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Horse and Rider
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Horse and Rider
Horse and Rider
I have always been a big fan of black and white but have not really done much of it myself. I am going to do a series of black and whites, some old pictures I have entered and redo, some new.
In this one I did leave a hint of blue in the horses eye as it was so unique to see this type and color of eye on the horse.
Hope you enjoy the series.

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Lisa J. Boulden
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    Outstanding, Frank!
Fantastic B/W conversion... I look forward to seeing more!
~♥~

4/16/2009 6:48:44 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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My favorite animal captured to perfection, Frank. Love it and the B&W looks great!

Usman.

4/16/2009 7:28:12 AM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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Love this in B&W and I look forward to seeing more. This horse looks like an Arabian breed...I could be wrong, either way a wonderful capture!

4/16/2009 8:17:31 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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This is superb, Frank. Love the B&W and look forward to more.

4/16/2009 8:38:44 AM

 
Troy Gallagher
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Wonderful capture Frank, really like it in B&W.

Troy

4/16/2009 9:03:03 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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great tones, light, details, angle & the touch of blue in the eye!

4/16/2009 9:05:51 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Fantastic capture, Frank! Love the crop and the b&w!!

4/16/2009 9:43:51 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Magnificent entry into the world of black and white, Frank. What a beauty.

4/16/2009 11:55:24 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Wonderful B&W capture Frank - love the SC....

4/16/2009 12:47:44 PM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Beautiful B&W capture and work, Frank!!!

4/16/2009 2:53:08 PM

 
Walter H. Wiesbeck
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Awesome B&W capture,very beautiful horse love the makings on him or her,beautiful work,Frank,is this horse yours

4/16/2009 3:34:08 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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So beautiful and clear, wonderfully composed! Beautiful job, Frank!

4/16/2009 4:24:44 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Outstanding!!! Keep up your black and white! This is amazing :)

4/16/2009 6:38:01 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Hi Frank
Good for you for trying the B/W. I'm not so brave. Beautiful horse and capture. Love the blue eye, though sometimes in the "Registered" horse breed specifications it's considered a fault. If you're like me though the "mutts" are just as pretty or better. Have a great evening my friend.

4/16/2009 8:37:28 PM

 
ROLAN NARMAN
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You've done an excellent job on this one Frank! Outstanding shot myfriend!

4/16/2009 8:57:53 PM

 
Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer
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This works really really well in B&W, Frank. And I love the gentle and soulful look in that gorgeous blue eye!!! I also love the tighter crop of this one. In my book this is a sure winner!!!

4/17/2009 3:23:57 AM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Frank, this is fantastic!! I absolutely LOVE the desaturation of this image...except for some selective blue left in the eye...and the new crop is outstanding!! :o)

I really think you're onto a winner here...and I'm already looking forward to seeing more of your monochromatic series, too!! :o)

Phil and I wish you and Annie a really wonderful weekend when it comes to you - it is already just after 9:30 on Friday evening here for us where we are (on the east coast) Downunder!! :o)

4/17/2009 4:36:03 AM

 
Susan Weisensel
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Oh Frank I can't wait to see more B&W's and hope they are as wonderful as this one. Very well captured and I do love the hint of blue.

4/19/2009 3:25:37 PM

 
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Lisa, Usman, Melissa, Tammy A., Troy, Tiia, Ellen, Michelle, Karen, Carol, Walter, Carla, Tammy E., Dianna, Rolan, Kirsten, Carolyn, Susan-
Good day to all of you. Thank you so kindly for all the wonderful comments and the support. Its been so much fun growing and learning. The new camera has given me the versatility I needed to improve. So much to learn yet, but by studying the works of artist like you, I learn so much.
Have a wonderful day, enjoy it, find the beauty in it.

4/19/2009 9:38:30 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Stunning capture and excellent in B&W Frank! I thought I saw that hint of blue in the eye but wasn't sure til I read your description. Great work my friend!

4/21/2009 11:35:14 PM

 
Carol Engstrom
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Love this shot, Frank. It really tells a story. You just might give me a new appreciation for B&W.

4/27/2009 12:12:30 AM

 
Peggy J. Maguire
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Wow,Great gallery Frank!!!!

5/7/2009 5:41:36 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Great tones, beautiful horse, awesome composition too. This is a gorgeous portrait Frank!

5/24/2009 11:55:35 AM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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CONGRATULATIONS!

5/26/2009 1:28:47 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

5/26/2009 1:43:16 PM

 
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Congratulations sweet man and I'm cheering for this outstanding capture to go...... ALL THE WAY!!!

5/26/2009 1:52:43 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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This is such a beauty....Congratulations!

5/26/2009 2:09:49 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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Fabulous, Frank!!!
Big congrats on this beautiful black and white image earning a finalist badge. I love the composition and details, too. :)

5/26/2009 2:12:16 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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A Fabulous Work Of Art Frank!!!

CONGRATULATIONS
On This Fabulous Finalist!!!
Best Of Luck In The Next Round!!!

