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Friendly Stroll

By KingArthur
After a 6-week layoff due to various reasons, I've finally decided to sit down again before my laptop and process a couple of shots ..... photography has that power of luring you back lol!

A stroke of luck, and this one I managed to capture in good time ... the guy walked by so apprehensive, his menacing look clearly spealt out no photographs of me please! I set the camera and decided to go for a pot shot just before he rounded the curve ..... those menacing clouds (we had a hell of a storm here on the morrow!) providing a lovely backdrop to the guy and his horse ..... quite a friendly stroll it seemed to be.

Hope you find the shot to your liking, viewed large if possible.

Thanks and hi again to all my friends out there ..... I hope to be here a bit more often now!


Specs -
f/11.0 @ 1/500sec.
18-135mm @ 18mm

Tags: Landscape and travel Pets and captive animals Friendly stroll Man and horse Rural countryside Portraits and people

Voters: superman, GillyB, Rodmac and 38 more

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superman 11 5 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2007 11:30PM
Very nice shot,

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mystify 10
8 Jun 2007 12:06AM
The expanse of the sky makes this looks very dramatic.Great shot!
8 Jun 2007 12:15AM
you have been missed Joe.
This is a great photo as always. Well done.

Dee Smile
trissie 11 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2007 12:18AM
A lovely capture Joe, wonderful lighting.
Welcome back.

User_Removed Junior Member 11 16 England
8 Jun 2007 1:09AM
Tremendous image with that glorious saturation, and a good horse pic gets my vote anyway! This gives Bert a run for his money!
jenquest 15 561 1 Tokelau
8 Jun 2007 7:34AM
A very ominous sky indeed. Welcome back.
AlanBW 12 20 England
8 Jun 2007 7:37AM
Excellent capture Joe - the movement of man and horse is clear, there is good lighting and the sky is dramatic
TonyFrith 11 3 6 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2007 7:47AM
Glad you came back this is a striking image
BertC 11 29 Malta
8 Jun 2007 7:51AM
Welcome back Joe .... with a bang !! Terrific work fratello .... the compo, lighting and mood are tops.
I like mucos .... Wink
didgpix 11
8 Jun 2007 12:18PM
I love this, strange mix of moods tranquil yet threatening, beautiful image.
edcat 11
8 Jun 2007 2:31PM
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
8 Jun 2007 3:02PM
Menacing sky and a man who wishes to be into some shelter-- Excellent grab!

exposure Plus
13 5.4k England
8 Jun 2007 3:40PM
Lovely light and mood tones exposure and composition.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
8 Jun 2007 6:46PM
A real top quality return to the fold Joe. Spot on.
daffydill56 14 190 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2007 7:51PM
So good to have you back with us Joe, you have been missed!

A cracking image to make a comeback with too, a wonderful mood and light.

9 Jun 2007 8:39PM
Hi, Missed you Joe.... this is fabulous and almost like a painting... superb quality. Really fantastic quality. helen
Pegon 12 78 1 England
10 Jun 2007 1:49PM
Great shot Joe, I love that sky.
10 Jun 2007 11:32PM
this is truly superb , like a fine painting
woww gorgeous

Nikki Smile
VintageRed 12 15 1 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2007 10:12PM
Deserved plaudits for this shot Joe. One slight quibble - it may be a touch over-sharpened - although of course that could be my monitor. However the plus side of the equation completely outweighs this. The presence of the figure and horse, the light and the composition make this such a satisfying and very much under-clicked image.
GlynnisFrith 11 23 3 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2007 7:43PM
Excellent composition & light
NeilM 11 England
15 Jun 2007 9:23PM
lovely shot Joe, menacing sky indeed!

phototime 11 8 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2007 9:56PM
Wonderful sky and composition,lovely light and colours,well done on No 30th
juldon 14 78 England
17 Jun 2007 9:32AM
Fab sky with the horse and man all makes for a very interesting shot.

CaroleA 11 5 3 England
23 Jun 2007 12:04PM
Welcome back, and a great return shot.
Tooth 13 5.8k 227 Ireland
25 Jun 2007 1:03AM
beautiful light, lovely balanced comp, great atmosphere. i agree about the oversharpening, but that's often different on the screen than the original..

just a wee thought for the crack - do a mirror flip, so they're walking in from left to right (as the eye reads) ....just a thought

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2007 6:49AM
One of those typical Catania pictures. Fantastic mood and superb composition.
User_Removed 13 825 Lithuania
14 Jul 2007 6:05AM
nice work!... like the unusual light!
MikeEG 11 10 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2007 11:36AM
Welcome back Joe, and what a fantastic shoot to come back with.

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