Horse and Rider

© frank w. degenhardt

Horse and Rider

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 4/16/2009 6:48:44 AM

Outstanding, Frank!
Fantastic B/W conversion... I look forward to seeing more!
~♥~ #1114452

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 4/16/2009 7:28:12 AM

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

Usman. #7410603

Melissa Olsen 4/16/2009 8:17:31 AM

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! #7410763

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 4/16/2009 8:38:44 AM

This is superb, Frank. Love the B&W and look forward to more. #7410848

Troy Gallagher level-classic 4/16/2009 9:03:03 AM

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

Troy #7410984

Tiia Vissak level-classic 4/16/2009 9:05:51 AM

great tones, light, details, angle & the touch of blue in the eye! #7410998

Ellen Hodges level-classic 4/16/2009 9:43:51 AM

Fantastic capture, Frank! Love the crop and the b&w!! #7411082

Michelle Alton level-classic 4/16/2009 11:55:24 AM

Magnificent entry into the world of black and white, Frank. What a beauty. #7411418

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 4/16/2009 12:47:44 PM

Wonderful B&W capture Frank - love the SC.... #7411537

Carol Sawyer level-classic 4/16/2009 2:53:08 PM

Beautiful B&W capture and work, Frank!!! #7411867

Walter H. Wiesbeck level-classic 4/16/2009 3:34:08 PM

Awesome B&W capture,very beautiful horse love the makings on him or her,beautiful work,Frank,is this horse yours #7411966

Carla Metzler level-classic 4/16/2009 4:24:44 PM

So beautiful and clear, wonderfully composed! Beautiful job, Frank! #7412109

Tammy Espino level-classic 4/16/2009 6:38:01 PM

Outstanding!!! Keep up your black and white! This is amazing :) #7412376

Dianna Murphy 4/16/2009 8:37:28 PM

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. #7412640

ROLAN NARMAN 4/16/2009 8:57:53 PM

You've done an excellent job on this one Frank! Outstanding shot myfriend! #7412697

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 4/17/2009 3:23:57 AM

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!!! #7413195

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic 4/17/2009 4:36:03 AM

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) #7413525

Susan Weisensel 4/19/2009 3:25:37 PM

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. #7420610

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 4/19/2009 9:38:30 PM

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. #7421323

Carol Teal 4/21/2009 11:35:14 PM

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! #7429675

Carol Engstrom level-classic 4/27/2009 12:12:30 AM

Love this shot, Frank. It really tells a story. You just might give me a new appreciation for B&W. #7454276

Peggy J. Maguire level-classic 5/7/2009 5:41:36 AM

Wow,Great gallery Frank!!!! #7495209

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 5/24/2009 11:55:35 AM

Great tones, beautiful horse, awesome composition too. This is a gorgeous portrait Frank! #7553091

Tamara K. Walker level-classic 5/26/2009 1:28:47 PM


Tiia Vissak 5/26/2009 1:43:16 PM

Congratulations! #7559948

A P 5/26/2009 1:52:43 PM

Congratulations sweet man and I'm cheering for this outstanding capture to go...... ALL THE WAY!!! #7560140

Linda D. Lester level-classic 5/26/2009 2:09:49 PM

This is such a beauty....Congratulations! #7560500

Jennifer L. Alder level-classic 5/26/2009 2:12:16 PM

Fabulous, Frank!!!
Big congrats on this beautiful black and white image earning a finalist badge. I love the composition and details, too. :) #7560542

Jeana Clark level-classic 5/26/2009 2:21:03 PM

A Fabulous Work Of Art Frank!!!

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

~J~ #7560663

Ellen Hodges level-classic 5/26/2009 2:34:49 PM

Huge congrats, Frank!!! #7560834

Val Feldman level-classic 5/26/2009 2:43:27 PM

Wonderful! A big congratulations to you, Frank - this is a beauty! Good Luck next round! #7560933

Kim Kleinschmidt level-classic 5/26/2009 2:57:03 PM

Congrats on this fantastic finalist, Frank - best of luck next round! #7561093

ROLAN NARMAN 5/26/2009 3:00:59 PM

Huge Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist Frank! #7561137

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 5/26/2009 3:10:10 PM

Congratulations, Frank on this fantastic finalist. #7561282

Patricia Seidler level-classic 5/26/2009 3:54:02 PM

Congratulations Frank! #7561793

Max Aureli level-classic 5/26/2009 4:44:43 PM

Congratulations Frank on this great Finalist!!!! :-))) #7562236

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 5/26/2009 5:14:30 PM

Thanks so much my friends. You are the greatest and an inspiration to me. #7562514

