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Kindred Spirits
Kindred Spirits

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Challenge: Free Study XIV (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: Taylor Farm - Winfield, Alberta
Date: Oct 7, 2006
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Emotive, Rural
Date Uploaded: Oct 22, 2006

My girlfriend is a little bit afraid of horses ever since she was bucked off as a child. She and the horses were quite friendly that day on the Thanksgiving long weekend here in Canada. It was such a touching sight to see her resting her head against the grey mare's.
I didn't quite catch it but there was a moment when both of them had their eyes closed as if they were sleeping.

Post work was a quick resize and a black and white conversion.

*Edit* I purchased a wood frame with an aged look to it and the photo looks awesome in it! (Too good as my girlfriend won't let me put it on my desk at work and instead has it prominently displayed in our living room).

Place: 358 out of 625
Avg (all users): 5.4000
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.3034
Avg (non-participants): 5.7500
Views since voting: 971
Views during voting: 256
Votes: 185
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/02/2007 09:56:59 PM
Wow, amazing image. I'd almost title this "communion". It seems like the horse is understanding what emotions the gal holds in her heart.
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11/30/2006 05:47:01 PM
You're right. This is a keeper. Forever.
Lovely capture.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2006 07:58:36 PM
great shot
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11/05/2006 08:06:29 PM
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11/04/2006 11:15:00 AM
great shot, alot of emotion comes from this, and i feel b&w was the right way forward with the shot.
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11/04/2006 12:04:54 AM
This is such a touching shot!! Great capture of the emotion and bond between these two.
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11/03/2006 10:58:39 AM
Awwwwwwwww!!!!!! The emotive factor is off-the-chart on this one. For me, it would more than make up if there were any slight technical flaws! 10
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11/03/2006 10:57:40 AM
Can definitely feel the love here between the two. A wonderful capture.
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11/03/2006 04:49:11 AM
Quite precious moments in time with this one.
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11/02/2006 10:56:25 PM
Very well captured. Radiates warmth and tenderness. 7
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11/02/2006 04:21:14 PM
remarkable feeling of tenderness from two places I almost never see tenderness: in horses and in teenagers! 7 for now
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11/01/2006 08:12:11 PM
Great moment...times like this are what photography is all about. Nice black and white conversion. :)
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11/01/2006 04:19:37 AM
very touching
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