Tuesday's Two-for-One Sale: Wild Horses Download

Like prints of horses - for your home or office? Know someone who would like a print as a holiday gift? You've come to the right place.

Today's two-for-one download sale: Horses of Provence (above) and Portrait in Wales (below) for $99.The images are normally $99 each. You download the files and make your own prints.

Payment is via Paypal to: Sorry, no refunds.

Screen shots above show file size. You can make prints up to 11x14 inches. For  personal use only.

If you want to get your own photographs of horses, I am offering a few horse photography workshops in 2015.Click here for info.

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Look for Pictures Within Pictures - Midnight Run

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On my workshops and in my seminars, I stress the importance of looking for pictures within pictures – as well as envisioning the end-result. Here's one such example from today's workshop shoot.

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Directly above is my out-of-the-camera shot. I created the opening image for this post simply by cropping in on the two horses on the left and then by applying the Midnight filter in Nik Color Efex Pro – which is part of the Nik Collection by Google . . . which is on sale for a super savings!

Take a close look at your images and think about digital darkroom possibilities. You'll may be surprised at what you find and what you see.

I call this shot "Midnight Run." 

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Turn Your Snapshots into Great Shots

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We had a great morning run of the Camargue horses today here in Provence.

Here's just a quick examples of how cropping, using the Darken/Lighten filter in Nik Color Efex Pro, as well as the Duplex filter in Nik, turned a snapshot into a more artistic image. 

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I feel as though image capture is only part of the game. Image processing is the other part – a bit part. 

For more on Nik and other plug-ins I use, see my Save on Creative Plug-ins page

Gear: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 70-200mm lens. All my gear is listed on My Gear page.

Explore the light,