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Love makes blind...

Love makes blind...
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Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-02
Categories: Humorous, Nature, Mood
Camera: Nikon D300, SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8-4, Hitachi4GBMicrodrive, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/25 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-04 1:54
Viewed: 2059
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Love makes blind...

Last summer I missed the horses in my "backyard", this summer they are back. Took this picture of cuddling horse in the late evening just before the fall of darkness in the blue hour, which created an almost pefect blue mirror on the water surface. The low light circumstances explains the "weird" camera settings of 640ASA, f/4.5 and the slow shutter speed of 1/25 sec.

PP work: adjusted levels and curves, brightness and contrast, small crop, resized and sharpened using USM, add small frame.

While writing this note I see from my window the same horses staying together as good friends :-)

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Hi Hans:
Interesting capture...
Well seen, nicely positioned and good exposures...
at ISO640 you do have a small amount of negligible grains...but it don't matter at Treklens...
my preference of crop would be different but then I don't know much about it any way...
about your heading, my wife says that she opened my eyes :)
Slower shutter speed provided lots of details...
Great show!!!

Ahh yes. I believe the saying is "Love IS Blind" and yes it is! I love the reflection here Hans! I'm not sure if it is my monitor or if it could use a little more saturation. Well seen....now you shoot people kissing, horses kissing..what is next? B-)

Hans you have captured a lovely scene here the details are pin sharp the reflections in the water realy makes this shot stand out
tfs regards bryan

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-08-04 13:49]

Hi Hans,

Good spotting, the reflections are well captured. As you say, the blue hour light creates a nice effect on them. A somewhat simple scene, but beautiful. I'm not sure when the noise reduction software kicks in on your D300, but on the D90 it works starting at 800 ASA. It might be worth bumping up in this type of shot if it's the same case on your camera.


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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2010-08-04 22:43]

Hi Hans...
Nice capture...
Nice reflection...

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2010-08-06 11:06]

Hi Hans,
Nice moment caught, well positioned in the frame with an excellent reflection of the horses. Best wishes

Hi Hans,
This is a very well composed photo with a beautiful subject matter! I really like the effect of the reflection. Well done, TFS

Kind regards

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