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08-07-2008, 08:21 PM

08-08-2008, 12:00 AM
Nice capture, I'll bring up a couple of points: I very much like the composition; he's actually looking at "me". Nicely captured. I would suggest next time, shooting with a larger apeture to reduce DoF and soften the background (In this case the background is terribly distracting, but it's sharp enough to be a little distracting. As well, try and avoid having things such as the rope going out of image. Your post work is good, but a little dodging to lighten up (just a bit the areas around the ears, and upper legs wouldn't go amiss.

08-08-2008, 12:15 AM
As well, try and avoid having things such as the rope going out of image. .

How can I do that ?? Someone is holding her.

08-08-2008, 05:15 AM
How can I do that ?? Someone is holding her.

D'uh... use your invisibility filter. :rolleyes: Don't you have one???? Every good photographer has one of them!


Okay seriously... The rope leading out of image is not ideal, but lots of times we run into situations like that over which we have no control. While it's not a huge deal, there are a couple of things you could do: (1) Include the person in the image, that way the rope would make sense, or (2) You could clone it out. It would take a little time, but wouldn't be overly difficult.

One of the things that I try and do when I critique an image is comment on all the aspects of it, fully realizing that some, like the rope in this case, were beyond your control. This isn't done to denigrate your work, but rather to put in your mind a consideration for next time.

As I said, the rope is a very minor issue in an otherwise very nice horse image.

08-08-2008, 09:37 AM
Tired iron makes excellent points as usual :highfive:

I also like this image and love horses! The composition in this image is works better than the last image.

2 things I'd like to add:
- the image feels a bit 'boxed in'. It may have been a bit better to leave a bit more breathing room on all 4 sides (just a bit though)
- I'd also dodge the horse's eye just a wee bit.

Hope that helps,

08-08-2008, 10:46 AM
That's the original not edited at all


08-08-2008, 12:24 PM
I think as far as cropping the original goes, I'd maybe just trim a little off the sky and leave the sides alone. On a totally different note however...

1/3,200 sec, f/7.1, ISO 800

Hadn't notice this before; I have to ask, why? You could have had your ISO set at 200 and a shutter speed of 1/800 a second; plenty fast enough, and definitely going to give you a benefit in reduced-noise image quality. As a matter of course, each time you take your camera out of the bag, adopt the habit of checking your Image Quality, White Balance, Mode, ISO and other settings.

I have a small label taped to the back of all my bodies which reads: "ISO, WB, QUAL???" It's saved my butt more than once.