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09-24-2010, 02:28 AM
09-24-2010, 02:51 AM
Excellent series Mark, very hard to find one I like any more then the others. Totally enjoyed looking at each and everyone of these.
09-24-2010, 02:53 AM
Ah now I got to see #8 fully, after refreshing page it is awesome timing and is a spectacular shot.
09-24-2010, 04:00 AM
Thank you for sharing these!!!!
I love the way you see them and show them for the regal animals that they are.
I love them all....no, 2 really gets my attention with the horse's eye and ear tuned in
to the rider.
The first headshot against the blue sky is just gorgeous.
Such interesting angles that you shot in 3+4 and wonderful detail.
No. 5 looks like the same horse/rider as in no. 2....what a nice pair and great look of concentration.
And that sky in 6+7 is magnificent.....no. 7 is such a powerful composition...
Beautiful shot over the jump in 8, and I think I'd like to take that horse home....
any or all of them actually.:D
You've given me a lot to study!!
09-24-2010, 05:26 PM
Fantastic shots Mark, once again. My favourites are #'s 1,2,6,and 7. I love the detail in the first, and the really unusual angle you've captured in the second. I love the compostion of the 6th, you must have been on your belly taking this one, great clouds too. I love the composition in the 7th too. A great variety of shots mark. It looks like you had a good time at the event.
09-25-2010, 05:53 AM
Hi Craig and thank you very much for you comments.
Horses are just amazing animals and are great to take photos of, but then I am a bit bias toward them like a couple of lady’s on the site, one being just below your post.
Hi Sandy and again I thank you for your great comments on these photos.
I remember letting you know I was attending an event and always had you in mind when taking these shots,
I wanted to let you see how I take some of my horse shots. You will have noticed I don’t always go for the full shot
and often add a bit of tilt as well. I like getting down low in some of them to give a greater emphasis on stature to the horse and mount.
Your use of the word regal I think is the perfect compliment to such a fine animal.
I hope they make you smile.:)
Hi You and thank you for your comments, as always I am very grateful for them.
I like taking photos of horse and mount from less obvious positions and angles.
Some times I take only very small areas like the boot in the stirrup or the hands holding the reins,
as well as getting down to almost ground level and shooting upwards to pick up on any nice clouds that are about.
As you noticed I was flat out on the ground for some of these shots…just have to watch what you’re rolling over onto :D :D
Each one of these I find really outstanding shots. The detail is beautiful, and I love the effect of you getting down low to look upwards. It certainly gives the horse a nice stately appearance with a nice contrast against the sky in the background.
I really cannot pick a favourite, but I absolutely love the detail captured in No. 1 and No. 7.
I'd love to see some of the more intricate type shots, eg close ups of stirrups and reins, etc as you mentioned above.
09-25-2010, 09:05 AM
Hi Kaye and thank you for your great comments on these photos.
If I am asked to take photos of a particular Horse and mount I usually present them with a main shot rather like the portrait ones above and the with some close-up shots of such things as I mentioned above.
You don’t always need to see the entire horse to know it’s a horse…if you follow me.
I am sure I can pull some of this type of photo to let you see. It’s very important that the close-up shots be very crisp and sharp…again to add emphasis to the photo at such close range.
Its like the sort of thing you would do with a macro of a flower shot, and with the same idea of not having to see the entire flower to know it’s a flower.
09-26-2010, 03:09 PM
Hi Mark these are outstanding shots. The first particularly captures my attention. As Sandy said regal is the word that springs to mind.
09-27-2010, 09:38 PM
EXCELLENT SHOTS MARK!! :)
I really love the ones from a 'different' angle!
10-01-2010, 10:07 PM
Hi Shirley / MJ and thank you both for your comments on these ones, as always very much appreciated.
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