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Full Speed Ahead!
Full Speed Ahead!

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Challenge: Horse(s) (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Pinto Valley Ranch, Ottawa
Date: Aug 19, 2008
Aperture: 4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 19, 2008

Beautiful Horse at a nice public ranch near Ottawa, Ontario.
This horse started showing off as soon as I got close!

Place: 77 out of 121
Avg (all users): 5.4360
Avg (commenters): 5.8182
Avg (participants): 5.1875
Avg (non-participants): 5.5833
Views since voting: 711
Views during voting: 317
Votes: 172
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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09/01/2008 01:08:07 PM
Yep, there are horsey showoffs too who seem to know exactly what a camera is for! BTW I didn't know Pinto Valley was still in operation.

Message edited by author 2008-09-01 13:10:05.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/31/2008 08:22:37 PM
Nice capture of the animal in motion Id suggest cropping out the rooftop.
08/30/2008 11:31:50 PM
Pretty young horse. Nice capture.
08/27/2008 11:54:11 AM
might crop more
08/26/2008 08:58:33 PM
A tighter crop to remove the roof might have worked also.
08/26/2008 08:08:09 AM
Nice capture of this horse galloping! Love how you captured the tail and mane being blown back by the speed of the wind as this horse runs full gallop. An above average shot but there are a few points of improvement that would push this composition score higher. First, showing the horse's environment sometimes can compliment the subject but here it does not and there is too much. The main action is the horse at full gallop - show us more of that and less of the barn and hedge. Bringing us closer to the action will greatly increase the visual interest. The two ways to do this is to either zoom in closer to have your subject fill the frame as much as possible when capturing a fast moving object OR crop so that your main subject fills the frame. Crop out the top 1/4 of the photo to rid the composition of the barn that is not doing anything to compliment the photo. What you are then left with is a composition that is akin to a widescreen view that shows us the running horse and the space it runs in. You still might want to crop a tad from behind the horse and a tad in front of the horse to bring us even closer to the running horse. But be careful to not crop too much that you box the horse in! Leaving space before your moving object shows the viewer where your subject is moving to and gives the photo a feeling of open space for the action to happen rather than it being close cropped that would project the idea of cramped space with nowhere to move. Lastly the zoom or closer crop not only would show us the action of this horse but it would increase the visual interest because the viewer would then be able to make out more details in the face and the body.
08/26/2008 01:15:26 AM
Cropping out the building might have put more of the viewers attention towards the horse and the horse only.
08/25/2008 04:41:35 PM
Nice action capture.
08/25/2008 03:59:24 PM
Sweet foal who would have benefitted from a tighter crop, to lose the roof of the building behind, and maybe even black & White ?
08/25/2008 12:45:51 PM
Nice capture of the motion, I would crop the building above though
08/25/2008 11:47:33 AM
nice comp, love that you left room for the kid to run into. 7
08/25/2008 11:47:12 AM
while it show good thinking to leave the space in front of the horse to 'run into', the background could have been better controlled. The building in the background could have been cropped out. The tail seems more in focus than the head. well exposed.
08/25/2008 11:30:07 AM
lovely capture! great color and action, i just love it!-8

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