Fell ponies

Discussion in 'Wildlife/Nature' started by Ken Rennie, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. Ken Rennie

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    I went for a walk today in a new location for me. The rain was always on the point of starting and I had to curtail my walk before I got to the top of this small fell (hill). The ponies spend all year outside hail, rain and snow. Comments welcome Ken
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    Very nice, I love the mood and light of the first.
     
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    Wow, great images...I love the way you processed them.
     
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    I like both of these. The impending weather adds some serious drama to the scenes in both images.
     
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    Very cool horses Ken! I like them both a lot, you have captured a great mood in these.

    Now, I managed to misread your title from Ponies to Peonies.... so I was in for a bit of a shock when I first opened this thread of yours... :rolleyes:
     
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    I like the way the clouds frame the top of the first shot!!
     
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    Both are great, but the first is the better portrait. The stormy day really adds both visually and emotionally - emphasizing the toughness of these animals.
     
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    Nice series, Ken. I too like the first one the best.
     
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    A great set - the first has a overpowering feeling of impending weather, and the second adds that nice scenic backdrop fading off into the distance. And the main subjects are very well captured and presented by the excellent post processing done here.

    Great stuff!

    ML
     
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    Thanks everyone for the comments. As far as processing is concerned sharpening, levels, a grad in the sky and the pony brightened a little oh and brightening the orange in HSL, less than 5 minutes. This image is my favourite I have added a splash of light to break the monotony of the ground and add depth plus cloning out the pony that was in the background. Ken
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    #11 Ken Rennie, Nov 25, 2018
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