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These two horses live in stables next to each other, the position of the stables is such that the horses can reach out and touch each other....
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These two horses live in stables next to each other, the position of the stables is such that the horses can reach out and touch each other.
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Contest Finalist in Tenderness Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Black and White Nature Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Creative Ideas On Communication Photo Contest
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Monochrome Masters ProjectTop 10 class
Monochrome Masters ProjectTop 10 class week 1
A World In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class
Tenderness Photo ContestTop 10 class
Tenderness Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Tenderness Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Our Natural World Photo ContestTop 10 class
Our Natural World Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Black And White Wow Factor Photo ContestTop 20 class
Black And White Wow Factor Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
Black And White Wow Factor Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Two Is Better Than One Photo ContestTop 20 class
Horses Photo Contest 2015Top 10 class
Best Shot Photo ContestTop 10 class
Best Shot Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Horses Photo Contest 2015Top 10 class week 2
Black and White Nature Photo ContestTop 20 class
Horses Photo Contest 2015Top 10 class week 1
Black and White Nature Photo ContestTop 20 class week 3
Black and White Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Black and White Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Creative Ideas On Communication Photo ContestTop 10 class
Creative Ideas On Communication Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Creative Ideas On Communication Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
PhotographyTalk Photo Contest Vol 3Top 20 class
Dodho Volume 1 Photo ContestTop 30 class
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41 Comments | Report
kasper PRO
 
kasper July 28, 2014
congratulations on your feature. Great shot.
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Masher July 28, 2014
Thanks, appreciate your comment
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta July 28, 2014
Superb mono capture. Congratulations on being Featured.
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Masher July 28, 2014
Thanks, appreciate your comment
goober20101
 
goober20101 July 28, 2014
congratulations on your feature
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Masher July 28, 2014
Thank you
Inspire4More
 
Inspire4More July 28, 2014
Fantastic love this so much !!!!
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Masher July 28, 2014
Thank you, I am very pleased that you love this picture
catini
 
catini July 28, 2014
Beautiful shot, great tonality. Congrats on your feature!
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Masher July 28, 2014
Thank you
iceman2
 
iceman2 July 28, 2014
Beautiful B&W capture with great contrast.Congrats!
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Masher July 28, 2014
Thank you
mscelzi
 
mscelzi July 28, 2014
incredible!!!!!! love, a lot of love in this picture!!!!!!!! congrats and thanks for show this moment
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Masher July 28, 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely comments
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life July 28, 2014
Aaawww WOOW... sooo absolutely aahhhmazing...!! :):) you can just feel the love here.. Horses are aahmazing animals.. just love them.. and this capture !! :):)

CONGRATS.!
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Masher July 28, 2014
Thank you so very much for your lovely comments. To have the praise from someone who loves horses is great. thank you
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HappyTree July 28, 2014
Beautiful contrast..
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Masher July 28, 2014
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patrickcahill_7812
 
patrickcahill_7812 July 28, 2014
what a great capture
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Masher July 28, 2014
Thank you
Lewisia_rediviva PRO
 
Lewisia_rediviva July 28, 2014
Aw, so touching!
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Masher July 28, 2014
Thank you, i was very pleased to be able to capture this moment
carolhagood
 
carolhagood July 28, 2014
Lovely....shows the true spirit of the two horses.
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Masher July 28, 2014
Thank you, i was very pleased to be able to capture this moment
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gondmagdi July 28, 2014
great shot ! congratulations !
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Masher July 28, 2014
Thank you, I am pleased you liked the shot. I was in the right place at the right time.
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vojce July 28, 2014
superb
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Masher July 28, 2014
Thank you, I am pleased you liked the shot. I was in the right place at the right time.
CarolePallier
 
CarolePallier July 28, 2014
I can smell them, just looking at that!!!! I love the smell of horses!!!! great shot!
laneebarman
 
laneebarman July 29, 2014
I love horses a lot more now.. Magnificent!
kathleencampbell
 
kathleencampbell July 30, 2014
Beautiful shot
SuperT22
 
SuperT22 July 31, 2014
outstanding
danielhopkins
 
danielhopkins August 02, 2014
Lovely! Fabulous shot.
michaeltillman PRO+
 
michaeltillman August 03, 2014
The picture of happiness. Great shot.
MarshaLewis
 
MarshaLewis August 05, 2014
I love horses and different captures...this is outstanding!
bugsysposy
 
bugsysposy August 05, 2014
Ying and Yang , touching and sweet , great capture of emotion , love and compassion !
CherylG
 
