horse climbing his way home near the Quilotoa lagoon. I was planning to photograph the lagoon itself, so I had my wide angle lens mounted, but did not have time to change it. on the other hand, considering how close I was to the horsie, the wide angle allowed me include the rock formation in the background that I really liked.
the horse was the first to appear from the little procession we met that day. Kristaps has this photo with the people who followed.
in memory of Eight Belles, who collapsed with two broken front ankles just after finishing second behind Big Brown, the Derby winner, on Saturday. she was euthanized on the track.
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difty93 (545) 2008-05-05 4:35
superb light and its a great composition!
I love the horses!
japiey (10163) 2008-05-05 4:41
Fine details and colours...
All the best to you and Kristaps :)
belido (19934) 2008-05-05 4:57
great photography, very unusual to see a horse on a place like that. The perspective provided by your wide angle lens worked pretty fine. Fine sharpness and natural colors complete the composition. Well done!
riodda (617) 2008-05-05 5:09
I think that with the wide angle lens you were lucky to capture this shot.
W/o a wide angle the picture would not have been so nice.
I like the contrast of the horse with the rock formation, the only thing i would have changed wold have been the 1/3 rule with the horse.
Thanks, for sharing, thumbs up !
zmey (7335) 2008-05-05 5:51
see :)) your radiant horsie is gaining popularity here already... and you were hiding it in your drawer for so long... horsie wanted OUT! ;) love this shot. the reddish horse JUMPS out from the rocky background and, in my opinion, looks quite syrreal in these settings. a nice one!
sonkai (1105) 2008-05-05 6:25
Beautiful shot.Very strange the way we take sometimes to come back to home..I'm glad you don't have time to change your lens,because I also like this rock formation,and I think give to the shot a special effect with its colour and its diagonal lines.Stormy day this one too,I've already seen in another shots from Ecuador that you posted wath a big big anvil clouds of storms it had..
molla (7127) 2008-05-05 6:40
You walk from clarity to clarity Kristine,
The rock make some fascinating perspective lines for this image, this is certainly one of the best Horse pictures I have seen on TE.
and the way you place the horse in the image makes makes it even more impressive, third rule is for them who needs help... you don't
npecanhuk (56360) 2008-05-05 7:09
I like it very much! A great composition, adding two impressive elementes, the rock formation (and its shapes) and the walking horse!
TFS - Congratulations!
Neyvan Peçanhuk - Brazil
brandstaetter (15913) 2008-05-05 7:14
I think that you took the wide angle and that you captured the horse between the rocks makes this one outstanding. I also like the colours. Great quality, compliments, Chris
lopshang (720) 2008-05-05 7:23
Very beautiful horse. That horse really came out nice in rock bg.
The brown contras color of horse looking amazing.
Good composition and good POV.
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2008-05-05 8:01
Hi, Kristine -
Horse? Or mountain goat in a horse costume?? That's an amazing location.
Merline (0) 2008-05-05 9:19
Sometimes things just happen like they should, you not having the time to change lenses gives us this most unusual view of the lovely horse. Hope it was not all like this, as Dan mentions, he must have the skills of a goat:-). The wide angle gives a great dynamic to the rocks and that bit of a dramatic sky complete the whole. I much prefer to see them outside than in competitions I have to say that...but it's a touching tribute Kristine and an outstanding catch, my compliments.
albertz (2468) 2008-05-05 9:29
The quality of this shot is what i like most. I just found the horse a bit distorted, other than that its a good shot.
gracious (20025) 2008-05-05 12:28
Many thanks for sharing this awesome shot with the effect on the wide angle lens!
the image is so sharp with warm colour and superb details!
I loved the colour contrast a lot!
fulvio52 (8314) 2008-05-05 12:32
as far as I've been knowing you, you've been producing a most impressive number of great pictures. In my not at all humble opinion this is possibly your best so far, therefore off she goes into my favorites muy pronto!
Composition, light, contrast and overall definition qualify as PERFECT in my books.
The Don is exceedingly pleased with this absolutely marvelous effort of yours. What a shot!!!!!!
