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Where The Buffalo Roam (Wyoming)
Where The Buffalo Roam (Wyoming)
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Challenge: Your Corner of the World (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-S70
Location: Durham Ranch
Date: Sep 22, 2002
Galleries: Landscape, Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 22, 2002

This was taken at the Durham Ranch about 35 miles South of Gillette, Wy. This is one of the largest buffalo ranches in the United States. Buffalo are great to eat. Very lean and almost no fat. There are about 17 different coal mines in Campbell county. We have two power plants and getting 3 more. Gillette Wy. is called the Energy Capital of the Nation because of all the oil, methane and natural gas, and coal that we produce.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 245
Avg (all users): 6.8881
Avg (commenters): 8.3714
Avg (participants): 7.1111
Avg (non-participants): 6.6316
Views since voting: 2382
Votes: 286
Comments: 39
Favorites: 4 (view)


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10/06/2002 06:42:00 PM
I LOVE the peacefulness in this photo. It makes me a little home sick.
I was born and raised in Eastern Oregon and visited a buffalo ranch often. I don't know the size of the ranch in your picture but the one in Oregon was a bit over 5000 head. We would often drive out to watch them at feeding time in the morning and evening. I took a semi tractor-trailer full of hay each morning and each evening to keep them fed.
I thought sure it would be in the top 3 this week but, I can't fault the photos that did take the first 3 places.
Congratulations.
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09/30/2002 12:09:00 PM
Thanks GatorCB, Great for landscapes, but not for reflections. :)
09/30/2002 11:50:00 AM
I was in Wyoming last month. Amazing locations for good pictures. Good job!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/29/2002 06:28:00 PM
I hope the buffalo didn't charge you after this shot was taken....Nice job...Interesting picture and insight into your corner of the world in Wyoming...Good luck! 8 johnson
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09/29/2002 06:26:00 PM
I think a polarizer would have helped the sky color. 7 nards656
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09/29/2002 12:07:00 PM
Great shot, but that guy need food!
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09/29/2002 11:24:00 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background10,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing10,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 10,
Total Averaged Rating10. Autool
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09/28/2002 10:05:00 PM
Ha -- I KNEW that was going to be the title before I even saw it! Great shot, beautiful landscape!
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09/28/2002 04:55:00 PM
I have a fondness for buffalo and this is a great shot of 'em! you have captured WY to a tee for me with the endless horizon and subtle variations in the colors. great composition.
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09/28/2002 02:01:00 PM
nice country
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09/28/2002 12:04:00 PM
This is an exceptionally beautiful photograph. I get a real sense of place from this. Very nice use of dawn (or maybe dusk, but I suspect not) light to capture all the details of the fur and grass so well without too many harsh shadows. It seems as though it needs rotating slightly in the counter-clockwise direction to line up that horizon properly, but nonetheless I'm giving this 10 - lisae
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09/27/2002 07:18:00 PM
beautiful shot!! 9--shutterfly
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09/26/2002 09:37:00 PM
I originally gave a nine...feeling more liberal on second thought..so a big 10.
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09/26/2002 08:50:00 PM
Initial=excellent
Composition=great! buffalo on the left in one of the thirds, and looking right. Other animals lead eye into the photo. Shows the expansiveness of the area
Clarity (focus, details)=excellent. details extend into the distance.
Exposure=well done. colors and lighting are true front and back and into the sky
Interesting or Emotive=interesting and emotive.

I am using a this new detailed commenting method inspired by autool. (Thanks
autool!). I hope you find it more helpful than my former comments.
Thanks for submitting, and good luck! ;0)
kpb

Side note: Will you have a chance, or have you done so before... to photograph these in the snow?
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09/26/2002 04:08:00 PM
Wow...
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09/26/2002 02:46:00 PM
love the dof and details.
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09/26/2002 12:24:00 AM
needs a flatter horizon if possible. you've done well to be so close and then I like that there are more in the middle distance.
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09/25/2002 10:39:00 PM
Great photo---every time I look at it I get lost in it.Exellent pix!!
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09/25/2002 09:13:00 PM
Wow... That's awesome that you were able to capture this. The picture, in it's entirety works very well. I like the first buffalo being as close as it is - you can imagine the size of the animal... But the rest of the picture makes you realize just how "small" it really is :) Very nice shot... 8 - JB
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09/25/2002 05:22:00 PM
Yes! Darken and boost contrast, but just a bit. 8
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09/25/2002 01:14:00 PM
interesting, well composed shot.
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09/25/2002 12:38:00 PM
I think this is an awsome shot, and I am giving it a high vote. Good luck.
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09/25/2002 03:53:00 AM
Buffalo, now that's something rare in my Country. Fantastic capture, colour and DOF. I scored this beauty a 9.
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09/25/2002 12:46:00 AM
Wow, somebody else from Wyoming, or were you just driving through?
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09/24/2002 10:19:00 PM
This is an outstanding photo. If the horizon was straight it would be a 10. I give it a 9.
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09/24/2002 09:09:00 PM
my eye says light, cast, wash - but the subject is so cool and the capture so nice! what happens when u get so close? I can only imagine! lol! great shot. 8 sgtpepper6344
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09/24/2002 07:59:00 PM
Really nice. (A bit breezy, yes?) more bison face might have been nice, but that's a nit! 10 Swash
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09/24/2002 04:07:00 PM
Sharp focus. Big country. JEM
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09/24/2002 12:19:00 PM
Excellent, excellent, excellent!!!!!!!
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09/24/2002 05:10:00 AM
oh wow! Nice shot! The horizon is a little crooked, but to me, it doesn't ruin this shot.
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09/24/2002 12:24:00 AM
Very nice. I love how you've got the animals in the foreground and the background. 7 sjgleah
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09/23/2002 08:54:00 PM
Oh, give me a home...actually it looks fairly desolate. Nice shot, I hope you didn't have to get too close to them. I've been close and they can be scary. Dpz
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09/23/2002 07:16:00 PM
Very nice location. The picture is great. Maybe you could've move a little to get rid of some shadows, such as the one that is cast by the bone of the big buffalo.
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09/23/2002 06:43:00 PM
Wow, it's been many years since I was in Wyoming (do ya know Meteetse??). Terrific shot of the furry beasts and their domain. lhall-8
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09/23/2002 04:25:00 PM
nice.....a10
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09/23/2002 11:42:00 AM
This is a great photo. Focus is outstanding. It's just a bit bright on the lighting, but not enough to ruin your 10. I love the subject matter. waltoml.
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09/23/2002 11:02:00 AM
I know your state well, one of my top five favorites. This is a good shot, really good. Love the colors. Score 7 Justine
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09/23/2002 10:38:00 AM
I love this photo... out of all the photos in the current challenge, I think that THIS one does the absolute BEST job of relaying to me what it feels like and looks like to be in 'your corner of the world'. I don't particularly like the haze off in the distance in this image. A polarizer could possibly help this, but I love the image overall... This is probably, if not definitely, my favorite for the week... great shot and keep up the excellent work... = 10 - jmsetzler
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09/23/2002 12:37:00 AM
Hey.. where are the wings? ;) This is an interesting shot! You definitely get bravery points for getting that close to something that big. I love the horizon and the beautiful colors in the sky. 6
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