'hestur' = horse
hestur í Höfn = 'horse at Höfn'
Tjis mynd er af íslenskum hesti á Höfn, Iceland
This picture is of an Icelandic horse at Höfn.
The Icelandic horse was developed from ponies taken to Iceland by Scandinavian settlers in the 9th and 10th centuries, the breed is mentioned in literature and historical records throughout Icelandic history; the first reference to a named horse appears in the 12th century. Horses were venerated in Norse mythology, a custom brought to Iceland by the country's earliest settlers. Selective breeding over the centuries has developed the breed into its current form. Natural selection has also played a role, as the harsh Icelandic climate eliminated many horses through cold and starvation. In the 1780s, much of the breed was wiped out in the aftermath of a volcanic eruption.
In the workshop posting is the original image from which this one was 'recovered' by PP using LR4.
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daddo (28152) 2013-10-23 23:40
Hi Trevor. This is a wonderful sight, a combination of the impressive landscape and the the animal that calls this land home.beautiful composition featuring primarily the horse but also giving full credit to the setting.I love the light and the colours. My compliments. Klaudio.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-10-24 0:52
Hello Trevor - This is a fine shot. I love the composition with the Icelandic pony beautifully positioned withing the frame and certainly the main FP. The wider view is full of detail, setting the scene but not overpowering the main subject. The pony's mane and tail both have the look of wind blowing through them and add a little dynamism to the image. Lovely to see! Warm regards Rosemary
dta (82960) 2013-10-24 1:07
Hello Trevor ,
A little lack of sharpness , but that gives a special and quite pleasnt effect , for this oustanding composition . The horse in the Fg has a very proud attitude . Beautiful BG , too , with the farmstead and the clody mountain .
Kamilutka (8107) 2013-10-24 1:14
well for the composition first all all - it is not only interesting but also well balanced. The portrait of the horse is natural with its mane swinging little bit in the wind, but I like the landscape in the background too. All the elements stay in great harmony. Nice colors too.
Thanks for sharing
Sergiom (89279) 2013-10-24 5:22
Cette photo ressort dans la galerie à cause de sa très grande qualité. Le cheval sauvage est parfaitement placé dans l'image et il nous laisse voir son environnement presque aussi sauvage que lui.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-10-24 7:59
questa più che una foto è uno splendido quadro nel quale grazie ad un eccellente punto di ripresail cavallo viene ad assumere una grande imponenza in una composizione che è perfetta per il giusto equilibrio tra il soggetto e lo sfondo.
La gestione della luce e del colore sono impeccabili e danno al fotogramma una ricchezza di dettagli insuperabile.
Una splendida proposta che merita di essere elogiata per la sua perfezione.
Ciao e buona giornata
macondo (19806) 2013-10-25 3:23
An amazing shot, both for the very low close-up of the little horse and the towering landscape of mountains behind. The lighting is superb, and I suspect you have done some good post processing (but maybe not) to bring out the detail in the horse against the background sunlight. Terrific sense of being there in this one - I can almost feel the wind.
jhm (160975) 2013-10-28 3:56
This is a wonderful picture with the big horse as real eye catcher.
Also the panoramic background cares for a nice panoramic view about these area.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
delpeoples (59886) 2013-10-30 5:07
These ponies are almost as famous as the waterfalls and mountains of this beautiful country. You composed this shot superbly, it looks like something out of an advertisement. Stunning rich colours, excellent compositional balance and impressive depth. Top job, thanks for sharing.
oss (425) 2013-11-21 13:05
What can i say.
Such powerful image of this animal against a mindblowing background. Great use of DOF.
Cricri (126778) 2014-07-28 12:56
Buenos días mi amiga María
Une belle image pour ta passion pour les chevaux, j'aime comme tu la cadrer, laissant une vue sur le paysage, et l'autre cheval en contre bas, j'aime le vent qui passe dans sa crinière blonde, très belle image
Pasa un bello dia y una Tarde, tiene pronto !!!
nikkitta (17068) 2014-07-28 14:08
Informative note about horses in Iceland, at America they arrived from Europe
Just saw the WS , great work obtaining a good original capture with excellent color contrast
Well done, regards
- Copyright: Trevor Moffiet (trevormoffiet) (3112)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-26
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Decisive Moment
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Iceland
- Theme(s): Horses around the world [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-23 23:36