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Charlie wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:31 pm
Arrogate is proof that beauty does not make a champion. Wonder if that conformation had anything to do with his short career though.

Why did they use a grass eraser brush on Lighting Spear if the original picture was on concrete lol
I imagine they had a conversation that went something like this "OMFG the horse has RACING PLATES ON!!!!! Just do whatever to cover them up no matter how garbage it looks!"

The same happened with Destin's photo earlier the the thread as well.
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Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:44 pm

Flanders wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:34 pm
Charlie wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:31 pm
Arrogate is proof that beauty does not make a champion. Wonder if that conformation had anything to do with his short career though.

Why did they use a grass eraser brush on Lighting Spear if the original picture was on concrete lol
I imagine they had a conversation that went something like this "OMFG the horse has RACING PLATES ON!!!!! Just do whatever to cover them up no matter how garbage it looks!"

The same happened with Destin's photo earlier the the thread as well.
Probably so, but there are much easier and prettier ways to cover that up! lol

I imagine these stud farms are paying a pretty penny for these photoshop jobs, which makes it even better
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Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:00 pm

Kurenai wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:38 pm

Arrogate... I know that picture isn't flattering, but he looks sewn together. how the withers mold into his back is... strange looking (makes me wonder if he ever had back problems). The back half of him looks nice though!
I actually blew the photo up to take a closer look for seams, because the rear looks like it's smaller than the front, as though they stitched two similar photos together. Other photos of him don't show this disproportion. Even if it was completely unretouched -- what the heck were they thinking using it?
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Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:11 pm

It was probably the best one that they took, which is kind of scary.
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Wow, he's sure filled out nicely! 8-) I
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lurkey mclurker wrote:
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Wow, he's sure filled out nicely! 8-) I
I wish he was stood up better, though. Ellen Pons is a good photographer, but farms are usually best off using someone who specializes in conformation shots (another example of this: Claiborne).
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:51 pm

I think getting a really good conformation pic is harder than people think. Dortmund's is a good case-in-point. I like everything about it except he is leaning forward. It was so close to being perfect. I know some people hate the tiny fence in the background effect, but that doesn't bother me.

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Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:04 am

Dortmund looks outstanding, even with the leaning. Divining Rod, too -- didn't realize he was such a good-looking animal.
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:54 am

Yes, Dortmund looks much less clunky in that one--it would sell me!
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mariasmon wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:51 pm
I think getting a really good conformation pic is harder than people think. Dortmund's is a good case-in-point. I like everything about it except he is leaning forward. It was so close to being perfect. I know some people hate the tiny fence in the background effect, but that doesn't bother me.

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Yeah, the Dortmund one is close to good. I don't care about the tiny gate - it reminds us of his hulking size. :lol:
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