Mary Ann Carrasco  

A White Horse by Mary Ann Carrasco

November 2021 - A White Horse

November 2021 - Mary Ann Carrasco


About the Image(s)

I took this in September of this year on the northern coast of California. It was an overcast day so I thought the white horse and textures would work well in monochrome. I used the Nikon d500 and settings were 1/4000; ISO 800, f/8, 18mm.

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8 comments posted

Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
The diagonal fence coupled with the horizontal fencing is a little distracting in my view. So, I took your original to Luminar AI and made a black and white square image. Dodged the eye and the mouth to squeeze more detail and added vignetting in order to soften the light gray sky. It looks like your camera automatically expoosed to include the bright sky.   Posted: 11/10/2021 12:51:09
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Mary Ann Carrasco   Mary Ann Carrasco
Chuck, I appreciate your edit and comments. Your edit gives the photograph a very different feel.   Posted: 11/26/2021 11:18:59

Lorna Zaback   Lorna Zaback
Mary Ann, this is a lovely image and I really like your BW version as well as the post processing you have done. I like Chuck's idea of cropping some off both sides, although I might not take off quite as much on the left. I think the vignette Chuck suggests works well to bring our focus onto this beautiful animal, but perhaps a little lighter in the upper corners?   Posted: 11/13/2021 22:54:24
Mary Ann Carrasco   Mary Ann Carrasco
Lorna, thank you for your suggestions.   Posted: 11/26/2021 11:19:49

Kerry Koenig
Hi Mary Ann. I like your photo both in color and black and white. I like the textural variation and the subtle range of hues. I am happy with your original cropping. In the color the horse's nose blends into the fencing behind it. You made it stand out a lot more in your monochrome version. Nice shot. I love the horse to the left peaking his head out.   Posted: 11/19/2021 16:06:06
Mary Ann Carrasco   Mary Ann Carrasco
Kerry, thank you.   Posted: 11/26/2021 11:20:19

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
I like your monochrome version and I also like Chuck's edit. I agree with cropping in to eliminate the partial head of the horse on the left. For me he doesn't add anthing to the image, and so therefore, I would eliminate hime. I would suggest brightening up the horse a little, too.   Posted: 11/20/2021 13:40:09
Mary Ann Carrasco   Mary Ann Carrasco
Cindy, thank you   Posted: 11/26/2021 11:20:38