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Horses at Cape Foulwind

Horses at Cape Foulwind
Photo Information
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: 2009-01-21
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Nikon D70s, Sigma 18-50 3.5-5.6 DC, Hitachi4GBMicrodrive, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: New Zealand experience 2008/2009
Date Submitted: 2009-02-16 7:57
Viewed: 1919
Points: 31
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Horses at Cape Foulwind

While walking down the trach along Cape Foulwind I discovered these horses on the top of a hil> Inmediately I thought it was horse art like in a previous posting of me. Those horses were not moving an inch so I really thought it were rock, wood or steel horses. When I came closer and closer it appeared to be real horses of flesh and blood. Took several shots and chose this one.
I did some HPP work; removed two horses which didn't stand out very well in my opinion. Also "repaired" the barbered wire fence. Cropped and adjusted contrast and saturation, resized and sharpened.

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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2009-02-16 8:01]

Machtig mooi beeld Hans!
Prachtige kleuren en beeldopbouw.
En die diagonale lijn zorgt voor een prima compo!
Prima posting!

Groet uit Renesse,

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2009-02-16 8:27]

You've presented here very similar scene... horses standing still... that always make me wonder, why this great and beautiful and intelligent animal can stand like an idiot in one position for long time ha ha ha.
Anyway Hans - this is like nice observation, good composed:)
Take care my friend - Tom

lovely scene from a lush green pasture.tfs

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-02-16 8:47]

merhaba myfriend dear Hans...
Wonderful shot and detail.. A superb colors and focus...bravo...selamlar..

TEXAS!!! I love this Hansie! The road acts as a very nice lead in line from left corner to right top, then the hill takes you back across! Nice work on this one!

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  • maecy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 252] (1653)
  • [2009-02-16 9:21]

Hi Hans!

Nice work..like the colors..well done with the pp work..lovely composition!

Well done!


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-02-16 9:29]


mangigique vue campagnarde, avec ces chevaux sur cette belle colline ronde, la route et la barrière, superbe.

Bravoe t amitié

Echte TOP hits, Hans.
Had een Hollandse foto kunnen zijn, toch ?
Groetjes, Jan

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2009-02-16 11:07]

It sounds like you have been a busy Hansie, repairing fences and moving horses..lol..got ya self a job down on the farm..ha ha..darn horses dont stand in just the right places do they, wish that one on the left would walk a bit to the left! Nice seeing them standing there on the hill though.. a pleasant shot here Hansie..and I do like that fence line.

Kia Ora !

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2009-02-16 11:53]

nice shot
Did you see any seals?

Hi Hans,
Excellent simple scene, with the silhouettes of the horses, the green hills, the cloudy/blue sky and the line of the road...


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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2009-02-16 12:21]

ciao hans
grande scatto
ottimo colore
interessante soggetto
grande pov

Hallo Hans.
Erg mooie compositie maar vooral de kleur spreekt mij erg aan. Zeker met die paarden zo boven op de heuvel.knap werk.
Gr Frans

Hi Hans, while the composition of this photo is really great I feel you have overcooked th pp work, I think you have oversaturated it. I keep looking to the green and thinking "it's too green".

Great photo all the same.



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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2009-02-16 23:49]

You'd make a good farmer Hans - repairing barbed wire fences, and shooting a few horses that weren't needed any more. And what other farming work are you good at?
But I think 3 or 5 horses would look better - not 4!!
These horses must be used to standing still against the winds that blow at Cape Foulwind.
Nicely composed MF

I love horse’s photography. You can watch them on my page.

  • Great 
  • kanton Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 854 W: 5 N: 1570] (6756)
  • [2009-02-17 15:17]

Hi Hans!
Wonderful composition,nice scene, great capture with amazing colors and lights.Tfs
Well done.

Goeie compositie Hans : de lijn van de weg samen met die
van de heuvelrand. Positie van de paarden geeft ook iets speciaal ( alsof ze direct kunnen verdwijnen )
De saturatie van de lucht vind ik mooi, deze van het
gras daar heb ik m'n twijfels over.
Zal ook wel afhangen van monitor-tot-monitor
Goed PP-werk ook.

TFS Hans

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