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post #1 of 8 Old 10-19-2009, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Need Honest Critics *ASAP

I'm creating a calendar of my photography for our stables to sell as a fundraiser to buy horse shelters. All the photographs feature horses on our property. I'm on a serious time crunch. My nerves are getting to me. I've been processing hundreds of photos and my eyes are going buggy. Please give me your honest vote. I have no one else to ask. Is this photo calendar-worthy?
Thanks in advance =)

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post #2 of 8 Old 10-19-2009, 07:32 PM
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I personally don't like all the shadows on the right side of the horse...I know it's an evening pic, but it's overwhelming (the shadows)...I love the sunset though!

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post #3 of 8 Old 10-19-2009, 07:48 PM
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The extra horse butt sticking out there bugs me a bit. Otherwise I would say its great.
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post #4 of 8 Old 10-19-2009, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your opinions... they're very helpful (keep em coming). I can easily get rid of the horse butt. Lol

As for shadows, I feel overwhelmed, too. Good word. All the black at the bottom, I think, bugs me most. I can crop in tighter, though, if that would be better.
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post #5 of 8 Old 10-19-2009, 08:58 PM
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From my unprofessional eye:
The first things that stood out to me:
The colours -- very pleasant and easy gradient
The butt doesn't work
The noseband rub
The thick neck (or impression thereof)
The right eye -- very pretty
The crooked lip

I played with it in Photoshop for a while to see if I could crop it someway that worked and didn't come up with anything for my eye. Have you tried doing a crop with a cutout sheet? That way always worked best for me when I was doing logo work years ago.

I'm not trying to be overly negative, but honest. Do you have any other shots of the same thing? Because it's a very pleasing scene.
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post #6 of 8 Old 10-19-2009, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks so much! I'll definitely get rid of the butt and the rub. This horse is a rescue we have on the property and his lip hangs like that.
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From my unprofessional eye:
The first things that stood out to me:
The colours -- very pleasant and easy gradient
The butt doesn't work
The noseband rub
The thick neck (or impression thereof)
The right eye -- very pretty
The crooked lip

I played with it in Photoshop for a while to see if I could crop it someway that worked and didn't come up with anything for my eye. Have you tried doing a crop with a cutout sheet? That way always worked best for me when I was doing logo work years ago.

I'm not trying to be overly negative, but honest. Do you have any other shots of the same thing? Because it's a very pleasing scene.
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post #7 of 8 Old 10-19-2009, 10:14 PM
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The butt and the little ... glare? On the bottom right hand side are all that really jumped out at me
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post #8 of 8 Old 10-19-2009, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry! I broke the photo link on accident =( Here it is... I worked on it a bit.
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