5D Mk11 EF24-70mm F2.8L USM 1/1000th sec at F2.8 ISO100
The month of April has been a very wet one. The wettest on record according to somebody with some records. Because of this (and work commitments) I've not really been able to get out that much. So I decided to take the bull by the horns, (or should that be horse?) and just go out and see what was around.
Not far from my house, situated just on the edge of the forest is a field where people take their dogs for a good run. We saw a lady let her Jack Russell go.... not sure if it's back yet. I've never noticed before but as we drove by there were some horses grazing in the field next to it. I parked up and got both cameras out and went to investigate. Trina found that the gate was not locked so we were able to get into the field, legally I might add as it seems it was a public footpath or something similar. Anyway, we were able to get right up to the horses. They didn't really seem too bothered by our presence and carried on chewing while I crept up on them photographing as I went. One started to pay attention to me and ventured in my direction. I stood my ground and wondered what it expected me to do. It wasn't long before it realised that I had no food so it just lost interest and wandered off towards it's friends, but not before I had captured this close up shot of it full face.
Back home, I uploaded the images and started work sorting good from bad. I ended up with about 15 decent shots which I will keep. This one was put through Photomatix 4.2 and then processed using CS5.5, adjusting the levels and vibrance, a small amount of sharpening and then a post crop vignette done in Lightroom 4. There was also a small clean up on the face.
All in all, I'm pleased with how this one turned out, colours and composition work well, clarity is good. A pleasing result.