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Lovely Light for a Lovely Moment
3rd PlaceLovely Light for a Lovely Moment
kvickrey


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Candid V (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Arkansas State University Equine Center
Date: Apr 15, 2009
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2009

This is my daughter and an arabian named Shalimar. Although not her horse, they are good friends. She plays with him like another kid and he happily plays along. In this photo, she is talking about a mud puddle at their feet and that they should not get their shoes muddy or they will have to walk home.

Most changes were made in the RAW converter. Exposure, Clarity, Saturation and Blacks. Image overall was cropped and converted to black and white using overall adjustment layers in normal mode.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 170
Avg (all users): 6.6502
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.3704
Avg (non-participants): 6.7517
Views since voting: 5453
Views during voting: 350
Votes: 203
Comments: 35
Favorites: 7 (view)


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10/24/2009 01:01:55 PM
reminds me of my horse from a zillion years ago..Freckles
05/04/2009 08:42:33 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon!
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05/03/2009 06:48:52 AM
This is a delightful shot Kim - congrats on your Ribbon.
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05/02/2009 11:14:45 AM
SO tender and that gorgeous back lighting is the bomb. Congrats.
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05/02/2009 10:55:37 AM
magically lit,and I love your description of the photo
and it doesn't hurt that grays have always been my favorite horses : )

Message edited by author 2009-05-02 10:56:32.
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04/30/2009 01:01:39 PM
What an excellent moment! How expertly presented! What a privilege to chronicle such HIStory! You are truly Blessed in so many ways! Congratulations! :)
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04/30/2009 01:15:00 AM
beautiful light indeed! congrats on your first ribbon, Kim!
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04/30/2009 12:22:40 AM
Thanks everyone, especially my equine photog colleagues! First ribbon and its a couple of my favorite subjects.
04/29/2009 07:47:49 PM
A wonderful, heartwarming image.
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04/29/2009 07:04:39 PM
As sweet as honey. Super capture!
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04/29/2009 12:40:18 PM
Hi Miz Kim, sorry I didn't get to vote...been super busy with orders and Rolex! I love this though, congrats on the ribbon! I love the color treatment and softness, the background is pretty neat also.
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04/29/2009 10:19:58 AM
Oh, I LOOOOOVE this photo! That beautiful backlighting makes this so enchanting and magical. I am so happy you won a ribbon with this photo. Congratulations!!
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04/29/2009 09:08:21 AM
Beautiful capture of a special moment in time. Congrats on your first ribbon. Love the lighting!!
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04/29/2009 08:55:57 AM
WOOT! Congratulations Kim!!!!! Love this shot,a poignant moment, beautiful light, well processed and she looks too old! Put a book on her head or something! LOL, Great capture!
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04/29/2009 07:38:18 AM
Beautiful backlighting. Congrats on the ribbon.
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04/29/2009 07:19:19 AM
Congratulations. The backlighting on this is beautiful.
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04/29/2009 06:36:43 AM
Congratulations Kim on your first ribbon, what a beautiful momment you captured love the lighting.
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04/29/2009 06:33:49 AM
Beautiful! Congrats on your ribbon, Kim.
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04/29/2009 03:54:21 AM
Spectacular light and definitely a keeper. Congrats on the shiny ribbon to go with it, too!
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04/29/2009 03:19:06 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!! what a lovely shot
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04/29/2009 12:20:39 AM
Hurrah, Kimmery! W00t! Love the desat and backlight. She looks so old in this shot.
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04/29/2009 12:12:17 AM
just perfect, well done !
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04/29/2009 12:10:09 AM
WooHoo Kimmery!!!! Way to go on your first ribbon!!!!! Congrats and lovely image too.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/27/2009 02:06:19 AM
This is absolutely beautiful!!!!!! 10
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04/26/2009 05:18:53 AM
Yeah, lovely light and I wonder what this picture would look like in colour?
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04/25/2009 08:27:55 PM
wonderfully backlit scene - very touching image and I love how we can see the horses facial expression but we can feel the girls
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04/24/2009 10:19:36 PM
One of my two tens. So beautiful. A framer, for sure.
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04/24/2009 02:57:32 PM
The highlighted hair on the girl and horse gives the impression of one-ness between horse and girl
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04/24/2009 12:05:47 PM
A very interesting capture in that the immediate impression is of beauty, grace and style - a calm moment between the horse and it's friend that became a charming vignette. The halo effect is instantly effective from an artistic sense and the B&W conversion is very well done. This should place high if not a ribbon contender. Well done.
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04/23/2009 05:51:27 AM
This has to be in the top 5! What a magical moment to capture. This photograph captures so much emotion. Its one of those photographs that you can create a story from, just because its so great!
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04/23/2009 01:15:40 AM
This has a Jutilda feeling about it and I think I remember that horse from another shot. You're right - lovely lighting, wonderful moment - beautifully processed!
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04/22/2009 11:37:11 PM
Beautiful light. I love the contras of spots and stripes, and what appear to be dewdrops on the fence. I love it.
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04/22/2009 04:12:00 PM
i like the light
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04/22/2009 01:11:20 PM
What can I say? TEN!
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04/22/2009 11:42:34 AM
I really love the lighting on this and it is a tender moment for sure. Really, really, do wish that we could see at least a side profile of her face.
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