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Foal

Sweet one to end the week.  Thanks to those that continue to visit and leave comments whilst I'm stuck with dial-up access to the internet.  Apparently Talk Talk had absolutely no record of me moving house almost a month ago and have therefore done diddly-squat with my account so far...apparently going to take up to 4 more weeks...ho hum!

Have a nice weekend all.

Foal

Sweet one to end the week.  Thanks to those that continue to visit and leave comments whilst I'm stuck with dial-up access to the internet.  Apparently Talk Talk had absolutely no record of me moving house almost a month ago and have therefore done diddly-squat with my account so far...apparently going to take up to 4 more weeks...ho hum!

Have a nice weekend all.

comments (14)

It's impossible not to go ahhhhhhhh!Works really well in b&w and good compo. So no talk talk then...

Here's a link to a shadow challenge image - http://pixelpixie.shutterchance.com/
BeakerSt: Hi PP, thanks for the comment. smile

Note to self: Challenge entry - confirmed with Jose, Railings 27th April. Thanks smile

pixelpie – “Railings” posted April 27th and submitted against a theme entry of 'Shadow' at www.beakerst.shutterchance.co.uk
http://pixelpixie.shutterchance.com/photoblog/74912.htm

Relevance and Creativity
Lovely lovely lovely…I have to make a decision when reviewing some images as it’s hard to split images that have been created/composed with subjects that have been seen and then taken. I hope that makes sense? I like this a lot so I’ll give it a 9, strong shadow that compliments the original subject.

Overall impact
It definitely has the wow factor. Clear crisp lines that as I’ve said compliment the original railings and the patterns on the floor are ideally placed as well. Scores 9

Composition
It’s very strong compositionally but I’ve seen a couple of things that don’t quite sit right with me in there. First is the decorative top to the railing, the extra high bit, has been clipped at the frame edge. It would have been nice to have a little bit more space around it. The second thing is that the railing at the top of the frame, the other side of the path, is a nice complimentary shape and would frame the path but it’s not been given much space. The route of the railing edge shadow has created a flowing line up the path and out of the top of the frame, just needed a little more space where the eye is led out. Scores a 7

Quality of image
Just a little bit bright at the top of the frame where you appear to have lost a little control of the exposure. 8

Total: 33/40
the BW works, well composed.
  • sk
  • 27 Apr 2007, 06:35
young man u make me sick with lovlies like this. this shot has emotion screaming all over it. it would be interesting to see how u shoot at a wedding
What a nice and lovely and proud animal. Great in B&W.
  • Sheeplover
  • Pembrokeshire, S.W. Wales
  • 27 Apr 2007, 10:53
Nice shot sir.
The difference in colours really make this one. Sorry.. tones... it's B&W.. dur!
  • Mal
  • 27 Apr 2007, 12:08
very unusual for you Mr Simon, but very lovely all the same but I do remember these 2 crackers

http://beakerst.shutterchance.com/photoblog/25298.htm

Lovely image. mal
  • Petra
  • 27 Apr 2007, 20:22
Great capture Simon, this foal is still so young...he still got those dark coloured hairs around his eyes...Lovely
Petra
  • Steve
  • 27 Apr 2007, 22:26
Sorry to hear your broadband travails are continuing. Good idea to post B&W images in the meantime - it'll cut down on your bandwidth! Great image BTW.

Most people seem to be thinking that this is a foal and its Mum. I reckon this is a regular horse standing next to a *huge* horse. smile

My entry for the shadow challenge is at http://steve.shutterchance.com/photoblog/75259.htm.

Say, how many times can we enter, 'cos I also posted one here http://steve.shutterchance.com/photoblog/72095.htm.

