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Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?
Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?
artvet


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Challenge: The Cowboy (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Alberta
Date: Jun 7, 2008
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jun 8, 2008

taken in RAW
B&W conversion
curves
duotones
burning and dodging
minor cloning of some defects
brightnes and contrast
Noice Ninja
sharpening with USM
cropped
border added
saved for web

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 91
Avg (all users): 6.7558
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 6.7619
Avg (non-participants): 6.7538
Views since voting: 1606
Views during voting: 383
Votes: 172
Comments: 27
Favorites: 5 (view)


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07/03/2008 11:17:57 PM
Another powerful and moody capture. Love it.
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06/19/2008 11:47:11 AM
Hey Art, Congrats on the top 20 this is a really beautiful photograph
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06/17/2008 02:52:59 PM
Oh, this is just lovely. And absolutely perfect for this challenge and tribute.
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06/16/2008 10:56:27 AM
Oh, how beautiful and so perfect for the challenge. Congrats on 11th place, Artur.
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06/16/2008 10:11:31 AM
I'm really surprised this one didn't place higher. I thought it was spectacular; One of my favorites in the challenge. The sky just looks so... epic. I would love to have a print of this. Fantastic job.
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06/16/2008 09:04:19 AM
I noticed a few people commented on the blown out sun. I personally think it's perfect. ;) Without the pure white of the sun, the tones would only range from black to light brown. You need some touches of pure white or else the image doesn't have enough contrast. Also, having the white sun at the top of the image gives an atmosphere of bright daylight. It feels like high noon, perfect for the cowboy theme. Cropping out that sun, I think, would make this image loose a great deal of it's impact. Just my personal thoughts. :) In any case this is a very beautiful image!
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06/16/2008 05:01:53 AM
hey great placement dude..
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06/16/2008 12:04:49 AM
Almost in the first 10. Good job. Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/15/2008 10:49:46 PM
you captured the feeling perfectly.
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06/15/2008 11:39:53 AM
Gorgeous image, great color and great lens !!! no glare at all despite a full blown shot of the sun.
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06/15/2008 07:56:54 AM
I'm a sucker for clouds, and leaving these in really gives a feeling of vastness to the scene. I like the tones as well. One of my favorites so far. Coming back to bump this up a notch. Hope to see this on the front page!
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06/15/2008 02:39:05 AM
This takes my breath away.
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06/14/2008 12:55:50 AM
You have some strong compositional elements and I like the mood you are creating here. First off there are sepia/yellow tones to the photo that invoke the idea of an era gone by, the ol' west and also that of an old yellowing photograph showing us this moment in time. I like that you composed the shot such that the horse is walking away and about to disappear over the hill. To me it symbolizes a vanishing breed/time which plays into the title. The age where cowboys rode horses on the open plains is now vanished like this horse who is about to vanish over the hill out of our sight. Tonal range is good with good dynamic range between the contrasts of the relatively lighter tones of the sky in comparision to the darker tones of the ground plane. The biggest weakness that holds this photo back from a stellar category is that blown out sun and the clouds surrounding it. It does not add to the composition but it does distract by marring an otherwise aesthetically pleasing image. My suggestion would be to crop the top 1/3 of the photo out thereby making this a square composition without the sun. It would still show a vast expanse of sky plus the tighter crop will call greater attention to your main subject.
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06/12/2008 11:40:01 PM
wow, wonderful crop, beautiful contrast
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06/11/2008 02:33:16 PM
Really nice sentiment behind this.
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06/11/2008 10:15:52 AM
Nice. The color seems a little too green, though. Were you going for sepia?
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06/10/2008 04:30:41 PM
Great use of negative space.
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06/10/2008 12:39:59 PM
I like the symbolism and the light coming from behind the hill. Tone is nicely other-worldly as well. 9.
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06/10/2008 09:36:42 AM
beautiful scenery, nice clouds, toning works well. a tad dark at bottom while blown around the sun, might have been enhanced in PP
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06/10/2008 07:38:01 AM
Very nice composition. The sepia colour is a little strong for me. Maybe I'd prefer a colour shot? or maybe more desat?
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06/09/2008 08:26:12 PM
great 'big sky' shot, wish I could've gotten it. Like the motion in the horse too. top 10. 9
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06/09/2008 12:21:04 PM
great angle on this, beautiful composition
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06/09/2008 11:55:32 AM
Big sky, small horse - cool minimalistic approach. Sepia works well. Good luck in the challenge.
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06/09/2008 04:05:24 AM
great image...the composition is great...well done 8
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06/09/2008 12:55:14 AM
8 - Beautiful image.
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06/09/2008 12:23:16 AM
I see the horse. Where is the cowboy?

Nice image anyway.
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06/09/2008 12:20:25 AM
Probably my sentimental favorite. Suitable and a loving tribute. 8
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