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    Amish Buggy and Horse

    The first picture I took of this scene I did not see the horse in the shade. In the actual scene the horse was almost invisible given the lighting. I made the horse a bit more visible. Comments welcomed.

    Amish Buggy and Horse

    Karm

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    Re: Amish Buggy and Horse

    Where was the "buggy driver'? I'd like to see the horse more but good exposure on the buggy.

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    Re: Amish Buggy and Horse

    FYI Mary; the Amish prefer to not have their picture taken. Children, maybe, o.k., but the adults are very camera shy.

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    Re: Amish Buggy and Horse

    Hi Karm,

    I like the B&W treatment of the scene, the subject itself and the lighting is OK. However, there seems to be too much "busy stuff" in the background, specifically behind the wheel. Looks like a picnic table and picnic accouterments, thermos bottle or whatever. But no matter what it is, it diverts attention from whatever you intend to be the focus point, and confuses the eye. I don't know what to look at!

    No doubt you could not move the buggy to a different location to avoid that background, but you might have changed your[camera] location to remove the stuff from behind the wheel.

    Wish it was possible to shoot the scene again.

    Zen

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    Re: Amish Buggy and Horse

    Hi Zen. I could not get around the "stuff" that you find distracting and still include the horse. Its a campsite along a river I like to fish. Given that it's a candid shot the viewer has to accept that things will be in the image that a studio version would exclude. This is my view.

    Karm

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    Re: Amish Buggy and Horse

    Hi Mary. The horse was in very deep shadow. I brightened the shadow. Completely revealing the horse made the horse look strange.

    Karm

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