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lynnesite


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Lake Mathews, California
Date: Jan 28, 2005
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/400th
Galleries: Animals, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2006

A break in the heavy rain, fogged in at 2000 feet. I got off one shot of his expressive movement.

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post challenge--thanks for all the comments, and I'm so happy to share him with you. His breeder uses this image as the front of her business card, as the paramount example of what her stallion produces. I like the anonymity of his face, and the way he's rotated his head caused his mane to stand up so expressively.

Statistics
Place: 40 out of 833
Avg (all users): 6.7140
Avg (commenters): 8.0952
Avg (participants): 6.6287
Avg (non-participants): 7.1333
Views since voting: 3853
Views during voting: 758
Votes: 444
Comments: 53
Favorites: 30 (view)


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03/30/2008 11:57:02 PM
Love the muted tones to this. At liberty shots are so wonderful.
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04/29/2007 04:17:10 PM
THe power and liquid grace you've captured here is so awesome... this is so glorious. I love how the fog helps isolate the horse and get rid of distractions. Beautiful. Simply beautiful.
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12/22/2006 10:13:49 PM
The fog is great in this picture. The movement of the horse is awesome! Congratulations on a great score and finish!
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10/14/2006 09:19:53 PM
A perfect picture in every way as it is! Great job!
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02/02/2006 11:59:52 AM
This photo is flawless. It is one of the most beautiful images I have seen. I'd like to buy a print of this. Note me if you'd like to sell me one. Incredible capture. :)
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02/01/2006 01:01:05 PM
Just had to let you know this one was my favorite! Just gorgeous!
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02/01/2006 10:04:20 AM
Should have known this was yours Lynnesite! What a magnificent beast!
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02/01/2006 06:49:24 AM
Way to go Lynne, beautiful surreal quality, wonderful!
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02/01/2006 12:41:52 AM
Woohoo Lynne! A beautiful image!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 09:41:55 PM
This image looks like it would be wonderful as a poster. It is nicely done, and I really like the softness the fog gave the horse.
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01/31/2006 03:41:09 PM
This is one of my favorite in this challenge, just a stunning picture. good luck I am sure I will see you on the first page! Making a favorite.
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01/31/2006 03:25:34 PM
Wow...reminds me of a museum piece.
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01/30/2006 07:59:59 AM
Oh, what a huge shame you were not able to catch his head looking towards you. This would have been just stunning if so.
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01/29/2006 08:20:58 PM
A magnificent animal. The surreal quality puts this squarely in the fairy tale column. Nice job.
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01/28/2006 12:18:17 PM
Another nice equine picture from you. Good job again. I like the horses ATTITUDE!
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01/26/2006 10:37:49 PM
Beautiful softness and composition... lovely juxtaposition with the strong subject :) 10
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01/26/2006 08:34:47 AM
He looks like a sculpture, so good, and so well taken...
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01/26/2006 05:19:21 AM
Love the movement and muted colours of this. Superb. 9
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01/22/2006 10:39:16 PM
big horse
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01/22/2006 07:48:58 PM
Beautiful!!
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01/22/2006 02:03:18 PM
What a powerful, beautiful animal, great capture
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01/21/2006 09:55:56 PM
Good enough for inclusion in a horse calendar well done
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01/21/2006 07:57:33 PM
wounderful capture. steller tones love the faded coloration, truly 1 of the best i've seen so far.
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01/21/2006 07:14:20 PM
so much tension and action with subtle coloration. Well done 9
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01/21/2006 04:15:26 PM
Nice. He must have been angered!
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01/21/2006 02:38:43 PM
"Whoa" was the first word out of my mouth. Excellent shot!
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01/21/2006 02:02:58 PM
thats one angry looking horse...well done. 8
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01/21/2006 09:23:40 AM
ANother 10! A study in power! So much movement in the sudden halt. Muted colors emphasize the strength. The turned away head is a perfect way to depersonalize the animal. Delicate mane and tail make a great contrast.
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01/21/2006 12:37:58 AM
such power, nice capture.
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01/20/2006 11:06:35 PM
I can practically hear the hoofs! Good Job! :)
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01/20/2006 08:51:07 PM
What a nice picture - so mystical looking. It looks like this horse should be a unicorn rather that just a plain old horse.
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01/20/2006 04:12:33 PM
Would love to have seen this from the other angle. Great shot though! 8
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01/20/2006 03:12:37 PM
If only s/he were looking this way... 8
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01/20/2006 02:57:58 PM
From my perspective, this is possibly the most powerful image in the challenge. The physique of the horse is well defined. You've captured a powerful movement defined by the mane, the tail, and the legs. The lighting is subtle which works very well with the color of the animal. The foggy setting suggests the power of the animal might not be observed, and makes me wonder what inspired this particular movement ... adds interest to the photo. Well done. Among my top picks. I worry this may not get the votes it so richly deserves. Looking at the thumbnail, it would be easy to miss the full size version. And voters here seem to be drawn to photos with more vibrant color. Whatever the outcome, I hope you will feel proud of this photo.
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01/20/2006 01:14:19 AM
superb stop action...would have loved to see the horse's face
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01/19/2006 09:36:56 PM
I must tell you I love this!! Outstanding, one of my favorites so far. Good luck!10
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01/19/2006 08:53:24 PM
wow what a catch.
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01/18/2006 08:48:37 PM
Wow. That's super cool. What else can I say...
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01/18/2006 11:33:19 AM
It`s a shame the head is facing away.
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01/18/2006 03:59:17 AM
POWER!
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01/18/2006 01:38:56 AM
nice motion....

10 from me...good luck!
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01/18/2006 12:29:09 AM
I'm so glad this photo is part of this challenge. It's just amazing, the motion, the fog, pretty much everything about it is just gorgeous.
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01/17/2006 07:52:36 PM
Very nice, almost mythical with the fog
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01/17/2006 05:10:21 PM
Absolutely love this photo. Ethereal beauty. Great "stop action" shot.
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01/17/2006 01:20:31 PM
What a magnificent animal! Caught in a regal action! The mist in the background only adds to the overall feel of the photo. I love it!
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01/17/2006 12:33:29 PM
Excellent photo, I love the mist and the colours. Would be nice if we could see the horse's face, but still a very nice shot :)
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01/17/2006 09:42:50 AM
This is quite beautiful, it has an almost mystical quality about it...also, the longer I look at this, the more it looks like a painting, the light and tones are just so pretty.
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01/17/2006 09:25:22 AM
This is beautiful. I love that you can't see his face. It seems to add to a type of mystery. 10
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01/16/2006 05:32:04 PM
absolutley gorgeous!
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01/16/2006 02:42:11 PM
I tried to tell that old nag I didnt have anything to drink, but think she believed me? Nayyyy

Nice image. I love the way it jumps out at you from the fog. I wish the head was towards us, but lovely nontheless 7
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01/16/2006 02:27:50 PM
Lovely image. Another photo that looks like a painting. Great action/movement. I only wish the horse's face was to the camera.
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01/16/2006 11:17:29 AM
Love action in horses. A (9) from me, only because I would have found it more appealing had he been facing this direction. Very nice though!
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01/16/2006 03:13:22 AM
Wow, love the power and the play of this running horse. Love how you caught the action of running and the hair of the main and tail tossing. Also of interest is the poise of the horses head as it shakes it head the muscles in it's neck stand out and we get a sense of power of this magnificent beast. My only critique on this great action shot is that the composition could be cropped such that the main subject dominates the frame. Keep our attention focused on the power and beauty of this majestic horse as it runs by cropping out the unnecesary background.
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