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Angel In The Dark by JAGfotos Angel In The Dark by JAGfotos

This is the horse that sparked everything. My ever so understanding and tolerate gelding Scotch Megafleet. Other wise known as Jag.

He is a 2001 APHA gelding that I have owned since the summer of 2006. He is my only horse that I've ever owned and I would not trade him for anything. He lets me fiddle with him and try a bit of everything. We've jumped, done lower-level dressage, all around western, beginning steps to driving, etc. He dotes around and lets my younger sister and her friends ride him and will take me for quiet, relaxing trail rides without protest. In my eyes, he's perfect.

In my opinion, Jag has a very attractive face. Refined but masculine. A kind eye says it all.



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riding4fun321 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's a beautiful horse, and this is a real lovely picture!
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JAGfotos Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :) 
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riding4fun321 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Shammyx Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm a little new to photography and was wondering if you could tell me how you are able to get the black background?
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JAGfotos Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi! This was achieved a bit by pure luck. My horse was standing in an indoor arena on a sunny after noon. He happened to be by an open door so the light flooded in and lit him but the background stayed dark. I just upped the contrast a bit and burned out some imperfections in the background and that was that.

You can get the same effect on purpose by just having a covered area that is low-lit and positioning your subject at the crest of it to a brightly lit "outside". Make sure you are properly exposed (which for these shots will be under-exposed generally) and touch up later in post-process work. 

Some people will manually black out a background in photoshop by selecting the background and just paint-bucket'ing' it black.
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Shammyx Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thankyou very much
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ridingxruffian Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Your horse is stunning; I could do with my contrast but as usual that is just me and my opinion.
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JAGfotos Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :hug:

I liked the more subtle contrast to give the image a softer appeal to compliment his kind, quiet eye.
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ridingxruffian Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome.
I agree; lower contrast always makes an image softer and if that is what you are going for it was a good decision.
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Thylacinus1 Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous horse and marvelous shot
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