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The Enchanted Horse
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Book Titles II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Sony DSC-S90
Date: Aug 5, 2009
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Nature, Travel
Date Uploaded: Aug 11, 2009

The Enchanted Horse
By Magdalen Nabb

Converting this image from a fully coloured version to this one was a tough decision. I loved this image instantly but wasn't sure whether it was smart to do away with a brighter, lighter and colourful one.

Shadow/highlight,
Topaz adjust-{mild details}
decreased saturation
added sepia filter
pulled down the curves
increased saturation on hue/sat
increased contrast
sharpened like crazy
resized




Statistics
Place: 5 out of 130
Avg (all users): 6.8049
Avg (commenters): 7.5833
Avg (participants): 6.2222
Avg (non-participants): 7.0252
Views since voting: 2696
Views during voting: 311
Votes: 164
Comments: 22
Favorites: 9 (view)


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11/21/2010 12:01:50 PM
Very pretty
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08/23/2009 04:55:05 AM
great JOB
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08/19/2009 09:38:25 PM
This is an exquisite find and did well.

The others, while beautiful, are more prosaic and probably would have scored in the upper middle of the pack.
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08/19/2009 05:12:13 PM
I thought for sure this would win first place! It's definitely a fav!
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08/19/2009 03:40:06 PM
It is perfect! I think the slightly desaturated look adds to the artistry. I love it so much. Congratulations on 5th place!
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08/19/2009 12:13:45 PM
Thank you very much for the comments and the votes!! you guys made my day

some outtakes..

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and ignore the lame watermark attempt :)

Message edited by author 2009-08-19 12:15:02.
08/19/2009 10:28:18 AM
I absolutely love this - I think you made all the right choices on editing!
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08/19/2009 10:10:58 AM
Beautiful image!! Congrats on your top 5. Looks like a Arabian.
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08/19/2009 08:46:42 AM
I loved your processing on this, so I think you made the right choice. This makes me want to travel to this spot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/18/2009 11:04:43 PM
Love this. It's so beautiful and magical.
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08/18/2009 12:26:31 AM
the angle of the horse makes it look nearly fake, weird. showing more of the horse would have been better. good background and idea for the composition though.
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08/16/2009 11:02:55 AM
Very enchanting.. love the horse's attire and the effects used in processing.
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08/15/2009 02:37:44 PM
Nice! I'd have tried to make this one "pop" more. 8 from me.
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08/15/2009 04:48:26 AM
Beautiful environment but I think clouds look a little pixelated.

Maybe the horse should have been more to the right, so we could see more of the mountain.

6 from me.
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08/14/2009 10:47:47 AM
The light that's missing in the face of the horse turns your clouds all white. still pretty,
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08/13/2009 10:52:08 PM
Wow, that is some major depth of field! 10! FAVE!
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08/13/2009 03:41:05 PM
Very nice shot. Those mountain colors blend nicely together and the shades of color in the water just adds to them. The blanket is a nice color touch without the deco on the horses head.
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08/13/2009 11:56:59 AM
I really like this!
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08/13/2009 04:14:40 AM
Very cool shot, and a beautiful location. While it might have been better to emphasize the horse as the subject with a closer crop like you have done, I would also love to see the rest of those mountains.
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08/13/2009 02:07:01 AM
If this doesn't get at least top ten, I'll weep.
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08/12/2009 11:20:53 PM
Nice photo, I'm not sure that the horse is very enchanting IMO, Still nice though..
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08/12/2009 06:21:11 PM
The framing, composition and details are all good. The horse's "clothing", baggage and position doesn't match the title you've given it.
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