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Winner by a tongue
Winner by a tongue

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2007-07 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Location: Del Mar Racetrack in Southern California
Date: Jul 21, 2007
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/4000
Date Uploaded: Jul 22, 2007

This was my first time photographing a horse race. It created its own set of challenges. I didn't have a great vantage point since the backdrop was the horse stables. I was at eye level so I couldn't naturally crop out the stables. Secondly, the day was very overcast so I chose to use the cloud white balance setting. I have done minimal editing in Lightroom, primarily bringing out the shadows since the overcast day washed out the image. I also pulled out some of the colors; magenta, red and brown. I thought it was very funny that the horse had its tongue hanging out. The race was going so fast that I didn't notice the tongue until reviewing the photo.

Place: 61 out of 651
Avg (all users): 6.4615
Avg (commenters): 7.3000
Avg (participants): 6.2736
Avg (non-participants): 7.2917
Views since voting: 761
Views during voting: 179
Votes: 130
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2007 07:35:35 PM
Now thats a fast lens. Rich colors! Nice and sharp.
08/06/2007 11:56:17 PM
Very dramatic, lots of energy! Would have loved to be there!
08/05/2007 03:53:30 AM
Nice, clear capture of an interesting moment.
08/04/2007 05:02:49 PM
Great stop action shot, the tongue hanging out of the horse's mouth makes this image for me.
08/03/2007 06:47:16 PM
Must be the angle but I think number 4 won, maybe if he stuck it straight forward...lol
08/03/2007 01:33:52 AM
Yeeps! good catch.
08/02/2007 09:09:51 AM
Lol - great action shot. Makes me miss my hometown of Saratoga Spings, NY and thorobred racing. Great, vibrant colors and I love the flying dirt! 10
08/02/2007 02:09:11 AM
nice shot...too bad the other horse is ahead...lol
08/02/2007 12:36:06 AM
10! Outstanding capture! Look at the veins and muscles on that horse! So did the girls win?
08/01/2007 05:01:31 AM
Good action shot

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