Horse Photo Competition 2 2020 : Results

  • Competition Winner : First Prize
  • $556.00
  • Judges Comment
  • The simplicity of this image along with the creative angle and framing, work to make this a standout image. Using the fore horse to frame and almost echo the subject horse, along with the tight crop, allows the viewer to focus in on the grazing horse ... its lifted leg, blowing forelock, and extended muzzle as it is about to take in some grass. Beautifully captured and managed in post. Congratulations! ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • The amazing detail and textures along with the shallow depth of field make this closeup study of this pony absolutely beautiful ... from the spotted nose to the long whiskers, the flow of the mane, and the lines of the head and neck ... this image deserves a frame! Nicely done! ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is such a simple image, yet rich with texture and motion as the viewer's eye takes in this close up of a horse's mane and neck as though it were almost a landscape. Lovely tones and management in post, and that wayward lock of mane is brilliant. Nicely done. ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is a wonderful capture of a stunning little horse. The tones are beautiful, and allow the running horse to stand out in the field of dried grasses. Nicely captured and managed in post. ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • What a truly wonderful and creative image with the high angle changing the focus entirely to horse and riders' shadows. I think the image would be even stronger if you edited out the extraneous elements like the bricks in the roadway, the sign post and fence, so that the viewer's focus is entirely on the shadows and the horses. Nicely done! ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • The tones and lovely depth of field in this image allow this beautiful horse with it's alert pose to stand out. Nicely done! ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is a lovely image ... from the beautiful foreground bokeh to the faint rim light and the horse's wonderful, alert expression. Nicely captured and managed in post. ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • What a perfect capture of this pony and its reflection in the glass-like surface of the water. Nicely done! ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is a beautiful capture of this stunning palomino in action. Wonderful rim lighting and tones. Nicely done! ~ illona