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Old Aug 6, 2004, 2:32 AM   #1
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I wanted to call this reflections in a golden eye but the horse is golden and the eye is brown. . .Oh well.



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Old Aug 6, 2004, 6:46 AM   #2
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Very nice - similar to Amy's. I guess great minds think alike. :-)
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Old Aug 6, 2004, 2:50 PM   #3
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Cowboy43 is our hero. I've been working for months to capture something even close to his, but no go so far. In fact most of mine have fallen into a specific catagory

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While I love your "frowny" face, Suzan, I don't agree with your category. Your sharpeness and detail in this shotare stellar! :-)
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beautiful shot! i love the "glassy" look of his/her eye, just spectacular!

would you mind linking me to dale's shot?

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Old Aug 8, 2004, 2:54 AM   #6
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Here's one. He caught so much feeling with the shot. Not just an eyeball.

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...121179#p121179

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Old Aug 8, 2004, 6:10 AM   #7
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Thanks for providing the link, Suzan. His does have a warmth about it, doesn't it? I still think yours is superb - just perhaps not as emotionally deep. Which is weird, because I know you care for your horses more than anyone (next to Amy and Jenni, of course!). Yours is stellar - very professional.
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maybe that "feeling" you are talking about is caused by wat is in the reflection....his just has trees and grass and stuff....but your's has you in it....

i like the eye itself better in your shot...but i do like the DOF and lighting in dale's....

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Old Aug 8, 2004, 2:18 PM   #9
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Nice shot suzan I do like the feflection.. and the clarity of the eye.. Here is a couple of tips on shooting what I call the "Half Head shot"

1. Try to stay in the shadows. When shooting this close Direct sunlight can blow things out.

2. If indoorsset them up so doorway is to your back hence a better reflection.

3. Dont get to close unless of course that is your goal.

4. Halters on, a no no IMHO

5.If you can on inside shoot, positon horse so its in a spot where just a glimmer of light is shining through ( a crack, window e.g) the photo I have enclosed shows what light can do for you picture, it was natural light comming from a window on her back, side..

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Nice! I get a desert feel when I see this, because of all the browns.

And thanks Cowboy43 for the photography tips! My main issue is that my horse stands 15.3" with a proud head while I stand 5' (or less). I usually have to stand on something to get high enough for a good eye angle.
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