Dark Horse

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  1. willg133

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    Took this in forest park in st. louis today...beautiful sky...i did some adjusting to the levels in photoshop and cropped it to a 4x5 ratio but thats it

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    wonderful! love the use of silhouette in this shot, especially with the nice background.
     
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    thanks, i really like silhouettes against blue-with-clouds sky
     
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    Good capture!!! He seems to be a head of the impending storm. That is doing pretty good as far as generals go.

    Critically; I would try a crop so that the pedestal is not included.
     
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    hm..intersting idea..im worried it will look too cut off..ill try it later and post it up...unless someone wants to do it for me? :p
     
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    great looking sillhouette, beautiful sky, nice work.
     
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    Now then, I am new here and don't want to put my foot in where not wanted. but my 2 cents :D

    I think the statue and and sky are awesome.
    The sky is so dramatic n perfect.

    now here we go:
    1. I know it is meant to be a silhouette, but without going fully black is there anyway of keeping a little more detail from the statue. I am only just suggesting hints of detail just to add some interest to the black. (I fear I am missing the point).

    2. I would like to see the statue slightly more to the left so that he has ridden into the shot rather than just about to ride out.

    I think that the base is important to show it as a statue, unless of course you are trying to make it look like a horse and rider.

    Good subject and great sky, please take my comments as a new guy here and tell me if you disagree etc (I am sure you will :D )
     
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    That's the only thing I would change. Nice shot.
     
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    cropped..let me know

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    I see what you mean by a "little too cut off". I think the cropped version gives the photo less of an earthbound feeling.
     
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    very interesting.....i never thought about that, but it seems like a good idea...ill have to try it....thanks for the comments
     

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