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American Pharoah's House

American Pharoah put back in the barn.

7 total reviews 
Comment from Christine Rohr


HI Mary, Great photograph and wonderful subject for the It's Been Framed contest. There is nice symmetry, and I love the fact that the horse despite its distance and placement in the shadows remains the focal point.
Congratulations!

 Comment Written 13-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 14-Apr-2019
    Thank you so much for the excellent review. I truly appreciate it!
Comment from michiganmike


A beautiful shot even if the horse wasn't American Pharoah. The composition is superb and the details are meticulously shown. I like the placement of the horse and handler and think the colors are fantastic.

 Comment Written 07-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 08-Apr-2019
    Wow!! Thank you soooo much! American Pharoah is such a beautiful horse and so well tempered. Next year in the Kentucky Derby I hope to see some of his offspring running down that track and winning!
Comment from MKFlood


cool capture. the clarity is great. the angle of the shot of the view into the barn seeing the man and horse is great. the capture of the light is great. the image is balanced and eye appealing to the viewer. good eye and great job overall.

 Comment Written 07-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 08-Apr-2019
    Thank you so much for the excellent review. I truly appreciate it.
Comment from MKFlood


cool capture. the clarity is great. the angle of the shot of the view into the barn seeing the man and horse is great. the capture of the light is great. the image is balanced and eye appealing to the viewer. good eye and great job overall.

 Comment Written 07-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 08-Apr-2019
    Thank you so much for the excellent review. I truly appreciate it. Your review showed up twice on my feed. Thank you twice!
Comment from Kelly Grant


This is a beautiful photo! It is very creative the way you used the stable to frame the horse! Great lighting and composition! Definitely a pleasure to view! Thank you so much for sharing!

 Comment Written 07-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 08-Apr-2019
    Thank you so much for the excellent review. I truly appreciate it.
Comment from avmurray


This is indeed a great entry into a contest like this, and I especially like how we can see details of the background through the building. I also like the facade in white and purple, and how well the horse and the two men are placed off to the left.

Your photo is nice and sharp showing such clear and well defined details all over, and the exposure is very good.

I also like the format you have cropped the photo into and that the opening of the doors is placed in the center. This is giving the photo a very good balance. I think this is a lovely and well taken photo with an excellent DOF, and I wish you luck with the contest.

 Comment Written 07-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 08-Apr-2019
    Thank you so much for the excellent review. I truly appreciate it. I know a lot of people don't understand the significance of what he accomplished. To win the Triple Crown is a great feat! If you have the chance, watch Secretariat. It's on Netflix. That will give you a good idea of the importance of the win.
reply by avmurray on 08-Apr-2019
    You are more than welcome Mary, and I will for sure have a look.
reply by the author on 08-Apr-2019
    You won't be disappointed!
Comment from Patti C


Nice point of view and composition. The color is well managed. I'd like to see selective lightenting of the man next to horse. At first I thought his pants were a leg wrapping, or maybe something on the barn floor. Otherwise, a very nice photo.

 Comment Written 07-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 08-Apr-2019
    Thank you so much for the excellent review. I truly appreciate it. It was a cold day. They brought him out without his blanket, which kind of looks like a coat. In the photo, they are putting his blanket back on.
reply by Patti C on 08-Apr-2019
    You're very welcome