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Horse photo reference competition

This competition has ended. Please submit more horse photos on Horse Reference Pictures!

The goal of this competition is to create a huge library of free photos of horses. Few animals are depicted as much as horses, but it is still hard to find horses in different positions and from different angles, and the photos are seldom free to use in your art.

The current photos are on Horse Reference Pictures (or below).


§1 Submit the photos by adding a link to an Elftown wiki-page at the bottom of this page. All the images must be uploaded to Elftown. If you go to your house and press "upload a folder of images", you'll get a nice page automatically.

§2 If you have many pages, place them together and arrange them as well as possible. All the pages will be counted as your work and the more the better!

§3 You must have taken the photos.

§4 By submitting the images here, you agree on letting them to be free for any kind of usage. Elftown will incite people to tell that the images are from you and Elftown, but we'll not enforce that. So the images might be used for homepages, for photo-manipulations and drawing references.

§5 If there are humans on the photos, they should have given express permission to be displayed here.

§6 No horses or humans should be hurt because of your photographing them. And please don't kill yourself while crawling under horses either!

§7 Deadline: 2007-02-15 (Might change)

§8 The pages you submit must be exported. (Of course. Otherwise people would copy them to other webpages and neither Elftown nor you would get any credit for them.)


The Elftown crew will select the winner, and if you make a good page (regardless of winning or not) you'll get this nice badge:
(Make by [Zab], text by [Ocean Soul])
"Equinógrafo" is Spanish for "horsograph" or something like that.
And you'll get your name on top of Horse Reference Pictures, of course.

What we want are photos that are useful for artists. The photos should be pretty big, as sharp as possible and contain little more than the horse(s) and maybe its rider or wagon. We want many kinds of horses, but more important is that we have shots on everything a horse does and from all angles.

Your photos will be ranked higher if they are unique. So here is a short list of examples of what to shoot: from above, under, front, from the side front, from the side, from the back side and straight from behind: The horse can be standing, lying, walking, turning, rising up, falling, standing on its back legs, landing after a jump, walking on three legs after an injury, giving birth, hugging another horse, climbing a cliff, shitting...

Winners and positions of the submissions

Note: The poll below and the judge [Hedda] very much agreed on the order, and even if it was hard to judge, I'm very confident that the 6 top submissions also are the 6 best.

Winner [Joneya]

<news:[Horse photo reference competition@wiki] ended!>

Second place [Demon Epona]

Horse References by Epona
Horse References by Epona

Third place [Zab], [Lady Di] and [Ricco]

Three people shares the third place. Impossible to rate anyone above the other.
Horse referense by Zab
Horse referense by Zab by [Zab]

Horses by Ricco
Horses by Ricco by [Ricco]


Thank you to all that contributed!

Other contributions

Ordered after rating by [Hedda].

Horses by Nyaah* by [Nyaah*]

horses by hawthorne by [moira hawthorne]

Horse reference by that one fat bastard by [That One Fat Bastard]

Horse referenses icelandic by "Non Member" (Submitted by [Zab])

horses by atayemi by [Atayemi]

HorsesByKaelin by [Kaelin]

Horses by Tanka by [Tanka]

Horses by Lycaon pictus by [Lycaon pictus] (Note: Still not complete yet.)

Outside of the competition:

horses by hedda by [Hedda] (Example-submission)
Järvsöeldi and Timonella horse photos by [Hedda] Loads of photos of two trotters.

2407) (This is an advisory poll. The Elftown crew will sort it out which might lead to a new poll or some minor changes) Who has made the most useful horse photos? Please vote for the most useful reference photos, not the "coolest" nor for "people you like". (Administrator: [Hedda])

Number of voters: 24
* a) horses by hawthorne by [moira hawthorne]
Number of votes: 1 (4%)

* b) Horse referense by Zab by [Zab]
Number of votes: 2 (8%)

* c) horses by atayemi by [Atayemi]
Number of votes: 0 (0%)

* d) Horses by Lycaon pictus by [Lycaon pictus]
Number of votes: 0 (0%)

* e) Horses by Tanka by [Tanka]
Number of votes: 1 (4%)

* f) Horses by Lady Di Horses2 by Lady Di and Horses3 by Lady Di by [Lady Di]
Number of votes: 3 (13%)

* g) Horse reference by that one fat bastard by [That One Fat Bastard]
Number of votes: 1 (4%)

* h) Horses by Nyaah* by [Nyaah*]
Number of votes: 0 (0%)

* i) Horses by Ricco by [Ricco]
Number of votes: 4 (17%)

* j) HorsesByKaelin by Kaelin
Number of votes: 0 (0%)

* k) joneyashorses and joneyashorses2 by [Joneya]
Number of votes: 7 (29%)

* l) Horse References by Epona by [Demon Epona]
Number of votes: 5 (21%)

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2007-02-21 [Lady Di]: soooo i thought this contest was gonna end on monday?? me confuzzled

2007-02-21 [Ricco]: yeah me too:S

2007-02-21 [Demon Epona]: ...I think Monday meaning two days ago. And due to the time zones, it's the next day earlier on Elftown, than may be in the area we all live in.

2007-02-22 [Lady Di]: well technically, here, it's 12:16am on thursday :P...and the time zones are thaaaat far behind hehehe

2007-02-22 [Hedda]: OK, I'll let you do some voting before I try to sort this out <img:stuff/dand-gif.gif>

By having the poll here, I hope there are only people interested in these photos who will vote, so we will get a pretty good clue about what is best before I put up a final poll. 

2007-02-22 [Ricco]: great!

2007-02-22 [moira hawthorne]: hard to chooose! there are 6 that have photos that more than excellent!

2007-02-24 [Lady Di]: *holds a picket sign* vote for me! :P

2007-02-25 [Lady Di]: hey [Hedda], maybe you should publicize this poll a lil so we can get more votes!

2007-02-25 [Ricco]: yeah, that would be better...

2007-02-25 [Demon Epona]: ...Maybe a Main Street poll? Just a suggestion though. :)

2007-03-23 [xido]: Great horsies! x.o)

2007-03-23 [Nyaah*]: what is happening next? it seems a little dead here :(

2007-03-23 [Hedda]: Oh... It's waiting for me to finish it... I'm a little busy now though.

2007-04-22 [Hedda]: I'm working on the page... Nothing final yet!

2007-04-22 [Hedda]: OK, now all contributers should have been badged and this is the final result from the [Hedda] jury with help of you!

2007-04-22 [moira hawthorne]: congrats to everyone!

2007-04-22 [Nyaah*]: YAY ^^

2007-04-22 [Demon Epona]: ^^ Great job everyone!

2007-04-23 [Ricco]: yeah, congrats everybody!!:D

2007-05-09 [SexyBrat_69]: I think all of the horses were beautiful,I have a bunch of horses too....<img:44166_1164145221.gif>

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