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Arabian Colt
Arabian Colt

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Weekend (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8-4.0 Aspherical DG for Canon
Location: Cromwell, OK
Date: Jun 30, 2007
Aperture: 8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Jul 1, 2007

Took this on an assignment for the newspaper. I love shooting on the weekends. These Arabians were amazing horses.

For the rest of the shots, go to //spotted.news-star.com/pages/gallery.php?gallery=320808

Place: 96 out of 215
Avg (all users): 5.6460
Avg (commenters): 5.2727
Avg (participants): 5.5200
Avg (non-participants): 5.7460
Views since voting: 2636
Views during voting: 206
Votes: 113
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/21/2007 01:56:07 PM
What a gorgeous animal! A fun shoot indeed.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2007 11:32:35 PM
Cool horse shot. Almost looks fake.
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07/05/2007 01:14:32 PM
very nice picture of the young horse. unfortunately your PP ruins it. Your manipulation with the guassian blur is too visible.
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07/04/2007 03:49:01 PM
What a gorgeous horse and a great capture. It feels like he's going to come right out of the image.
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07/04/2007 11:59:33 AM
Your edit is freaking me out but I like it! A little rough on the edges but I'll get over it: 8
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07/02/2007 11:21:03 PM
I love the constant exploration of babies, all kinds. This captures the moment so nicely.
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07/02/2007 09:31:27 PM
this looks oversharpened with halos around the colts legs....
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07/02/2007 08:40:07 PM
This relates to your weekend how? Did you give birth to a colt? What? DNMC=1

I can understand how you travelling to take a picture of the colt would constitute something you did this weekend. But I still think your title could have tied the colt into the challenge a little better.

The photo itself is nice, though I find the rose bush a bit of a distraction from the colt. The front hoof being clipped by the crop is also a hinderance. The color and exposure is nice.

Since I still feel there is some DNMC in this photo, I am raising it from my DNMC=1 to a 5. With the hoof and the rose shrub I would have voted it a 6, but am deducting slightly for the DNMC because I can see that some intent was there.
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07/02/2007 06:44:19 PM
Beautiful animal - good stop motion here. I think this would have been improved somewhat if you'd got down a little lower and given the front hoof some context/grounding. You could also probably crop a centimetre or two from the top without losing anything.
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07/02/2007 03:12:09 PM
the artificial blurring really really doesn't work well here. around the feet it makes the colt look like he is pasted into the photo
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07/02/2007 02:02:30 PM
This looks completely fake...
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07/02/2007 04:29:34 AM
The pixelation around the feet is horrible. I like the thought and the general photo, but that one part kills it. Completely over edited, and the effect makes it look like the colt was pasted onto the picture or just floating there. I understand the attempt at depth of field, but even the ground where the hooves strike isn't even clear and takes away that aspect.
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07/02/2007 03:28:52 AM
not sure about the editing/blurring around the feet...it just doesn't look right
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07/02/2007 02:27:40 AM
The horse looks way over-processed in comparison with the rest of the picture.
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