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Old 29-11-2011, 01:53   #1 (permalink)
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I am not normally into portraits, so I was quite happy when I saw this. Unfortunately, I framed this shot wrong, so this is a fairly heavy crop.



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Old 29-11-2011, 08:14   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Portrait of a horse

i would crop more, the thing at the top hanging down is a major distraction as is the wooden beam on the left , i would be tempted to crop down to just outside the window frame.
the outside is completely over exposed and you are losing some of the detail in the mane and forelock and unfortunately you have lost the right ear almost completely.

you have got the position of the horse nicely.

I would be tempted to go back and have a re shoot.
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Old 29-11-2011, 15:32   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Portrait of a horse

The wooden beam on the left and the one in the ceiling are very distracting. I would do as Fionab suggests and crop fairly tight around the window. Is there glass in that window, or is it just an opening? If its an openeing, I would be very tempted to go around the other side and shoot from there, again just cropped around the window
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Old 29-11-2011, 19:17   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Portrait of a horse

Thanks for your comments. I had missed the ear

I could pull more details in by decreasing the exposure by a stop, but then I got a nasty effect of some totally overexposed foliage in an otherwise green bush.

Reshooting is the answer, but its not likely that I'll visit that place again, but I have some good ideas for next time.
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Re: Portrait of a horse

ok have you shot in raw? i would bring it down a tad then crop it and try a mono conversion
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Thnk you for commenting. Is this better?

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Re: Portrait of a horse

oh yes much much better and you have managed to save the ear! YAY!
but what do YOU think?
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Re: Portrait of a horse

I want to get rid of the clutter from the leaves. I am not sure how best to achieve this. I tried cloning it away, but its almost impossible to make it look natural. I see these high key portraits and was trying to get that kind of effect.
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i dont see it as clutter its there and to be expected in the environment that you where shooting in. i find it far easier on the eye than a burnt out white space.
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