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A Grey on White
3rd PlaceA Grey on White
Ristyz


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Light on White III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM
Location: My barn
Date: Nov 26, 2006
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Nov 26, 2006

Yes, my equine model AGAIN! He couldn't resist this challenge... he'd, in fact, been waiting for it!

bribed with food to stand in front of the whitewashed cinderblock wall of his shelter after sunset. Converted from RAW, slight desat of yellow, layer with soft light gaussion blur, layers to dodge and burn (mostly dodge!), cloned out a few stubbon specks of dirt on the wall, USM, resize for DPC


Wow, double wow, and wowie and thanks and anything else I'm forgetting! I shot this in the last bit of light only a few hours before the start of the voting and almost didn't bother entering. Sooo glad I did! All I really wanted was to get a dang horse on MY front page.... being as I take so many pix of them. I'll certainly won't turn down a place on THE front page tho'. (...and I think the horse is a keeper too!)

Thanks for all the really great comments everyone!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 233
Avg (all users): 6.7734
Avg (commenters): 8.1250
Avg (participants): 6.5263
Avg (non-participants): 6.9907
Views since voting: 7677
Views during voting: 350
Votes: 203
Comments: 64
Favorites: 20 (view)


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01/16/2007 08:01:36 PM
Perfect image, and framed perfectly as well, re the square crop.....
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01/03/2007 11:57:44 PM
One can feel the spirit of the horse, and you have a true gift for taking image like this.....
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12/09/2006 05:29:12 PM
Wonderful image, congrats on your ribbon!
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12/06/2006 04:20:00 PM
Truely splendid capture there. Very pure. Well done.
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12/06/2006 12:51:44 PM
I did not vote this challenge, but wish I had. This photo is a 10 in my book!!! Congrats on your ribbon!!!!
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12/05/2006 09:47:15 AM
I really like portions of this photo but it surprises me it placed so high with two focal points....the eyes and the ears. To me it would be far better to have croped out almost all of the ears, only showing a very small amount of color, none of the dark hole area. Try it and see what you think. Oh well, just my opinion...nice horse....congrats.

Message edited by author 2006-12-05 11:45:09.
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12/05/2006 09:29:47 AM
Congrats!!! Excellent shot - just stunning!!!
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12/05/2006 02:27:20 AM
Can I get another whooo hooo! This shot just floors me. Such is the nobility of a horse, captured here in such brilliant beauty. This is why I love photography, the uncanny ability to capture emotion. Excellent comp. Words cannot express the exquisite nature of this photo IMO. Only the master of this beast could appreciate it more.
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12/05/2006 12:12:25 AM
Go equines! Congratulations!
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12/04/2006 07:15:44 PM
I love horse pictures and this one is outstanding! Congratulations.
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12/04/2006 05:00:03 PM
Congrats Cristy, your horse shots are amazing I am glad to see you now have one on your profile with that nice yellow ribbon!
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12/04/2006 03:53:48 PM
congratulations on the yellow ribbon! You have a very photogenic horse! Well done.
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12/04/2006 03:11:22 PM
Very well done. Congrats for the yellow.
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12/04/2006 02:33:57 PM
Stunning! A well-deserved win. Congratulations.
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12/04/2006 02:17:41 PM
An original composition and a beautiful photograph. Congratulation on winning the yellow ribbon!
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12/04/2006 10:21:47 AM
This was one of my absolute faves. Congrats on your ribbon. Beautiful!!
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12/04/2006 09:09:04 AM
Lovely- congrats!!!
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12/04/2006 07:02:06 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, Beautifully done of this beautiful horse. :)
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12/04/2006 07:01:14 AM
Way To go Cristy, beautiful image!!!! Your favorite model and you strike again. You may want to look at your comment after the challenge, I think you mean that you shot it a few hours before the "end" of the challenge LOL, the excitement got to you a bit.
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12/04/2006 06:55:20 AM
congratulations on your ribbon, well deserved, as soon as I saw this one I thought it was beautiful, well done
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12/04/2006 06:02:50 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon. A wonderfully composed, well thought out and executed picture.
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12/04/2006 05:18:48 AM
wow congrats on a fantastic image and the ribbon!!!
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12/04/2006 03:37:00 AM
This is no surprise ;-) Beautiful model and beautiful shot. Congrats on the yellow.
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12/04/2006 03:26:15 AM
I love this image. Great cropping. One of my picks for a ribbon. Congrats on placing in the top. Your portfolio has a lot of great horse images by the way.

