Shire Horse and sheep feeding near Halton East (Yorkshire Dales).
In this Winter scene I had trouble with a 'washed out' sky, I ended up giving the whole picture what I think is an almost 'tinted' look via Photoshop - what do you think?
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set (260) 2004-02-17 4:34
Very nice shot, the composition of animals and the framing is perfect. Perhaps a bit more contrast? Congratulations.
khamoon (162) 2004-02-17 4:42
Good composition with a nice land mood.
But the sky doesn't work as well...
Keitht (1304) 2004-02-17 5:16
What a lovely country scene. I really like the soft colours and lighting. I had wondered about cropping down to the top of the large tree in the background but after 'playing' I feel the clear sky over the tree adds to the sense of space and distance.
cxxl (2682) 2004-02-17 5:26
Great shot. Reminds me of the movie "Babe" ;) Great DOF and nice pastel like background. I like it.
edonato (253) 2004-02-17 5:29
Great composition. Timeless picture which depict a scene that could have been seen over 100 years ago. Good job with the DOF keeping the detail in the shallow depths but not too much blur in the futher parts. Excellent picture, congratulations!
jhm (153716) 2004-02-17 7:12
What a lovely country scene. I really like the soft colours and lighting. The background a little bit fog. Original it better than of WS. Excellent picture.
Opus (0) 2004-02-17 7:23
A lovely scene! The sky seems fine to me. I just like to see a wider composition to include the back half of the horse.
cloverstar (0) 2004-02-17 12:27
Very good nature scene. Fits well with the rule of 1/3rds. I find the sky fits in well with the pastel shades of green in the hills. Good capture with the horse's eyes closed. Very well composed.
afaust (302) 2004-02-18 0:21
I like your picture because of the feeling of tranquility it conveys, which I think is achieved not only due to the subject matter but due to the soft color of the sky and the color of the hills in the background.
PLD_images (7149) 2004-02-20 12:19
Lovely photograph. The subject up front are so sharp and so cute. The DOF is also well exucuted. I like the "tinted" look that you have obtained here. Very nicely done.
ghazg (54) 2004-02-24 18:31
Thats is very very nice shot almost like a painting
electro76 (460) 2004-03-06 15:37
This is a very beautiful picture, I like it a lot.
Very Beautiful country scene.
MyriamVillert (3223) 2004-03-12 7:26
Wow quelle scène animalière agréable !
Déjà j'adore les couleurs de l'arrière plan : ce vert d'eau - amande - bleuté est d'une douceur incroyable. Les silhouettes des arbres qui se détachent dessus sont délicates. Quant à ce joyeux attroupement à leur du dîner, il est charmant !
touristdidi (8583) 2004-03-13 11:15
Looks like an old oil painting... Ilove those sheep, and the horse so much! They have personality!
dgcoene (305) 2004-03-16 10:45
Wonderful shot. Though the more I look at it the more fake it looks to me, almost like a Norman Rockwell painting. I`d be very interested in seeing the completely unretouched version. Thanks!
richtersl (3546) 2004-04-03 17:29
This is wonderful! It reminds me of a scene from the movie, "Babe": I almost expect to hear the animals talk.
amitai (879) 2004-04-11 6:41
This is gorgeous. Rolling hills, soft light, very beautiful atmosphere. To get this light in Israel we need to wake up around 4:30 in the morning and we can enjoy it for maybe an hour.
azymuth (134) 2004-04-22 4:50
I think its a fantastic photograph. Great composition and subjects.
Perhaps I'm goign out on a limb here, but does anybody else feel that fiddling with the colors and contrast in such a way is somehow "cheating". It definitely looks incredible, but is there any light condition that would cause a photograph to look like this naturally?
So for this reason I have a few reservations about this photo and others that have been adjusted in a similar way.
eleparc (24063) 2004-04-27 4:55
wow great rural scene! the tinted look does not bother me i think that it rather adds sthg to the photo... it looks almost like a studio shot:-)) very strong composition and so english IMO.. I love it:-) bravo
Gatis (925) 2004-05-09 14:38
How did I miss this? Dreamy pastoral picture, like painting.
artikos (1800) 2004-10-20 11:35
very nice photo
robiuk (10807) 2004-10-20 20:24
How could I miss this one?!?!?!
This one is fantastic, Stephen. I'm so happy I discovered it!
Bravo! (16 smileys!!!)
bebel (7588) 2004-10-27 2:57
joli tableau champêtre, presque un caractère biblique. Les couleurs sont très pastel comme une peinture ; très légères et douces, avec un éclairage au dessus presque surnaturel. Ces tonalités sont bien captées. Le ciel et lointain bleutés sont très agréables, bon travail avec PS.
maciekda (19895) 2004-12-02 11:44
beautiful picture, very special mood and nice compo, let me just give you a big smiley for that, lovely ;)
DigiSpy (214) 2004-12-13 18:19
This could very well be a painting of an old Dutch Master. In fact, it looks arranged and a bit to perfect.
