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Discussion in 'Nature' started by Rawfa, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Rawfa

    Rawfa Mu-43 Regular

    81
    Dec 17, 2009
    All taken with the GF1

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  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    That 2nd one is really nice....
    the others are also but #2.... The Winner...
     
  3. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Wow! My two winners are #1 and #3. The first one is spectacular in my opinion. (I know this is not a C & C thread, but I wonder if you had considered cropping down from the top to allow only the terracotta color to show at the top? You may well have tried this and rejected it.) I think that this is a truly wonderful photograph of this beauty. When I first saw this photo, it stopped me in my tracks. This one really makes me think of an painting by someone such as Andrew Wyeth or, perhaps even more so of one by his son Jamie Wyeth, and I mean this a a serious compliment.

    #3. Lovely closeup. Anyone who has ever known horses well, knows how incredible their eyes are and how much they tell us. I think the depth of field and focus choices work wonderfully here.

    These two I'm smitten with. Beautiful, Rawfa.
     
  4. Rawfa

    Rawfa Mu-43 Regular

    81
    Dec 17, 2009
    I don´t think I´ve ever received such high compliments. Thanks!
    You´re the second person to suggest the crop on photo #1. I´ve actually thought about and I´m still messing with it in my mind. As I´m trying to figure out which to get framed I´ll wait a bit longer.
     
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  5. ricseet

    ricseet Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 20, 2010
    Singapore
    Lovely series and my fav is #3.

    ric
     
  6. r.m.santaana

    r.m.santaana New to Mu-43

    8
    Sep 8, 2010
    Airdrie, AB Canada
    I like #1 and #3, but especially #1. Wonderful work!
     
  7. Rawfa

    Rawfa Mu-43 Regular

    81
    Dec 17, 2009
    Due to general consensus here is the cropped version of the first photo :)

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  8. r.m.santaana

    r.m.santaana New to Mu-43

    8
    Sep 8, 2010
    Airdrie, AB Canada
    That to me is perfect! Well done, Rawfa!
     
  9. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

    784
    Mar 3, 2010
    I like #1 best tne #2 but overall very rich images
     
  10. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Thank you Rawfa - what do you think? I can see it working both ways...or even just leaving 1/2 the amount of the dark space at the top? You should see me in my digital darkroom...often I go back and forth and end up with my original.
     
  11. Rawfa

    Rawfa Mu-43 Regular

    81
    Dec 17, 2009
    I think both ways work but the new frame does call more attention to the horse.
     
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  12. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    Second version of number 1, definitely.
    Worth framing!
    Beautiful light.
     
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  13. Rawfa

    Rawfa Mu-43 Regular

    81
    Dec 17, 2009
    Thanks :)
     
  14. greyelm

    greyelm Mu-43 Veteran

    363
    Aug 28, 2010
    London
    Malcolm
    A horse went into a pub, the barman said "Why the long face?"

    Longface.
     
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  15. Rawfa

    Rawfa Mu-43 Regular

    81
    Dec 17, 2009
    greyelm, this horse looks like he has literally been to a bar...and had way too much to drink.