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Picture of the Day - October 24, 2009

"A girl and her horse"

Lovely silhouette of a girl posing with her horse.
Photo courtesy of Amber S. Wallace.                (Click on the photo for a larger view)

When I first saw today's picture I thought of my sister Helen, one of the world's greatest animal lovers. Growing up, she always seemed to have a pet or three around the house, and today she is the proud "parent" of a plethora of cute little Shih Tzu's and enough horses to mount up an 1860's era cavalry unit.

The special bond between a true animal lover and her pet is often as strong as one with a child, and photographs like this always remind me of that fact. Photographer Amber Wallace captured this image, and she offers the following background info on it:
    "A silhouette of a girl and her new Friesian mare on a fall afternoon.
    I changed the colors using Photoshop to give it a different look. I was
    able to take a variety of shots in the field and down the driveway of
    the horse farm in North Carolina. Click here to see the complete
    photo session."
        --Amber S. Wallace
The camera and settings used to capture this image:
    Camera: Nikon D60
    Focal length: 22mm
    Shutter speed: 1/250 second
    Aperture: f/8
    ISO: 400
    Exposure compensation: +0.7 step

Visitor Comments...
    Name: Maria Dean
    Town: Richmond, VA

    As a horse lover myself, this photo really caught my fancy. Thanks so much for sharing it with us Amber!
    Name: Ed Morrison
    Town: Dunwoody, GA

    Very nicely done Ms. Wallace. Silhouettes are easy to capture but difficult to master. This one is exceptional.
    Name: Phyllis Helton
    Town: Bristol, VA

    Neat photo!
    Name: Darren Forrester
    Town: Thousand Oaks, CA

    Amber, I checked out the rest of the photos in this series and I loved them all. Great job. I hope to see more of your work on here soon.
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