Harriet Ciccone  

Horsing Around by Harriet Ciccone

July 2021 - Horsing Around

July 2021 - Harriet Ciccone


About the Image(s)

This is my horse Natasha playing around with me at the fence to get another piece of apple. She is a Haflinger and they are known for their blond manes and tails. To me the soft morning light made her mane sparkle. I tuned the image, cropped in and then increased structure a bit.
F/8.0 56mm ISO 400

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7 comments posted

Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Hi Harriet,
Another beautiful family portrait. I like it. My only suggestion would be to darken the background a bit.   Posted: 07/07/2021 11:06:11

Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
Hi Harriet, A great portrait of Natasha. Per Barbara's comment about darkening the background you may also want to consider opening your aperture a bit to F5.6 or even F4 to throw the background out of focus and concentrate the viewer's attention on Natasha.
Norm   Posted: 07/13/2021 13:00:45

John Hackett   John Hackett
What a wonderful haircut.You have the most wonderful subjects around you, each months is a delight to encounter.I think you have done all you need to with this one, I do not see anything but the delightful portrait of Natasha.   Posted: 07/16/2021 05:33:23

Marcela Stegemueller   Marcela Stegemueller
Can Natasha actually see with that mane? The light does capture the blond mane and her ear. Beautiful family portrait.   Posted: 07/17/2021 19:57:18
Harriet Ciccone
She flips her mane around when she wants to get your attention. She is a real flirt.   Posted: 07/18/2021 14:45:11

Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
You have a lot of interesting images of your animals, but I think this is my favorite. Her hair is beautiful in this light and the image begs the question which you have answered, "How does she see?", and this ads a lot of interest. My first thought was that you cropped a little close to her nose, but from the original I can see why. You still might try giving her a little more room under her nose.   Posted: 07/19/2021 10:21:51

Carroll Reynolds   Carroll Reynolds
Lovely and unique image of a unique horse (at least from the plow horses my grandfather had). The image brings my attention directly to where the eyes are expected and creates a curiosity and interest at the same time.   Posted: 07/29/2021 04:54:38