It's real! A very, very nice composition, the work that has been done in one of the WS gives a bit better color presentation. But still, the tree, horse and object in the foreground a so var well in balance, a pleasure to look at. Added to one of my favs!
danyy (0) 2005-01-18 12:57
Scène de campagne ou de ferme très tendre, la paisible cohabitation d'animaus d'espèces si différentes, tous avec ce visage empli de douceur.
Praetzer (2375) 2005-01-19 13:47
Just discovered your galery.
Very nice framing and composition. Lovely scene.
The sky is OK. The panoram just below has a blue colorcast as if it was haze.
Not really disturbing. It's more like the difference between 99.9% and 100%
This picture shows clearly that you don't need to go to wonderlands (India in my case) to come up with wonderfull pictures
joseelias (0) 2005-01-21 7:38
I think it’s great! It’s a real painting! The softness of the light, especially in the foreground maintaining the details is incredible. Also you must thanks to the sheep looking at you! ;-)
They add strength to the composition by making us feel that we’re there and they are looking at us.
Auslander (353) 2005-01-29 22:07
Realy impressive. How can you obtain such a quality in your photo. Awesome the details, the color and so on. You fix forever this moment with a master touch.
You're my idole Stephen !
DLM (6479) 2006-02-19 7:12
fantastic work Stephen truely wonderful country scene,TFS
KevRyan (22956) 2006-05-01 17:58
Hi Stephen - well I keep meaning to add to the accolades to this wonderful almost painterly image - a classic Victorian type countryside view - wonderfully executed - I don't really understand or compute the problems people have with making an image look better in this way - that has been an approach employed since the dawn of photography!!
best wishes kev
Prisley (1485) 2006-06-19 17:50
It looks like a studio shot with a fake landscape in the background like a country sude soap opera setting. Very nice composition, very rustic and so "nature". I love the pale colors in the back, the strong horse "profile" and most of all the sheeps looking in direction of the camera (especially the one on the right hand side: very neat ;o)
Great work, TFS!
paulianthomas (264) 2006-06-21 8:31
Great colours, feels like a painting. Looks like some of the sheep spotted you. You obviously not the kind of guy who normally creeps up on sheep :)
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2006-07-06 12:50
Excellent composition. Superb colours. What more can I add to what has already been said, its one of those perfect pictures.
With Greetings from India
mmerege (229) 2006-07-18 14:50
Hi Stephen ..What a shot!!!!!
I think it is a great photo
natwald (0) 2006-09-30 8:19
lilimih33 (9918) 2006-12-12 19:10
Hello Stephen! Great composition!!! Good country scene! Nice point of view! Excellent shot!
jaywalker (16101) 2007-02-02 5:15
Hi Shephen, Again this is a superb photo the Shire is a magnificent animal & i just love this shot with all the sheep thinking what on earth is this big lump doing eating all our feed, the whole photo pieces together so well, great depth also, kind regards Wilson.
mickyg (815) 2007-02-08 12:57
You made a fine job of the sky Steve, this is an excellent shot with great detail and sharpness .. just looked through your gallery and you take some fine shots indeed ..
batalay (38933) 2007-03-21 14:29
An extraordinarily bucolic scene, where different species of animals appear to be having a dialogue. I like the atmosphere you've captured. The composition, definition, colors all work in concert to make this a compelling shot.
jrleborgne (1554) 2007-07-13 6:31
Lovely quiet scene. It could be a John Constable 's oil on canvas. Nice photograph.
Preetie (433) 2007-08-02 8:49
Where did you find that pic!!! Awesome...such a quaint fairy tale setting..like an illustration from a fav children's book. Awesome...love the effect of light on the hay and the tint is perfect..maybe you should try some drama with the sky,,,then maybe not..its a beautiful peaceful shot.
Thanks for sharing.
mcenteesalas (1618) 2007-08-26 2:56
Hi Stephen, well done on this shot, it has a walt disney feel, Ilke the composition and POV, maybe it could do with a bit of sharpening but overall a wonderfull shot, mant thanks for showing, regards Salas
emilbo (22616) 2007-12-24 15:44
Magnifique prise de vue et bonne composition. J'aime beaucoup cette scène où le cheval semble faire bon ménage avec les moutons et aussi les couleurs douces. Beau travail et bonne qualité d'image.
Félicitations!... et Joyeux Noël,
jvachon (548) 2008-06-16 12:57
I have spent a lot of time arounfd the Yorkshire dales. What a great rural shot.
Lovely soft colours and lighting-and a sleepy horse. Well done!Joni
jadesgran (5423) 2009-09-10 8:09
I like the composition of the photo.It reminds me of pictures in huge frames hanging on the walls of very old establishments. ( probably worth thousands of pounds. !!!!)
I think the sky looks O.K. but the horse has got a green cast.
karipekka (32) 2011-05-26 9:06
My teacher in the school said, that it is not good to paint half of the animal. This is true ,but in your picture it is not so disturbing thing, because there is so much other full animals.
- Copyright: Stephen Wilkinson (wilkinsonsg) (8662)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-01-26
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Kodak DX6490
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Pictures from FairyTale lands, Places that inspire a story..., Sheep of The World [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-02-17 4:30
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