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By Imagephotographics
Morning everyone !

Thanks very much to everyone who voted on yesterday's images and a special thank you to Steve for his User Award, very much appreciated.

This shot was taken when we first arrived on Saturday morning, a lonesome rider who was walking off into the mist in the distance. Wish I wasn't afraid of horses, as doing something like this really appeals to me.

Hope you like it !


Tags: General Digitally manipulated Horse and rider Landscape and travel Pets and captive animals Sports and actionandBlack and White

Voters: Cormy, morpheus1955, cassiecat and 124 more

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Cormy 14 3 England
30 Mar 2011 11:07AM
Such elegance superbly captured,Chris.
morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2011 11:15AM
Superb image Chris, So elegant , and it works beautifully as a B&W conversion.

cassiecat 13 39 46 England
30 Mar 2011 11:16AM
a super image, really like the processing.lesley
30 Mar 2011 11:18AM
Lovely capture, really looks great in mono...........JIM.Smile
30 Mar 2011 11:19AM
Really lovely capture. Fantastic. Smile
digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
30 Mar 2011 11:29AM
super work here chris just excellent GrinTongueWink
davewaine 14 141 3 England
30 Mar 2011 11:33AM
I like horsey pictures. This one has a nice timeless feel to it.

JackieB 11 18 3 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2011 12:07PM
Lovely image, as Dave says, timeless. No need to be afraid of horses, you treat them right and they will recipricate. Give it a go, you'll love it.

dathersmith 14 565 12 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2011 12:17PM
This is superb Chris, well captured and processed.

gingerdelight 15 298 11 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2011 12:21PM
Excellent! I love this one Chris!
Richsr 14 91 223 England
30 Mar 2011 12:33PM
Like your comp and the tones in this Chris, good work.
Regards Richard
DanielD 11 1 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2011 12:33PM
Excellent shot - superb composition

30 Mar 2011 12:34PM
Superb shot Chris, love the tones with a wonderful b/g.

lianna 11 13 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2011 12:41PM
Really well captured Chris!! A wonderful timeless shot x x x
30 Mar 2011 12:45PM
Hi Cris well done superb gray.
AshTree 12 1.7k 6 England
30 Mar 2011 12:56PM
Love your title - the rider and horse are in perfect harmony and they are both in harmony with their surroundings. Excellent shot.

dawnmichelle 14 12 United States
30 Mar 2011 1:12PM
this is beautiful Chris... I would have to think the rider would love to see/have this ... it is first class
User_Removed 13 26 2 United States
30 Mar 2011 1:23PM
Chris, this is absolutely perfect - what could top this! Magnificent shot.
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2011 1:24PM
Yes !!! Perfect harmony !
danbrann 17 640 17
30 Mar 2011 1:37PM
Good stuff Chris. Have an RC on me.
Alvar 14 23 2 France
30 Mar 2011 1:42PM
This is beautiful work Chris.....
FeatherFriend 13 38 217 England
30 Mar 2011 1:51PM
Love this one Chris, a superb comp as always,
dmhuynh72 13 47 3 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2011 2:02PM
such a beautiful image Chris.
Have a good week
tazisdylan 12 1 10 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2011 2:16PM
An excellent capture that works so well in mono.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
30 Mar 2011 2:25PM
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
30 Mar 2011 2:55PM
Awesome, love this Chris. Such mood in it. Puts me right on the seat of that horse..........Sandy
AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2011 3:09PM
Oh - I love this one, Chris! You've inspired me to see what I can see in my area. It's such a super image - and I love the fact you can see its horseshoes! Brilliant capture.
MickyMc 14 8 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2011 4:10PM
Really tremendous
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2011 4:26PM
A fantastic image Chris!

TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
30 Mar 2011 4:33PM
A super composition and capture, Chris, love the processing Smile
Trev Smile
imagio 15 12 1 England
30 Mar 2011 4:44PM
It sure is Chris!

Suehh 14 39 6 England
30 Mar 2011 4:51PM
This I LOVE! Such a wonderful composition - were you lying on the ground?

A very chic, elegant, beautiful image - I think one of my favs of yours.

I am a bit scared of horses too - did have a couple of lessons a year or two back - quite enjoyed it but they are so BIG. I have grown to love them and go out to find them so I can photograph them - they seem to know something I don't...very spiritual animals, if that makes sense. Take no notice of me - I'll go and take one of my pillsGrin
wolfy 17 36 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2011 5:24PM
Stunning this one Chris....
baclark 12 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2011 5:24PM
That upturned back hoof with the light on the horseshoe really makes this for me! Very well timed indeed, makes a great mono.
Louise_Morris 11 2.5k England
30 Mar 2011 5:36PM
This is a real stunner Chris - absolutely beautiful & very serene! I used to ride horses as a teenager, afraid of nothing showjumping, crosscountry the lot - then I stopped because I grew out of it - took the children when they were old enough to ride got on a horse and wondered where the hell my seatbelt was!!Grin Didn't take it up again!!Grin Lou
kinfatric 17 550 9 Scotland
30 Mar 2011 5:40PM
A quality image, love the tone and subject
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
30 Mar 2011 6:24PM
The joy of riding, encapsulated in mono Chris. Very appealing image. Ron.
achieverswales 11 8 101 Wales
30 Mar 2011 6:50PM
Looks like a dream Chris excellent!


