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Classic ARAZI II

By LexEquine
This is my optimized sepia rendering of the colored version, that I posted several months ago. "Arazi," holds a very dear 'part of my Heart,' as he was the first thoroughbred that I ever photographed. My capture was made in July 1997, with the vintage Oly OM 2-n SLR, at the world-renown 'Three Chimneys Farm,' located in Lexington, Kentucky. "Arazi" was the 1991 Breeders Cup Juvenile World Thoroughbred Champion, Sire to the prolific middle distance runner, "Congaree," & grandson of the historic, "Northern Dancer." I am hoping that you like my monochrome rendition of "Arazi."

Tags: General Black and white Close-up and macro Pets and captive animals

Voters: morpheus1955, digital_boi, RonnieAG and 22 more

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morpheus1955 15 3 2 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2011 12:05AM
Good morning Peter, what a lovely portrait of a very majestic horse, beautifully composed and captured, great processing too.

16 Feb 2011 12:16AM
stunning animal well processed and presented
andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2011 12:28AM
good morning peter
brilliant detail wonderful tones a beautiful capture nice one Wink
mikbee 15 3 8 Scotland
16 Feb 2011 12:28AM
Good to see him back Peter.
Works well with your processing.
JPatrickM 15 2 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2011 12:32AM
A beautiful rendering of this great horse Peter. The sepia works very well.
gary_d 14 576 13 Wales
16 Feb 2011 1:00AM
A beautiful horse and a great well toned image. - gary
blondspice 11 7 United States
16 Feb 2011 1:28AM
Beautiful Arabian racehorse. Excellent capture. I love the sepia.

Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
16 Feb 2011 2:44AM
He really is a beauty. Well captured Peter..........Sandy
EAS 13 1 13 Scotland
16 Feb 2011 3:02AM
He's every bit as handsome in sepia as in colour! Great portrait.

CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
16 Feb 2011 5:40AM
A beautiful presentation, Peter, a little tight in the frame, but excellent detail. Carol
Ray42 14 3 England
16 Feb 2011 7:29AM
A good shot - some horse and what a pedigree
16 Feb 2011 7:55AM
Great image of a true champ. Love it.
NobbytheNobster 13 33 5 England
16 Feb 2011 9:48AM
Lovely shot of this beautiful horse, nice tones and i like the sepia effect a lot!
Well taken shot Peter Smile
Regards Rick.
NeilWigan Plus
12 17 16 England
16 Feb 2011 2:45PM
good work Peter ,looks great.
Peagreen 12 1 1 England
16 Feb 2011 2:50PM
A lovely image of this magnificent horse, Peter. Works very well in sepia. Beautiful portrait , beautifully captured.
Take care, Pauline
16 Feb 2011 4:49PM
Hi Peter, excellent shot but I feel it is a bit jammed in the frame, fit tight in the frame otherwise it is really an excellent shot..

Maiwand 15 3 73 England
16 Feb 2011 4:50PM
Fine capture of this very noble looking beast Peter. I think you may have cropped it a bit too close around the nose area ( IMO )but still a grand shot.
User_Removed 14 26 2 United States
16 Feb 2011 4:51PM
Gorgeous, Peter - what a handsome animal. You have presented him so well. I don't know anything about horses but I do remember hearing of Northern Dancer.
PaulLiley 13 2 13 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2011 7:11PM
Love the sepia treatment here. Paul
leman 11 5 United States
16 Feb 2011 7:22PM
Hi Peter, I see some burnout on top left of this imge. It may be good to fix the burnout along the nose and forehead of the horse try to get back the image lost. Try to do a curves adjustment maybe tone down highlights (maybe due to sepia conversion) to get back lost detail. Just a suggestion.

LexEquine Plus
16 1 20 United States
16 Feb 2011 9:14PM
Thank You, Carol, Samar, Ron, & Leman, for all your positive constructive critiques on my sepia rendering of "Arazi." I was very fortunate in July, 1997, to get very close to this historic thoroughbred at Three Chimneys Farm, in Lexington, Kentucky. I was shooting film with my vintage Olympus OM 2-n, & was very happy to get 13 captures of him. He was a very frolicky horse & kept moving 'all the time.' My girlfriend, 'Vicki,' had a calming influence on "Arazi," & approached us. I captured three full frame portraits, this being the closest. I was very lucky, 'in not excluding part of his nose off the frame.' So in retrospect, I guess, that I was so excited,...that I almost got too close to him. Thank God, that I did not shake my camera. I am very happy with the film to digital conversion, and yes, Leman, I agree with your comment. I think that I set the contrast just a tad too high, & 'lost some detail,' along "Arazi's" upper forehead outline, at about the eye level. Thanks, again, Leman, as I will do a curves adjustment, & perform that correction to preserve the lost details, when I present a B&W, mono, version. Oh,...BTW, I also have another pretty nice short telephoto portrait that I will also be posting. Appreciate all the commentary.
Regards...Peter Smile
fudgy 11 48 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2011 1:25AM
the detail is amazing and what a beauty of a horse peter..wonderful shot Smile
jeanmarie 13 12 England
20 Feb 2011 11:07PM
looks like an 'olde' photo, I like how you've done thisSmile

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