You have a wonderful day, I'll see you soon.
xavshot (69835) 2008-05-05 12:45
superbe photo ! j'aime beaucoup l'effet du 10mm et les couleurs du cheval qui ressortent sur les teintes de la pierre. Très beau travail. Bravo.
lilimih33 (9912) 2008-05-05 15:20
Nice effect in your composition!
Great colours and perfect detail!
Clairedelune (4911) 2008-05-05 15:41
It looks almost like if you pasted the horse there! :) I know it is not the case. I will tell you: good thing you had your wide angle lens mounted and no time to change it. Free horse (though he is not totally free, by what he wears on is face - the name evades me right now...) so... free horse need free space around!
One of the asset of this photo, and this is entirely your responsibility, is how you framed the photo. The feeling we (I?) get is that the rock formation goes to the right, while the horse goes to the left. Two opposite directions. It's kind of tricky for the eyes, not knowing where they have to go. But it works wonderfully...
The mix of colors are nice too, but that doesn't pertain to you, I guess! :)
Small word about the frame you gave: I'm not a fan of this kind of shadow frame. I think your photo can stand solidly by itself without "frills". That being said, I am warning you: I've seen photos being sadly deleted for that very reason. I hope it won't happen to your photo. But be aware of that...
dvlazar (6644) 2008-05-05 19:01
Kristine - what great exposure work with this shot! Theres something really special about the angle and POV youve shot this at. Well done!
gunbud (34066) 2008-05-05 19:53
The magnificent chestnut wild beauty really stands out impressively against the stratified rock ledge. The colors are brilliantly clear with incredible sharp details to this great bit of nature.
delkoo (68) 2008-05-06 1:48
it is almost incredible to see that horse climbing rocks , concerning the photo, even if the light wasn't at the best you have achieved a great shot, i particularly like how the horse stand out by the color of it coat.
marietom (34607) 2008-05-06 2:07
Quel décor, pour ce cheval !
Magnifique composition, une fois de plus.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2008-05-06 2:29
Hello Kristine! Wonderful horse. Amazing rocks. Fantastic scene. Good POV, very good capture. Original work. Good luck!
stamatis (2434) 2008-05-06 7:14
with great colours and details
how did you make to take the photo
it wasnt dangerous?
Polonaise (5802) 2008-05-06 11:36
My total adoration for this photo...
Enthusiastic adoration - that is...
The colors, the distortion, the juxtaposition, the cropping...
A master hand is there...Clear and visible...
Listen to Claire... The smartest woman I know...
It's not about deleting...
It's about frilling your most adorable works with that shadowy frame over and over and over again...
It's like shifting yourself from a 'photography' world into a 'pixel smooth operator' world.
We are going fast into that very special age of incredible easiness of producing special effects (God bless Adobe !!!)...
Stay away from 'easiness' of creation...
You are worth much more than that...
Look around, dear Kristine...
Do you see those those 2,3,4 (!!!) colors elaborate, bevelled, shadow frames attached to the mediocre, kitchy, 'easy' fotkas...?
Think about it, girl...
If they can do it - I won't do it !
There is no way in hell to 'do' the scene like yours...
Piece of cake... 30 seconds job on PS (and, if you really push me - 10 seconds !)...
Why, then... ?
Tremendous love for your works gal, and (if Kristaps' not around ?) - for you - as well.
ricochet (9696) 2008-05-06 12:39
Une très belle composition avec une belle touche graphique créee par l'arrière plan et un très joli rendu des détails, bravo à toi c'est une très belle réussite!
Waylim (23310) 2008-05-06 13:56
Both you and Kristaps have wonderful images from this area. I was in Ecaudor few years back but didn't make it to Cotopaxi, This will give a reason to go back one day. This a great shot as many others in you gallery, great sharpness and clarity. Wonderful colors of the hourse against the muted canyon rock. Thanks so much for sharing and your comments on my image.
Signal-Womb (13048) 2008-05-06 14:33
Hi Kristine, a very striking and beautiful capture. The pose of the horse and its intense colour really stand out well against this weathered background. You did well with the composition also. Very nice work.
azaf1 (15929) 2008-05-07 1:03
Kristine good evening
This is just stunning! Such a perspective created by the rock formations is really something. And the horse, the beautiful colors and sharpness, all compose a pleasure to look at!
