POTW – January 8, 2017

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This topic contains 22 replies, has 21 voices, and was last updated by  Falxy 11 months ago.

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  • #322541

    Kent DuFault

    It's a Cold Day to be a Horse.jpg

    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 11 months, 2 weeks ago by  Kent DuFault.
  • #322576

    Erik Fransman

    Congratulations Robert.
    Missed it in the posts, but thank you Kent for making sure we see it.

    Top picture.

  • #322588


    Great shot Robert, I can feel the cold! Congrats on POTW!

  • #322621

    Very nice shot.

  • #322644

    Rob Eyers

    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.

  • #322676

    Dahlia Ambrose

    Wow, that's an amazing image. Can see the streaks that tell you in which direction the wind is blowing. Congratulations Robert on POTW 🙂

  • #322697

    Robert Apple

    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”.

  • #322781


    Congratulations Robert! Great shot. It definitely makes you feel the cold.

  • #322793


    A familiar scene ! Great image Robert – congrats on POW.

  • #322868

    Graham Hart

    Less is more. Nice image.

  • #322878

    chris pook

    Brrrrrrrrrr!!  Well done Robert!

  • #322896


    Nice one and very unique – congrat's Robert!

  • #322956


    Love this photo Robert, congratulations on POTW

  • #322981


    Just so simple and superb, Robert. Very well seen.

  • #323103

    Ed Aldridge

    Lovely feel to the image, almost looks like a painting

  • #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.

  • #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

  • #323232

    Robert Apple

    Thanks again to all that commented after my last post.

  • #323351

    Barbie Kaseman

    Congratulations Robert. I love the simplicity of the photograph. It's really beautiful.

  • #323503

    John Thompson

    Sorry it took me so long to get here but congrats Robert.  A well deserving post indeed.

  • #323615

    Lenny Wollitz

    Robert, I hate snow but love this photo… congrats!

  • #323864

    Robert Apple

    Thanks again Everybody

  • #324529


    the straight,the curve ,the colours,the space,the wildness,space and the surreal nature.

    Well deserved Robert ! 🙂

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