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Horse Portrait

Discussion in 'Appraisal Gallery' started by Parks90, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Parks90

    Parks90 Member

    I took this whilst looking after some stabled horses at a dressage competition in Gloucester. I had in my mind an image effectively just showing the outline of the hose and the white of its forelock against a completely black background.

    [​IMG]Horse Portrait by Craig Parkinson, on Flickr
  2. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    In a minimalist image like this, I think it needs to be perfect to pull it off. So for me,

    1. shouldn't chop the nose or ears (or needs to look more intentional)
    2. eyes need to be level (even if that means fixing it in post)

    Otherwise it's a good attempt.
  3. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Agree with above, plus decide if the right hand eye is in or out. Think you might just get away with fact the nose at front end is very soft.

    Really the rim lighting is probably not working quite well enough to create a perfect low key image.
  4. Parks90

    Parks90 Member

    Thanks for the advice. Completely agree with your comments, challenging conditions to shoot in considering I physically couldn't move the horse or where the lighting was coming from or it's strength.

    Compositionally I'll keep it in mind for future as I'm forever around horses.

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