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Horse Country

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 11 November 2009 in Animal & Insect.

Horses are big in this part of Oregon. My favorite part of this shot is the rolled up left over barbed wire. This is not normally the kind of shot that I take (in fact, I almost changed it), but I am trying to give you a feel for our journey.

NIKON D700 1/160 second F/8.0 ISO 200 80 mm (35mm equiv.)

Cricket-TammyWarren from United States

Well, you stole my heart with this one. You need to try these images more often. You did a fantastic job on the processing and color choice. I agree, I like the barbed wire as well.

Great photograph.

11 Nov 2009 5:06am

@Cricket-TammyWarren: Thanks, Tammy.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This could have been taken 100 years ago. A timeless image. Love it.

11 Nov 2009 6:05am

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve.

masoud momenzadeh naeini from tehran, Iran

wow jack !
this is very beautiful bw shot , superb!

11 Nov 2009 6:18am

@masoud momenzadeh naeini: Thank you.

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I like very much the style of this photo, and of course the compostion and the beautiful horse

11 Nov 2009 6:35am

@Paco Díaz: Gracias. Have a nice trip.

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

This is a superb shot. Excellent! I love this. And if I have taken it, it would go on my wall.

11 Nov 2009 6:36am

@Nicholas: Thanks, Nicholas.

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

So glad you left this in. It is Beautiful ! like a painting or illustration.
The fencing is exquisite balanced against the mas of the horse,
and the way the edges softly fade away is perfect. A really lovely image, Jack.

11 Nov 2009 6:39am

@Dulcie: Thanks, Dulcie. I converted it to monochrome at the last minute; I like it much better that way.

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

I adore the light tones you've chosen for this, it gives an airy, natural feel as opposed to the dark moodiness that b&w can sometimes give. Wonderful vignetting and compo too. Top class work.

11 Nov 2009 6:45am

@Stu: Thanks, Stu.

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful shot , beautiful post processing

11 Nov 2009 7:05am

@Didier DE ZAN: Merci.

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

This is a very well worked on photo, congratulates!

11 Nov 2009 7:26am

@Loner: Thank you.

Sriram from Chennai, India

amazing processing and tones!

11 Nov 2009 7:26am

@Sriram: Thank you.

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

This is great...just like the old wild west!!!

11 Nov 2009 7:28am

@Linerberry: Thanks, Caroline.

Kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Just perfect - great that you left this in. I like the processing it adds to the charm of the scene.

11 Nov 2009 7:43am

@Kiwisa: Thank you. The processing makes the photograph.

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

this effect gives the beautiful share has this magnificent horse! One has the impression of an image in the developer and gently prints! Is this still the post-processing that removes the miseries of the time?

11 Nov 2009 7:56am

@Mathilde Collot: Merci. Yes, this is the process!!

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Yes..I was immediately drawn to the coil of wire too! It's a very well composed shot and I like it very much.

11 Nov 2009 7:58am

@MrsAmber: Thanks, Kate.

Irene from L C, France

Like a painting ! Superb processing !

11 Nov 2009 8:07am

@Irene: Merci.

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

WOW ! A really really beautiful picture Jack. I love the treatment here.

11 Nov 2009 8:12am

@Lyl and Roll: Merci.

Yvon from Orleans, France

wow, terrefic shot
beautiful photo

11 Nov 2009 8:23am

@Yvon: Merci.

Mhélène from Paris, France

Very beautiful , like a book illustration ! I like also this rolled up barbed wire !!

11 Nov 2009 8:57am

@Mhélène: Merci.

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Great processing.. like it/

11 Nov 2009 9:03am

@Sarito: Thank you.

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW!!! Stunning shot! I simply love the processing! Great composition. 5 stars!

11 Nov 2009 9:15am

@Anina: Thank you.

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Very beautiful composition!!!!

11 Nov 2009 10:30am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Great processing.. john !

11 Nov 2009 10:36am

k@ from Paris, France

What a great precious image of pure delight ! Timeless mood and Nature glorified - I love this**

11 Nov 2009 11:18am

@k@: Merci, Karine.

zOOm from Paris, France

Always this great PP of yours which suits so well this photograph. The Spirit of the West.

11 Nov 2009 11:31am

@zOOm: Merci.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I agree with k@. "timeless mood", it is the most appropriate word for this picture. Great shot.

11 Nov 2009 12:27pm

@Hiro: Thank you.

Antoine from BOURGES, France

Beautiful capture. Have a good day. Antoine.

11 Nov 2009 12:33pm

@Antoine: Merci.

lydia from Paris, France

Beautiful capture , nice idea this B&W !

11 Nov 2009 1:12pm

@lydia: Merci.

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Most elegant and beautiful Jack!!

11 Nov 2009 2:44pm

@Pavan Kaul: Thank you.

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

Beautiful processing! I would almost think that there is snow!

