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Ticket To Ride
Ticket To Ride
lynnesite


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Challenge: Beatles Song/Lyrics (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Summerland, California
Date: May 24, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/5000th
Galleries: Animals, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: May 29, 2006

Andalusian-QH (Azteca) stallion, a lot of eye candy shot that day. I enjoy shooting silhouettes. Not much processing here, cropped, contrast upped, saturation upped. Unsharp mask.
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Don't know why she's ridin' so high,
She ought to think twice,
She ought to do right by me.
Before she gets to saying goodbye,
She ought to think twice,
She ought to do right by me.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 273
Avg (all users): 6.9931
Avg (commenters): 8.2143
Avg (participants): 6.7282
Avg (non-participants): 7.1390
Views since voting: 6993
Views during voting: 536
Votes: 290
Comments: 57
Favorites: 27 (view)


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12/15/2007 12:14:54 AM
wow, this is amazing. very beautiful. Soooo close to breaking 7.0, anyway you did very well here.
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08/30/2007 07:34:23 PM
Wow a majestic image, love the light and the silhouette. Really looks like Stevie Ray Vaughn on a horse.
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06/26/2007 01:27:40 PM
Awesome shot....
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04/28/2007 11:51:01 AM
Not sure how I missed this one. It sure is a beauty.
Great timing and capture.
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01/09/2007 07:53:36 PM
Beautiful shot. I was just browsing when I ran across this. Congrats.
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01/08/2007 10:42:43 PM
What a fantastic shot - These do not happen very often but when they do they are amazing - Just like this image. Brilliant and well done!
Jeff
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12/31/2006 03:37:28 PM
Mirabile. So glad to have the dogs too: that open jawed dog silhouette...
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12/22/2006 10:11:24 PM
Awesome picture! Amazing timing. You need to visit Kentucky for some horse pictures. Good work
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12/19/2006 11:31:49 PM
I've looked at this picture a number of times since the challenge... it's just a phenomenal image. Even more amazing to me since I know first hand how many stars and planets had to line up for all the teeny nuances, like the sun through her hair, to come through when working with/shooting a horse. You can plan it to a good degree but the extra element of lucky stars tops it off.
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12/06/2006 11:22:05 AM
Fantastic shot. Going in my favorites. 'Nuff said. :)
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09/27/2006 04:51:27 AM
I don't remember seeing this before - absolutely awesome! An easy ribbon in a Silhouette challenge. You have some truly amazing shots here, Lynne!
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06/08/2006 12:46:49 AM
grabing for leather or hair what a shot and a vision back to the vacquero
live on great
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06/07/2006 11:39:13 PM
Creative use of the silhoutte to deliver this mounted beauty. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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06/07/2006 04:33:19 PM
Congratulations on your top ten and a stunnung image, really nice work!
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06/07/2006 09:38:09 AM
Congrats on your top 10 finish. Remarkable capture. I think I understand why you chose to sacrifice some tilt in the horizon for the additional height of rare/buck of the horse. It works very well.
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06/07/2006 06:08:45 AM
Congrats on top 10. Beautiful picture!
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06/07/2006 01:38:33 AM
I loved this one. I'm glad that this one ended up in top 10. Congratulations!
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06/07/2006 12:48:05 AM
For sure one of the best image/title matches, congrats on the parallel finish and I wanna "ticket ...".
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06/07/2006 12:45:22 AM
Congrats on your top 10!
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06/07/2006 12:37:04 AM
A perfect shot, well done.
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06/07/2006 12:27:49 AM
Lynne, Congratulation on such a great finish.....I believe you should have got a ribbon and I voted ypou a "10" from me.
You horse images are just so magical, and this one is no exception.
I loved it, and pleased that you have an individual best score with this image.....
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06/07/2006 12:16:07 AM
Dang Lynne, this rocks!!
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06/07/2006 12:15:00 AM
Awesome...I am so pleased this one did so well...just fantastic.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2006 09:45:05 PM
Excellent silhouette.
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06/06/2006 10:36:09 AM
As a 44 year Beatles fan, I knew every song referenced in all the entries, so I was really looking for one that jumped out. This one did. I think the dogs are distracting and would have liked to have them out of the picture. I don't know whether this was a planned shot or target of opportunity, but it would also have been cleaner to not have the tree under the horse's front leg, though the silouhette is distinct enough that that's not a major problem. The peek of sun through the rider's hair is great. Unless the horse is a statue, that had to be fortuitous (or 300 shots till you got it just right). But dogs and tree aside, the horse and rider jump out, and that's the "ticket". 10
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06/06/2006 05:39:35 AM
wow....i like this photo!! well done
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06/06/2006 05:22:36 AM
If this is a genuine composition and it truly looks as though it is then what a perfect capture of ambience and experience this is a picture that speaks to the man in me that still wanders the road.if only it were me behind that lens.
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06/06/2006 02:59:22 AM
My top fav! Simply beautiful...10
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06/05/2006 08:48:17 AM
Really beautiful picture, neat how the light shines through the riders hair.
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06/05/2006 08:41:56 AM
love the lighting, very majestic picture
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06/04/2006 03:31:20 PM
Lovely capture which exploits the virtue of the silhoutte. Bump.
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06/04/2006 04:26:37 AM
nice , tied for 2nd in my voting

