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Glory Rider
Glory Rider
Ivo


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Challenge: Best of 2006 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR
Location: Water Valley, Alberta, Canada
Date: Jun 4, 2006
Aperture: f5.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2007

This was taken at the 2006 Water Valley Rodeo. Yeah, this shot is in my portfolio, but in Sepia as I was struggling whether to enter this in color or redo in Sepia again. The coloration of the outfit is rather...well..."showy" and hopefully will not be a negative influence on the voters? Anyhow, the image is a catch and will no doubt be quite original when compared to the vast number of landscapes, portraits and wildlife shots I anticipate will be competing for attention. I have far too many of the aforementioned which would likely blend into the masses had I entered one of those. This is simply an example of good fortune and what you can get if you just keep clicking. I hope it does well.

Statistics
Place: 77 out of 712
Avg (all users): 6.5873
Avg (commenters): 7.3684
Avg (participants): 6.5128
Avg (non-participants): 6.8182
Views since voting: 3019
Views during voting: 659
Votes: 361
Comments: 43
Favorites: 3 (view)


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01/26/2007 01:31:11 AM
Glad to see this place in the top 100, but still think it was deserving of a much higher finish.
This truly is an incredible shot.
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01/26/2007 01:25:08 AM
Just wanted to say a quick thanks to all you folks who took the time to comment on this image. It was pointed out a couple of times that the subject has a halo around her. Well.....you are right and I'm surprised that I had not caught that as I'm usually looking for that flaw when I submit to stock sites. Oh well,it is what it is and thanks for pointing that out. On the good side, the shot got me the "Best of lens" ranking which I guess is my own little victory.
01/26/2007 12:28:41 AM
As someone who shoots trick riding, this shot rocks! And I like the partial desat.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2007 11:41:25 PM
This will ribon for sure. The best of the best!
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01/24/2007 10:32:58 PM
Oh, wow! What a shot! Really makes you stare at it for a while. Great capture.
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01/24/2007 10:17:23 PM
that's a money shot! one of the best in the challenge. good luck!!
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01/24/2007 07:38:15 PM
Very cool and unique shot. Good composition.
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01/23/2007 10:39:19 PM
amazing capture. 7
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01/23/2007 03:12:18 AM
Great colors! Has the feel of selective desaturation without the harsh line between things that are and things that are not colored.
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01/22/2007 04:46:34 PM
Wow! Perfect action capture. Congrats!
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01/21/2007 10:15:37 PM
Good capture with this one.....
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01/21/2007 07:58:37 AM
Wow, cool action shot! (Is this you, Leroy?)
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01/20/2007 11:13:38 PM
Amazing shot..
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01/18/2007 12:28:36 PM
This is good, very sharp. Great action shot.
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01/18/2007 03:11:42 AM
Unbelievable sharpness and detail. Not too crazy about the color changes though 7
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01/18/2007 01:04:37 AM
Such a great shot - the processing is a little odd with the colors.
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01/17/2007 03:46:34 PM
Ohhhh - I like this color version, but just compared and still think I like the toned one just a tad better.
Still an amazing shot and now get to add it to my favorites again!
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01/17/2007 03:24:59 PM
8 - Well done. Just wish 'somehow' the colors popped more, even though I realize that the subtlety may be intentional. Perhaps a different choice of framing, who knows.
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01/17/2007 08:33:41 AM
Yikes! Quite a shot!!
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01/17/2007 05:15:29 AM
wow, this is cool action shot ...
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01/16/2007 01:33:10 PM
That is a cool shot. There seems to be a line around her lower side though -- perhaps a selection demarcation or sharpening halo. It is a bit distracting. (On second thought, it could be a "backlighting" effect" type of thing).
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01/14/2007 11:31:35 PM
Although the selective desaturation really helps the rider pop off the background, I think I may have preferred a full color shot.
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01/14/2007 10:55:35 PM
Wow, dramatic
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01/14/2007 02:43:50 PM
now that's timing....
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01/14/2007 01:37:18 PM
Amazing momment. Needs a bit burst of color.
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01/13/2007 11:29:24 PM
Very sharp and nicely framed.
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01/13/2007 11:10:41 PM
neat
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01/13/2007 10:15:23 PM
great capture
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01/13/2007 04:52:15 PM
Great action shot
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01/13/2007 10:06:26 AM
Amazing action shot. The de-sat works great here too

On second time through, bumping this up to a nine
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01/13/2007 08:43:18 AM
good timing. desat works well here.
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01/13/2007 12:52:58 AM
Wow thats awesome alhtough im not too sure of the magenta tinge in the models face
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01/12/2007 09:51:38 PM
Cool action shot.
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01/12/2007 09:13:04 PM
stunning action image...perfect focus and composition...amazing
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01/12/2007 09:00:08 PM
what a shot!
8
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01/12/2007 08:10:38 PM
Nice capture.
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01/12/2007 05:34:34 PM
Love the soft colours, great angle to its great the way you have only part of the horse like they are both leaning into the shot, works really well.
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01/12/2007 04:38:27 PM
perfectly done, horse, rider, & photog...on this monitor I see a halo ln the earth-side of the horse & rider...9
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01/12/2007 02:09:27 PM
ehm, insane is the word :P 8
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01/12/2007 11:01:48 AM
Great shot and amazing stunt riding!
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01/12/2007 10:43:21 AM
Great capture but I think you ruined it with your processing, all I can focus on is the halo around the girl, it looks like she was pasted on (I know she wasn't but that halo ruins it for me).
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01/12/2007 08:07:31 AM
This is a really neat shot.
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01/12/2007 02:38:04 AM
that is one cool photo - 8
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