Cindy Lynch  

Wild Horse by Cindy Lynch

December 2019 - Wild Horse

December 2019 - Cindy Lynch


About the Image(s)

In Eminence, MO, there is a herd of wild horses. On a photo expedition there, we were able to find them in the field. I believe they are used to people coming by to watch them, because they are actually very calm and approachable. I liked this shot, because there was a nice background. In post processing, I darkened the background to make the horse stand out. I also adjusted the contrast and details. Settings: f/8, 1/320 sec., ISO 100 and 300 mm focal length.

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8 comments posted

David Terao   David Terao
Excellent post processing! You really brought out the character of the horse by sharpening the hairs and eyes. I'm not sure what all you did, but it worked! I like the way you de-saturated, blurred and darkened the green-grass background while lightening the dark vegetation above the grass to give the background a more uniform look. And, your cropping accentuated the image tremendously. Quite a transformation from the original image.   Posted: 12/01/2019 20:20:31

Don MacKenzie   Don MacKenzie
Looks like you got the horse's full attention, eyes on the camera and the ears forward. This helps me, thee viewer, make a strong contact with the horse. The pic is so clear and sharp I feel like I could reach in and touch the horse. Great contrast between horse and background. Nicely done (as usual).   Posted: 12/04/2019 13:33:36

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
(Groups 8 & 18)
Wow ! Just one super 'portrait'. You've created a most beautiful painting !   Posted: 12/17/2019 18:29:36

Ray Henrikson   Ray Henrikson
I assume that is dirt or unusual pigmentation around the nose. My eye dwells too long on the dirty nose!   Posted: 12/18/2019 21:12:42

Bai Chuang Shyu   Bai Chuang Shyu
I like the very sharp horse face and the hairs and the blurred background really make the horse stand out.   Posted: 12/20/2019 09:10:30

Charlie Yang   Charlie Yang
I find horse is hard to photograph, if focus on eye(s), horse nose will not be as sharp, vice versa. How do you do it?
Nice job on darken the background, especially with lower half!
  Posted: 12/20/2019 10:34:41

Phyllis Peterson   Phyllis Peterson
Your photo of the horse was quite enhanced by your edits. The sharpness of the hairs and eyes bring out the character of the horse. Well done!   Posted: 12/29/2019 14:49:43

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
Thank you, everyone. I am going to enter this in our camera club competition. Wish me luck!   Posted: 12/29/2019 16:13:24