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Snow, cold fog, sunlight and horses...
Posted By: clarenceclose, 02-20-2008, 06:56 PM

I caught some ponies in the fog and snow at sunrise the other morning.
Have been playing with a number of presentation styles of the same shot...
#1 Chinese ink wash
#2 desaturated
#3 high contrast
#4 Regular processing

Any comments, likes or dislikes, style changes, etc. are all appreciated.

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02-21-2008, 05:28 AM   #2
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I like them all Clarence, thats a real nice shot. The Chinese ink wash is really captivating though, definitely my favourite.
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I guess you'll have to call me old fashioned Clarence, but I like the "regular" the best. But no matter how you process it, it's a great capture.

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It's a very good capture without a doubt. I like the regular version the best but the Chinese ink wash would make a very interesting print and leaves a lot to the imagination.

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I like the fourth one best -- the quality of the light really comes through.
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Thank you all for your comments.
My wife had some Chinese Ink wash prints made with real brushes of very abstract horses which lead me to attempt this style. I am happy that it has been so well received here....though my wife is somewhat less than excited, preferring the 'regular processing'
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I go for #3. Very good light, a nice picture overall.

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A really good image Clarence in all its variations.

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I really enjoyed the Chinese ink wash, Clarence. Very beautiful.

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beautiful

Clarence these are wonderful!!!!

I dont know which to choose.... The Chinese ink one is very interesting.. but I also like the softer pastel one..

All of great.. thanks so much for sharing..

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Clarence, that is a wonderful capture and I do like number four but like Peter said already number one might make a good print.

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Thank you all. You have been so kind.
It is interesting to see the range of likes and what strikes a person's fancy.

Am thinking of making a larger print with wide white border of the Chinese Ink Wash as that one strikes me as leaving more for my mind to imagine the scene. More subtle. Less in my face....though the other shots, such as #3, pop the horses off the page more....ahh so many choices...so little money to print them all.
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What a wonderful capture. It is the capture that makes this photograph so appealing. You could probably do almost any post editing and still have an interesting print. I have been working on some water colour / sketch post editing styles lately on a few sailboat shots I took. I hope you do not mind, but I thought I would apply the same editing to your wonderful shot to see how it looked. Again your shot is wonderful. I am glad you are exploring the option for your shots.


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I like Chinese inkwash. Very nice
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QuoteOriginally posted by spyglass Quote
What a wonderful capture. It is the capture that makes this photograph so appealing. You could probably do almost any post editing and still have an interesting print. I have been working on some water colour / sketch post editing styles lately on a few sailboat shots I took. I hope you do not mind, but I thought I would apply the same editing to your wonderful shot to see how it looked. Again your shot is wonderful. I am glad you are exploring the option for your shots.


This one turned out interesting too.
One thing I noticed about sketches, they can bring out detail where none is apparent before.
Check out the structures behind the horses, normally obscured by the fog....
Thank you for your kind comment.
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