This is the second shot in my short “sea horses” series. As I said here there were lots of horses on the beach that morning, but this one stood out from the rest. The rider kept it apart from the other horses and kept riding it backwards and forwards towards the shoreline. It seemed a bit frisky and I wondered if it was new to the sea and she was training it. I took lots of shots of it and I think this was the best. I don’t know a lot about horses but it does look a little nervous with its flared nostrils. The WS shows it being led towards the sea, but the back view isn’t so appealing.
The ships you see on the horizon are a common sight at Saltburn. They are waiting for high tide to enter Teesport via the Tees Estuary just north of here.
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efigesta (12188) 2005-12-05 4:54
Oh my god another pic from horses, i told you that i love that, and in that pic, the POV is perfect, and the color so great
Tks my friend
jinju (14265) 2005-12-05 5:16
Very nicely composed photo Kath. Lots of room infront of the horse to run into. The place is grat for taking photos. The backdrop is stunningly bautiful. The horse is right in the middle of its trot, its mane flying and nostrils flared. Very dramatic stuff.
Paolo (41230) 2005-12-05 5:22
Hi Kath, another excellent shot of horse and sea!
great POV, fantastic dynamism, excellent colours and reflection....perfect!
fabio_ts (13696) 2005-12-05 5:28
A wonderful composition Kath, reflections, contrast between brown horse and blue sea, frame, everithings works so well here, all my compliments and good week!!!
coco (30439) 2005-12-05 5:34
I liked more the other one. This one is not bad... but neither is like the other.
The composition is good, but many times is very important the moment when we shot. And here perhaps is not the best pose of the horse and neither of the rider (neither we can see her face).
Like the shadow of both is cutted, I think that I would crop it for have a more panoramic view.
alon (1289) 2005-12-05 5:58
It is another great shot from this beautiful series. The positioning of the horse in the frame is very good. Also here the colors and light are excellent. I wish I could see a bit more from the rider's face. I also like the WS with the unusual position of the flying horse. The note is also interesting. Indeed it does look nervous. After all, it is not a sea horse.
Cliffy (590) 2005-12-05 6:05
Nive and crisp like the previous horse post kath but I did prefer that die to the varying poses of the 3 horses.This is pleasant but lacks the impact of the previous post.
Luan (12971) 2005-12-05 6:55
a very nice picture, firstly I like the contact between the girl and the see and the way she looks at he nature. Moreover the picture is nicely composed, the light is perfect and the wet sand gives a beautiful reflection and texture.
saigon (6443) 2005-12-05 7:51
good moment decisif!
Galmeida (12559) 2005-12-05 10:38
Excelent shot at the beach with horses in a decisive moment to capture. Good enquadrement, motion, dynamism and a great and nice trot of the horse so well captured. A like also your WS but for posting this is better. Good light, colors and also nice mirroring reflections at the sand.
Very well seen, done and composed and my congratulations. Thanks for sharing nice pictures.
lukie (0) 2005-12-05 10:40
very very sharp sight on this beautiful animal. No further comment, just ... beautiful...
weswang (18223) 2005-12-05 11:52
Hi Kath, A very well taken picture with excellent details and texture. We can feel the moving by looking at the horse. Nice capture of the background and the reflections. Well done.
rosaline (0) 2005-12-05 13:32
I like this one a lot. The exposure, focus and colours are first rate. The reflection is great too. The face of the rider could have been looking forward a bit more, but the capture is great an the impact is strong.
Didi (60590) 2005-12-05 14:03
Another good one with the young lady looking at the sea.
The subject is well positioned with a selective clear DOF.
I'am asking myself what will happen if I add some yellow colour in a Workshop ?
manss0fl (327) 2005-12-05 15:32
Nice shot with great colours. I love the lighting at this time of year.
Tue (43384) 2005-12-05 16:06
Another good beach shot. I like the fact the girl is looking towards the sea. The reflections are also very nice again here. Good work!
xlgo (562) 2005-12-05 18:10
Not as dynamic as your previous posting but nevertheless quite a good shot. Good colours and sharpness and I like the framing which gives the horse room to move into.
sarju (5324) 2005-12-05 21:04
I can see that only one foot of this horse is on the ground ... that makes me wonder that these horses must have been galloping relatively fast ... this makes this capture even more impressive ... everything is good in this photo ... only thing I could ask for more would probably be that I would have liked to see the complete reflection of the rider and secondly I would have liked the person to be looking a bit more towards the camera ... but the horse looks beautifully fabulous
tfs ... cheers ... sarju
dsidwell (9783) 2005-12-05 23:18
Very rich tones, Kath, and the composition is nice here, and simpler than your previous. The deep tones of the horse really catch my eye here, but also the lovely texture of the watery beach.
singuanti (15250) 2005-12-06 0:16
Hi Kath. Great catch of reflections here with the horse on the beach. It's funny you posted this because I plan on doing a similar shot with a dog on a beach in a few days. What a light showing all of the muscles of the horse. Most impressive Kath!
pitai (3985) 2005-12-06 7:17
Hello Kath, the setting is gorgeous. It gives so much texture, color and reflection here. And that horse… is a show of its own. I love his posture. I read some complain about that the reflection is not complete. For me that doesn’t bother me. But, an horizontal shot would had been another option. What I like here is the closeness you got with your subject. That way we can appreciate more the details. Very well done, Gabriel.
sergio1 (12152) 2005-12-07 4:26
Bonita composición y la reflexión. La definición está genial.
alejandroguzman (4684) 2005-12-18 17:46
Very well composed.
I love how u captured the reflection in the sand.
- Copyright: Kath Featherstone (feather) (51130)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-11-20
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: NikonD70, Nikkor AF 24-120mm D
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): World of Horses, Poetry in Motion... [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-12-05 4:51
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