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    Retired racers.

    Retired racehorses spending their twilight years in a riding school for young people.

    As always all comments good or bad are gratefully accepted.

    Pic 3 - the more I look at it, my left brain says its ghastly but the right side says its ok. Thoughts ?

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    Retired racers.

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    Retired racers.

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    Retired racers.

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    Re: Retired racers.

    Bobobird:
    I like the pictures. For me? they are emotional!

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    Re: Retired racers.

    I like them all, but #1 is my favourite.

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    Re: Retired racers.

    This horse eyes lets you know he's been around the track a few time in his life. Nice shot Bobo

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    I like #1...nice shot, and the colors around his eye are excellent.

    On #2 I would have liked to see the ears..horse just doesn't look right without ears...lol

    #3 reminds me of a horse a friend of mine had, and that used to beat me out in "gymkhana"
    (timed events on horseback) shows back when I was a kid. His name was "Rigormortis", and
    he was 22 years old, but even at his grizzled old age could still haul ass!

    Mike

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    Re: Retired racers.

    Thanks John, Steve, Rhonda and Mike.

    Mike - yes they do live to ripe old age.

    And.... here he is with ears.

    Retired racers.

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    Re: Retired racers.

    For me no 1 and 3,but 3 the most

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    Re: Retired racers.

    Thanks Radu

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    Re: Retired racers.

    #1 would look really nice on a Wall! awesome capture.

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    Re: Retired racers.

    Really like 1 and 2 Bobo. 3 just isn't my cup of tea. First two though... Thumbs up

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    Re: Retired racers.

    #1 - Hands down!

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    Re: Retired racers.

    Thanks Chriss, Dave, Kris.

    Really appreciate everyone taking the time to tell me what is good and bad and what to improve.

    Thanks to all.

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    Re: Retired racers.

    all great shots. But #3 does it for me. Superb detail. There is so much of the horses 'character' captured. I felt I was standing there in front of him, it is so lively and vibrant. To me this is a real 'keeper' Good work. And this is from someone who is not all that into horses.
    old ucci

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    Re: Retired racers.

    Ken - thanks.

    When I mentioned about both liking it and not, the one word eluding me was 'character'. That was what it was about!

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    Re: Retired racers.

    Bobo...

    Nice pictures, the first one has such wonderful color and texture and the eye is quite crisp and I am drawn to it for it's detail even as I try to place it in context. Nicely done.

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    Re: Retired racers.

    Thanks Sabe.

    You have just said something that I have only ever heard from master photographers - so you must be one of them.

    Maybe a story will tell it better.

    I have posted a couple of pics of a pretty girl in the Peoples section that were taken with an old out of production telephoto lens. At the same time we were playing around with another out of production 20-35L. My companions at the restaurant are all masters of the craft and do regular exhibitions and publish books etc.

    Anyway my friend used my T2i and took a few with the 20-35. Then I slapped on my Sigma 17-50, shot the same subject and on review commented that both lens looked fine. The guy then pointed to the more gradual colour toning around the subject's eyes - something that never ever crossed my mind!

    So much to learn...

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