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One of our herd, Lucy is young, slightly unpredictable and beautifully intelligent – half quarter horse, half standard bred – burnt buckskin.

taken on a Fuji S9600 dslr, post: gimp

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In the 1990’s photography for me was about SLR’s & dark rooms, it was about printing your shots at 3-6am to ‘beat the light’ in you homemade darkroom to get your shots to press. I worked in music, hair and a little news, but love portraiture. Now I use a digital slr, but try to replicate shot control like in the old film days. I now longer make my living out of photography, but prefer to better my life by embracing a passion ;)

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  • Jordan Miscamble
    Jordan Miscambleover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous shot of her Marky!

  • thanks Jordan, I’m going through a series of self imposed exercises – trying to do electronically in GIMP what I used to be able to do in the dark room – I’m getting there, so this one is my first digital edge burn. it was so much easier playing ‘shadow puppets’ in the old days ;)

    talk soon

    – Mark Batten-O'Donohoe

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteabout 3 years ago

    Superb Mark.

  • thanks Julie, she’s a burnt buckskin – born here – a very placid animal, she has only ever know ‘good’ treatment – she has been ridden – but never ‘broken’, with-in a 1 hour training session she had the trainer saddle on with a bridle and was being ridden – has never bucked once ;)

    – Mark Batten-O'Donohoe

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleabout 3 years ago

    What a lovely gentle capture.

  • thanks Maree, she’s a beautiful horse – she is the first daughter and second offspring of our lead mare, so is averagely high in the herd’s pecking order – she’s also a sweetheart – have known her since her birth ;)

    – Mark Batten-O'Donohoe

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieealmost 3 years ago

    So very beautiful, I love how you have arrangement. Pretty happy when consider your work:)
    Best regards,
    For your thoughtfully;
    Nature Quote of the Day
    Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
    Anthony J. D’Angelo said:)

  • ARIANA1985
    ARIANA1985almost 3 years ago

    simply stunning work xxx

  • Hi Ariana – thanks for that – she’s a beautiful creature – I’m still ‘getting the feel’ of digital B/W – I have done most of my photography on film and paper, but as ‘simple’ as digital seems to be – I’ve found having control over the shot to be slightly harder – but then I am of older days ;)

    – Mark Batten-O'Donohoe

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