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The Beauty of White
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Light on White III (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Horses
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: My sister\'s house
Date: Nov 24, 2006
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Nov 24, 2006

This is Pride, my sister's horse. I love this horse so much. He is so incredibly sweet and affectionate. I was trying to get under him to make sure nothing but a very bland sky got in the background, but he kept leaning down trying to give me kisses :) Not that I mind horse kisses, but it made it challenging trying to get him to do a serious pose :)

I really wanted this to look very soft and to almost fade into the white background -- in kind of an ethereal sort of way.

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 233
Avg (all users): 6.5805
Avg (commenters): 8.0909
Avg (participants): 6.4747
Avg (non-participants): 6.6792
Views since voting: 1488
Views during voting: 372
Votes: 205
Comments: 57
Favorites: 5 (view)


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02/18/2013 04:24:12 PM
Certainly this horse must live in Rivendell! Unearthly moonglow halos this horse's gentle beauty!
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04/04/2009 08:24:16 PM
I love this!!!
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09/05/2008 05:28:29 PM
This is BEAUTIFUL, Sandy!
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04/28/2007 07:34:38 PM
I really just love your work sandyp! This one is going into my favorites.
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01/17/2007 11:47:04 AM
Still beautiful.
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12/18/2006 10:51:56 AM
Nice Shot Sandy....
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12/08/2006 08:27:25 AM
Oh Sandy this is so beautiful, just love it. Fav for me.
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12/06/2006 06:01:42 AM
You know I like horses and horse shots, and this is a really neat one. One of the first things that comes to mind is the Rhiannon legend, you know, the white witch. This image is a success, keep on doin' it.
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12/05/2006 08:36:04 PM
Looks like we had the same idea. Yours was one of my favorites. I really like the nonchalant look on his face. Its almost like he is thinking "I know I am handsome!"
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12/04/2006 10:34:39 PM
"I really wanted this to look very soft and to almost fade into the white background -- in kind of an ethereal sort of way."

You accomplished that for sure!! Beautiful entry and congrats on your 11th place score with this beautiful photo!!
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12/04/2006 04:53:05 PM
Congrats, Sandy!!! This was one of my favorites, but I'm not sure why my comments from the vote didn't post. (knowing me, the computer timed out) It should've posted higher (imo)
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12/04/2006 01:24:15 PM
Way to go Sandy. This is such a great photo. Congrats on 11th place.
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12/04/2006 12:46:07 PM
Great job on this pic, the detail on him/her is phenomenal.
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12/04/2006 12:41:35 PM
Congratulations Sandy, this got a 10 from me. I loved it.
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12/04/2006 11:24:50 AM
Had this image in my top rung of pics. Very nice work (as always) Sandy.
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12/04/2006 10:48:24 AM
Great finish Sandy! This also helped bump your average vote received of all your challenge entries closer to that 6.0 mark!! Just a couple more to go like this shot, and you'll be there.
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12/04/2006 10:17:52 AM
Most excellent, if only the single troll vote was dropped like it should have you would have been on the front page where it deserves. Beautiful!
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12/04/2006 09:11:15 AM
11th - WOO HOO Beautiful is the apt word here. GREAT FINISH, Sandy.
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12/04/2006 06:47:09 AM
Nice result for a memorable photo.
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12/04/2006 06:03:53 AM
Way to go, Sandy. This shot really stood out, just beautiful.Very sweet picture.
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12/04/2006 03:02:54 AM
Another excellent finish, Sandy! If you didn't have such ridiculously high scores already, this would be on your top row. :-) Really a very gorgeous picture - the way you handled the background really does give this an ethereal glow.
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12/04/2006 02:15:32 AM
I also loved this one so much, and think it was by far, the best horse image in the challenge. Well done Sandy, and I know, and you know, that you also loved this one as well, and thats is also important.
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12/04/2006 01:12:19 AM
What a beauty! Congratulations on your 11th place.
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12/04/2006 01:02:50 AM
This is such a stunning image. I thought this image would get a ribbon it's so lovely and the lighting is perfect.
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12/04/2006 12:52:25 AM
Congratulations, Sandy, this is such a good image!
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12/04/2006 12:36:11 AM
Great finish Sandy. The more I view this, the more I like it. A gorgeous shot and a well deserved high placement.

