This shot was taken while walking up to the peak called Grosser Mittager (2422 meters), one of the attractive mountains surrounding Merano, my home town.
In the background you can see the peak called Kesselberg (2500 meters), one of the most fascinating places I have ever been. Rhododendrons in blossom were scattered everywhere and created a wonderful view.
In front you can see a fantastic Haflinger horse: an Italian breed named after the village of Hafling, located on the mountains between Merano and Bolzano in Alto Adige. It seems that after the break down of their empire in Italy, the Ostrogots settled down in the village of Hafling and took with them some oriental horses they used for war purposes. These horses started mating with ponies and created the new Haflinger breed. Wonderful animals…
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fabio_ts (13696) 2005-09-15 4:31
Che bella prospettiva per questo magnifico panorama montano Samuele.. la montagna d'estate offre scenari splendidi come questo e tu riesci bene a trasmettere il loro fascino, complimenti e buona giornata,
elkab (4951) 2005-09-15 4:33
Your picture looks very really (excellent DOF, nice light), I like the title, funny and very appropriate.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-09-15 4:39
Very cute pony. I like the way you captured his eating. The blond hair is absoulutely beautiful as is the background and colours.
foxy (895) 2005-09-15 4:41
Stunning view. The horse is really a rare beauty which I don't often see a blond horse.
Great POV and colours.
Really envy you living such a beautiful hometown.
Thanks for sharing.
alekpet (4663) 2005-09-15 4:52
this is from dsome ferrytale, no?
Beautiful scenery, good contrast between different colors.
Paolo (41222) 2005-09-15 4:53
Ciao Samuele....complimenti questa foto è splendida!!!
i colori sono straordinari, il POV è fantastico e c'è una luce meravigliosa!
veramente molto bella.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2005-09-15 4:54
Lovely close up of the oriental horse with the mountains behind.
Nice colors, light, POV and a "blonde horse?" (I didn't know it coulb exist)
Thanks for share!
grafu (2225) 2005-09-15 4:54
wonderful place, nicely shown. i like colors, POV and details...
coco (30439) 2005-09-15 5:07
Excellent composition, Samuele.
But let me say that perhaps the colours are so strong. I mean that perhaps the brightness is very hard.
I've done a WS, I hope you like.
Vesela (967) 2005-09-15 5:07
Very beautiful landscape here, Sam!
Good colors and composition of the shot.
And that horse is so charming... :)
hayu (640) 2005-09-15 5:16
Great angle for this shot. It really is a beautiful horse and in a wonderful setting. Regards, Huub
Amellia (1862) 2005-09-15 5:21
wow niesamowita jakość fotografii, wspaniale czysta, przepiękny widoczek i te cudowne, moje ukochane, zwierzę na wolności, czyż może być piekniejszy widok, wielkie bravo:))))
vincent24 (9060) 2005-09-15 5:41
Very good composition well balanced,with great depht,we can see the muscles of the horse feeding with flowers,the sun is very strong and may be less contrast could improve the picture,anyway very well taken,
Albrecht (11281) 2005-09-15 5:54
Wonderful scene and beautiful colours and compo.
< greetings Albrecht >
supereira (9576) 2005-09-15 6:01
Beautifdul shot.I like it.Good composition and DOF.I like the detail of the horse.Good colors,light,textures and sharpness.I like the contrast between the sky and the earth.Good job!
danby1 (3697) 2005-09-15 8:51
nice shot sam, good composition and lighting, good focus and everything works well here, i dont think it can be made any better, so i will leave you with well done!!
Gix (3565) 2005-09-15 10:57
che bell'esemplare di Aveglinese (i cavalli di Avelengo).
Se ne sta a pascolare tranquillo fra i rododendri, beato lui!
Colori saturatissimi, quasì impossibili, dof dal primo piano all'infinito, ma soprattutto un bel soggetto immerso nel suo ambiente, un'mmagine composta con molta cura.
feather (51130) 2005-09-15 11:07
Beautiful! The DOF is spot on; sharp from front to back. Looking at the background horse and the size of the paths shows this image has an amazing depth, all the way back to the peak on the far left. Well done
Are these horses wild or do the owners just leave them to graze?
donluicu (24724) 2005-09-15 11:27
excellent composition here!
the foreground with this beautiful horse, and such a nice landscpe for background..!
very well done.
