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Old Mar 9, 2013, 3:51 PM   #1
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I was out for a drive in the Wicklow mountains just before sunset last weekend and saw a small herd of deer. By the time i found a gap in the roadside to park, and got into the field, the deer had moved down the hill, and i just couldnt get close enough for any decent shots.

Luckily the resident horse of the field was happy to oblige. Not sure if he was surveying the land or just deep in thought contemplating some matter of great importance to horses, but he looked very contemplative.

Ive played a lot with the crop, framing using the trees and the white balance.

Id appreciate any constructive criticism as i might print this but as with all my prints, I want them to look as good as they can, and ive looked at this one so long in photoshop im not sure if im as objective as required at this stage.



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I think I'd leave it just as it is. Very nicely done.
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Beautiful. Can't see anything I would change.
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It's a keeper just as it is.
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 2:07 PM   #5
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thanks for the feedback and kind words guys. If i take something i might print, i end up looking at it way too long and i start lacking objectivity. Thats what this forum is great for, to get people to highlight things I might have missed.

Appreciate it guys.
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I'm thinking that it might make a great portrait style photo which would eliminate the tree on the right. Have you tried that crop?
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I'm thinking that it might make a great portrait style photo which would eliminate the tree on the right. Have you tried that crop?
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Yea, I tried a bunch of crops, that being one of them. It didnt look terrible, but I kept coming back to the one with both trees, on either side. it just looked best of all the crop expirements!
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Looks like the horse is saying, bet you can't find me now.
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I'm only new to these forums, but I think this is fantastic!
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It's a nice shot, but the only thing that bugs me- and something you cannot change/do is crop backwards... in other words, I wish both trees either side were fully in the frame- or not at all... and as such,in my opinion,the shot itself looks like it's been cropped too much...
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