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 5/26/2009 5:19:03 PM

Congratulations on this Beautiful Finalist photo, Frank! #7562568

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 5/26/2009 5:19:26 PM

I'm so happy for your award Frank! Congratulations on your finalist! #7562575

Carla Metzler 5/26/2009 5:31:49 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Frank! Best of luck to you in the next round! :D #7562731

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 5/26/2009 5:38:16 PM

Beautiful Frank!!! Congrats on your Finalist!! #7562799

Evy Johansen level-classic 5/26/2009 8:07:34 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Frank!! #7563920

Eugenio Diaz 5/26/2009 8:40:46 PM

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

Bojan Bencic level-classic 5/27/2009 1:27:31 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Frank. #7564942

Kerry Hill 5/27/2009 1:58:14 AM

Huge Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Frank!!! #7565062

Mary K. Robison 5/27/2009 3:39:01 AM

Your experiment with b&w (and selective color) paid off big-time!
Best of luck next level with this beautiful finalist!

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 5/27/2009 5:43:31 AM

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. #7565854

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 5/27/2009 6:07:51 AM

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

Usman. #7565946

Gina Cormier level-classic 5/27/2009 6:25:46 AM

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!! #7566043

Kimi A. Phillips 5/27/2009 7:17:08 AM


Dianna Murphy 5/27/2009 8:11:02 AM

Frank..... wooo hooo, wtg my friend! So Happy for you. #7566515

Melissa G. Meiselman 5/27/2009 8:51:12 AM

Big congratulations, Frank on this fantastic finalist!!! #7566811

Ellen Hodges level-classic 5/27/2009 10:48:31 AM

Best of luck again with this beauty, Frank!! #7567389

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic 5/27/2009 12:07:27 PM

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! <>< #7567720

Nadya Johnson level-classic 5/27/2009 12:54:01 PM

OUTSTANDING, Frank! Terrific work! Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist!! #7567909

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 5/27/2009 2:19:03 PM

I'm so glad to see this wonderful image again, Frank. Big congratulations!!! #7568119

Daniella Puente level-classic 5/27/2009 3:12:34 PM

Congrats on this beautiful finalist Frank! #7568369

Tammy Espino level-classic 5/27/2009 4:11:19 PM

Congrats!!! #7568603

Sharon Sawyer level-classic 5/27/2009 5:32:50 PM

Frank, HUGE congratulations on your outstanding finalist and all the best in the next round!!! #7568916

Erica Murphy level-classic 5/27/2009 8:10:06 PM

Congratulations on your stunning finalist! #7569553

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 5/27/2009 8:21:43 PM

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. #7569582

Laurie Daily level-classic 5/28/2009 3:51:25 AM

Such a magnificent portrait, Frank...a big congratulations to you on this outstanding finalist! #7570482

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 5/28/2009 7:59:43 AM

Wonderful capture Frank and big congratulations on this great finalist!

jo ann c. #7571275

Colleen Farrell level-classic 5/28/2009 10:26:51 AM

Gorgeous!!! I love the b&w tones in this, Frank! Big congrats on your finalist! #7571859

Kathleen Rinker 5/28/2009 4:52:42 PM

Huge congrats my friend!!! #7573444

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 5/28/2009 9:50:38 PM

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. #7574451

Ruth Grimm 5/29/2009 7:39:41 AM

Congratulations, Frank This is a fantastic image and I'm glad you were awarded for your hard work! #7576227

Holly Hitchcock 5/31/2009 12:27:26 PM

Beautiful capture, Frank. How wonderful of you to share it with us! #7582317

Tess L. Yee 9/11/2009 10:35:29 AM

This is simply gorgeous! As a horse-lover, you've captured the intelligence of these wonderful animals, and the B&W conversion is excellent! #7935064

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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.

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/400 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi

Uploaded on 4/16/2009 6:35:46 AM

Keywords: #blue eyes #horse #rider Photo Contest Finalist

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