I came across your site about a year ago, and I have to say that you do very fine photography and interesting articles about everything (Thanks! Steve)! Thank you for that, and keep on going! My name is Tobias Kovarik, I am 20 years old and I live in a small town in northern Austria, near the Czech border. I just started photography, so I’m a rookie. My fascination for photography always rooted in this magic moment. That blink of an eye. That split of a second when the shutter of your camera clicks and you captured movement, momentum, light or just the mood of the moment and it’s emotions. It’s like you captured a little piece of life. It’s like you’re freezing one moment in time and creating a window to the past, which you can keep forever!
I shot the following two pics on a late afternoon in October. It was on the pasture behind my fathers house. The person on the picture is my father just spending some minutes with Negro, one of his two horses. I used my Canon EOS 7D in Shutter Priority Mode and my Canon 50mm f/1.4 prime lens.
In post-production I decolorized the pictures, did a little sharpening and added contrast and vignetting.