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Lydia


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Games II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Date: Apr 22, 2008
Aperture: 5.7
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Animals, Action
Date Uploaded: Apr 23, 2008

OH MY WORD!!!

A blue ribbon! I'm SO jazzed!

When the rollover didn't happen promptly, and my score started falling like a rock, I gave up hope.

And a PB... WHAT A BLAST!!

Thank you all for your comments and votes. WHAT A BLAST!! :)

This is my beloved hubby training his newest horse under saddle. He was afraid he'd get bucked off and be out there alone, so he asked me to come watch. Took my camera with me... *grin*


Statistics
Place: 1 out of 123
Avg (all users): 7.1379
Avg (commenters): 7.3684
Avg (participants): 7.1667
Avg (non-participants): 7.1250
Views since voting: 8543
Views during voting: 350
Votes: 174
Comments: 64
Favorites: 35 (view)


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07/16/2013 09:57:38 PM
Classic David. He just looks like he was born to be on a horse. Nicely done!
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04/04/2011 01:39:35 PM
Hey Lydia. Thanks for the comments (gave me my "grins of the day" ;-))
You deserved to win this challenge and I was a very happy red ribbon winner.
((Hugs))
Irene
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08/10/2010 10:10:27 PM
This is still one of my all time favorite pictures.
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03/13/2009 11:09:34 PM
Me personally coming from the home of the Calgary Stampede and having true cowboys in my family this is a wonderful photo :)
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09/07/2008 03:34:47 PM
Lydia this is absolutely beautiful. I love the subtle tones and lighting. Very nice!!
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06/04/2008 06:52:04 PM
Originally posted by LydiaToo:

Dirt_Diver, I PMd you.


Thank you I got it.
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06/04/2008 11:16:01 AM
Dirt_Diver, I PMd you.
05/11/2008 08:12:54 AM
very nice photo
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05/09/2008 07:38:14 AM
How did you get the background all black?
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05/05/2008 11:24:10 PM
Congrats on an excellent photo, your first ribbon and a new personal best.

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05/05/2008 10:50:21 PM
This really is gorgeous. The lighting is just right, and I love the hint of highlight on the fence rail. Good detail in hat and mane. The dust adds a magical touch too.
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05/05/2008 09:41:38 PM
Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!
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05/05/2008 09:01:28 PM
Congratulations from the Big Sky Country
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05/05/2008 09:00:41 PM
Congratulation on your first Ribbon :) a very well deserved one :)
All the best,
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05/05/2008 07:10:28 PM
wonderful shot, would love the backstory on this!
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05/05/2008 07:07:45 PM
Congrats on such an awesome picture, Great Job!!
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05/05/2008 06:00:42 PM
Tee hee. . .did I call it on your photography or WHAT! :)

But Oh my word. . .what a COOL, DESERVING photo! Woo Hoo! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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05/05/2008 05:35:51 PM
Superior in every way! Congratulations! :)
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05/05/2008 03:52:22 PM
Beautiful shot. Love the light, especially on the dust. Congratulations.
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05/05/2008 03:41:11 PM
wow! I didnt vote on this challenge but this is awesome, lighting is beautiful and a lovely all round image Congratulations on your Blue and PB
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05/05/2008 02:45:02 PM
what a beautiful picture love the b/w/well done/congratul;ations
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05/05/2008 01:58:58 PM
Strange but when I looked at this home with a calibrated monitor, I didn't the light reflecting off the top of the pipes in the fence. Here at work too, I see more contrast between subject and background. Anyways, congrats on your blue and PB!
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05/05/2008 01:34:20 PM
congrats on the ribbon and the personal best, great professional shot you've achieved here
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05/05/2008 12:32:42 PM
I loved this when I voted it a 10. Way to go and congrats on a beautiful photograph!
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05/05/2008 12:23:25 PM
I liked the romanticism of this and gave it a 7. I have no idea how such a dark picture scored so well here. What's your secret??
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05/05/2008 11:42:28 AM
Congrats on your blue and PB Lydia - Well done!
CJ
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05/05/2008 11:23:31 AM
congratulations. i knew this would be on the front page :)
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05/05/2008 10:30:40 AM
Congrats! It's so nice when it all comes together like this. :)
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05/05/2008 10:25:45 AM
Very, very nicely done!
Congratulations.
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05/05/2008 10:05:53 AM
How exciting! you made it :)
Not suprised at all this ribboned. It easly made my top10 faves from the challenge.
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05/05/2008 09:20:14 AM
Congratulations on your Blue Ribbon. Great work.
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05/05/2008 09:19:01 AM
Many Cograts! This is truly brilliant!!!!
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05/05/2008 09:15:59 AM
It was my favourite. I love the mood you captured here. Congratulations :))
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05/05/2008 09:15:41 AM
Well done Lydia! Great work.
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05/05/2008 09:02:18 AM
Congratulations...
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05/05/2008 09:00:43 AM
This is a magnificent photo, truly deserving of the blue. Congratulations!!!
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05/05/2008 08:38:31 AM
I love the lighting in this...dramatic...well done and congrats on the blue
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05/05/2008 07:43:19 AM
I like the darkness too, (IMO) it gives the picture a more dynamic and dramatic look.
WTG, Lydia! Huge congratulations on ribboning with this excellent image.
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05/05/2008 07:24:04 AM
Thought I had commented during the Challenge. This was the only 10 I gave. I know it is a little dark but I like it - even though convention states it should be lighter.

