Posts Tagged ‘horse’
Happy Holidays to all! Hope you all have a safe and happy holiday season!
Our weathervane at sunset. We have a driving horse on it as we used to train and show our Morgan horses to drive back in the 80′s and 90′s. Processed in Photoshop Elements with just a little gradient added to color the sunset.
Our mare, Middy in her close-up! She is quite old as horses go but she is still full of herself. She is hard to take pictures of because she wants to get so close to you. Processed in Photoshop Elements by using Filter/Brush Strokes/Sumi-e. Final was burned and brushes added.
This is a head shot of one of my Breyer model horses. The head is about 1-1 1/2 inches long. This is as close as I can get with my Canon T1i. A classic head shot of a horse includes the withers to the point of the shoulder and the offside eye socket should just be visible. (That’s for anyone interested in taking live horse shots!) This is a red chestnut Morgan model. Hope you are all having a great weekend!
Some handmade antique snaffle bits that hang in our garage. They date back to around 1900. I used a high ISO and left the garage door closed to get more even light. I did not use flash, only light used was from the center garage light. I did this to not get flash reflection off of the peg board. I processed by adjusting levels and contrast and then changing to b/w. The photo had very little noise. I then ran the photo through OnOne Photo Essentials 3. I used their Wild West filter. Hope you like it.
Here’s a nice old barn in the Sierra foothills. We went for a drive today and I loved this. There is a bay horse grazing in the background. I did replace the sky as it was heavily overcast. Topaz Simplify buz sim was used, but I toned down the simplify component when processing. I then did a lot of dodging and burning. Hope your day was a great one!
Topaz Simplify Dark Pencil Sketch. This layer was burned and then Multiplied over the original. Oval marquee tool and white fill was used for the vignette. I really kind of liked this one.
. . . at least if you are a horse person! This is a metal curry comb on some old fence posts. This is SOC except for levels. Thought I’d post a landscape oriented photo.
Thought I’d take a tour of our garage for the next couple of days! This photo is of a cotton lunge line and a 100 year old rawhide lariat. I adjusted levels, exposure, and used Topaz Adjust Spicify. In order to get the shot in the garage I manually set the ISO to 3200 and (for once!) used a tripod. There was window light in the upper left. Hope you all are having a good week.