Did you take this picture before or after your enter in TE? i'm just curious..
Guenther (10915) 2005-09-15 12:56
Ciao Samuele, bellissimo e meritato omaggio agli splendidi avelignesi ... però non sapevo che mangiano rododendri :)
Cricri (120143) 2005-09-15 13:28
Bonjour Samuele, trés beaux panorama, les couleurs sont super belle, ainsi que ce robuste cheval.
Graal (102928) 2005-09-15 14:04
good composition. Nice view from fore to background. Strong colours and good sharpness. Peaceful atmosphere. Well done.
dolin (15619) 2005-09-15 14:40
Superbe shot avec une très bonne position du cheval et un grand angle qui nous donne de l'effet.
Les teintes sont belles et la lumière sur le cheval est superbe.
Très bonne profondeur également.
(Sorry for the french comment)
gaby (19819) 2005-09-15 16:08
Samuele - good evening - wonderful shot - congratulations for this nice compo -
Fis2 (98611) 2005-09-15 16:27
I like the composition, colours and frame.
Very nice image.
DLM (6479) 2005-09-15 16:34
A beautiful composition with wonderful detail and colours,very well done.
ChrisJ (114689) 2005-09-16 3:32
I like the inclusion of the pony even if its posture is a little unorthodox. Excellent color saturation & lighting in this marvellous landscape. Well done!
faubry (35447) 2005-09-16 4:20
very nice poney in landscape, beautiful contrast end colors, i like the title... thanks
tars (882) 2005-09-16 5:17
Wondrously beautiful landscape photograph, Sam. Nice wide view and good composition. I like the contrasts between the green field and blue sky, also the shadows of the clouds. The horse (?Haflinger?)with his blond hair gives a special effect to your picture.
Greetings ... Tars
papagolf21 (102390) 2005-09-16 6:12
Merci beaucoup pour l'excellente note d'accompagnement. J'aime cette prise de vue par sa qualité photographique et par son sujet.
La composition est très bonne et le cheval (je ne connaissais pas cette race) est idéalement placé dans l'image.
betogrein (2232) 2005-09-16 8:52
wonderful place, nicely shown. i like colors, POV and details...
jasmis (58123) 2005-09-16 14:07
Interesting "portrait". Fine landscape. Excelent sharpnes and DOF. Properly saturated colours.
sun_web (665) 2005-09-16 20:42
Very nice shot and caption! I liked your POV for many of your phoots, it shows a different angle from others. Colors are beautiful too. Good job Sameule.
prumod (8300) 2005-09-17 0:00
a well balanced picture with good gradients...
and ur notes are very good... and a perfect title for this picture...
i like the profile of the horse just opposite to the profile of the mountain.. well balancing..
have a nice day
Xalkida (11744) 2005-09-19 5:50
Beautiful shot of this fine place. The ponny is a good addition and makes your composition more impressive. I like the POV, the depth and the vivid colors. Excellent handle of lighting too. Nice job!
msuess (615) 2005-09-19 7:36
Wonderfull shot! I really love the Haflinger, the colors and the contrast a lot. Great!
MON (135) 2005-09-19 10:23
Perfect shot. I like a lot composition, it seems that the horse is posing with a correct position, wonderful hair... Colours are wonderful, overall the contrast between blue sky and green floor. Congratulations!, I've decided to choose this photo between my favourites.
baudinm (349) 2005-09-19 15:26
This is a very nice landscape.
The foreground horse is beautiful and makes a perfect introduction to the background.
The sky is beautiful but the colors seems to be a little overprocessed.
The picture is superb.
CycleEyes (24) 2005-09-19 19:06
Hi Samuele ! Great shot, fantastic exposure showing one beautiful composition. Very nice !
