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© JOE FAILK
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UploadedMarch 26, 2010
TakenMarch 25, 2010
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure1/80 sec at f/2.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length200 mm
ISO1600
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Stef was working with the horse trainer and I went to take some photos.
The lighting was very bad. All the photos were shot at ISO 1600 F/2.8 and a shutter speed of 80. The lens was a Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8.
I turned the autofocus off at times because the lens couldn't autofocus because of the low light and chose to manual focus. Forgot to turn it on for a series of shots. This is one of the photos after a lot of editing.
Yesterday I thought I really liked this shot but I wanted the horse head razor sharp aganist the background and it was slightly out of focus.
The new theme gave a reason to post it.
It's hard to see with JPG Low Res Images. Displayed on a 28" monitor at 5700 pixels or printed out in 13" x 19" the unsuitablilty of this image is plain to see

59 responses

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    Lovely mistake !! and very nice series. dp

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio   gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    this is fantastic!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    Good series.....esp. love this one Joe ~ !!! :)

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    great series and love this entry!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    What an amazing "mistake". Sometimes we learn how to repeat them when appropriate. This is one you should repeat. Excellent shot and entry.

  • Lynda Jeffers

    Lynda Jeffers (Deleted) gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    WOW...love this!!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    Man if this is how BAD your mistakes are I would love to your horrible ones! Great series!

  • Mary VanSinclair

    Mary VanSinclair gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    I wish my mistakes were this good. Please keep making them. I love it.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    Actually I love the lighting on this..The mistake adds to the beauty of it.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    I do that all the time!! It is a fabulous image!! I love it!

  • John Smith

    John Smith (Deleted) gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    Still looks good.....

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    excellent!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    Don't you just hate when that happens? But having a great result in spite of the mistake is a bonus. How cool that you had this shot just a couple of days before the theme opened!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    It still looks very beautiful to me. What a beautiful horse! Nice mistake for this theme!!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    You did a great job as the end result shows!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    cool result, Joe! awesome entry.

  • D. Smetana

    D. Smetana gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    what a wonderful 'mistake'

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    Mistakes can make very wonderful and one in a lifetime photos. Love it.

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    I agree with everyone...it is not bad, just not as sharp as you were going for.. I like it, and it is sure perfect for the theme!

  • jan-louise haller

    jan-louise haller gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    Excellent ~ ;>}

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (27 Mar 2010):

    No mistake about it...great entry.

  • Bermi Shutter

    Bermi Shutter gave props (27 Mar 2010):

    cool entry!

  • dana iordan

    dana iordan gave props (27 Mar 2010):

    indeed! excellent

  • Jim Thomas

    Jim Thomas   gave props (27 Mar 2010):

    Autofocus is very overrated. Great shot, Joe!!!

  • Robert R. Gaines

    Robert R. Gaines gave props (27 Mar 2010):

    POWERFUL! Fine work.

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (28 Mar 2010):

    a beautiful shot!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (28 Mar 2010):

    What a great mistake this turned out to be..

  • Melissa Rieman

    Melissa Rieman   gave props (28 Mar 2010):

    This is quite an awesome "mistake!" Love it!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (29 Mar 2010):

    Beautiful mistake. Wonderful entry, Joe.

  • Lesley S

    Lesley S (Deleted) gave props (29 Mar 2010):

    Fabulous "mistake" and perfect entry. What a gorgeous horse!!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (29 Mar 2010):

    Definitely a happy mistake!

  • Steve Wilson

    Steve Wilson (Deleted) said (29 Mar 2010):

    What's autofocus. I have never used it.

    Your photograph is stunning.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (29 Mar 2010):

    great looking "Mistake"

  • Cindy Mikulski

    Cindy Mikulski gave props (29 Mar 2010):

    super mistake man!!

  • Dhanny P

    Dhanny P (Deleted) gave props (30 Mar 2010):

    What Mistake??? huh hmmm?? What a beautiful photo Joe. Great Entry

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (30 Mar 2010):

    Likewise, with dof balance

  • Mike Olbinski

    Mike Olbinski gave props (30 Mar 2010):

    The eyes are pretty amazing here...

  • Tori Lindo

    Tori Lindo gave props (30 Mar 2010):

    Love it!

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (30 Mar 2010):

    Looks like a fine mistake, Joe!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (31 Mar 2010):

    another WOW!!!

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (31 Mar 2010):

    Great mistake! Sharp is great, but the slight blur also intensifies the sense of motion. Great work!

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck   gave props (31 Mar 2010):

    Great shot despite all the problems. I hate technology too! Greetings from Chichen Itza.

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (31 Mar 2010):

    Very nice and great for theme.

  • Denise Monk

    Denise Monk said (1 Apr 2010):

    Magnificent capture....magnificent beast....well done

  • Jamie Nardoni

    Jamie Nardoni (Deleted) gave props (1 Apr 2010):

    Nice one :)

  • Paul Bate

    Paul Bate (Deleted) gave props (5 Apr 2010):

    Great mistake, looks amazing.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (6 Apr 2010):

    It's a beautiful "mistake" Joe! Great entry!!!

  • Chessaddict *

    Chessaddict * gave props (9 Apr 2010):

    I agree with Karen Foto Fiddler here!!!! :)

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (11 Apr 2010):

    GOOD JOE!!! Excellent shot!!

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (14 Apr 2010):

    what a beautiful image!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (14 Apr 2010):

    I like this because it still shows a great deal of detail, not sharp... but then I didn't like that tight strapping around the horse's neck. Is it there for a purpose? The tiny bit of 'white-wall' in the horse's eye gives him a worrying look. The looseness of the reins suggests the rider and the horse have a good understanding.

    Mistake? Not from where I'm looking Joe.

  • Antje Woolum

    Antje Woolum gave props (14 Apr 2010):

    what a wonderful mistake!!! Great image....

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (18 Apr 2010):

    Great entry!

  • claudia luthi

    claudia luthi gave props (24 Apr 2010):

    superb portrait

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (24 Apr 2010):

    You did a nice job on this one! Beautiful horse!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (3 May 2010):

    I wish I could make mistakes like this:) I can relate to your narrative regarding the resolution issue and thanks for education when shooting in low light!

  • vonAsh

    vonAsh gave props (9 Aug 2010):

    This is a BEAUTIFUL shot!

  • James Walsh

    James Walsh said (1 Sep 2010):

    This is a fantastic shot. Full of action and movement. A great equestrian photo.

  • Karen Lynch

    Karen Lynch gave props (16 Feb 2011):

    I love this in soft focus, shows action. In photojournalism with an editor who hated flash photos, I worked in low light often with a lens that wouldn't open wide enough. I often had problems with motion in low light but sometimes it just works on some subjects.

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