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Gray Connemaras
Gray Connemaras

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2007 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Middleburg, VA
Date: Jul 21, 2007
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 18, 2008

A chance moment. Bright sunlight lit these two against dark shadowed bushes in the background. Just enough time to click over to spot metering to keep the horses highlights under control.

Cropped, curves, hue/saturation to subdue stray color, subtle burning and dodging, slight diffuse glow, size and border.

Place: 148 out of 484
Avg (all users): 6.0498
Avg (commenters): 7.8750
Avg (participants): 5.9471
Avg (non-participants): 6.2958
Views since voting: 1244
Views during voting: 356
Votes: 241
Comments: 10
Favorites: 2 (view)

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01/28/2008 11:55:08 AM
As someone else said, sculptural. I actually thought for a moment they might be statues. This was one of the ten 10s I gave in this challenge. Shocked to see you didn't make the top 25 at least.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2008 11:26:20 PM
This reminds me of old paintings that I see in art galleries. Lovely flowing lines - simple and elegant.
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01/24/2008 11:08:42 AM
They look like two swans, necks arched to make a heart. Send it to everyone you know on valentines day! The white is beautiful, the negative space shapes are strong. I like how the sharper likes of the bridles make contrasting designs of their own - great composition!
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01/23/2008 10:48:05 AM
Incredibly beautiful in it's simplicity.
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01/22/2008 11:54:47 PM
Looks like a sweet moment between two beautifully powerful beings.
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01/22/2008 05:24:14 PM
I like the softness of this one. I also really like the contrast. great capture.
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01/21/2008 10:25:41 PM
Beautiful lighting and softness here. The result conveys a lot of love with the outline of the top half of a heart beneath them. Well done. Good Luck. 7.
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01/21/2008 06:11:33 PM
This might be better if the heads were in the exact center, balancing the piece more....still I rated it high.
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01/21/2008 01:32:48 PM
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01/21/2008 08:43:55 AM
Almost looks like it's sculpted from two different types of marble. Excellent effort considering the harsh light available. I love the composition. Very nice.
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