Harley Rubens  


Lipizon Family by Harley Rubens

April 2021 - Lipizon Family

About the Image(s)

I shot this image at the Lipizon Farm . The original and metadata got lost in the adjustments. It seems I shot it at 105mm Iso 800 f8 and 1/800. I was also shooting moving horses and those were pretty much the settings. I cropped the original and vignetted it. The original is very similar. This one just caught my eye, the Lipizon Family.


12 comments posted




Linda M Medine   Linda M Medine
Beautiful Image. I love horses. Love the colors and the peaceful setting. I cropped out the horse in the background. All you can see is the two legs coming out of the stomach of the other horses and the head coming out of the top of larger horse. This is just a suggestion. I darkened just a little to bring out the blue sky just a little.   Posted: 04/08/2021 12:12:25
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Harley Rubens   Harley Rubens
I tried that too. The part of the head sticking up seemed to make it a family, but I like this format better. Thanks. I should just call it Adult and child Lipizon.
  Posted: 04/08/2021 13:04:26



Bruce Michelotti   Bruce Michelotti
Wonderful image of the horses Harley. You caught them at the perfect moment as they were looking at you. I think your exposure is spot on and the background is so nice. Could be a page on the Horse of the Month calendar. I agree with what Linda has done with her edit. You only need to see the two horses--they still can be a family! Where is the Lipizon Farm?   Posted: 04/10/2021 09:33:54
Harley Rubens   Harley Rubens
Thanks -Tempel Lippizons near Wadsworth. See attached   Posted: 04/10/2021 09:58:43
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Bruce Michelotti   Bruce Michelotti
Thanks for the map Harley. That is close enough to where my daughter lives for a photo visit.   Posted: 04/12/2021 16:15:49
Harley Rubens   Harley Rubens
NOT SURE WHERE YOU AE AT NOW, BUT IF YOU ARE TRAVELNG NEAR hIGHLAND pARK il. CALL AND RING OUR BELL.   Posted: 04/12/2021 17:12:46



Mark McKinney   Mark McKinney
Peaceful pastoral image. The horses are looking right at the viewer. I like the contrast between the colt and the adult horse. I noticed the horse in the background and I am ok with that. I think I would get rid of the house on the far right.   Posted: 04/15/2021 17:04:21



Alex Cohen   Alex Cohen
This is a beautiful photo! The colors are amazing, the detail is fantastic. The extra legs and bit of the other horses head are a touch distracting. That being said though, the two as the main focus really stand out well, so the distraction is minimal.   Posted: 04/19/2021 20:36:10



Lane B Lewis   Lane B Lewis
Having been a horse person, meaning riding and showing horses was my life for many years, I am coming from a different perspective. This is a portrait of a horse a it's foal. So, I am looking at from that perspective not a pastoral scene. The grey horse in the middle is fine. ( White horses are called grey, too long an explanation and this is not a lesson in horses) Anyway, the bay foal looks like a Mule because of it's long ears and it's coat is terrible. (Again, as a horse person, we don't like images of our horses with their ears back. Kind'a like a portrait of your child with his tongue sticking out.) And then there is something strange with the fence coming right up their rear. The horse in the back needs to be cloned out.

If you have an image of the three horse in a meadow, that I would consider a pastoral scene.   Posted: 04/19/2021 23:08:53
Harley Rubens   Harley Rubens
Photographing horses is something I knew nothing about. Since that time I went with a friend to photograph horses for sale. I did not know the money shot was of the Rear haunches. I think that is the term. Not sure what you are telling me about the ears. Is it negative to show them up, is the coat unnatural ?   Posted: 04/20/2021 08:43:19
Lane B Lewis   Lane B Lewis
Hi Harley,
You want the ears up.
For quarter horses, a breed, you might want to photograph it at an angle showing the rear.
Not necessary though. Like any animal eyes in focus
Don't cut off limbs and it the case of horses, ears up.
Of course, if you a taking a picture of a race, their ears will be back.   Posted: 04/20/2021 09:17:24
Lane B Lewis   Lane B Lewis
Hi Harley,
You want the ears up.
For quarter horses, a breed, you might want to photograph it at an angle showing the rear.
Not necessary though. Like any animal eyes in focus
Don't cut off limbs and it the case of horses, ears up.
Of course, if you a taking a picture of a race, their ears will be back.   Posted: 04/20/2021 09:17:25



 

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