Free Rein

Uploaded: November 15, 2005


This awas out of a portrait session. The woman adores her horse. I love the freedom of her expression, and I like how the tree limb diagnal echos that of the horse's head. The portrait itself was pretty straightforward, minor color adjustment. Fast shutter.

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Fawn M. Schutt November 16, 2005

This photo, man, it is so awesome! I love the posistioning of the lady, and her expression. Great capture.

-Fawn #345086

Heather Last November 18, 2005

I agree Melanie..I LOVE this.. PERFECT!!
HeatherL #2090832

December 02, 2005

One of the best portrait I have seen in a long time Melanie.
German #2147381

Evy Johansen level-classic January 13, 2006

Beautiful image, Melanie! Wonderful clarity, composition and colors! Big congrats on your well deserved POTD! #2282896

Janine Russell level-deluxe January 13, 2006

Melanie, wonderful portrait; excellent detail, exposure, clarity and lighting; congratulations on your POTD. #2282904

Susie Peek-Swint January 13, 2006

Wonderful capture Melanie ~ many congrats on POTD! #2282905

Graeme yew Chow January 13, 2006

Wow ! stunning portrait. Very interesting pose. #2282907

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe January 13, 2006

Congratulations, beautiful POTD!

ccc #2282916

Leanne M.E. Boyd January 13, 2006

Congratulations for your POTD! #2282946

Laurence Saliba level-classic January 13, 2006

Congrats on POTD!!! Beautiful capture indeed Melanie!!!! #2282956

Eti Swinford January 13, 2006

Great shot. The image portrays the great character of the horse and the delight of the woman. Nice job. Congrats on the Photo of the Day. #2283016

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic January 13, 2006

Beautiful..Great colors and also love the horse and her expression. Congrats on POTD! Great camera, I have a D70 as well. #2283035

Michelle R. Kovach January 13, 2006

Congratulations on your POTD Feature Melanie! #2283108

Linda Boehme level-classic January 13, 2006

Congrats on your POTD, Melanie! Great capture! #2283197

Scott Pedersen January 13, 2006

Nice. Like how she is posed with the horse. #2283208

Dave Sanders January 13, 2006

Congrats on POD and congrats on a wonderful picture. Priceless ! #2283390

Laura Clay-Ballard January 13, 2006

fab potd! congrats! #2283424

Joy Rector January 13, 2006

congrats on the POTD #2283425

Steve Symbouras January 13, 2006

Awesome capture! Excellent compositionā€¦ A job well doneā€¦ Congratulations on your POTD. #2283436

Deborah Sandidge January 13, 2006

Beautiful capture of the two, congratulations on your exceptional POTD!! #2283491

Lisa Clark January 13, 2006

Congratulations on POTD. Impeccable timing, presentation, and clarity. #2283497

Kathleen R. Struckle January 13, 2006

Beautiful image. I love it. Congrats on your POTD!! #2283552

Kara L. Hendricks January 13, 2006

A truly inspiring image Melanie.. Congratulations on this wonderful shot being chosen for POTD!!! #2283569

Mary Oei January 13, 2006

Wow!!!!!! I love this one! Congratulations!! #2283594

Bill Houghton January 13, 2006

Beautiful photo Melanis. Great job. Congratulations. #2283736

Melanie Snowhite January 13, 2006

Wow! Thanks evryone! I wasn't expecting this at all and am so happy you like an image that is one of my favorites too! Thanks again :) #2283847

January 13, 2006

Nothing but pure beauty! When a photo can make you smile and all within 1 second of setting your eyes upon it... that is pure beauty. Beautiful capture of an awesome animal and a lovely woman! #2283918

Martin J. Preslar January 13, 2006

Congrats on your POTD!!!! I have to ask, what category did you enter this in, People or Animals? Whichever it was, I'd re-submit it in the other just for good measure! :) #2283955

Mary N C. Taitt January 13, 2006

Congratulations! Mary :-) #2284024

January 13, 2006

Very expressive, refreshing n lively #2284025

Melanie Snowhite January 13, 2006

marty you asked a very good question. I never know if I should enter it in people or animal. I think I entered it in people but it didn't do anything there. Are you allowed to put it in two catagories? I've entered several in animal this time with people in them. #2284100

January 13, 2006

This photo was absolutely beautiful and perfect. I love horses and this just really made me smile. :D #2284105

Vicki L. Filippin January 13, 2006

WTG, Melanie! This is absolutely FABulous. Gosh, I don't want to be repetitive, the comp itself is stunning, but the emotion...WOW, the emotion! Smiles, Smiles, SMILES! I bet she loved this as much as we all do. Congrats on such a well deserved POTD! I'm certain we'll be seing THIS one in the next round! :-) #2284219

Amy JACKSON level-classic January 13, 2006

Congratulations!!! Really great shot!!! #2284411

Rob Jensen level-classic January 13, 2006

Congratulations, Melanie. It is a very nice portrait. It may be a strange observation, but I think the woman's skin tones and the horse's coloring compliment each other.

Nice job,
Rob J. #2284433

Trudy L. Smuin level-addict January 13, 2006

Great portratit Melanie!!! One of the best portratits I've ever seen of a horse with her owner! #2284482

Rakesh Syal level-classic January 13, 2006

WOW!!! .. Great image and photo of the day, Melanie!! #2284968

Ed Heaton January 13, 2006

Hi Melanie,
This is great! Congrats on POTD!!! #2285156

January 13, 2006

Super shot..........Love it. #2285229

Jenny Bosmans January 13, 2006

Congratulations on this fantastic POTD, Melanie! #2285291

Mary Clarke January 13, 2006

Many congratulations on POTD Melanie - super image #2285313

Terry L. Ellis level-classic January 13, 2006

Congratulations, Melanie, on this wonderful POTD! #2285366

Marcella Emenecker January 13, 2006

That is true art! #2285430

Claudette Foote January 13, 2006

Congratulations, Melanie, on this wonderful POTD!


January 13, 2006

Simply stating the obvious... BEAUTIFUL! Congrats on the well deserved POTD! #2286011

January 13, 2006

nice pic, hermosa pareja y buena composicion. #2286171

Lori Carlson January 14, 2006

You mentioned the angles Melanie and that was just what I was going to say I loved about it too! :0) All is composed and postitioned so pleasing to the eye and your subjects are beautiful too. Congratulations on this beautiful portrait and POTD!! :0) #2287740

Anita Taylor January 14, 2006

This is gorgeous, Melanie! They really stand out in the picture and it all looks so natural. Congratulations, too! #2288583

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe January 14, 2006

Very nice image, congrats! #2289754

January 18, 2006

This is an awesome picture. Great work! #2302554

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