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First Light
wsteyn


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Challenge: Country Life II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Cape Town, south Africa
Date: Feb 11, 2006
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 12, 2006

This was taken next to a small pond on a farm just outside Cape Town. The horse is standing on an elevated bank of the pond with the ealry morning light just hitting it. The use of a polarizer created a very dramatic contrast between the horse and the background.

PS. sharpened, contrast, little dodge on the shadows on the face, resized, changed to sRGB, desaturated slightly on the final image

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 219
Avg (all users): 6.4883
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.3654
Avg (non-participants): 6.6055
Views since voting: 1714
Views during voting: 319
Votes: 213
Comments: 26
Favorites: 2 (view)


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02/21/2006 05:13:29 AM
Breathtaking effect with the midnight blue background and the golden hues of the mare's coat, but what a shame that she is pregnant and obviously thin and ribby...not the picture of a well kept pregnant mare.
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02/20/2006 01:38:49 PM
An image that caught my attention even it its thumbnail form. Once I clicked on it I was rewarded with its beauty. Glad to see it finish in the top Ten. Congratulations!
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02/20/2006 11:37:58 AM
I gave u a 10!!!
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02/20/2006 12:55:07 AM
very nice cuz! congrats
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/19/2006 11:48:13 PM
Very nice lighting to accent the form.
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02/19/2006 10:41:55 PM
pregnant???? looks that way....isn't she a little to late to be pregnant???
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02/19/2006 08:17:05 AM
Beautiful light, great shot, good luck 9
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02/19/2006 01:35:56 AM
Very nice colors. 8
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02/18/2006 01:00:24 PM
Great capture, wonderful lighting!
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02/17/2006 10:52:34 PM
Exquisite lighting.
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02/17/2006 01:34:34 PM
Top 10 choice here.
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02/17/2006 07:20:34 AM
Amazing light that you have captured!
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02/16/2006 01:20:47 PM
Beautiful! Awesome lighting and color. I like the angle, too. I think including a little more in the frame, and moving the horse off-center would strengthen the composition. - 8
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02/16/2006 10:35:07 AM
Wonderful picture. The background is dark yet the blue hues show through. Love the light reflecting on that beautiful horse and highlighting the blades of grass. Nicely done!
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02/16/2006 09:16:46 AM
One pregnant horse. Nice capture
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02/15/2006 05:02:32 PM
Beautiful... a winner in my book!!!
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02/15/2006 12:13:12 PM
Beautiful coloring
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02/14/2006 08:29:31 PM
Excellent use of light, this really makes this one stand out. Wow is this one pregnant? Or maybe she/he is really full.
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02/14/2006 07:06:01 PM
Nice Picture, is that horse pregnant?
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02/14/2006 01:42:31 PM
Golden glorious light! Looks like shes painted with light. Beautiful picture, might have liked to see more of the legs.
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02/13/2006 07:04:00 PM
Great shot ... great lighting
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02/13/2006 05:40:27 PM
Nice job.
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02/13/2006 09:50:45 AM
super light!
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02/13/2006 07:46:39 AM
I like the play of light on the horse.....
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02/13/2006 02:51:20 AM
Pregnant?
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02/13/2006 01:11:24 AM
I do love the golden lighting. Is she pregnant??

I think the crop is a bit too tight for my taste. I'd like to see a bit more pasture on one side and a bit more in the front. 7
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