I agree ...the horse looks miserable, hot and sad. His ears are back too. And, no one seems to care.
Not to my liking,........ the horse looks very sad and forlorn and the people all seem oblivious to that fact! It certainly seems to be telling a story in that respect.
Like the way the B&W gives the photo a distinctively old-fashioned feel. Nomads are sort of isolated from modern life, so it ties in well.
Being a horse person, there are things about this I don't like. Horses should never be tied by the reins especially with a harsh bit that can cut their mouth if they pull back. This horse looks very resigned to being tied up but all of that can quickly change. The poses of the men on the scaffold are interesting. The position of the horse is like a balancing point.
@Laurel DeStefano The horses ears are forward and he looks dry (horses have sweat glands) and calm. Horses do not have "sad looks" If you see a horse with it's head hanging low the human brain interprets it as sadness. There really is no indicator (outside the imagination) that would indicate this horse is sad, hot or miserable. That's not to say he isn't, I just think you're making one hell of a leap.
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