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Why the long face?

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Re: Why the long face?

A super image of a characterful subject, nicely framed with a background that doesn't distract, although perhaps a little more space to the right, where the horse is looking, would bring more balance. It looks that you have used fill-in light to the shadows which I think is a tiny bit overdone or maybe the contrast is too low. It may just be my monitor (Spyder Pro calibrated) but I can't detect any blacks at all, which I would expect in a subject like this, which is essentially in the shade.

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Re: Why the long face?

Looking again on my monitor I agree with your comments, and tonight I will try to adjust and improve. Thanks
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Re: Why the long face?

I would take it back to the right hand side of the post.
Comment on the black, David their maybe no black in the coat or if he is between coats you get a auburn shade as the top coat. Lallan (wire is in the way, spoilt the shot) but he is pure black
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Re: Why the long face?

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I would take it back to the right hand side of the post.
Comment on the black, David their maybe no black in the coat or if he is between coats you get a auburn shade as the top coat. Lallan (wire is in the way, spoilt the shot) but he is pure black
Yes I can see in the sun that the horse's coat is not pure black but in the shadow areas it has a purple/magenta cast which is also noticeable in the darkest shadow areas of the woodland behind. I can see this on three different monitors.

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Re: Why the long face?

Love the composition of the revised version
David's correct about the colour cast - I get the same
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Re: Why the long face?

As the background is very out of focus, could it affecting the colours?

The trees are very well spaced Scottish Pines, with the sun shining down from the top left of the frame, through the trees and partially lighting the forest floor.
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