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Horses in Art

{Have you missed my recent photos? Books and several wildlife photos have been my  most recent contributions.}

I’ve loved horses my entire life and now that I don’t have horses anymore, my attention instead is focused on photographing them. Horses are particularly well suited for fine art photography, which is a direction I’ll be focusing on more in the future. Stay tuned for an upcoming feature at another blog of my equine photography.  Even ‘backyard’ horses can become art whether it’s because of the light and pop of colour as in this photo:

panorama of an ordinary bay horse sunning in the field

Processing the same image as a black & white also turns it into art. This is an ideal way to really focus the eye directly to the horse:

Or if the artist adds some soft vintage-like processing similar to the panorama I created below, a different feel is given to the entire image:

fine art photographic panorama of horses running with an added vintage effect

Sometimes a close up becomes art:

close up of horse

I’m really enjoying December and am so pleased I made the decision to take the entire month off work. I got my first batch for this season of traditional shortbread made yesterday — melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

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Marcie - December 12, 2010 - 11:50 am

Oh..I can’t resist these beautiful horses. Wonderful images!

Eileen - December 13, 2010 - 5:36 pm

Loved these horse images too.

Kelly @ JAX does design - December 14, 2010 - 10:07 am

I absolutely LOVE your horse photos! The close-up in the last picture is so awesome – I love that it has a sort of abstract feel to it. And horse eyes are so soulful 🙂

Carissa - February 9, 2011 - 7:12 am

Love the close-up of the horses eye! So beautiful. I’m visiting from Jax Does Design… love your work!