not sure she need a ticket, but a cool shot
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06/04/2006 02:21:10 AM
OMG!!! How awesome...this is perfect. 10 and fave!
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06/04/2006 12:38:32 AM
A marvelous capture - she does indeed have a ticket to ride. Love the action of the rearing horse. This silhouette of horse and rider is a golden moment not just for the beauty of the capture but the warm golden tones that illuminate them. Lovely capture. Now the critique, I think that a closer crop to the main focal point is highly recommended. The dogs off to the side really doesn't add much to the composition. They distract the eye away from the main subject. Cropping away 1/3 of the left hand portion and some of the right hand side (about an 1/2 inch away from the lower hoof) would keep the focus tightly on the horse & rider. This is where you want the focus of attention to remain - keeping the viewer's attention on the horse & rider's dance in the golden light. Above average shot 8.
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06/03/2006 11:37:23 PM
Wow, this is an amazing capture. Blue ribbon for sure.
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06/03/2006 01:35:29 PM
excellent shot!
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06/02/2006 07:36:43 PM
like Zorro..!! wild shot, love the sun peeking in..congrats ahead of time!
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06/02/2006 03:03:43 PM
Striking photo - something of a stretch for the Beatles connection though.
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06/02/2006 03:45:09 AM
Awesome. Gives me a feeling of freedom inside. Great mood.
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06/02/2006 01:16:02 AM
Using a new formula....
0-2 Meets the Challenge = 2
0-2 Technical Merit = 2
0-4 Interest/Creativity = 3
0-2 The "wow factor" = 0
Final score: 7
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06/01/2006 11:04:51 PM
very nice.
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06/01/2006 10:44:50 PM
Very good!
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06/01/2006 04:19:43 PM
Wow! Gorgeous! Would be just perfect if not for the light on the hat.
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06/01/2006 11:01:53 AM
This is amazing. Wonderful idea of a ride. And the dog looking at the horse. Just great.
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06/01/2006 03:28:13 AM
Wonderful detail for a silouette. Great composition and capture. Bumping up...
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05/31/2006 10:32:41 PM
WHOA!!!! Now that's a shot!! I will kowtow until the cows come home if I find out this is an SP! ;)

I think the blacks of the silhouettes could have been a tad darkerand there a couple of "I-see-them-upon-inspection" spots that could be cloned but other than that - exceptionally well done!

No pun intended with the initial whoa - it was simply my first reaction!
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05/31/2006 09:12:23 PM
absolutely incredible photo ... I wouldn't change a thing ...
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05/31/2006 07:20:50 PM
Beautiful.
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05/31/2006 06:02:24 PM
You have the winner here. Well done!
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05/31/2006 05:22:13 PM
First rate shot - but where is the ticket connection ?
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05/31/2006 04:36:37 PM
I don't know why she's riding so high
She ought to think right
She ought to do right by me
Before she gets to saying goodbye
She ought to think right
She ought to do right by me

A touch too much brightness/contrast, but I like how the lyrics work....8
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05/31/2006 04:30:32 PM
Man (ma'am) that's a stunning photo. My take is that it's a wee bit of shoe-horning to fit the challenge, but wow... 9.5 for the aformentioned reason, rounding up to 10. Good luck!
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05/31/2006 10:16:39 AM
Yeehaw!
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05/31/2006 09:48:52 AM
OMG great picture :o)
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05/31/2006 07:23:18 AM
Fantastic light, fantastic capture. Absolutely great!
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05/31/2006 03:27:58 AM
This is the winning image in this challenge.....A "10" from me.....
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05/31/2006 01:20:36 AM
Great concept, well executed. Better, possibly, if you had leveled the horizon.
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