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Lydia


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Challenge: Fire IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM II
Date: Oct 2, 2009
Date Uploaded: Oct 3, 2009

Many, many thanks to my husband, my daughter, and my youngest son for help with this. It was a bigger deal than I thought it would be, but they really quite cheerfully did everything I asked them to do.


The fire, the horse,the flashlight, the modeling... Such troopers! And that fire was HOT. We couldn't get the horse to feel comfortable any closer. I had a different scene in my mind when I imagined this, but I think this works too.



I cloned out My Beloved's wedding ring glinting in the firelight. It just doesn't seem right for a cowboy to have a wife he's left at home. *smile*

ETA: Thanks bunches for all of your congratulations. You folks are always so wonderful at making a girl feel special!

I have to post this, one of my favorite comments ever here, in case you don't read it below. TOO hilarious, this man... *sigh*
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Great job, Lydia! I had this EXACT same idea, but I couldn't get a horse or a cowboy or a guitar. ;-)

RE: The wedding ring - Sounds like something that could be made into a country song...
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I cloned out my wedding ring last night
since my woman done left me after our fight
So now I'm cloning her out of my life.
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that's as far as I got - it's a work in progress. :P

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10/15/2009 01:31:09 AM
Well, nobody else has mentioned it, so I think I have to...he's playing the guitar backwards. :( OK, maybe one in 10,000 guitars is strung left handed, but they are very rare. Maybe you flipped the image? Most people probably don't care, but to a guitar player, it's about as important as not flipping writing.

As a teenager, I had a poster of a guy playing sax, but obviously neither the model or the photographer knew anything about saxophones, because the moutpiece was on upside down. :)
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10/12/2009 05:06:04 PM
lol I have no witty comment to follow the one left by Art - oh well

Anywho - very nice down-home kind of shot. Feels comfy and relaxing. I'm ready to toast some marshmallows now! Congrats on the top 10!
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10/12/2009 03:51:07 AM
Great job, Lydia! I had this EXACT same idea, but I couldn't get a horse or a cowboy or a guitar. ;-)

RE: The wedding ring - Sounds like something that could be made into a country song...
' . substr('//www.kpriest.com/dpchallenge/music3.gif', strrpos('//www.kpriest.com/dpchallenge/music3.gif', '/') + 1) . '
I cloned out my wedding ring last night
since my woman done left me after our fight
So now I'm cloning her out of my life.
' . substr('//www.kpriest.com/dpchallenge/music4.gif', strrpos('//www.kpriest.com/dpchallenge/music4.gif', '/') + 1) . '

that's as far as I got - it's a work in progress. :P
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/12/2009 02:32:01 AM
very nice shot - should have finished higher!
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10/12/2009 02:04:28 AM
The sparks are a wonderful touch to this. Congrats on having such a fun family to help you out with this! (And on the top ten.)
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10/12/2009 01:18:46 AM
This is a great picture and I appreciate it even more knowing first hand how laborious it is to shoot it. Your horses always add so much to your pictures. Congratulations on the top 10 finish Lydia.
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10/12/2009 12:54:26 AM
Congrats on the Top 10 Lydia, excellent capture
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10/12/2009 12:08:32 AM
Congrats Lydia!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/11/2009 03:42:57 PM
Thye best of the western style shots (and there were several!).
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10/10/2009 09:08:23 PM
Lovely scene. Story is excellent. Great job.
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10/09/2009 10:39:24 AM
very nice shot here!
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10/05/2009 06:11:48 PM
Very nice picture. I would have loved if the horses were easier to see, as it's very dark. Nice picture.
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10/05/2009 01:26:24 PM
Nicely done. Keep up the great work. Looks like it could be a cover of Louis Lamour Book.
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10/05/2009 02:52:46 AM
Nice low light shot !! I would have tried to make the overall image just a little warmer. 7
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