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Meet Raja…. the horse I spent some time with over the weekend

Nikon D80
Nikkor 105 AF-S VR f/2.8 Micro
105mm @ f/2.8 and 1/100 sec
Spot Meter; Manual Mode and ISO 100


india, horse, light, nature, farm, brown, nikon, d80, augtt


  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 5 years ago

    What a beautiful animal…….love the black background and how you’ve framed it. So …details please….what were you doing with a horse? LOL

  • Had gone for a holiday at a farm – so the chicken, the landscapes etc …..
    I’d pictured this exactly as I captured it – but had to take a lot of shots to get the sun to hit it just right in front of the stables to get that black background.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Bradley Shawn  Rabon
    Bradley Shawn ...over 5 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful my friend. What amazing tones and colours. You are a very talented photographer!

  • Thank you so much for those very kind and encouraging words Shawn!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)
    George Parapad...over 5 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful horse! and very well taken, composition, detail, lighting… well done!

  • Thanks so much George – I was absolutely chuffed to get this pic – something I had visualised days before I reached there.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Johanne Brunet
    Johanne Brunetover 5 years ago

    Great Vikram and the PP makes Raja looks so kind and good-natured! :-)

  • Thanks Johanne – the glow does add that, doesn’t it. He is really sweet and kind-natured though. LOL – reminded me of a dog the way he used to walk over every time I went into the stables.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Appel
    Appelover 5 years ago

    Beautiful photo and horse!!! Definitely worth your effort!!! Hope you had a good holiday! :-)

  • Thanks Ann – had an amazing holiday. So restful!!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • micklyn
    micklynover 5 years ago

    Oh! Beautifully done! Excellent excellent photo!

  • Thank you so much for the comment and the fav!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • TickerGirl
    TickerGirlover 5 years ago

    Beauty! I like how you isolated him from the background and made him the centre of attention.

  • Thank you Monica – as I said earlier – really chuffed as I got this exactly the way I had visualised it (would have liked him to turn his head a couple of inches more though)

    – Vikram Franklin

  • PeterBusser
    PeterBusserover 5 years ago

    Maybe the added glow did it, but the light on this shot is amazing! Wonderful how it works with the natural beauty of Raja. Wonderful pose too!

  • Thanks Peter – the light quality didn’t change at all with the glow, just did it to soften the shadows. The pose…. let me just say that horses are really, really bad subjects when it comes to staying still – LOL!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Pamela Bates
    Pamela Batesover 5 years ago

    Vikram you are so talented! What a beautiful majestic animal and you’ve done it justice with your work! So perfect!

  • Thank you so much for your kind comment Pamela.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Carole Brunet
    Carole Brunetover 5 years ago

    Beautiful horse picture ! He looks so majestic!

  • Thanks Carole! Really was!

    – Vikram Franklin

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