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The Equine Scratch by Ally Green

July 2024 - The Equine Scratch

July 2024 - Ally Green


About the Image(s)

Just back from the UK and we stayed in the New Forest area (Hampshire) where the horses, cattle & donkeys roam free. This particular area is on the coast, the Solent, and was used to make the Mulberry Harbors for the DDay landing so a lot of history here. While walking in the protected Marsh area we came across these horses. I wasn’t sure about the cropping..are the other horses in the background a distraction for the back scratchers?! Shot with my Canon 5D Mark IV, 24-70mm lens 1/125 F5 ISO125. I put it into Topaz AI to sharpen alittle and moved the sliders in LR.

12 comments posted

Mike Cohen   Mike Cohen
Beautiful image. I think the orange horses really stand out against the greenery. I'd suggest straightening the horizen a bit as it looks to me to be a bit tilted. I'd also take out the horse behind the two in front.   Posted: 07/10/2024 14:49:06

Mike Cohen   Mike Cohen
  Posted: 07/10/2024 15:04:44
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Ally Green   Ally Green
That looks a much better image thanks Mike. What the best way to remove the horse behind in LR? You have done an excellent job!   Posted: 07/10/2024 15:31:26

Mike Cohen   Mike Cohen
Thanks Ally. Lightroom added a remove tool that uses AI. It shows up on the panel as Beta, meaning it's still somewhat in development. Just pant on what you want to remove and see how it does. It worked fine in this case on the first attempt but sometimes you have to make a different selection.   Posted: 07/10/2024 17:46:50
Ally Green   Ally Green
Thanks Mike..very helpful   Posted: 07/10/2024 17:51:56

Judith Lesnaw   Judith Lesnaw
I LOVE this image. It looks so real I can feel the peace of the setting. Knowing the history of the area makes that peace precious. I am glad that you kept the horses in the background on the right as they add to the overall affect. Mike's removal of the horse in back of subjects is great. Were you walking the area or in a car?   Posted: 07/11/2024 09:49:06
Ally Green   Ally Green
Thanks Judith. Yes it was a gloruious day & the light was just right even though it was 11am. We went for a walk along the coast and through the protected Marsh and lucky to come across the horses.   Posted: 07/11/2024 10:51:45

Ann Brixey   Ann Brixey
I have seen this scene in the New Forest, and similar ones in other areas of the UK so many times, and your picture has brought back so many memories. The setting is lovely, and of course the horses add to the pastoral feeling. I have to agree when I first viewed the image I thought the horizen was off, then thought it was my eyes. but I see that Mike thought it is too.
But a good photo nevertheless.
Iechyd da
Ann   Posted: 07/11/2024 11:46:43
Ally Green   Ally Green
It is a pretty part of the UK and glad you had the opportunity to visit. Yes i should have noticed the horizon being off but have corrected it now so thanks.   Posted: 07/11/2024 16:49:52
Ann Brixey   Ann Brixey
Not visited born there beautiful country 🌞   Posted: 07/11/2024 16:59:10
Ally Green   Ally Green
Me too I am British. Going back in September to Wales & the Lake District!   Posted: 07/11/2024 17:18:08
Ann Brixey   Ann Brixey
I am Welsh but now live in the States.

  Posted: 07/11/2024 17:20:09


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