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Morning Trail Ride

Morning Trail Ride
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Copyright: Trudy Wiebe (teamill) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1499 W: 271 N: 1908] (10985)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-23
Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5600
Exposure: f/8.1
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-04-08 12:29
Viewed: 3308
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 45
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
During our travels around Guatemala, we went down to the south coast (Pacific) to a little village called Monterrico ... quite near the El Salvador border. We actually stayed down the beach a little distance - not right in Monterrico.

I was up early as I am every day, and was sitting alone at the pool, listening to and watching the world around me wake up. Roosters were crowing, waves were crashing against the shore, and the light was amazing. Suddenly this young guy appeared from down the beach. He was heading towards the resorts at Montericco to offer trail rides to the touristos.

No walking on the beach with bare feet here, as it's black volcanic sand. Very hot during the heat of the day.

Cropped, contrast boosted, framed, sized and sharpened.

*The pool I was sitting at in workshop:)

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Hi Trudy,
Excellent minimalistic image, perfect composition,. The bright light enhances the horseman and his horses. An excellent well balanced composittion using the rule of thirds! I really enjoy this picture.

hi Trudy
this is a great shot in fact in my opit is a fantastic shot excellent pov and grt details thourghout it ha to go in my favorites tfs
regards bryan

Hi Trudy,
Very nice shot, has a really peaceful feel to it. Terrific composition, and a very soft and soothing sky. I love the range of colours between the black sand, green grass, and blue sky. Well taken.


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  • peetol Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 554 W: 51 N: 694] (5745)
  • [2009-04-08 20:27]

This is a very nice and clean shot. The composition is simple but very evocative. Thanks for sharing!



I really like this! Beautifully minimal in its composition, with strong bands of colour providing an excellent frame for your subject.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2009-04-09 0:18]

fantastic shot, excellent copmposition and colors

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-04-09 5:21]

Hi Trudy

Good composition, using the rule of thirds, with plenty of space at left for the horses to 'move' into. Excellent sharpness & subdued colour. Well done!

Hi Trudy,
Very nice presentation and composition,
Excellent POV/DOF with great colors and sharpness,
a beautiful seascape with the nice silhouettes of the horses,I like it..
Excellent done.

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-04-09 6:16]

I love the relaxing mood of this !


Hi Trudy
Very good composition here. My daughter went to Guatemala last year and she loved that place.

Hello Trudy.
Looks nice at first sight.
But you used too less Kilobites in it.
The red dotted noise in the sky is a result of it.
The huge frame makes it even more little.
Well, you got plenty "Nice" comments, so no need to cry, haha
Cheers from Jan

HI Trudy...great light and sharpness ....very nice shot.


Hi Trudy,
I love this composition as one sees the horses coming in the scene. One would not think this is Guatemala as my impression of the country is a tad different. Glad you posted it...Will look at your previous postings shortly. Best regards...Danilo

Nice placement of the rider and his horses in your frame Trudy, your horizon line is straight and even in that light details are quite good too ,the green splash of grass is a nice addition in balancing the composition .Wow , you had a pool at your disposition to relax by , in the heat and humidity there at the coast it 's a very welcome feature indeed ,! Montericco , hum... , got to look it up in my atlas for the exact location , tfs my friend,

Hi, Trudy -
Nice composition showing this neat scene. I like how the colors of the sky lighten as the eye follow downard to the shore. The strong light is well-managed. Good job to leave space for the horses and rider to move into. Well done.

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2009-04-11 8:50]

howdy Trudy

One of the best in your gallery, and this one was taken in 2008Feb! The winning reasons for me

.simple yet strong colors of blue, green and grey
.superb strong morning sunlight from the left
.really good gradient of blue
.excellent placement of the horses and rider

Believe me, this one is worth a print for your dining room :)

Superb work.

tfs, bill

Very good Trudy - simple composition, strong contrast works well here..

Nice shot..


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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-04-13 9:29]

Hi Trudy,

Beautiful composition, all the elements is very well placed.
I like the simplicity of this photo.


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  • tafa Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 182 W: 13 N: 181] (1818)
  • [2009-04-15 5:45]

Splendid photo with fascinating and fantastic colours, I like a lot !Have a good day!

Hello Trudy.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.

Jose luis.

Great sharp photo. Geves a very wide perspective. Love the changing colours blue

Magnifique simplicité!
Bien capté



Hi Trudy
minimalist composition with good elements
air, water, land and animals + man!
what more
good in sharpness and colours
have godo day

Hi Trudy
You managed the harsh light well, the graduated sky looks great. Composition is sound, very well framed, super colours achieved.

Hi Trudy,

been tralwing through your excellent gallery following your kind words to me, this one caught my eye - excellent composition, colours and framing, good work,


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