I think darker works in this image. Of course it is a little risky whenever we adventure away from the center. At the same time, the safe center can be boring and predictable too.
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05/05/2008 07:18:23 AM
Stunning, stunning, and congratulations on the BLUE.....
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05/05/2008 07:08:40 AM
Congratulations, I gave this one a 10, just loved it!
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05/05/2008 07:04:57 AM
A nice BW, congrats for Blue.
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05/05/2008 07:03:04 AM
I am very surprised that this took the blue and got a 7.1 with the image being so dark. Don't get me wrong the items in the picture are good but I think it's way too dark.

Congratulations on your first blue.

Message edited by author 2008-05-05 07:15:30.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/04/2008 11:08:05 PM
My favorite of the challenge; 10 from me. :)
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05/04/2008 11:02:49 PM
One of the better ones this challenge. Well done!
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05/04/2008 09:23:37 AM
I really like this photo!! But, I think if you cropped it down a bit and got a bit closer it would be even better.
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05/03/2008 03:41:25 AM
Wonderful.

Returning for a bump. I love the lighting and the dust. It's an excellent photo and as a result this gets my top vote and the YankO Blue (tied with another). Good luck!

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05/02/2008 11:48:43 PM
Nice capture and low-key processing.
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04/30/2008 02:54:50 PM
beautiful photo but would have benefited by being a bit lighter.
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04/30/2008 01:24:42 PM
A little dark, but great details. I love the kicked up dust!
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04/29/2008 07:29:02 PM
Little dark for me, but nice image.
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04/29/2008 03:26:04 PM
Sweet light! Lovely shot, too. I'm voting on my laptop which is very telling at the lighter end of things - there's a wee bit too much dodging, it appears, on the horse's mouth and chest, and perhaps just a bit on the sand where the shadow is. Not going to affect my vote (I do like this alot) because I doubt it's visible on most monitors. Just passing along in case you wish to print or display larger.
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04/29/2008 02:51:21 PM
Great low key photograph! Brilliant motion capture and very interesting to look at.

This must definately ribbon!!!

Well done!!!!
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04/29/2008 01:05:08 PM
Nice shot. The lighting is excellent.
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04/29/2008 11:01:22 AM
Good emotion and very nice processing/duotone here. Would do well in the Sepia challenge too. In my top 3 for the challenge.
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04/29/2008 09:13:39 AM
nice tones
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04/29/2008 03:39:25 AM
very nice low key shot, composition is too centered, though
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04/29/2008 12:24:52 AM
absolutely stunning. the light is just enough and at all right places. should be a strong podium contender.
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04/28/2008 07:00:29 PM
A little dark
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04/28/2008 01:58:00 PM
good captured and nice tones. a tad to dark overall, IMO
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04/28/2008 09:35:02 AM
Nice. I like the complimentary pose of both and the effect of the dust. Good luck.
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04/28/2008 01:05:22 AM
Nice shot. I'd like to see more contrast between the horse/rider and the background.
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04/28/2008 12:37:24 AM
I think this is the best I've seen on this challenge so far. Lovely dramatic lighting.
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04/28/2008 12:26:49 AM
great edit...love the light and high contrast...9 from me...very good
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