CherylG August 10, 2014
Beautiful capture!! Wow!! Congrats on the feature & award well deserved!! :))
philipbebbington
 
philipbebbington August 11, 2014
Wow stunning mono image that tells a story.Congrats
clareparsons
 
clareparsons August 15, 2014
aww the love. wonderful shot.
jeffsinnock
 
jeffsinnock September 09, 2014
Beautiful shot
jeffreyiveson
 
jeffreyiveson October 27, 2014
Superb image. love the framing and the tones . Very Well Done
pamelainob
 
pamelainob December 11, 2014
Beautiful capture. Congrats on your feature!
JudithBain PRO+
 
JudithBain January 28, 2015
I keep going back to this photo ... it just draws me in and speaks to me. Thank you so much for sharing!!
gaynorhenry
 
gaynorhenry January 28, 2015
Definitely feeding my horse onsession with this gorgeous shot!
NickBPhotoUK PRO
 
NickBPhotoUK January 29, 2015
Beautiful moment, wonderful tonal.
Sarah_Godz
 
Sarah_Godz February 02, 2015
What an amazing photo! So much love
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Kristina_Krause March 05, 2015
What a tender, beautiful shot! Congratulations on being featured! Well deserved.....
Dunner PRO
 
Dunner March 06, 2015
In love with this incredible photo :) Exquisite capture.
SoulSunflower
 
SoulSunflower March 10, 2015
simply BEAUTIFUL!!!!
amylaportgant PRO+
 
amylaportgant April 24, 2015
i agree whole heartedly with all of the praise already posted. this is emotive and breathtaking. outstanding. (jaw drops)!
Carlotta PRO
 
Carlotta May 25, 2015
Masterpiece
diane_hallam_4401
 
diane_hallam_4401 July 05, 2015
great composition, congratulations on your feature :)
livforthephotos
 
livforthephotos July 22, 2015
Beautiful photo!
lanie_walsh
 
lanie_walsh August 20, 2015
This is about as amazingly cute at animals get, forget that they are much larger than puppies. This is so utterly cute I can hardly stand myself!!!!!!
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 February 19, 2016
Love this!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took the photograph at a stable where my friend Nadine has her horse. the stables is set in the rolling hills of the North Downs of England.
Time
I took the photograph in the early afternoon
Lighting
I used the available natural light. As the photograph was taken in early spring, the light was fairly low and gave very few shadows.
Equipment
Camera: Nikon D800 - I love the quality of image this camera can deliver Lens; Nikkor 70 -200 mm f2.8 VR
Inspiration
I have always been interested in horses and take photographs of them when I can. My friends horse Moet (named after the Moet & Chandon champagne) is the dark horse in the picture. The two horses live in stables next to each other and they stretch out to greet each other when they meet up after one or other has been away. I saw how keen each one was to have contact with the other and then saw how affectionate they were. I waited to see what would happen and was rewarded with capturing this very tender moment.
Editing
The photograph did receive some post-processing in the form of conversion to black & white and cropping in photo-shop. Some small dirt marks were removed with the clone stamp again in photo-shop but essentially, the image is straight out of the camera. The background is made of chip-board and did not look good in the colour version. by removing the colour, the image has been greatly simplified.
In my camera bag
Nikon stuff mostly: Nikon D800 Nikon 70 - 200mm f2.8G II VR Nikon 24 - 70mm f2.8G Nikkon 50mm f1.8G Sigma 105mm f2.8 DG Macro Pocket wizard plus IIIs Nikon SB700 speedlite
Feedback
Spend time being around horses. The more time you spend with them, the more you learn about their traits and body language. Horses just like us, develop friendships and dislikes with other horses and this can come through in how they act. Using this knowledge and being ready with the camera can result in some amazing images but remember they are big and heavy animals so it is important to remain calm around them when shooting. The use of flash can be a problem so I generally avoid using any unless I know from the owner that the horse is OK with it. i never use a flash when photographing a rider on a horse.

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