OAKEY 13 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2011 7:11PM
Superb capture Chris, lovely composition and a very good subject for mono, very well done.
Regards Shaun
30 Mar 2011 7:27PM
This is absolutely delightful Chris.

NeilWigan Plus
11 17 16 England
30 Mar 2011 9:15PM
it looks like one of those ,end of the day ,shots ,lovely .
Mike_Smith Plus
14 817 2 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2011 9:23PM
Stunning image
Source 11
30 Mar 2011 9:42PM
bfgstew 15 668 105 England
30 Mar 2011 9:48PM
Stunningly simple, elegantly processed and presented, well done.
30 Mar 2011 11:16PM
Absolutely SUPERB Chris Wink For me a real wall hanger and I love this image !!
TyChee Plus
16 275 1 United States
31 Mar 2011 2:22AM
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
31 Mar 2011 5:13AM
So calm and relaxed

Ray42 13 3 England
31 Mar 2011 7:14AM
An excellent shot - well worth the GEA and UA awards
TonyWatson 11 1 England
31 Mar 2011 7:24AM
dmhuynh72 13 47 3 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2011 7:36AM
Congrats on your GEC Chris
PaulLiley 12 2 13 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2011 7:38AM
Wonderfiully atmospheric shot. Chris. Congrats on your GEC too. paul
31 Mar 2011 8:42AM
Love the definition of the subject in the soft light Chris, has great atmosphere, fine work
ianrobinson 11 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2011 8:50AM
a lovely shot with great light tones, it reminds me of a clint eastwood film" lone rider" where at the end he rides off into the sun set even though there's no sun set here.
31 Mar 2011 9:28AM

Quote:Stunningly simple, elegantly processed and presented, well done.

Thanks ever so much for the GE Award - That was a lovely surprise to wake up to this morning !

31 Mar 2011 9:30AM

Quote:Absolutely SUPERB Chris Wink For me a real wall hanger and I love this image !!

Thank you Dean for your UA - means a lot, much appreciated.

31 Mar 2011 9:36AM

Quote:Congrats on your GEC Chris

Thanks a lot Yung !
31 Mar 2011 9:37AM
Thank you everyone for your kind comments - most appreciated !

sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2011 10:10AM
a real stunning shot Chris full of emotion
31 Mar 2011 10:31AM
Wonderful image. Looks like she was was out hunting?. Was there a local hunt around? I don't look half as elegant on my horse! lol Congrats on your awards.
bayleaf1 11 7 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2011 12:43PM
A super image. Capturing the mood well.
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
31 Mar 2011 5:17PM
A stunning image, perfect in every way. Carol
31 Mar 2011 6:50PM
A really super shot, well taken.
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
31 Mar 2011 7:39PM
A well taken shot Chris.I understand your fear of horses.I can't really get my head around fear of spiders however.I have heard of folk being trampled underfoot by a horse,but never a spider !!
derekhansen 13 210 24 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2011 9:49PM
A really well seen and composed image Chris. The placement of the horse and rider within the frame coupled with the long lens and wide aperture have produced a very special image,
1 Apr 2011 12:26AM
Excellent image.
tonyng Plus
11 11 3 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2011 3:33PM
Redpoll 10 Wales
1 Apr 2011 4:48PM
Beautiful image works really well in black and white.
vickyf 16 8 8 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2011 6:54PM
This is wonderful. No need to be scared of horses, just a case, as with any animal, to understand it. Good luck!
JimV 15 6 3 Canada
2 Apr 2011 4:03AM
You don't look like you were scared taking this shot, looks like you were lying on the ground VERY close to their passing you Chris, or is it just the wonders of the 400mm. lens, though I also not you've tagged Digitally Manipiulated.........whatever, it's a wonderful image!
Rgds., Jim
PS. Congrats on the awards!
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
3 Apr 2011 1:14PM
Outstanding work Chris, congratulations on the awards you have received
Alan_Coles 15 178 11 Wales
4 Apr 2011 7:08AM

Quote:Absolutely SUPERB Chris Wink For me a real wall hanger and I love this image !!

Yup, Dean has got it spot on...superb. Well done on the awards too.
4 Apr 2011 7:30PM
Wonderful shot Chris, love it.

John Smile
Morgs 13 20 62 Wales
8 Apr 2011 9:33PM
Sorry I'm late to this Chris. This is such a wonderfully atmospheric image. A truly fine piece of photography. Well done indeed.

27 Apr 2011 6:36AM
It is a great work Chris and i am sure one day you will find that horses couls be best friends!

best wishes,
7 May 2011 11:41AM
Simply wonderful, Chris! So atmospheric and evocative!
indrasish 10 3 India
8 May 2011 4:28PM
Awesome Picture!!!! Liked the composition.
katie9 12 United Kingdom
14 May 2011 8:26PM
perfect capture


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