January 8, 2018 at 2:02 pm #322541
The minute I saw this photograph it was a POTW for me. There were many nice photos that were uploaded this last week. However this one, by Robert Apple, really stood out in my mind for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it tells a strong story in the simplest manner possible. I think this is a trait of photography that we tend to overlook these days with all the post-processing magic that is available to us. When I look at this photograph- I can hear the wind howling, and I can feel myself shaking from the cold. I'm also enamored with the fact that Robert didn't attempt to try and “pull” the horses out of the background with increased contrast, digital burning, or any other digital manipulation. Their faint outline, in the distance, almost obscured by the blowing snow, is the perfect storytelling element to this winter storm photograph!
- This topic was modified 1 week, 3 days ago by Kent DuFault.
January 8, 2018 at 3:57 pm #322576
Missed it in the posts, but thank you Kent for making sure we see it.
January 8, 2018 at 4:18 pm #322588
Great shot Robert, I can feel the cold! Congrats on POTW!
January 8, 2018 at 5:59 pm #322621
Very nice shot.
January 8, 2018 at 7:20 pm #322644
Congratulations Robert! This one conjured up memories of winter days on the prairies for me. From the anchoring of the fence line to the horses faced in to the wind it is a great portrayal. I also appreciate your honest processing as Kent mentioned.
January 8, 2018 at 9:05 pm #322676
Wow, that's an amazing image. Can see the streaks that tell you in which direction the wind is blowing. Congratulations Robert on POTW 🙂
January 8, 2018 at 9:30 pm #322697
Thanks to all for your comments and for POTW, It really confirms that I got through what I wanted to with this photo, as I titled it “It's a Cold Day to Be a Horse”.
January 9, 2018 at 1:16 am #322781
Congratulations Robert! Great shot. It definitely makes you feel the cold.
January 9, 2018 at 1:57 am #322793
A familiar scene ! Great image Robert – congrats on POW.
January 9, 2018 at 5:21 am #322868
Less is more. Nice image.
January 9, 2018 at 6:39 am #322878
Brrrrrrrrrr!! Well done Robert!
January 9, 2018 at 10:22 am #322896
Nice one and very unique – congrat's Robert!
January 9, 2018 at 6:05 pm #322956
Love this photo Robert, congratulations on POTW
January 9, 2018 at 10:17 pm #322981
Just so simple and superb, Robert. Very well seen.
January 10, 2018 at 9:04 am #323103
Lovely feel to the image, almost looks like a painting
January 10, 2018 at 9:43 am #323104
Congrats Robert – beautiful job!
I'm so glad you picked this Kent because otherwise I would have missed it and that would have been a shame. Thanks for writing about the horses – I didn't see them until I started really looking for them.
January 10, 2018 at 11:48 pm #323209
As I traveled what they call the highline in MT today wind blowing, snow, and cold. I seen so many pictures like this today. Cattle bunched up horses with there tails to the wind. This photo catches a prairie life for sure. There is a book written by a Canadian author called “if you are not from the Prairie” I had this read at my father in laws funeral. This picture is that.
Thank you @robertapple
January 11, 2018 at 12:38 am #323232
Thanks again to all that commented after my last post.
January 11, 2018 at 1:54 pm #323351
Congratulations Robert. I love the simplicity of the photograph. It's really beautiful.
January 12, 2018 at 5:30 pm #323503
Sorry it took me so long to get here but congrats Robert. A well deserving post indeed.
January 13, 2018 at 6:12 pm #323615
Robert, I hate snow but love this photo… congrats!
January 14, 2018 at 10:43 pm #323864
Thanks again Everybody
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