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Dark Horse

By LouisePeaches  
An old photo I took some time last year, that I've dug out to do some editing with! It was quite foggy on the day, and so i've exaggerated this by using a linear gradient in black at the bottom which i think gives it an almost 'ghostly' feel to the horse. will be adding a few versions to this too! enjoy! Grin x

Tags: Black and white Wildlife and nature Flash and lighting

Voters: MattB1987, cirrusminor, Daisymaye and 23 more

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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
16 Jan 2012 3:39PM
Wonderful work, a lovely image............Sandy

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SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
16 Jan 2012 4:27PM
A really lovely shot, and very imaginative using the grad from bottom to top.
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
16 Jan 2012 4:30PM
Version 1 for me! Smile A gorgeous shot, well processed.
16 Jan 2012 4:31PM
thank you all! x
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
16 Jan 2012 4:40PM
A great series of pics but it has to be V1 for me

luceombra 6 27 5 Italy
16 Jan 2012 4:48PM
Very nice series. V3 for me is the best
All very good but v1 my favourite! Smile
16 Jan 2012 4:54PM
Thank you loads Grin x
charlotte 13 34 2 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2012 5:01PM
Very nice. V1 for me.
16 Jan 2012 5:02PM
V1 for me too👍
James_C 8 36 56 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2012 5:38PM
All fun but my comfortable favourite is V1.

Paintman Plus
11 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2012 6:50PM
I think v1 is the most successful and the treatment has worked very well as a mono. I find the noise/grain in the colour ones a little too distracting, but v4 is very good too. You could possibly give the noise/grain a touch of Gaussian Blur to soften the effect. Not too much though as you still need to see the speckling. Imo, the white gradient is a little heavy-handed and has obliterated any detail in the grass. If you duplicate the horse layer and use the Screen blending mode with a gradient on the mask, this may look better. Use the opacity slider to reduce the effect if it looks too bright.

16 Jan 2012 7:09PM
thank you all and thank you 'paintman' for all your very constructive comments will keep all that in mind if i come to edit them again! Smile x
Sararose 7 17 United States
16 Jan 2012 7:21PM
Personally, I like version 1 the best; it looks very nice in B&W and the mood in V1 is wonderful.
jamestheboy 8 447 5 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2012 7:22PM
WOW like it well done to you good work

james Smile
17 Jan 2012 5:09PM
wow thank you for all the comments and votes everyone! Smile x

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