Abdo Allam  

Mountain's Thunder by Abdo Allam

January 2020 - Mountain's Thunder

About the Image(s)

For this month, I choose one of my favorite kind of photography which is "horses beauty" , it is one of most difficult scale cause it is depends on the way horse standing, ears, eyes, tail, walking ....etc , so to get one with all required is very tough.

Our country famous with the original Arab horses especially Egyptian horses , one horse may cost millions of dollars, and the owners want only a good photo to show the beauty and bride of their horses.

This photo taken in one of horses farms here in Qatar, but the horse is Egyptian, it is named "baroque el alyaa" some thing like, "mountains thunder".

the exif was as following :
Nikon D750
Nikkor 70-200 F/2.8 @ 3.5
focal length 145 mm
shutter 1/1250
iso automatic between 100-800

8 comments posted

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Very nice backlight.
I rotated it 4 degrees to the right.   Posted: 01/03/2020 20:41:23
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Abdo Allam   Abdo Allam
thanks mr Stephen for your valued comment
actually for photography rules you are right and photo must rotate to right , but in Arabian horse Photoghraphy to show the beauty of it we bay attention only for horse it self and the position of it , cause Arabian horses have short front legs we must make it straight to let the back looks at 0 degree horizontal , if you notice when rotate photo the back of horse looks high and this is in horse Beauty consider as fault , so most important is showing the horse in perfect position as I say .
thanks again   Posted: 01/06/2020 01:12:16

Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
Abdo, I love horses, so I really enjoy your horse pix! I like Stephen's slight fix, the angle was all that kept it from being perfect. Great light!   Posted: 01/05/2020 20:39:13
Abdo Allam   Abdo Allam
thanks brenda
please read my reply for Mr Stephens comment   Posted: 01/06/2020 01:13:47

Terry Walters   Terry Walters
A beautiful horse, well photographed with room to run into, and good use of back-lighting. Taking on board your earlier comments are you allowed to use Photoshop? I find the fence poles lessen the image, so either edit them out or try to get a cleaner background when taking the image, either way a cleaner pleasing background will enhance the subject.   Posted: 01/06/2020 07:26:41

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Yes, you gave good a good reason for the angle, and it was an informative explanation. I agree with Terry's comments about the overall composition.   Posted: 01/06/2020 07:50:08

Jason Kravitz   Jason Kravitz
You've captured the light beautifully through her tail, mane and chin hairs. Interesting explanation about the image rotation as well.

One thought on the foreground would be to bring the brightness down on the grass just a little bit to further bring attention to the main subject.   Posted: 01/08/2020 13:31:20

Richard Huang   Richard Huang
I like the angle...though...   Posted: 01/19/2020 10:11:16


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