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Little Horse by pablo.raw

If it weren’t for the modern nylon bridle, this photo could be mistaken for one taken decades ago.  It has a timeless quality to it which is hard to achieve nowadays.  Is this a reenacted scene from Huckleberry Finn or at a petting zoo at the mall?  It seems as though a horse will always look like a horse, and a kid will always look like a kid.

Of course there are other telltale signs that this is a modern photo.  For starters, this photo belongs to the Pentax K20D Flickr group which is pretty much a dead giveaway.  Also the horse’s hair is a bit on the over sharpened side, something you won’t find in any old timey photos.  Lastly, the exposure and contrast are a bit too crisp and clean to pull off that worn-in, soft look of an old photograph.

Regardless, I’ve really enjoyed seeing work by pablo.raw pop up in our pool, and really enjoyed writing for We Love DC.  Happy shooting fellow photogs.  Keep up the good work.

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‘DC Streets: The Cathedral’
courtesy of ‘pnzr242′

High contrast black and white photography should be a genre onto itself. Not all pictures look good with that treatment, especially ones with people in them. The high contrast tends to add a sense of mystery and even undertones of evil.

But the best pictures amp the contrast while still retaining detail and without making the image too sinister. Flickrite pnzr242 seems to have hit the mark with this shot. His composition and treatment make this a standout photo. And, of course, it’s in a Metro station.