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Paddock bound

The horses are led from the stable to the paddock for the day.

Today and until Wednesday I will be in Cape Town.  No blog posts for tomorrow and Wednesday.  I do hope to have some time to take some pictures while I am in CT.

PS. I know Kathryn, I know and I had my reasons [grin]

comments (21)

  • Mal
  • Has no home
  • 5 Nov 2007, 00:34
this really appeals to me Louis. Ultra high contrast silo's and a bucket load of mood. It's a likey. mal
Louis: Thanks mal and that's an honour
My kind of shot. Like it
Louis: Thanks you Sesan
  • Martin
  • Houston
  • 5 Nov 2007, 03:55
This makes it look like the paddock is something heavenly. Like the light!
Louis: The paddock seems to be horse heaven - after eating their special in the stables the love going to the paddocks. Maybe because they can eat even more smile Thanks Martin.
Lovely! Great silhouettes, and wonderful light highlighting the detail on the floor. (:o)
Louis: Thanks for this comment Rosalyn. The floor detail is somewhat special for me too.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 Nov 2007, 07:06
A very impressive B&W-pic: the silhouettes of the horses an men (combined in unity), the contrasts and the way into a new day, open and free for new experiences and adventures?, a pic of daily work and freedom! Nice the geometrical forms, too! A great photo, Louis!
Louis: Thank you Philine. The symetry is special for me too. I am glad you see the 'new day' experience in the picture.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 5 Nov 2007, 08:59
Love it Louis
Louis: Thanks Aussie
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 5 Nov 2007, 12:36
I just love this shot with the lighting and the silhouttes! Great one, Louis.
Louis: Thanks for the comment Kathryn
  • PhotoSam
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Nov 2007, 13:39
nice work on the silos...like the slightly gritty feel...
Louis: Thank you PhotoSam - special to have a comment from the master smile
Really like the silhouette. Nice work Louis.
Louis: Thanks for the comment Bernie
Great shot. I like the strong contrast
Louis: Thank you Richard
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Nov 2007, 14:22
This is a coool capture love it in B&W very moody.smile
Louis: This early in the morning it is rather coool smile Thank you Tracy
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 5 Nov 2007, 14:35
i love the light through the walls of the stable. not just bucket loads of mood here. great work louis
Louis: thanks nev. these plank walled stables make great shots - it does add atmorsphere.
  • VZ
  • Atlanta, USA
  • 5 Nov 2007, 20:03
A B&W works wonder here, Louis.
Hope you didn't step on one of horse's mines in your expensive shoes. smile
Louis: I step in it the all the time - it makes for a great aroma when I go home smile Shoes are of the working kind though. Thanks for the comment VZ
  • Ellie
  • online without pictures
  • 5 Nov 2007, 22:54
Oooh, I like this, I really do. The textures are super and I dooo like the silhouettes.
Louis: Thanks for this comment Ellie. It feels like being home to have you around again.
i realy like this shot
Louis: bedankt voor't commentaar Miriam
  • Magnus
  • Norway
  • 6 Nov 2007, 19:50
I like the round body with the thin legs smile
I just have to agree with the rest on this one. Moody picture with great contrast.
It´s a likey
Louis: Thanks Magnum, it is an honour to hit your likey list
  • jelb
  • France
  • 7 Nov 2007, 16:00
Nice shot..Good effect of silhouette..bravo!
Louis: Ah bonjour mon ami. Merci pour le commentaire. I have to do something to improve my french - it was better many years ago.
This is very nice, I like the contrast here, and the shapes, light, the mood.

Just so you don't forget that I can be a pain in...to the left 4/5 from the bottom there is a brighter part, I would like that darker, and the area over the horse could be all white imho. This comment is because I think this is a great pic Louis, I'm not trying to be difficult grin
Louis: Maybe you don't know it, but I love you for being straightforward. So I don't think you are difficult or a pain. I distinguish between your technical comments and the comments that reflects your personal taste - which is the honest opinion of a viewer. You have taught me to be careful with shadows and reflections, amongst others.
What I have done here was to convert to black and white, switch to negative, worked on that and switched back. I was surprised by the results. There is not a technical thing happening but you concentrate differently on the picture when working the negative.
The white spot is the early morning sun shining into the stable and the stuff above the horse is a tree in the distance. personally I like the white area on the floor, but could have cloned the outlines of the tree away.
Well done, it gives a real atmosphere smile
Louis: Thank you Zebigleb
i like the framing of the door. nice one.
Louis: Thank you hbphotography
  • k@
  • France
  • 14 Dec 2009, 16:55
Love those ink-like strong blacks of yours here, Louis* See ya ~ 
Louis: Thank you k@. After visiting your site, I can see why you would like this one.

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