Message edited by author 2006-12-04 03:27:30.
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12/04/2006 02:56:57 AM
A beautiful animal and a well-dserved ribbon - congrats!!
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12/04/2006 02:48:55 AM
I think this is the best one
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12/04/2006 01:37:40 AM
Not suprised to see this on the front page. Good work and congrats.
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12/04/2006 01:18:55 AM
I love horses too! This is beautiful! So dramatic and full of life and energy, while still seeming so soft and ethereal! Congratulations on your ribbon!

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12/04/2006 01:06:03 AM
One of my favorites in this challenge. Congratulations on your Yellow!
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12/04/2006 12:45:42 AM
Congrats, well deserved ribbon!
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12/04/2006 12:34:44 AM
congrats on 3rd! I love horses :)
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12/04/2006 12:32:37 AM
It looks as though the horse has four eyes. A rather unlucky composition, IMO.
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12/04/2006 12:30:53 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon! This is a fabulous image of a beautiful horse.
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12/04/2006 12:29:44 AM
Congrats.
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12/04/2006 12:21:04 AM
Beautiful image and very deserving of your ribbon... well done!
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12/04/2006 12:13:51 AM
Many congratulations on your well deserved ribbon! This is truly a beautiful image.
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12/04/2006 12:11:26 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, nice picture :)
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12/04/2006 12:06:22 AM
Let me be another earlybird to congratulate you! About time the Boomer won one!
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12/04/2006 12:04:35 AM
Congrats on ribbon
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/03/2006 06:57:52 PM
Thats really pretty. Beautiful horse and fantastic photo.
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12/03/2006 04:11:48 PM
There are a number of grey horse entries to the challenge. This one is beautiful. I like the square crop. I like the leg intruding to the left, it makes for a sort of swirl like composition. Excellent entry. ~10
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12/02/2006 12:46:55 PM
I like the way the horse is framed/cropped in this - good job at keeping the detail in the light hair, too.
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12/02/2006 02:53:31 AM
Great job with the control of light. It looks wonderously soft and gentle, perfect for the subject.
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12/01/2006 03:05:11 PM
Good picture but I think that you should have cropped out the leg on the left
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12/01/2006 01:37:54 PM
Wow - beautiful!!! Excellent shot!
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12/01/2006 05:34:08 AM
weird crop, but still as nice.
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11/30/2006 02:01:40 PM
Beautiful shot, love the light color of the horse. Beautiful animal...
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11/30/2006 09:32:48 AM
this is beautiful well done
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11/30/2006 05:30:16 AM
I wish you had gotten the whole face in, it doesn't look right without it.
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11/29/2006 06:06:49 PM
I absolutely love this picture! 10
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11/28/2006 11:40:40 PM
Beautiful, great texture and restricted color. ears are distracting in the composition. would like a little more white space on top.
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11/28/2006 11:26:05 AM
This is beautiful!!!!!
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11/28/2006 10:52:19 AM
Very nicely done however I would have liked to see more of the horse's head. 8
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11/28/2006 10:37:14 AM
Great...well cropped.
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11/28/2006 08:31:37 AM
Very nice capture, unusual crop but really works well with including part of leg.
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11/27/2006 05:11:59 PM
Beauty!
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11/27/2006 12:45:06 PM
beautiful animal...great photo 8
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11/27/2006 11:24:41 AM
i like the photo but not the crop
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11/27/2006 10:05:19 AM
Beautifully stunning composition/crop.
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11/27/2006 04:45:29 AM
how beautiful!
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11/27/2006 03:00:22 AM
wow..I dont know what else to type ..just graceful and inspiring! 10
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11/27/2006 02:52:59 AM
One of the better horse images in this challenge.....
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11/27/2006 01:51:40 AM
Oh my gosh this image is so wonderful. I love horses first off, so I adore almost anything to do with horses, but your image is special. I like the way you cropped the photo. This could be on a calender, imho.
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11/27/2006 12:36:11 AM
Lovely. What a terrific crop too. 8
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