Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
a few of my horses
Posted By: Mechan1k, 05-17-2008, 01:53 PM

Here's a few I took the other day with my Tamron 90mm SP Macro ... as a long portraiture style shots ... and some close ups too.

Not all of them loaded ... will try and upload them later on though.

Here's a select few:

Views: 2,685
05-17-2008, 02:27 PM   #2
Inactive Account

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Florida
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 33
Beautiful! I really like the 4th one. Looks so soft and cuddly Good job!
05-17-2008, 04:42 PM   #3
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
Sailor's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Coastal Texas
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 23,850
I enjoyed #3 a great deal - usually I'm not all that taken with pictures of animals, but these are special.

BTW, I've heard horses are as expensive to maintain as sailboats.

05-17-2008, 05:40 PM   #4
Moderator Emeritus

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Edmonton Alberta, Canada
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 10,643
Nice series and wonderful kight in these shots. The 3rd and 5th are my favourites of the group.

05-17-2008, 06:45 PM   #5
Veteran Member
cupic's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Australia-NSW
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,818
1st and 3rd nice and tight

05-17-2008, 07:29 PM   #6
Site Supporter
Site Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bronx NY
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,631
Great work! 2, 4, and 5 are my favs, but all are good. Nice looking horses.

NaCl(spoken from the great, huge knowledge of a New Yorker and a sailor)H2O
05-17-2008, 07:52 PM   #7
Veteran Member

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Surfcoast Victoria Australia
Posts: 560
QuoteOriginally posted by Sailor Quote
I enjoyed #3 a great deal - usually I'm not all that taken with pictures of animals, but these are special.

BTW, I've heard horses are as expensive to maintain as sailboats.

The reason I don't have a sailboat is because we have horses I feel guilty at buying a $130 lens, the same in a new rug for the pony is the deal of the century.

Nice shots, number six is the one for me.

05-17-2008, 07:56 PM   #8
Veteran Member
roentarre's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 11,787
Number 3 is my favorite. Great capture with good lighting.
05-17-2008, 08:04 PM   #9
New Member

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kansas
Posts: 9
Those are great shots. Number 3 is my favorite, too. Such gentle, soulful eyes.
05-17-2008, 10:19 PM   #10
Veteran Member

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 2,891
Original Poster
Thanks everyone ... the lighting worked in my favour ... it was a beautiful afternoon sunset at the time filtering through the trees in the side paddock. have a funny of shot one of our newly acquired kittens half up a liquid amber tree with full autumn leaves (will post this later on.).

Horses can be an expensive hobby ... just like sailing, cars, photography ... as I spend too much on cars and photography as well :P

I thought I'd take some closer images on our younger gelding ... I was holding him armslength away while I had the 90mm Tamron attached ... hence the close up shots. Lucky for me he's a pretty quite pure bred Arabian. They are a little fuzzy at the moment due to their winter coats starting to grow as it cools down here now.

Actually shot #2 is my our older Arabian Gelding (rising 11) .. he looks similar to the young boy (rising 3).

I'll post more tonight ... I have a few shots of our Mares in the back paddock ... in similar light.
05-17-2008, 10:22 PM   #11
Forum Member
momtographer's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Katy,Tx
Posts: 64
I like all the crops but my fav is definetely the last one
05-17-2008, 10:51 PM   #12
Veteran Member

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 593
Lovely photos, Simon. The Tamron is a wonderful lens and you have made great use of it on the horses.

Don't you just love horses, they are so majestic and beautiful!
05-17-2008, 10:55 PM   #13
Veteran Member
KrisK10D's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,274
Very noice Simon

When do we get to see them all dressed up and ready to rock n' roll? I do like you closeups but
05-18-2008, 01:41 AM   #14
Veteran Member

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 2,891
Original Poster
Thank Lance and Kristine.

They behaved themselves that afternoon ... must have been because it was a nice peaceful afternoon. You can never trust mad arabs ... when they have a brainsnap they really lose it. LOL

Unfortunately halter shows season isn't back into full swing until Spring ... mainly due to winter thickening their coats up ... it just doesn't look the best for shows.
05-18-2008, 02:06 AM   #15
Inactive Account

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Brisbane, Queensland Australia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 210
Number 3 for me Simon though they are all very nice - really like the close crp on that one however.


  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, photo
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nature Few Horses dermc Post Your Photos! 2 09-24-2010 01:16 PM
Some horses and a golf course pentagor Post Your Photos! 4 01-27-2008 03:08 PM
Horses daacon Post Your Photos! 5 12-24-2007 09:14 PM
Horses Mr Hyde Post Your Photos! 0 11-06-2007 10:40 AM
Even horses cry Jana Post Your Photos! 10 11-17-2006 10:52 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:43 AM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]