Horse Photo Competition 1 2018 : Entry Number 37

Judges Comment

This image was not only an instant fave in this competition, but continues to hold a top spot in its incredible depth, subtle tones, and tight crop. The angle leaves the viewer almost dizzy as we try to decipher what is up and what is down, and the tight crop echoes the close quarters of the herd. Stunning tones and textures, and the lines of the horses' backs and rumps repeating each other, all make for an incredibly strong image. Nicely done, and congrats! ~ illona

Photographers Comment

I took this photograph in Arles (southern France); I was impressed by those Camargue horses waiting to be loaded on the truck after the Abrivado show in the Arles roman arena. it was summer 2008 and I shot with my first digital camera, a Nikon D80, and an old 1985' lens, a Nikkor 105mm f/2.8, very useful to have a tight crop and to close the composition (I loved this lens!). I post processed the image with PS.