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Saddlin' Up
Saddlin' Up
angela_packard


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Challenge: Country Life II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 28-105mm f/2.8-4.0 Aspherical for Canon
Location: Gillette, WY
Date: Feb 11, 2006
Aperture: 1/250
ISO: 100
Shutter: 9.0
Galleries: Emotive, Rural
Date Uploaded: Feb 12, 2006

Taken at 8am...on a very cold morning!!!!

Resized, rotated, sharpened, hue and saturation to get the sepia tone, brightness and contrast, levels, curves, dodging and burning...I think that is everything...

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 219
Avg (all users): 6.4793
Avg (commenters): 8.1538
Avg (participants): 6.5248
Avg (non-participants): 6.4397
Views since voting: 1426
Views during voting: 326
Votes: 217
Comments: 24
Favorites: 3 (view)


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03/06/2006 12:51:06 AM
There's an old saying that goes something like this "Never squat with your spurs on". Any truth to that? Nice shot.
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02/24/2006 12:33:38 PM
This image did very well for you to get to the top 20! The sepia tones and your choice of subject was great. I also like the low angle of view looking up to the horses. I also like the diagonal formed by the reins. The only suggestion for improvement that I have is that the far left horse has the top of his head and ears cut off in your framing. I think including them and perhaps a little more of his body on the left would have brought that horse's face more into a power thirds position creating a slightly stronger composition.

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02/24/2006 12:33:21 PM
This image did very well for you to get to the top 20! The sepia tones and your choice of subject was great. I also like the low angle of view looking up to the horses. I also like the diagonal formed by the reins. The only suggestion for improvement that I have is that the far left horse has the top of his head and ears cut off in your framing. I think including them and perhaps a little more of his body on the left would have brought that horse's face more into a power thirds position creating a slightly stronger composition.
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02/20/2006 01:41:21 PM
Angela: very proud to find you here in the top 20. This challenge has quite a collection of fine images and I am glad that your is one of them. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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02/20/2006 07:32:35 AM
Great job! Very nice picture.
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02/20/2006 01:13:26 AM
Angela, excellent job. You really captured an amazing image and I couldn't be happier for you... :)
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02/20/2006 01:01:29 AM
Great finish, one of my favorites in the challenge.
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02/20/2006 12:15:00 AM
GREAT job, Angela! This was one of my top picks!
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02/20/2006 12:12:06 AM
Big congrats Angela - I still think this belongs in the top 5 though
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02/20/2006 12:10:01 AM
WAHOO!!! I am excited about that!
02/20/2006 12:05:35 AM
Woo Hooo, awesome finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/19/2006 08:20:10 PM
The foreground horse's eyes are amazing, I love the composition of the three subjects, the sepia tone works nicely ... 10
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02/17/2006 09:59:15 PM
good pov. good diagonal. good use of 3 subjects.
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02/15/2006 10:29:32 PM
Great shot! Only one small complaint. It would have been better if the horse's head wasn't cropped off. 8
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02/15/2006 07:44:56 PM
this is a nice ankle. I cowgirl is a nice addition.
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02/15/2006 03:36:15 PM
Like the perspective here. Great shot.
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02/15/2006 04:53:44 AM
stunning shot, great perspective...would have liked to have seen the whole horse on the left...nice shot...hope this does well for you
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02/13/2006 11:59:43 PM
Very nice shot and post processing. My only nit-pick is the cropping on the top. If the horses ears were in cluded this shot would be perfect.
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02/13/2006 09:23:14 PM
Definate contender. This is beautiful. I love the colors, the lighting and crop. 10
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02/13/2006 01:14:25 PM
Looks like you are learning quite well on your own here. I love the sepia tones and the angle of the shot. Very nice way to express a country feel.
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02/13/2006 02:26:24 AM
I would have liked some colour in here ... :)
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02/13/2006 12:57:07 AM
very nice - love the color tones and composition
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02/13/2006 12:19:30 AM
Nice scene and beautiful horses. I like the low angle because it puts you in line with the cowgirl while showing the size of the horses in a dramatic way.
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02/13/2006 12:10:46 AM
Nice country shot.. love the old school sepia treatment.
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