11 Nov 2009 2:48pm

@Yvonne Simons: Merci.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

This may not be what you usually shoot, but a superb image anyway!!! And the processing just is the icing on the cake with this one......5 stars from me today!!

11 Nov 2009 2:55pm

@Susan: Thank you.

Marieastro from France

Beautiful capture ! Hax old is this shot ?

11 Nov 2009 3:05pm

@Marieastro: The shot itself is about a month old. I used an antique preset for processing.

don from spokane, United States

I think it is very successful as a monochrome. The horse's interest capture my immediate attention, but the fence and the wire you liked are very attractive. The print quality adds to the effectiveness. Excellent.

11 Nov 2009 3:11pm

@don: Thanks, Don.

Veronelle from Lens, France

wunderfull i give you 5 stars

11 Nov 2009 3:29pm

@Veronelle: Merci.

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada

Again, fantastic. I agree with you on the barb wire. It really adds to the charm of this photograph. And the processing. Awesome.

11 Nov 2009 3:46pm

@Macrobaby: Many thanks.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Love this image ! The image of the day !! Bravo for this thoughtful processing .

11 Nov 2009 4:31pm

@MARIANA: Merci, my dear.

Anita from Quito, Ecuador

very unusaul and therefore just great!

11 Nov 2009 4:36pm

@Anita: Thank you.

PATRICK from miramas, France

just fantastic

11 Nov 2009 4:41pm

@PATRICK: Merci.

Michael from Deer Park, United States

stunning contrast! great capture.

11 Nov 2009 5:02pm

@Michael: Thank you. (Your D5000 is an outstanding camera.)

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great composition and processing! I love the detail and stark contrast in the grass against the shady areas. This processing brings out a lot of detail in the horse's coat and facial features - features that may have been hidden under normal processing.

11 Nov 2009 6:16pm

@Steven: This is way, way better than the original normal processing. I breathed a sigh of relief when I reached this point.

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

The rolled up barbed wire adds so much. Your processing is gorgeous. Very well done.

11 Nov 2009 6:28pm

@Betty: Many thanks.

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Très beau traitement! Bravo!

11 Nov 2009 6:43pm

@mo.langel: Merci

micke bergling from Sweden

Lovely.... wow

11 Nov 2009 6:49pm

@micke bergling: Thank you. I wish that you were on Am3.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

i like the horses shot !jack ,you shot is georgious !!!
five stars !
friendships !

11 Nov 2009 7:07pm

@marc battault: Merci, good friend.

Isabelle from Liège, Belgium

Great composition, nice treatment !

11 Nov 2009 7:12pm

@Isabelle: Merci

Aurore from Paris, France

Wonderful B&W !! Nature at its best... congrats John !!

11 Nov 2009 7:32pm

@Aurore: Merci. Wish that you were on Am3. Please let me know if you join.

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

a gorgeous animal...wonderful processing!

11 Nov 2009 8:08pm

@bekkah: Thanks.

Mozhde from mashhad, Iran

wonderfullllll !

11 Nov 2009 8:32pm

@Mozhde: Thank you.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

timeless image ! love the tones and the western atmosphere ! also love the rolled barbed fence on left

11 Nov 2009 8:37pm

@Anna.C: Merci, dear Anna.

hoi from DC, United States

beautiful tones

11 Nov 2009 9:20pm

@hoi: Thank you.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Another wonderful sepia image of the old west!

11 Nov 2009 10:24pm

@Judy: Thanks, Judy.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Awesome. It looks timeless, and the rolled up barb wire just makes the shot!

11 Nov 2009 11:12pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Great shots and your processing... a perfect combination.

12 Nov 2009 1:00am

@Ajay: Thanks, Ajay.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This one sings! It's perfect!

12 Nov 2009 2:06am

@Tracy: Thanks, Tracy.

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful processing and picture. I like it.

12 Nov 2009 2:48am

@akarui: Thank you.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

You applied the right treatement to this shot, the impact is greater! The silhouette of the horse well defined!

12 Nov 2009 5:07am

willow from Chelsea, United States

Glad you left this shot. Such a magnificient animal with perfect backdrop.

12 Nov 2009 2:07pm

@willow: Many thanks.

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Brilliant sharpness on the horse & a lovely processing. I like the pale vignette effect on the trees!

12 Nov 2009 6:32pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

fabulous style and feel to this photo! wonderful tones

13 Nov 2009 3:54pm

Maïon from Marseille, France

j'adore cette photo!

13 Nov 2009 8:57pm

Bill from Pacific Northwest, United States

This is a great image. I like how the vignetting and processing focus our attention on the primary subject.

15 Nov 2009 7:02pm

@Bill: Thanks. I had to work a lot with this one until I got something with which I was satisfied.

Susan Rose from Georgia, United States

Excellent treatment of this scene! Horses are great subjects, but they rarely stand still and therefore are a challenge. GOOD WORK!!!

17 Jun 2012 11:52pm