Horse Photo Competition 2 2021 : Results

  • Competition Winner : First Prize
  • $540.00
  • Judges Comment
  • This really is a phenomenal image. With the tight crop, our focus is on the mane and its furling in the wind, providing beautiful lines that accentuate the neck muscle. The way the forelock sweeps around the shadowed ear adds to that sense of wind. I do think the image would be even stronger if the whites were white, giving it greater depth and contrast. Nicely captured, and congrats.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is an incredible image. In spite of an incredibly shallow depth of field, the details are incredible ... the long whiskers, the soft muzzle and perfectly shaped nostrils, and the beautiful bridle. An absolutely stunning and memorable image. Nicely done!
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • What an adorable little leopard pony. The rich, dark landscape allows this pony to stand out, and the variety of textures - from the rough bark, to the pine needles, and the pony's coat and mane - keep the viewer's gaze exploring, but always landing on the beautiful pony and wondering what may have caught his fixed attention. Nicely done.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • You certainly can't go wrong with a Friesian. This one stands out with its magnificent gait in the barren landscape of the shore. Beautifully captured and managed in post.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • What a lovely image of this small herd of horses. The sun provides a magical rim light on the horses and its flare through the branches of the tree make the sun as much a feature in this image as the herd. Nicely seen and captured.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • The frosty landscape and sunrise are a beautiful landscape for this stunning and powerful horse. Wonderful capture.