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Dewy Matthews - Cowboy
Dewy Matthews - Cowboy
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: The Cowboy (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tokina AF 80-200mm f/2.8 AT-X 828AF Pro for Nikon
Location: Anchor D Guiding and Outfitting, Alberta
Date: Jun 3, 2008
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Candid, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jun 3, 2008

Dewy Matthews. Dewy won't stand still! Enjoy.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 91
Avg (all users): 7.4202
Avg (commenters): 8.4231
Avg (participants): 7.3256
Avg (non-participants): 7.4483
Views since voting: 3829
Views during voting: 464
Votes: 188
Comments: 35
Favorites: 8 (view)


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09/19/2012 10:45:15 AM
This is a great photo of Dewy! I met him at the Anchor D this spring and I never saw him without a smile, but I love the serious side you captured. And your right, he never stays still!
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02/11/2010 10:10:23 AM
gorgeous!
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11/02/2008 06:27:41 AM
Superb!
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07/16/2008 07:27:18 PM
What a portrait! Very authentic.
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06/17/2008 05:20:14 PM
Another great portrait and one of my top three. Now there is a real modern day cowboy.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/15/2008 10:44:11 PM
Good portrait. I get a sense of the man.
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06/15/2008 09:10:51 PM
A good honest portrait. I'll bet eh has some stories to tell...
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06/15/2008 07:56:05 PM
Intense look on his face. Good DOF and composition.
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06/15/2008 08:00:57 AM
What a great face! Very nice job on the conversion, and while I wouldn't have thought to try it, the crop works out very well! I'm being super nit picky, but I think I would have liked a full black border.
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06/14/2008 10:48:05 PM
Great character study, tonial range a bit muddy
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06/14/2008 03:37:45 PM
Rated it high at first sight a few days ago and still higher today - perfect actually!
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06/13/2008 04:39:12 PM
Very nice portrait. A really 'cowboy-y' cowboy, if that makes any sense. :-)
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06/13/2008 04:23:03 PM
Awesome
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06/13/2008 03:54:14 PM
Back to bump this up a notch. Really says "cowboy" -- and a great, slightly weathered face. Good use of b&w.
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06/13/2008 06:43:02 AM
A true cowboy. Great photo!
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06/12/2008 08:00:52 PM
Fantastic shot! Really captures the challenge!
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06/12/2008 04:24:23 PM
You can see all those year sou ton the range on his face. you've captured the details incredibly well.
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06/12/2008 01:51:03 AM
Love the capture of the eyes in this shot. A real hard stare that comes from experience. The black and white conversion works well to show character in his face without making him look like a saddle bag with eye.
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06/11/2008 02:34:27 PM
Stunning portrait! Great processing.
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06/11/2008 11:15:16 AM
Great subject, detail, excellent dof... like the B&W for this very much... 9
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06/11/2008 10:09:48 AM
Absolutely love this photo. The composition/positioning of the cowboy to the right, while he's looking toward the empty space. The quality of the photo, as seen in rich details and skin. The crazy right eye. The very blurred background emphasizes the cowboy. It's great.
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06/11/2008 08:13:11 AM
That's an excellent capture. Well done!
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06/11/2008 12:24:53 AM
Great portrait, super dof
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06/10/2008 11:21:26 PM
I think you could have taken more advantage of the dramatism of the rugged face with a tighter crop on the left side. Square crop cutting left side by the edge of shoulder, and right side a litle right of the ear, looks great, end helps to drive attention to the expression and skin texture.

I do not see how the white border adds to the image. Still a good portrait..7
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06/10/2008 09:40:45 PM
Lovely portrait!
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06/10/2008 07:34:16 PM
A beautiful portrait. I can't find a thing to improve on.
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06/10/2008 12:37:28 PM
Great character and grit that your model conveys. 9
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06/10/2008 11:11:26 AM
My favorite from the challenge...very nice 9
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06/10/2008 09:49:04 AM
That's one weathered cowboy!! Nicely done, beautifully lit!
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06/10/2008 01:34:16 AM
Wow, just wow! What an awesome portrait!!! It doesn't get any better than this for me.
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06/09/2008 11:11:00 PM
Fabulous dynamic tonal range -B&W tones really showcase this cowboy. Dewy's face is illuminated wonderfully (no shadows under the brim of the hat). We see all the features and years of experience not just upon his face but in the look in his eyes. Great focus too. Main subject is showcased in sharp detail while the background is blurred. There may be some action going on in the backdrop as that we can see movement (ranch or rodeo as that I think I see a fence?) but that does not in any way distract our attention away from the main subject. Excellent capture.
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06/09/2008 08:12:08 PM
and looks it! 9
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06/09/2008 07:54:21 PM
excellent shot well done indeed 10
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06/09/2008 09:41:01 AM
Great portrait. Nice B/W treatment.
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06/09/2008 12:14:33 AM
Awesome looking character. B&W works wonderfully on this worn cowboy. Excellent image.
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