Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge

In art, there are few subjects more classical than the noble horse. Even the oldest of cave paintings clearly depicts these graceful creatures, frozen mid-leap in their ocre colours on a canvas of pale stone.

Kings and generals were depicted astride a majestic stallion; equestrian statues are always more imposing.

I merged this classical image of the destrier with the very modern negative colour tone effect. The horse I chose for my model worked particularly well as he is primarily Friesian in breeding. Friesians, like other Baroque horses such as Pure Spanish and Lusitano horses, were originally bred as destriers (warhorses) for knights. His black coat also worked perfectly for the negative colour tone. This was taken with my Nokia C6 5.0 megapixel cellhphone camera.


Model: Achilles, 6-year-old Friesian/pinto gelding




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