John Gilkerson, MPSA  

Three Horses by John Gilkerson, MPSA

May 2022 - Three Horses

About the Image(s)

Image made while returning to home on a local walk in November last year
Sony A900 ISO200 Minolta 75-300mm zoom at 300mm 1/500 f10
Tripod possibly used
This shot was made from quite a distance; if I had approached closer the arrangement of the three horses would have changed.
Processed in Affinity Photo
Levels adjusted
Converted to mono
Haze Removal filter applied to improve the sky
Brightness raised

8 comments posted

Peter Clark   Peter Clark
Very nicely caught, John. The position of the horses is ideal and the sky detail a bonus.

I think the image would be strengthened by cropping to 16x9 - the bald sky at the top of the image does nothing to it IMHO.   Posted: 05/04/2022 05:41:47
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John Gilkerson   John Gilkerson
Peter, yes the sky does need work.   Posted: 05/12/2022 01:10:24

Ella Schreiber   Ella Schreiber
HI John: Horses in silhouette are lovely. There is just enough light to make details out. Having said that... a close look at the standing horse on the left hand side has some black dots above his/her back...I da no ... from post camera processing or dust on your lens? A very nice composition!   Posted: 05/10/2022 07:31:07
John Gilkerson   John Gilkerson
Ella, yes there are spots.
They could actually be birds but as that is not obvious I agree that they should be removed.   Posted: 05/12/2022 01:11:52

Nick Delany   Nick Delany
What a creative composition John ! I like the sun reflections on the front of the horses that help create depth. I would agree that the crop suggested by Peter would help. Another suggestion would be to take it into CEP4 and apply the Graduated Neutral Density Filter and lower the upper tonality to increase the weather drama. It is an option but I think I prefer the crop,   Posted: 05/11/2022 20:05:58
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John Gilkerson   John Gilkerson
Nick, the CEP4 idea is worth a try, thanks for that.   Posted: 05/12/2022 01:12:39

Ed Ries
Hello Hohn. I like your composition and subject matter. As was stated the light area in the foreground adds nice depth. My only suggestion would be to crop the sky as Peter suggested and see what you think; however, having said that I would include the cloud formation above the horses.   Posted: 05/21/2022 14:08:30


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