Gregtom (7169) 2005-09-20 3:37
Very well composed landscape - beautiful place indeed! Very sharp picture and vivid colors, well placed horse, which is really most important object of the picture. Thanks for sharing!
baladine (1201) 2005-09-22 8:22
The shot seems surrealistic, like in a kind of fairy tales. Very good colours.
alainh (33201) 2005-09-26 16:39
a very nice composition with great colours.
A little to much contrastes for me but a splendid picture.
itamaratiya (539) 2005-09-28 9:14
The light, the colors and the composition is great.
Very well done,
huynt (5079) 2005-10-01 7:42
A great hosre and wonderful landscape. Bravo for excellent POV and composition. huy
PLD_images (7149) 2005-10-04 10:14
A just love this one Samuele,
The colors, the point of view, the scene, everything is perfect here.
ThierryLAURENT (170) 2005-10-05 5:37
I like this photo, the colours aremagic and the horse is very beautiful. This picture reflete calm, tranquility, congratulations, and thanks for your talent.
elihesamian (26149) 2005-10-08 14:46
A dreamy beautiful calm and peaceful shot,Congratulation for this admirable result,really beautiful and I cn look at this for hours and hours,excellent quality and sharpness and fantastic details,great used of DOF and very well reached the colrs and contrast as well,nicely composed and Thanks for posting it,great one,Samuele,
AiresSantos (56155) 2005-10-12 4:39
Simply fantastic ! This photo is the one which i liked most among yours.
Excellent perspective, colors and brightness.
The horse is lovely.
Thanks for sharing
Marlis (2298) 2005-10-17 14:05
the title 'blond hair' is very witty!
Wonderful capture of this beautiful horse in the stunning landscape. Good POV and composition.
simonekarl (404) 2005-10-17 15:45
Ciao Samuele. Queste cavalle sono da vero molto belle.
Hai tantissime belle foto sul sito, ovviamente vive in un parte d'Italia da paura (come si dice a Roma!)
i colori sono molto intense hai usato un polariser per il cielo?
Grande foto, bravo.
nbournas (3229) 2005-10-18 11:04
Beautiful horse. The light colors of the horse contrast beautifully with the green background. TFS. Nikos
Burberry1 (6041) 2005-10-25 4:48
Wonderful shot Samuele!! The contrast is just amzing. I love the blonde fringe of this "beauty" and wonderful background.
efigesta (12188) 2005-10-25 4:53
Hi my friend, i like so much this pic, the horse is so beautiful and the composition are perfect, regards manuel
timleahy (2195) 2005-10-25 7:02
Superb image Samuele! I like the strong colours. You have good DOF keeping everything in focus. Composition is very good, the roadway leading the eye along the hillside. Well done!
YavuzA (357) 2005-10-26 10:24
This is the best a photograf can be! Really great. The colors and sharpness makes this picture almoust "living".
evanrizo (456) 2006-03-08 10:05
Belle blond. I like it
nbj (2097) 2006-05-20 15:53
Wow, DOF, colors, light, sharpness, brightness...it's all pretty amazing. Very well done indeed.
All the best, Nana
sebinho342 (19317) 2006-06-21 5:05
Hi Samuele, i'm discovering your gallery and i've browsed your last 2 pages and i love it ! Very peacefull in general, and this one is really brilliant, marvelous, what a shot !!
I would have reduce a little bit contrasts and saturation but nevermind, this is an incredible shot, composition is excellent and this horse is posing so well ;)
lestans (17168) 2006-09-16 10:42
OOOHHH!! Bellissima composizione diagonale!! la linea del pendio, la linea del sentiero lunga e diritta... e, nell'altra direzione, la linea del collo e della criniera del cavllo.
Quest è "appena" la struttura dell'immagine, che poi è ricca di dettagli, di cose bellissime, perchè il posto, la montagna, il cielo, tutto è bellissimo, per non parlare del cavallo! Un avelignese, immagino.
sadeik (3282) 2007-02-28 16:38
This is a nice photo, I especially like the white mane on the horse and the brightness on it
- Copyright: Samuele Bianco (sam224) (6215)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-07-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 500N
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Poetry in Motion... [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-09-15 4:21
- Favorites: 3 [view]