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  • Help me choose a photo

    Unfortunately, I didn't get a single photo I really liked this year. My fault... I rode like crap and the photos are an unwanted reminder of that

    However, my parents bought me an awesome frame that holds three photos and offered to buy three photos from my 2012 season. Love them So, I'm picking the 'best of the worst'. I already picked a stadium and a x-country picture, but I still need a dressage photo. I don't really like any of them, so I need help picking one. Which ever photo I buy can be cropped, so keep that in mind

    Best of the three, but the back ground is rather cluttered

    This picture is clearer, but he's really on his forehand

    I look really bad, but he looks cute

    Here's the stadium and x-country picture I chose (the stadium picture is horrible of me, but he looks so adorable!)
  • Original Poster

    Other choice is to choose a non-dressage photo.

    If anyone wants to kill some time, here's are some other possibilities


    • #3
      I like the first one (from your first post). As you mentioned the photo could be cropped to remove the yellow mounting block(?) I don't think the people behind you are too distracting..


      • #4

        Skip the dressage photo for sure...boring. Pick either of 1 or 2 from here (first two I like best). I'd skip your other xc photo as well and pick these. But then I like ones that are a little different.
        Last edited by bornfreenowexpensive; Dec. 21, 2012, 08:34 AM.
        ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **


        • #5
          i like the last facebook photo you posted. it's cute. or the first dressage photo


          • #6
            I like the first two from the Facebook bunch


            • #7
              I like the first dressage photo and don't think the background is really all that cluttered.

              My favorite photo is the one with you smiling

              And my 2nd fav you posted is the water jump

              I would either do the smile pic and water pic with your XC pic you already chose, or do the 3 phases with your first posted dress. pic.


              • #8
                Originally posted by Big_Grey_hunter View Post
                Other choice is to choose a non-dressage photo.

                If anyone wants to kill some time, here's are some other possibilities
                I love these two!
                Flying F Sport Horses
                Horses in the NW


                • #9
                  Meh. I almost never buy dressage photos! Of all the pictures around my house, two are dressage....one from the three day in which Vernon actually looks pretty cute and almost looks like he's actually doing his medium trot. The other is a blooper reel shot from the same test (and, yes, I framed it!).

                  I LOVE the cute candid one of the FB photos....or the one in the water.


                  • #10
                    Nice photos!! My favorite is the water jump. Then the 1st FB pic, then the Brant Gamma XC jump, and if you really want a dressage photo, the other Brant Gamma photo.

                    I agree with Yellowbritches-dressage photos usually are less impressive in the long run and I'm a DQ-my personal faves are of me doing a water jump and a flying XC jump back in college eons ago, and not the extended trot or pirouette pics--I always pick myself apart when I look at them

                    I also like the last FB photo, though I'm gonna sound like my mother and say "It's niiice, but I can't see your face!"

                    I'd pick the photos that make you smile the most


                    • #11
                      If you really want to find a Dressage photo choose one that can have the heck cropped out of it until it is just your horse's head and neck with no distracting objects in the background.


                      • #12
                        Hands down, pick the first Facebook photo and skip dressage. In fact, I would pick the first FB, the last FB, and the one of the jumping pics.

                        (But like BFNE, I usually go for the different shots and I loooove candids)
                        Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman. Then always be Batman.

                        The Grove at Five Points


                        • #13
                          I like the one of you dropping into the water with Leslie Law standing by!! It's like a celebrity autograph and an action pic all in one, lol!!


                          • #14
                            What clivers said, and the candid. skip the dressage this time since there isn't one you totally love
                            OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!


                            • #15
                              Agree with the others. I'm a firm believer in only buying pics that you just absolutely love, so I'd pass on the dressage ones since you clearly aren't sold any one of them. The water pics from facebook are really great, those get my vote.


                              • #16
                                Unless you are having the pictures matted and framed at a framing shop, it's not a forever decision, right? It doesn't seem right not to have a dressage picture, so maybe just put something else in until the right one comes along.
                                A helmet saved my life.

                                2017 goal: learn to ride like TheHorseProblem, er, a barn rat!