Of course, if you hadn't shamelessly used the word "beauty" in a vain effort to garner higher votes, than I'd be more complimentary ;)
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12/04/2006 12:27:13 AM
Beautifully done Sandy. Great finish and a perfect addition to your portfolio.
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12/04/2006 12:19:34 AM
Gorgeous equine image, Sandy! Big congrats on your top 20 finish!
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12/04/2006 12:19:29 AM
Great finish Sandy, Just missed the front page.
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12/04/2006 12:11:49 AM
Congrats, Sandy! Terrific shot, score, and placement. :)
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12/04/2006 12:09:11 AM
WOW Sandy! This is AWESOME! Congratulations on your 11th place.
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12/04/2006 12:07:10 AM
I think this was a stunning entry, I gave it a ten, now I will add to my fav's.
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12/04/2006 12:06:00 AM
Congrats! Just missed the top ten.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/03/2006 05:10:00 AM
i love this photo
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12/01/2006 04:38:29 PM
What a gorgeous animal - beautifully captured! I like the way the horse is framed in the shot. Sharp, but soft at the same time.
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12/01/2006 02:15:11 PM
Really nice horse portrait. Great details. It would have been a killer picture without the harness.
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11/30/2006 08:00:46 PM
Wow! This is just perfect! I hope you win, this is just right for the challenge, and a beautiful picture challenge or no challenge. ~10
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11/30/2006 01:25:25 PM
Pros: crop, lightness
Cons: color noise !!! over sharpness?
Score: 5
11/30/2006 11:20:01 AM
This is a really nice capture - it looks as if the horse is looking right at me. Just the right amount of detail and softness. It appears as if there is a slight blue cast to the horse, but I won't deduct for it since I'm using my work monitor.
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11/30/2006 03:16:54 AM
Great animal image the harness add just enough soft color the offset the white background and horse. Good composition and light balance.
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11/29/2006 06:54:41 PM
a beautyful shot
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11/29/2006 10:20:47 AM
Very nice job of keeping the details of your subject and working in a white background. It's too bad you couldn't keep the horses attention while taking this shot (ears are pointed back) - I know personally how challenging that can be. :D Overall, nicely done. Good luck in the challenge.
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11/29/2006 07:17:10 AM
Pegasus is that you?
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11/28/2006 11:51:31 PM
I love the soft look you gave this beautifully composed shot. I would have to agree with your title.
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11/28/2006 10:25:23 PM
I think using words like "beauty", "lovely", "charming", etc. in the title are obvious attempts to influence the vote. This is a very lovely image, but I am taking one point of for the title.
11/28/2006 06:10:17 PM
VERY NICE!
The over exposed background really adds to the "Light on White" effect.
The first shot I've given higher than 8 to so far in this challenge and I'm even tempted to give a 10.

3 / 3 Creativity - Ordinary/Common = 0.
3 / 3 Subject - Subject follow the challenge theme?
2 / 2 Technical - Focus, lighting, etc.
1 / 2 WOW - The hard to get points.
9 /10 Score - I rarely give out 9's & 10's.
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11/28/2006 11:09:38 AM
Beauty is right. This is lovely. How could a horse lover resist this? No way. Nice work.
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11/27/2006 11:41:32 PM
Brilliant protayal of this challenge, and a great expression,and good composition....good luck....
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11/27/2006 09:31:10 PM
This is a perfect Light on White image in every way. I love the nice soft feel that you catured- What a BEAUTIFUL sweet horse.
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11/27/2006 08:02:49 PM
The color of the halter complements the horse beautifully.
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11/27/2006 07:09:44 PM
Lovely set of tones and muted colour. 9.
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11/27/2006 12:10:37 PM
Beautiful, what softness of light..
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11/27/2006 09:45:03 AM
Excellent in all ways.
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11/27/2006 06:34:40 AM
gotta love horses ..... and your photograph's got a lovely, delicate and gentle feel to it ... i especially love the expressive eye .... its saying something, altho i'm not entirely sure wot! ... =8
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11/27/2006 02:42:12 AM
Definately one of the best images in this challenge, especially the best horse image by far.....
Beautiful, just beautiful in everyway.....
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11/27/2006 01:57:36 AM
that horse has attitude!
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11/27/2006 01:18:32 AM
GOD - that eye is killer. Like he's looking through me. So dreamy and luscious.
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