All the best, Steve
BeakerSt: I like your "huge" horse theory...I would not be standing this close if that was the case though wink

...and you can only enter once...I assume you would want the 75259 just because you posted it first? Let me know. smile

Snapsequence / Steve Bright – “Beech Shadows” posted April 30 and submitted against a theme entry of 'Shadow' at www.beakerst.shutterchance.co.uk
http://steve.shutterchance.com/photoblog/75259.htm

Relevance and Creativity
It’s a nice mix where the shadow compliments the tree, 8

Overall impact
It’s nice rather than dramatic. I appreciate that the subject is gentle and delicate but the shadows are not that well defined, I know they are leaves but they are not that interesting. I do like the texture of the trunk as the backdrop so there is interest there. Scores 7

Composition
I think it’s very well composed. The shadows of the leaves are thrown onto the trunk itself and the inclusion of the green leaves towards the top of the frame is perfect as the shadows alone would have looked odd. By including them it brings the image together nicely. Scores 8

Quality of image
The tonal range is a little limited and I think you’ve lost a little detail in the trunk but otherwise it’s ok. Score 7

Total: 30/40
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 29 Apr 2007, 00:23
Simon i like this alot especially the tones. Have you seen the horses of camargue shots by Bobbie Goodrich. Out of interest here is a link to those http://www.bobbiegoodrich.com/support/pages/romancing1.html and to also a link on deviantart to equine photgraphy basics
news.deviantart.com/article/28461/ but i think that you will be more interested in the photos at the bottom of the article.

Here is my entry into your shadow comp
http://nev.shutterchance.com/photoblog/75425.htm
BeakerSt: I'll give them a look over...when I have broadband sad

Thanks for taking part in the challenge.

Nev – “Be Free” posted April 29th and submitted against a theme entry of 'Shadow' at www.beakerst.shutterchance.co.uk
http://nev.shutterchance.com/photoblog/75425.htm

Relevance and Creativity
Hmmm, it’s a lovely lovely shot but I think the boy is so well executed that the shadow is supporting the boy rather than the other way around. I wonder if the boy was jumping away from the camera would the shadow have taken more of the attention. His expression, colourful t-shirt and obvious shape are just too good and make him the focus rather than the shadow. Extremely creative and very very imaginative. 8

Overall impact
It’s got life written all over it, the impact is terrific. 10

Composition
Very picky now but I’d compose it with a little off the top and a bit more on the left side. Maybe just personal choice but that’s what this is all about. 9

Quality of image
Perfect! 10

Total: 37/40


post note: Here's a link to a guy I really admire http://www.timflach.com/horses1_1024.html
Lovely texture, gives off a good vibe.
  • Mal
  • 29 Apr 2007, 22:06
Hi Simon

I would like to enter the following into the challenge :

http://www.mal.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Parted_ladders/

you will note that there is a title at the end of the link, this is because the shutter gods are changing the image identification system from numerical to title based. John is using Ellie and I as the trial runners and this will be the first image to be uploaded so, there may be a problem. But hopefully not so my entry is for the 30th of April and that should be the link above.

all the best
mal
BeakerSt: mal – “Parted Ladders” posted April 30th and submitted against a theme entry of 'Shadow' at www.beakerst.shutterchance.co.uk
http://www.mal.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Parted_ladders/

Relevance and Creativity
Clearly you are trying to get on my good side by posting a shot that looks like it could be in my own archive. Very good and clearly shadows but you need the railings as well so it’s not all about the shadow. Score 8

Overall impact
It’s good strong graphic image so it definitely has a positive impact. The double width dark line area balances the brighter lines at the top very nicely. Scores 9

Composition
It’s obviously a very strong image that the eye takes in quickly and easily but I’m not quite sure about the view through the railings in the top left. Although they are complimentary to the shapes in the shot the natural lines through the shot go bottom left to top right (obviously) so to have a distracting focus in the top left doesn’t quite work for me. The other thing I note is that the bottom edge of the shot is lost with the black background. It’s more your framing choice rather than the image but having the shadow at the frame edge and then the background being black means that it’s hard to tell where the shot ends. Scores 7

Quality of image
Executed very well…9


Total: 33/40
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 30 Apr 2007, 01:11
Awesome capture.


Suby
  • Martin
  • USA
  • 2 May 2007, 20:30
Great contrasts here. This is a very clever shot!
  • Ted
  • Wales
  • 15 May 2011, 11:20
lovely warm shot in b/w

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