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Challenge: Backlighting (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Lake Mathews, CA
Date: Sep 5, 2004
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/750
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 7, 2004

My Arabian mare stares towards the sunset, alert for anything that could affect her foal's safety

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 367
Avg (all users): 6.6884
Avg (commenters): 8.1200
Avg (participants): 6.5852
Avg (non-participants): 6.7872
Views since voting: 2525
Views during voting: 396
Votes: 276
Comments: 34
Favorites: 6 (view)


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01/15/2007 01:41:51 AM
This is an absolutely beautiful shot. You have really captured her with great simplicity.
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06/09/2005 04:53:21 AM
Originally posted by luv2photo:

Originally posted by lcarterdavis:

I think I would have cropped the dark hill from the bottom of the pic - but personal preference. I love the shot!!

This was truly one of my favorites, of course, I just love horses! I had the same thought when I first saw the photo since the dark hill did draw my eye down from the horse. However, I scrolled the photo so that was cropped out, and it lost some of the impact. Taking that shoulder point out, also changes the 'look' and feel of the shot. Having that shoulder in there, gives her length and makes her apepar more statuesque. I decided the hill was a good contrast for the light reflecting off her her shoulder. Beautiful shot! Congratulations!


I went through almost the identical thought process, and ending up coming to the same conclusion. I love this image, and in fact, most strong, powerful images of horses, especially yours.

My big question is: when, OH WHEN, am I going to get to see you in the top three on the home page??? With your images, you should have been there long ago; your work is stunning and inspiring. Oh well, it's only a matter of time!
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09/15/2004 07:40:33 PM
Thanks! Agreed, the hill works; we get nice early evening light, so it's easy to get the "catchlight" in their eyes. I shoot shutter priority and am constantly switching speeds (and ISO) as the shadows deepen--my models don't follow direction very well and relocate on a whim.

This image was pretty much out of the camera except a little Dfine for noise reduction/levels/a bit of saturation, USM@50%, then toning.

Am delighted at the top ten finish, thanks for all the comments too!
09/15/2004 10:43:36 AM
Originally posted by lcarterdavis:

I think I would have cropped the dark hill from the bottom of the pic - but personal preference. I love the shot!!

This was truly one of my favorites, of course, I just love horses! I had the same thought when I first saw the photo since the dark hill did draw my eye down from the horse. However, I scrolled the photo so that was cropped out, and it lost some of the impact. Taking that shoulder point out, also changes the 'look' and feel of the shot. Having that shoulder in there, gives her length and makes her apepar more statuesque. I decided the hill was a good contrast for the light reflecting off her her shoulder. Beautiful shot! Congratulations!
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09/15/2004 12:06:04 AM
Congratulations on your 5th placing with this lovely study.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/14/2004 05:06:50 PM
Love the profile! Sun reflecting in the pupil [however accidental] is nice. 7.
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09/14/2004 03:54:25 PM
this is a very nice image that fits the challenge well, but I wish it had more color in it
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09/14/2004 02:23:31 PM
What a great portrait! Love the simplicity.
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09/13/2004 05:36:10 PM
what a beautiful horse. love the composition of this shot, the diffused gray, and the tranquility of it. well done!
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09/13/2004 04:24:02 PM
I think I would have cropped the dark hill from the bottom of the pic - but personal preference. I love the shot!!
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09/13/2004 03:39:36 PM
Excellent focus, excellent lighting, interesting angle.
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09/12/2004 03:31:57 PM
Nice
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09/11/2004 11:15:32 PM
Simple. Beautiful. Great back lighting. I am betting top 5.
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09/11/2004 10:31:23 PM
Beautiful colors, lighting & subject! Well done!
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09/11/2004 08:08:38 PM
And again a picture I have to comment on.
It's hard to score so many pictures in this challenge, so I comment on only a few I really like or dislike.
This one I realy like!
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09/11/2004 06:33:46 PM
Lovely shot, a good strong backlight shot that conveys an almost enigmatic mood. I wonder if it would look better with a little cropped off the bottom and (if possible) a little mor sky at the top?
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09/11/2004 08:31:16 AM
Great photo! I like the focus and tone. I would have cropped the black hill out of the background, but that is just a personal preference.
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09/10/2004 07:31:41 PM
fantastic , this should win 9
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09/10/2004 02:53:04 PM
this picture has all kinds of personality to it...love it.
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09/10/2004 06:18:54 AM
Good use of cropping & B&W
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09/09/2004 11:44:53 PM
This is truly a gorgeous photograph. The backlighting works wonderfully well, the subject is dark, but details can still be seen (and I use a pretty dark monitor), and the pose is fantastic. The sepia tone was a great choice as well. Great job.
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09/09/2004 07:21:34 PM
what a nice shot, the shadows are amazing 9
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09/09/2004 06:20:24 PM
This is very good but I think a tighter crop on the head would have been spectacular!
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09/09/2004 08:05:10 AM
Beautiful picture , very subtle lightiing , you can almost hear the horses thoughts.
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09/09/2004 03:00:26 AM
How did you get this horse to focus that well? I think this is a great picture. I give it a 9. Good luck.
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09/08/2004 09:23:16 PM
Very nice.
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09/08/2004 03:11:06 PM
Love everything about this. The lighting (although directional, and not backlighting) falls beautifully on your subject.
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09/08/2004 03:03:58 PM
Lovely shot, the horse is howing great emotions and turning towards the light, looks really nice, but I don't get the name though. (but it does not matter in my voting )
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09/08/2004 12:26:31 PM
Beautiful tones and lines. Wonderful, simple composition. And excellent shot. 8
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09/08/2004 11:36:43 AM
Nice angle. It's good you picked an Arab for this shot; it gives more details to the shadows.
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09/08/2004 09:32:01 AM
I wish the mountain wasn't there.......great pic though...8
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09/08/2004 01:01:42 AM
There's nothing I don't like about this one!
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09/08/2004 12:55:21 AM
Ooh, I love this one! One of my favorites this challenge. Beautiful. 10
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09/08/2004 12:37:55 AM
Beautiful Arabian. Reminds me of pictures I used to cut out of horse mags to draw.
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