apparition of faces in the crowd

Apparition of Faces in the CrowdNIKON D7200 (70mm, f/11, 1/500 sec, ISO 3200)
The apparition of some faces in a crowd of horses [Exmoor ponies] densely packed together on a forest path in dappled light near Castricum, NL.

The title was inspired by Ezra Pound’s famous Imagist poem ‘In a Station of the Metro’:

The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough.

Patches of dappled light on these dark and densely packed bodies make the representation complete for me.

I’m also considering this Black & White rendering, which I might even like better:

Apparition of Faces in the Crowd