Love of Horses (Equine Friendship) – Valkenburg, Limburg, the Netherlands – Iván Maigua   16 comments


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Love of Horses (Equine Friendship) - Valkenburg, Limburg, the Netherlands – Iván Maigua

This is a great HDR image and reminds me of this great horse shot we featured last year CLICK HERE. Ivan captures a lot of personality in this image and really creates a captivating almost magical shot. Anyone know what breed of horses these are? Any ways to see more great HDR and horse image please visit Ivan’s portfolio here 500px.com/imaigua and here www.flickr.com/photos/22495348@N07/.

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Enter Ivan:

The picture was taken during a family vacation in Limburg, a Provence of the Netherlands, deep in the south. It is my favorite ‘place to be’ for a vacation, because of the beautiful nature, there is a lot of space and it looks almost ‘foreign’. I saw the horses one day when I was out looking around to find something I’d like to capture. The horses came up to the fence and were acting very friendly; it was as if they were posing especially for the picture I wanted to take.  They were not nervous at all, and had a lot of positive energy. A very nice experience to be in touch with nature this way and I think that is exactly what you can see in this picture.

Camera: Nikon D 200

Lens: Sigma 10mm – 20mm f/4.0-5.6

Shutter speed: 1/100

Aperture: f/14.0

ISO: 100

Focal length: 10.0mm

Metering mode: matrix

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16 responses to Love of Horses (Equine Friendship) – Valkenburg, Limburg, the Netherlands – Iván Maigua

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  1. Fabulous!!! Deserves to be on top 5 on this site. Such a spectacular use of back light. Brilliantly done Ivan.

  2. This image could almost be a painting… surreal..!

  3. simply magnificent!

  4. nice photo

  5. Absolutely enjoyed this shot

  6. Aw-w-w — this looks like it should be the cover of a horse romance novel!

  7. The original shot is lovely, and the manipulation makes it look magical!

  8. Fairytale hourses

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  10. This is an aspect of horses one rarely sees depicted graphically.

  11. I love this photo!

  12. A glorious and cheering sight in these days of dank grey cold. Reminds me of the wild ponies where I live . . .

    RR

  13. How lucky for Ivan to find such friendly horaesin such pretty setting. Great picture.

  14. “Anyone know what breed of horses these are?” Easy one – Belgian Draft Horse (Belgisch Trekpaard or Brabants Trekpaard in Dutch). Beautiful animals, aren’t they, and generally very gentle. I like how the light seems to radiate from the horses.

  15. This photo is so adorable and so cleverly done.

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