The Evil Eye - canon 20d w/85mm

A race horse in the parade paddock, giving his opponents the evil eye before the race.

I cropped this shot but I didn't really want to.... click here for the uncropped version large.

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  • James

    I like it Miles but I prefer yesterdays equine shot :)

    2005-11-22

  • dan

    Wonderful contrast in both the last two shots. I'm envious of your b&w processign abilities.

    2005-11-22

  • nathan

    def like the uncropped version a LOT better! awesome shot!

    2005-11-22

  • Seat83

    Love It!!!! Great shot. I love horses and i have a close relation with them, so i can feel this moment, great capture. Congratulations

    2005-11-22

  • EOS Chaos

    A very good shot indeed, your b&w conversion is spot on. I prefer the cropped version of this but either would work cause the image is that good. - [Chuks]

    2005-11-22

  • ed

    While I can see the reason for your crop, I have to say that I prefer the uncropped version. Either one is a very successful effort.

    2005-11-22

  • Miles

    Thanks all, I should mention that I cropped it more because I wanted more of it to fit on the page than for aesthetic reasons, the uncropped version is definitely my choice. A bit lame I know :)

    2005-11-22

  • Keith

    Your images have a real quality to them that makes them stand out. Seems to be a combination of shrpness and contrast not sure but it works so well.

    2005-11-22

  • owl and dragon

    The uncropped version is tops for me!!

    2005-11-22

  • Beth

    Wow -- fantabulous b+w processing!! An an equine person, yay! For what it's worth, I prefer the cropped version - the bar on the bottom of the uncropped version is distracting for me. :D

    2005-11-22

  • m.bradshaw

    Miles, Thank you for putting my link on your site. I have enjoyed your photos for a long time. (I'm a silent visitor) Thanks again.

    2005-11-22

  • joel

    I too like the uncropped version much better... I am always a fanboy of your work.

    2005-11-22

  • Derrick

    That is so awesome! I love how you get your shadows so rich looking.

    2005-11-22

  • Simon C

    Unusual and striking capture.

    2005-11-23

  • Andy

    Mr Ed! This is a great shot, like the b&w conversion a lot and as with most, prefer the uncropped version.

    2005-11-23

  • Adrian

    Ohmygod, that's a crazy horse.

    2005-11-23

  • Jordan

    Miles -- I think the crop works well here.

    2005-11-23

  • Sean Galbraith

    I'm not put off by the crop either. If anything, it helps focus the eyes on the horse eye. What a striking photo. Nice capture.

    2005-11-23

  • mel

    ha. Great eyes: "Buddy, did you get consent for this shot?!!" :)

    2005-11-24

  • Phil

    Thats quite a look.

    I think it looks much better cropped actually.

    2005-11-24

  • bob

    Miles -- this shot couldn't get any better -- love the eye -- it's great ... LOVE the b&w work, too...

    2005-11-24

  • bob

    miles -- I JUST looked at the uncropped version -- I like it a smidgeon better than the one you posted ... dunno why - I guess for me, I spent a lot of time at the race track -- a rail bird, if you will -- so seeing that rail reminds me of the good 'ol days...

    2005-11-24

  • Dan

    Love this photo. The expressions are fantastic - horse vs. jockey in the shadows. Well done.

    2005-11-25

  • prasoon

    thats another wonderful 'capture'

    2005-11-27

  • Raffi

    I believe that the full size version is better, for no real reason other than that it gives the viewer a better sense of the environment, even if it is only a little more.

    2005-11-27

  • frisky?

    love the expression on the horse's face.

    2005-11-28

  • Smoove D

    The horse totally reminds me of the one in Animal House.

    2005-11-28

  • susan B.

    Now you know I love this shot.
    Great catch.

    2005-11-29

  • john

    Dramatic, super shot!

    2005-12-02

  • Eterna Descontente

    Very nice shot!

    2005-12-02