JPlumb (3159) 2008-05-07 2:12
Hi Kristine, what an awesome encounter and cool shot. The rock is good but that horse made the shot. Shooting at 10mm, you were right on top of that horse. Very nice contrast between the horse and the rock, he really stands out here. Surprise shots like this are sometimes the best.
I read your note about Eight Belles. I love horse racing (see my first post), so had to do some googling after reading this. This is really sad, and won't put the sport in a favourable light. Hopefully it will put some more measures (better tracks etc.) in place to prevent this type of thing from happening again.
baba_flies (8829) 2008-05-07 5:21
Hello Kristine! What an unsual photo with the horse trotting home. It looks a little sad somehow but maybe it is your note and Eight Belles that makes me feel that way. Your composition is really wildly beautiful with the animal deep down in your photo with plenty of space for these impressive rocks. Excellent! Barbara.
Mc-Things ... I would love to :) Never been to NY, and it stands very high on my dream list. I always liked to travel but TE makes things worse, and my vacation days run through my fingers like sand.
faubry (35373) 2008-05-07 7:23
wow, impressionnant.. i am afraid for him.. good perspective, superb compisitio, thanks.
JorgeCK (2620) 2008-05-07 13:44
Me gusta el punto de vista. La foto esta muy bien cuadrada y con colores muy lindos y nitidoz. Lindo homenaje a la potra Eight Belles.
paololg (31446) 2008-05-07 15:42
a really suggestive and particular image, almost three-dimensional. Exceptional the definition of the details of the rock. Compliments, really a good job.
Csilla (1782) 2008-05-07 21:43
I checked out your gallery, you have a lot of beautiful photos, but I really like this.
Very good composition with super colors; you choose an interesting angle and POV. It is a little strange to see this beautiful horse in this place.
Wanda1 (14362) 2008-05-07 22:09
What a great shot, I think that it is lucky that you had your wide angle lens on as it works really well for this image. He jumps out from the background of the wonderful textured rock face with his rusty red colouring and you had a great point of view.
mikeo (12129) 2008-05-08 0:38
Just WOW! How did this horse appeared there:)?
I think that it was good you had this kind of lens, thanks to this the effect is superb - the space all around looks great!
Like always - superb quality and excellent presentation of the photo.
wolf38 (29116) 2008-05-08 9:24
Hello Kristine. A very interesting photo. It works strangely fascinatingly. I think, it was a stroke of luck that you had the wide angle objective at the camera. Together with the rock formation the photo is excellent. My acknowledgment for this in the aesthetic sense beautiful photo. Best regards, Wolfgang.
archimatica (20136) 2008-05-08 14:23
Another horse with no name?
Great shot, Kristine, great compo and light.
Angshu (52890) 2008-05-08 20:43
What I admire is the fullest use of wide angle to capture this beauty. Lucky you to have the wide lens still attached to your camera. I cannot put my finger as to which part I like best...the rock outcrop or the horse? The strata on the rocks converge towards the right only to be stopped by the vertical fall of the rock face, albeit small. And of course the horse literally jumps out of the screen against the dark rocks, moving, as it appears casually in the direction opposite to the rocks. I see Claire has already mentioned it in her critique, but that's what struck me when I first saw this picture. This IMO makes this shot so very attractive. An excellent capture!
carper (96) 2008-05-09 11:22
marvelous capture of this high mountain horse...... fun,
good composition, very nice quality and I like the good photojhob here, have a nice evening.
pboehringer (770) 2008-05-09 13:16
Looking at this one and your follwoing post I have to say that both are outstanding good with the lines in the background leading the attention to the left portion of the image. The placement of the horse and the people on the next one is perfect, although I give a clear preference to this one here. Personal taste :-)
ruisc_pt (10133) 2008-05-09 14:11
This is a great image for a not lesser fantasti note
I really apreciatted it Kris
jmdias (48341) 2008-05-09 17:16
beautiful contrast between the color of the horse and the rock, I liked the shapes in the rock, creating lines that goes to the same place where the horse is going to
nice light, compo and pov
pasternak (15165) 2008-05-10 1:11
This is really great, Kristine, the tight framing works well to create such a surreal appeal to the shot!...
