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Save On Gas, Use Horse Power

Draft Horses (SOOC)

Draft Horses (SOOC)

A sight you don’t see very often a team of horses mowing the grader ditches. Makes one wonder if the Nebraska state budget is in that dire of straits, or if gas prices have just gone up a little too much. We found these Belgian mares north of Lincoln Nebraska and also saw them four days later, raking the same ditch, but these images came out the best.

I don’t remember their names, but they are full sisters, one a seven year old and the other other eleven.

Team of Belgians Mowing

Team of Belgians Mowing

Edits were done in Lightroom 4 with a decrease in exposure, increase in clarity and opening up shadows on the horses to bring out detail. The sky was still washed out so I used the adjustment brush and decreased the exposure in the sky to get a better balanced image. Voilia! Clouds appeared.

 

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Sometimes You Just Have to Hug a Horse

Before and After, A Girl and her Horse

The first part of March my hubby and I attended the Great Nebraska Horse Fair in Lincoln Nebrasaka at the Lancaster Event Center. Meet some wonderful people including Jess and her yearling Belgian horse above. Photo was taken inside a horse trailer and lighting was just a little poor. Didn’t want to use my flash so just opened up the aperture.

I first rendered this in GIMP and adjusted the white balance. Although it rendered the image accurate the photo just didn’t give me the warm fuzzies. So after cropping in Photoshop I used a the Color layer adjustment with orange at about a 10% opacity to give the overall image a warmer tone.

What do you think?

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