~J~

5/26/2009 2:21:03 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats, Frank!!!

5/26/2009 2:34:49 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Wonderful! A big congratulations to you, Frank - this is a beauty! Good Luck next round!

5/26/2009 2:43:27 PM

 
Kim  Kleinschmidt
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Congrats on this fantastic finalist, Frank - best of luck next round!

5/26/2009 2:57:03 PM

 
ROLAN NARMAN
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Huge Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist Frank!

5/26/2009 3:00:59 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congratulations, Frank on this fantastic finalist.

5/26/2009 3:10:10 PM

 
Patricia Seidler
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Congratulations Frank!

5/26/2009 3:54:02 PM

 
Max Aureli
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Congratulations Frank on this great Finalist!!!! :-)))

5/26/2009 4:44:43 PM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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Thanks so much my friends. You are the greatest and an inspiration to me.

5/26/2009 5:14:30 PM

 
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Congratulations on this Beautiful Finalist photo, Frank!

5/26/2009 5:19:03 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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I'm so happy for your award Frank! Congratulations on your finalist!

5/26/2009 5:19:26 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Frank! Best of luck to you in the next round! :D

5/26/2009 5:31:49 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Beautiful Frank!!! Congrats on your Finalist!!

5/26/2009 5:38:16 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Frank!!

5/26/2009 8:07:34 PM

 
Eugenio Diaz

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Great composition! AMAZING image...great tone and light!!!
FABULOUS!
Congratulations on your astounding Finalist…Well done!
Good Luck in the next Round!!!

5/26/2009 8:40:46 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your finalist, Frank.

5/27/2009 1:27:31 AM

 
Kerry Hill
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Huge Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Frank!!!

5/27/2009 1:58:14 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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CONGRATULATIONS, Frank!
Your experiment with b&w (and selective color) paid off big-time!
Best of luck next level with this beautiful finalist!

5/27/2009 3:39:01 AM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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Thank you all so much for the wonderful support and I appreciate the kind words. I generally don,t go though my e-mail very often, so was surprised as I was congratulating others to come to one of mine. Your all such wonderful artist and its just a joy to be able to share the friendships and joy of photography with you.
Have a wonderful day.

5/27/2009 5:43:31 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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WTG Frank with this lovely Finalist! I sure hope this gets GOLDEN!!

Usman.

5/27/2009 6:07:51 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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Frank!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5/27/2009 6:25:46 AM

 
Kimi A. Phillips
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HUGE CONGRATS TO YOU, MY FRIEND!:)

5/27/2009 7:17:08 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Frank..... wooo hooo, wtg my friend! So Happy for you.

5/27/2009 8:11:02 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Big congratulations, Frank on this fantastic finalist!!!

5/27/2009 8:51:12 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Best of luck again with this beauty, Frank!!

5/27/2009 10:48:31 AM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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WOW, Frank...this is OUTSTANDING. Leaving the blue eyes was the perfect decision! CONGRATULATIONS on this much deserved finalist! I would LOVE to see this in the next round! <><

5/27/2009 12:07:27 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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OUTSTANDING, Frank! Terrific work! Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist!!

5/27/2009 12:54:01 PM

 
Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer
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I'm so glad to see this wonderful image again, Frank. Big congratulations!!!

5/27/2009 2:19:03 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Congrats on this beautiful finalist Frank!

5/27/2009 3:12:34 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats!!!

5/27/2009 4:11:19 PM

 
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Frank, HUGE congratulations on your outstanding finalist and all the best in the next round!!!

5/27/2009 5:32:50 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Congratulations on your stunning finalist!

5/27/2009 8:10:06 PM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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Thank you all so much for the congrats. The honor for me is being in a group of wonderful people whos' galleries are filled with beautiful pictures that show their talent. You all are the greatest. Thank you again.

5/27/2009 8:21:43 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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Such a magnificent portrait, Frank...a big congratulations to you on this outstanding finalist!

5/28/2009 3:51:25 AM

 
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Wonderful capture Frank and big congratulations on this great finalist!

jo ann c.

5/28/2009 7:59:43 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Gorgeous!!! I love the b&w tones in this, Frank! Big congrats on your finalist!

5/28/2009 10:26:51 AM

 
Kathleen M. Rinker
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Huge congrats my friend!!!

5/28/2009 4:52:42 PM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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Thank you all so much. You are the greatest. I feel it such a blessing to be able to associate and call friends, people of your talent. Your works amaze me.
Have a wonderful day, please be safe.

5/28/2009 9:50:38 PM

 
Ruth Grimm
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Congratulations, Frank This is a fantastic image and I'm glad you were awarded for your hard work!

5/29/2009 7:39:41 AM

 
Holly Hitchcock
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Beautiful capture, Frank. How wonderful of you to share it with us!

5/31/2009 12:27:26 PM

 
Tess L. Yee
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This is simply gorgeous! As a horse-lover, you've captured the intelligence of these wonderful animals, and the B&W conversion is excellent!

9/11/2009 10:35:29 AM

 
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