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2008-05-10 7:47
Excellent capture of the horse on this narrow path. Great perspective.
crckt (7216) 2008-05-11 14:51
WOW! This goes to my fav right away! What a moment to capture, abosultely fantastic shot! I loved it. Thanks sfor sharing this gorgeous shot.
trekks (14348) 2008-05-11 17:22
Wow! The same place with a different view. Good shot. Will the horse be wondering about?
flashpoint (4002) 2008-05-12 14:14
you have a great lens for this wonder capture
I like so much angle and alive colors
grat post Kristine!!!
take a care sERGIO
Floydian (30970) 2008-05-13 9:37
I saw this one standing on the edge, so decided to give him a push to the 100 point barrier ;-) But, no good picture no points. And although i like the last one more, this one with the brown deep colours from the horse is a very good second.
Kind regards, Henk
zeca (19762) 2008-05-13 13:57
This is also great Kristine! The colour on the horse is beautifully contrasted by the rocks!
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-05-14 0:26
Amazing colours and details in this unusual but wonderful composition.
I like your POV and how you framed it. Excellent sharpness and light
TFS, my best regards
jorgi (3810) 2008-05-15 1:43
simply fantastic! No wonder that it is already a favourite of so many! I have to add it to mine to. The wide angle does that final touch to already magical shot. High altitude, the most intriging rock formation, small glimps of gray sky and marvelous, really marvelous, accent of magnificent horse that feels with its vivid colour almost orange. It is simply perfect. My greates compliments!
Charo (51208) 2008-05-15 14:56
Una foto fantástica, tanto por la escena como por la calidad de imagen. Felicitaciones!!!
rajiv_077 (1412) 2008-05-16 3:25
What a great capture, Horse itself looks very beautiful and this scene is also great, I wonder how you capture this shot, Nice composition and colors and lights is so perfect. Looks like a 3d view picture. Lovely presentation also.
lasscor (7640) 2008-05-18 8:13
alainh (35561) 2008-05-29 23:57
astonishing place for the horse. nothing to eat but i think that it's here only to make you pleasure to take a beautiful capture. the colours of the head is the stratifications are top. the sigma 10/20 give a splendid perspective at your composition.a very nice work Kristine.
yasin (151) 2008-06-22 21:43
You're right and bright, the wide angle allowed you to catch the rock formation in the background. Excellent composition, Kristine.
The horse, where do you think he could find grass or leaves up there? O, God please show him the way...
Have a nice next trip! :))
smarcell (19963) 2008-10-03 9:33
your gallery is very interesting !
This picture is really a high class shot. A perfect composition.
Kevin64 (138) 2008-11-18 8:00
Of course the horse is the focus but I’m more pleased with the movement in the strata. The horse moves left while the thrust of the rocks moves right. Nice contrast and tension and great eye to see it. I enjoyed this very much. Thank you.
Mistral (15402) 2009-01-13 15:09
you did the best with the lens you've had on!!!
Your composition and framing are perfect.
rajhema (1901) 2009-02-16 5:03
its hard to get such unique scene. great capture Kristine. based on your comment, I can see you had less time to capture this. But came out a masterpiece. Colors and sharpness are vibrant and a lively picture
mar294 (38) 2009-06-24 4:20
But it would be even better, if the horse was without a bridle... Wild!
vmukherjee (612) 2009-06-24 5:02
A terrific shot to say the least! The lines in the stones guide the eyes along the image, and the dark clouds go well with the picture. The positioning of the horse is excellent. I also like the vibrant colours. Thanks for sharing.
manudautriche (4344) 2010-03-16 12:57
Splendide photo de nature qui inspire la liberté et la nature sauvage,on croirait cette photo sorti tout droit d'un western,bravo.
michelleknight (112) 2010-10-01 5:09
The use of the wide angle makes this a very interesting photo. The lines of the rock is a very good background for the horse. Great sharpness also. Very nice shot.
- Copyright: Kristine KL (avene) (12675)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-12-30
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D 200, Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM
- Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
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