400 11 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2008 5:02PM
Lovely shot and fantastic colours
joolsb 13 27.1k 38 Switzerland
24 Nov 2008 5:14PM
I'd be tempted to crop a little off the right so that the horse's head is not so centred.

Nice work, though.
conrad 13 10.9k 116
24 Nov 2008 6:15PM

Quote:This is a real beauty. Now I know that A809 is not a Canon camera, Im wiser....W


Quote:I'd be tempted to crop a little off the right so that the horse's head is not so centred.

Nice work, though.

That's worth considering, thanks!

Thanks for the comments, everyone!
petra16 12 169 Scotland
24 Nov 2008 6:28PM
love it Conrad crackin shot...
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
24 Nov 2008 8:53PM
A great looking horse

conrad 13 10.9k 116
24 Nov 2008 9:38PM
Thanks, both!
AngieLatham 13 790 2 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2008 10:01PM
Conrad this is one of the most beautifull pictures I have seen for a long time, its fantastic.Top marks Grin
javam 13 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2008 10:17PM
I agree with the comments about the space on the left and the framing, but they are only slight distractions from what is otherwise a very impressive image.

24 Nov 2008 11:49PM
Lovely colours

conrad 13 10.9k 116
25 Nov 2008 8:26AM
Thanks, everyone!
hellsbells8868 9 151 2 Wales
25 Nov 2008 8:30AM
Love this image...
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
25 Nov 2008 1:39PM
I can go with Jools' crop but either way it is a quality image.
conrad 13 10.9k 116
25 Nov 2008 2:41PM
Thanks very much, both!
joko 14 1 Bulgaria
25 Nov 2008 6:51PM
Excellent image!
conrad 13 10.9k 116
25 Nov 2008 7:49PM
Thanks, Joko!

kFreck87, that's quite an unexpected mod you came up with! Certainly has impact! I'd be inclined to tone down the yellow on the right, though. But an interesting approach of the subject. Thanks!
Sus 13 3.2k 9 England
25 Nov 2008 9:06PM
She probably was right - you just read the map wrong...
conrad 13 10.9k 116
25 Nov 2008 9:19PM
Yeah right, drive from Rowardennan to Glencoe via Glasgow... Ahem! But, as I said, it was nice to see those horses. Very nice find.
Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2008 10:17PM
This is a Gem Conrad.

Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
26 Nov 2008 5:23AM
Beautiful image Conrad.Congrats on the HC.
conrad 13 10.9k 116
26 Nov 2008 8:26AM
Thanks, Nigel and Tom!

And thank you too, Pete! Pleasant surprise...
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
26 Nov 2008 9:55AM
well done mate.
conrad 13 10.9k 116
26 Nov 2008 10:53AM
Thanks, Cole!
Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2008 8:03PM
Congratulations on the well deserved HC Conrad.

javam 13 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2008 9:38PM
Congrats on the HC Conrad, well deserved.

conrad 13 10.9k 116
27 Nov 2008 8:11AM
Thanks, both!
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
30 Nov 2008 11:33AM
Super shot, really lovely.
Many Congrats Conrad.

conrad 13 10.9k 116
30 Nov 2008 11:55AM
Thanks, Barbara!
User_Removed 15 39 6 Scotland
2 Dec 2008 6:47PM
Stunning shot and so beautiful

kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
2 Dec 2008 8:38PM
very well captured Conrad
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2008 10:19PM
A well-deserved HC.
conrad 13 10.9k 116
9 Dec 2008 8:31AM
Thanks, people!
RoddBC 12 40 United States
13 Dec 2008 8:54PM
Genuinely well done Conrad!

MNPHOTO 9 1 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2008 9:16PM
conrad 13 10.9k 116
14 Dec 2008 9:41PM
Thanks, both!
5 Feb 2009 2:00PM
great picture, how come you did not crop it tight ?
jonathanbp 9 99 Thailand
12 Feb 2009 11:10AM
Stunning image - Jonathan
paulashby 9 10 1 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2009 9:24PM
Just beautiful.
conrad 13 10.9k 116
2 Mar 2009 1:56PM

Quote:Great picture, how come you did not crop it tight ?

I liked the unusual composition enough to leave it like this, Ray. And I was glad to see Pete agreed with me. Smile
I did post a subsequent shot with a more conventional composition/crop, but that didn't do so well. And so we see that somehow unusual things seem to appeal to people!

Thanks for the comments, Ray, Jonathan and Paul!
mitchy81 9 1 18 England
15 Jun 2009 9:45PM
rgarrigus 10 25 7 England
22 Jun 2009 7:54PM
Hi Conrad,

So glad you stopped by my image this evening so I could "discover" your wonderful gallery. This one is something I sincerely aspire to. Bags of emotion rendered in two dimensions and I enjoy the main post the best. Natural and moving.


Bob G.
conrad 13 10.9k 116
23 Jun 2009 8:08AM
Thanks, both!
20 Jul 2009 1:26PM
I saw the shot and said a 100+ shot
I keep coming across photographers I have not seen before,Here is another vote towards that 100

suejoh Plus
13 250 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2009 10:38PM
Great shot. Love the detail in the coat. Sue
Cracking shot!!!!! Great detailing. Extremely well taken. My small vote contributed to you.
conrad 13 10.9k 116
4 Aug 2009 9:15PM
11 Sep 2009 9:04AM
What a stunning shot - just came by your gallery - great work

HectorRivera 10 17 1 United States
14 Feb 2010 4:07PM
Extreme Beauty
RogerMann 7 10 2 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2011 11:59AM
This could be the cover of CD or book and has so many layers of movement, mystery and freedom; lovely work.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
9 Feb 2011 8:00PM
Excellent details and colours too, congrats on the HC.
Regard Richard
Beautiful image and nice lightning Smile
25 Jul 2011 11:24AM
that is so beautiful, fantastic image Grin
conrad 13 10.9k 116
25 Jul 2011 3:29PM
Thanks, everyone!
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2011 4:27PM
superb image with super tones and comp.

Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
2 Mar 2012 10:05AM
Stunning shot,glad you had your camera ready for his grand pose,Smile

conrad 13 10.9k 116
21 Mar 2012 2:51PM
Thanks, Ian and Aidan.
Anna_W 6 1 2 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2012 3:58PM
Lovely detail in the horse's mane and coat and I like the way you've captured him (her?) in such an alert and proud pose. A great result from some poor navigation and a wrong turn!
29 May 2012 12:35PM
Really superb capture with lots of atmosphere
conrad 13 10.9k 116
29 May 2012 12:40PM
Thanks, both!
ryuneo 13 67
18 Sep 2012 7:48PM
fantastic photo, I love the grass compliments the horses mane
marc484ie 11 31 1 Ireland
8 Apr 2013 7:15AM
LOve the warm tones from the evening sun. Great exposure
conrad 13 10.9k 116
8 Apr 2013 9:51AM
What a lovely capture!!
conrad 13 10.9k 116
6 Jun 2013 7:43PM
11 Sep 2013 7:12PM
Superb capture . love the tones and the light . Cracking detail too !
conrad 13 10.9k 116
25 Oct 2013 5:42PM
Thank you. A bit of post-processing went into that... Smile

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