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Smile, cowboy!
Smile, cowboy!

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Challenge: Free Study 2013-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2013 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Spencerville, ON
Date: Jul 27, 2013
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1250
Date Uploaded: Jul 29, 2013

I don't remember the cowboy's name, but no matter...the bareback bronc is Heavy Shot, aka Grit, who gave me a very nice finish in the year-end FS for 2012 :-) I swear he recognized me, he gave me the best shots of any bronc there! Go Heavy Shot!!!

pp: shot RAW, straighten, crop, brightness/contrast, vibrance/saturation, minor cloning, resize, sharpen, save for web

Post-challenge: woohoo! A top 10 finish, new homerow image and PH bling - so happy!! I love Heavy Shot!

In bronc riding, you WANT to draw a horse who will give you a hell-for-leather ride; 50% of the total score is the bronc's performance, and Heavy Shot doesn't disappoint. He's not a big horse, but his small size means he's fast and twisty and capable of huge explosive bucks.

Place: 7 out of 178
Avg (all users): 6.6989
Avg (commenters): 7.4444
Avg (participants): 6.7031
Avg (non-participants): 6.6897
Views since voting: 1166
Views during voting: 177
Votes: 93
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/09/2013 04:28:44 AM
Absolutely Love it!!!! Well done!
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08/08/2013 08:27:49 PM
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08/08/2013 07:28:26 PM
Fantastic shot, Susan! Congrats on all the well deserved acclaim.
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08/08/2013 01:14:47 PM
Perfect camera angle and timing for this shot. You also put right down on the ground where the rodeo clown would be. Have the view from his perspective. Can't ask for more!

Message edited by author 2013-08-08 13:15:22.
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08/08/2013 12:41:20 PM
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08/08/2013 12:08:38 PM
delightfully excellent.
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08/08/2013 11:42:47 AM
Whoa Baby!! You Rock Sista, Sorry haven't been around to comment or enter, busy with Class reunion then Horrid illness for 2 weeks... yuck!!! WASH VEGGIES N FRUITS in 1/2 c vinegar, n 1/2 c water everytime!!! Trust me on this..

Hummmm off the subject : Congrats on such a High Mark in a FS!!!!! Whoo- Hooooo
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08/08/2013 10:29:34 AM
Great moment - love that the spectators give the context without in the least distracting from the bronc and rider. Congratulations on the top ten.
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08/08/2013 03:23:02 AM
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08/08/2013 01:35:39 AM
My only 10. Brilliant.

Definitely heavy.
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08/08/2013 12:58:29 AM
Fabulous shot, Susan. Congrats on the nice finish, PH bling, and great image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2013 11:07:41 PM
hey I'm not a fan of sports photos but I know perfection when I see it.

I'm hanging this in my fantasy art gallery.

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08/07/2013 09:18:45 PM
A Hell Yes moment! Love this image. Hope to see it at the top.
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08/06/2013 02:12:25 PM
Great action shot
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08/06/2013 11:36:34 AM
Great timing to catch that "oh shit" moment.
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08/05/2013 09:59:43 AM
Pretty awesome AOV and moment caught. Pity it's OE and very centrally composed which make the difference between a 6 and an 8.
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08/04/2013 12:16:34 AM
Very nice action shot! I think you handled this extremely well.
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08/03/2013 09:49:50 PM
really nice action shot, a tighter crop with some of the area to the left removed would work better for me, great job in getting focus on this,
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08/01/2013 03:02:14 PM
wow!!! great capture!
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08/01/2013 01:20:24 AM
The look on his face says "things aren't going well.".
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