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Warmth of a Mother
Warmth of a Mother
bruski


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Backlighting III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Lens: Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX APO IF HSM for Canon
Location: Powell
Date: Aug 21, 2007
Aperture: 9.0
ISO: 640
Shutter: 160
Date Uploaded: Aug 21, 2007

Well it has been a very long time again since I have entered a challenge. It felt great to be out shooting for a challenge again. I will admit this shot was a mistake, or an accident if you will. I was trying to take the shot while the colts head was covering the sun completely, and of course it moved. However, once I saw the result I was instantly hooked. I am guessing some might feel the sun and flare are too distracting, but I love it. I love the moment that was captured. I was using my flash for fill with Mr. Fong on top(man I love that thing). I did crop some of the top off for a better comp as well as eliminating 2 dust spots that are on my sensor. I played with shadow/highlight, selective color, saturation and contrast quite a bit to get what you see here. I attempted to get as much detail on the colt as possible. I do hope some enjoy this image as much as I do.

Statistics
Place: 18 out of 202
Avg (all users): 6.4612
Avg (commenters): 8.1304
Avg (participants): 6.0152
Avg (non-participants): 6.6714
Views since voting: 1301
Views during voting: 328
Votes: 206
Comments: 33
Favorites: 9 (view)


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10/14/2010 12:12:56 PM
Sweet sweet picture, i love it!
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02/07/2008 04:23:18 PM
This is just beautiful...thanks so much for sharing it. The lens flare is perfect and the colors are so deep and warm. Gorgeous as usual! :)
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09/09/2007 06:38:43 AM
this is just a great image, lots of emotion and story... can't really understand the voters on this one, really should have been top 5 at least.really nice job,

Jack
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08/29/2007 08:59:41 AM
One of my favorites of this challenge...this is a real beauty!
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08/29/2007 07:59:05 AM
Breath-takingly beautiful. The lighting, needless to say, is absolutely lovely.
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08/29/2007 07:45:24 AM
This should have got a medal - you were robbed.
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08/29/2007 02:44:45 AM
gosh i love it.
keep coming back to look at it.
beauty at its finest!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/28/2007 10:09:11 PM
Since all my photo equipment was stolen and I am camera-less, I will spend time now voting...
Interest - 2
Theme Interp - 3
Technical Merit - 3
Personal Bias - 2
TOTAL - 10
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08/28/2007 11:53:23 AM
You couldn't show warm and cozy in a photo any better than this. Love the light and awesome use of solar flares. Excellent!
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08/28/2007 01:19:12 AM
lovely. Looks to be trying for thirds .. but I wish for a little more of the mother .. it feels crammed a little.
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08/28/2007 12:04:07 AM
oh, how romatic, they seem so inlove, nice capture :)
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08/27/2007 11:45:16 PM
Wow......
I give it a 10! ^_^
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08/26/2007 09:49:07 PM
Awwww.
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08/26/2007 07:46:35 PM
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Simply GORGEOUS!!!! What a great capture. Definitely the winner in my opinion. 10 out of 10.
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08/26/2007 07:39:57 PM
The backlighing is great especially since the horses are not in silhouette. I generally don't like lens flares in photos, but in this case, I think it adds to the warmth of the photo. Great photo.
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08/26/2007 02:44:10 AM
Cool shot!! Love the pose of the horses nuzzled up and teh lens flare adds to teh mood, well done!!
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08/25/2007 08:37:19 PM
This picture is absolutely beautiful!
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08/24/2007 08:24:22 PM
Beautiful.
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08/23/2007 10:50:28 PM
What a beautiful picture. Nicely captured.
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08/23/2007 10:23:26 PM
absolutely beautiful...
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08/23/2007 06:47:24 PM
a real warm and stunning picture.
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08/23/2007 05:54:01 AM
to many distracting lights in this
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08/22/2007 05:07:25 PM
This is beautiful - I give it an 8.
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08/22/2007 04:08:50 PM
nice title
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08/22/2007 04:00:48 PM
love it!
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08/22/2007 03:57:54 PM
i like the sun spots in the photo
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08/22/2007 02:45:21 PM
love the expression as well as the framing & use of light
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08/22/2007 01:53:47 PM
Stunning shot! Definitely one of my favorites from this challenge!
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08/22/2007 11:09:01 AM
wonderful loving shot
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08/22/2007 11:09:00 AM
great expressive shot. I think maybe the amount of flare takes a little away from the feeling, but it adds to it as well.
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08/22/2007 10:08:06 AM
Nice image - Great feel to this - Love the flare which just adds to the warmth - Very nice image - Will defo be in the top 10 I hope.
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08/22/2007 01:46:14 AM
Very nice.
I dont usually like suggesting people change what they have presented, but this would also look very nice cropped under the horizon.
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08/22/2007 12:10:40 AM
Sweet...I have a soft spot for the horses!
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