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Back to the wind
Back to the wind
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Challenge: C2K -- DPC's 2,000th Challenge (Advanced Editing VII*)
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: South Iceland
Date: Jan 26, 2012
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Oct 29, 2014

A horse on our farm in South Iceland. Slight edit in LR4 and a slight edit in Silver Efex. A red filter made the blue sky black, for example, so there is no heavy editing.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 264
Avg (all users): 6.8344
Avg (commenters): 8.6957
Avg (participants): 6.8852
Avg (non-participants): 6.6571
Views since voting: 713
Views during voting: 279
Votes: 157
Comments: 34
Favorites: 10 (view)


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09/12/2015 06:46:02 AM
*Hello from Sid and the Critique Club*

A very appealing image that is assumed to meet the challenge.

I get the pleasure to comment again upon your lovely image. I love the feeling of desolation and bleak cold that you have conveyed here with the poor pony braving it all stoically. The mono tones are superb, the lovely dark skies, the texture of the pony's coat and the composition is perfect with the building in the background and the snows blowing in a misty sort of way throughout, it really is a very appealing image. I don't think there is anything at I would alter it all works very well together.

It is such an appealing image I am going to have to fave it! You did really well to get in the top ten in this highly competitive challenge, well done, its a real shame you don't seem to be active I hope you will return soon, Sid
11/26/2014 08:02:31 AM
Wonderful art piece.
11/14/2014 10:21:36 AM
Thank alot for the wonderful comments! They are totally appreciated!
11/12/2014 01:17:32 PM
I am so happy this made front page, One of the few I gave a 10 to... LOVE IT
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11/12/2014 12:43:01 PM
A big favorite for me. Love this image.
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11/12/2014 09:44:23 AM
I didn't get to this one, but it would have been a 10. This is photography at its best. Congratulations on the top 10 finish.
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11/12/2014 08:33:35 AM
Strong image! Excellent!
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11/12/2014 01:02:53 AM
Love the "story" and the expression in his eye, glad the voters liked it too!
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11/12/2014 12:38:17 AM
Such an AMAZING photo!!!!

Glad it made the TT, deserved that at least!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2014 11:02:22 PM
Hell of a photo. Multiple studies in contrast here. Amazing.
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11/11/2014 11:00:33 PM
Wow, that looks so cold. Hopefully the poor guy made it to the barn. Wonderful image.
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11/11/2014 10:59:37 PM
staggering and strange. my first thought was that this would get a DPC ribbon. But now I'm not so sure.


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11/11/2014 09:57:05 PM
Wow, great image!
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11/11/2014 08:55:27 PM
Not sure exactly why, but this really resonates with me. Great composition.
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11/11/2014 08:32:13 PM
I can't stay here looking too long, I'm getting cold! I love that there is an open door on the barn up there that this horse could go use!
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11/11/2014 03:36:35 PM
Very nicely composed. Great balance.
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11/11/2014 01:47:53 PM
Poor thing! Get that cutie some warm oats, STAT
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11/11/2014 12:55:18 PM
This image has caused me to stop and pay attention. That means it is in my 7-10 voting band. (Voted earlier)

Additionally, it is highly interesting/eclectic meaning it keeps me here long enough to offer a longer comment and a vote of 8 or more.

This is one of my 10s (I just bumped it from a 9) - I like it very much. Furthermore I think it enriches the DPC collective portfolio. Put simply, I wish we saw more stuff like this. Let me tell you why it pushes all the right buttons for me:

1. Horse pictures normally leave me cold, but this one is special.
2. The extraordinary use of a deep depth of field. Inspired.
3. The mixed use of high and low contrast, from bottom left to top right.
4. The Icelandic feel!
5. The communication of a physical context - the image is placed in the world, and with that us too as the viewer.
6. That telegraph pole top right - it offers much in terms of offering scale and depth.

Overall, this is magnificent.
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11/11/2014 10:42:37 AM
A lovely thing, perfectly composed and perfectly crafted. 9. Thank you.
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11/11/2014 04:41:41 AM
Life on earth is hard!
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11/11/2014 03:16:08 AM
Another fine image, in my top ten for sure.Fav.
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11/10/2014 11:12:48 PM
A true still from a movie. Hauntingly beautiful
It's truly a fantastic shot therefore I bump the score
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11/10/2014 07:13:10 PM
This is so incredibly touching, I feel like crying, if this isn't on the front page......I'll eat my right shoe! This is my third 10 so far.
All the best.
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11/10/2014 05:36:08 PM
You have really conveyed the cold and bleakness well, who'd be a poor cold pony? Lovely mono conversion, works well, a high score
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11/10/2014 02:25:00 PM
cool 9
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11/09/2014 03:14:33 PM
I love the placement of the horse and the house in opposite corners.
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11/08/2014 11:48:50 AM
Oh this really touches me, It's one of the best ART photos I've seen
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11/08/2014 09:43:15 AM
Amazing image in very harsh conditions. There should be extra points awarded for technical ability in harsh conditions...
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11/07/2014 10:47:13 AM
Fantastic -- in the purest sense of the word.
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11/07/2014 10:13:56 AM
Wonderfully composed and you have captured the look and feel of the cold wind.
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11/07/2014 01:06:42 AM
Oh that looks miserable. Good on your for getting out there, but poor pony.
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11/06/2014 11:31:44 PM
Wonderful control of the dark horse(?) against the snow. Love how the snow surrounds the eye and helps draw the eye towards his eye. Very well done.
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11/05/2014 05:39:26 PM
Beautiful! You have captured this harsh environment in a really soft and calm way. Very impressive!
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11/05/2014 07:47:16 AM
wow!!! great shot and composition! favorite!
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