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Ristyz


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Challenge: Horse(s) (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: ABQ, NM
Date: Aug 24, 2008
Aperture: 8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/2000
Date Uploaded: Aug 24, 2008

OK, so the horse(s) challenge comes up when I'm stuck at a jumper show with the crappiest backgrounds ever! Not anywhere near home with my trusty photogenic steed. So what to do, what to do! Well, go against the grain and shoot from the ground with my wide angle lens. It will at least not embarrass me although I won't hold a candle to my usualy equine quality or Lynnesite, or Judi, or Jutilda, or, or, .........

Convert in RAW, some hue/sat, dodge n burn, clone out a few distractions in the far background, and enter and hope I can get a nice middle of the road score at least.

Thanks all for the votes and even more so for the many great comments. This was REALLY unexpected.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 121
Avg (all users): 7.3804
Avg (commenters): 8.6552
Avg (participants): 7.2295
Avg (non-participants): 7.4553
Views since voting: 6860
Views during voting: 470
Votes: 184
Comments: 64
Favorites: 14 (view)


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10/30/2008 01:25:05 PM
quite a lovely photo, be proud:)
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09/06/2008 01:31:31 PM
Way to go Cristy, fabulous shot!!
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09/06/2008 02:23:17 AM
I like the evocative nature of this photograph. To me it appears as poised to overcome all hurdles and reach the sky even if your goal be that high.
Congrats on the ribbon.
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09/04/2008 11:35:46 AM
If I could favorite this more than once, I would. This really is a perfect shot, not just for the challenge but in general. Really, really good work!
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09/03/2008 05:20:44 PM
congratulations on the well deserved ribbon!!
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09/02/2008 12:46:08 PM
Not suprised this ribboned. Fantastic view point! Grats!
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09/01/2008 09:53:32 PM
Very well deserved ribbon, the 3 ribboners were the 3 people I expected to find on the home page. Great shot, congrats on the new pb, very well done.
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09/01/2008 08:56:43 PM
Congratson your ribbon awell executed shot
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09/01/2008 06:54:41 PM
Great color and angle! congrats

You have the 70-200 f2.8L listed as being used? Is that correct?
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09/01/2008 06:23:05 PM
The sky is excellent, timing perfect (caught the jump right at the pivotal nanosecond) and I love the POV. Well worthy of a ribbon. Well done!
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09/01/2008 04:21:28 PM
Just a damn good shot, way to go!
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09/01/2008 03:50:35 PM
This was the second photograph I saw & I knew this was a winner as soon as I saw it. Congratulations on the ribbon.

Message edited by author 2008-09-01 15:51:03.
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09/01/2008 01:55:54 PM
Beautiful image, congrats on your ribbon!
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09/01/2008 11:33:53 AM
Congrats on a new PB and on the Yellow ribbon! Love the perspective, the action, and the great sky and PP. Your horse images are wonderful!
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09/01/2008 09:35:54 AM
George Morris should order a print of this as a near-perfect rider position, cause I'm sure he'd take issue with her ducking...but that horse is faultless.
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09/01/2008 08:10:02 AM
Congratualtions on your yellow ribbon win. Was top on my list. Beautifully shot. :)
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09/01/2008 07:08:57 AM
congrats on the yellow so very well deserved
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09/01/2008 04:27:44 AM
excellent shot !! wonderful capture with the fantastic cloud formations as the backdrop. congrats on the yellow !!
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09/01/2008 03:54:42 AM
Congratulations! What a beautiful and strong horse!
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09/01/2008 03:10:52 AM
Christy - now I see why you were being so coy with your score :- )

Many congrats on your ribbon.
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09/01/2008 03:08:25 AM
Congrats on the third place, excellent capture!
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09/01/2008 12:56:59 AM
Wow, a great action shot, congrats for the yellow :)
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09/01/2008 12:51:21 AM
Oh my, Cristy!!!! Congrats on your ribbon!!! The angle is just outstanding along with the whole expression of the horse and rider! WELL DONE!

Message edited by author 2008-09-01 00:57:44.
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09/01/2008 12:48:23 AM
Wow! Great dynamic shot. The sky makes a wonderful natural backdrop. Congrats on your ribbon, Christy.
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09/01/2008 12:45:39 AM
Congrats!!! Great sports shot!
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09/01/2008 12:28:35 AM
Congrats! Great to see such an image get a deserved ribbon!
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09/01/2008 12:21:03 AM
Nice middle of the road score. ;o) Congrats on the ribbon.
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09/01/2008 12:15:17 AM
Great stop motion! Congrats on the yellow
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09/01/2008 12:13:01 AM
Woah! Gorgeous.
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09/01/2008 12:04:27 AM
Waaaaaay to go there girl! Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/31/2008 11:07:37 PM
good action
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08/31/2008 07:04:39 PM
From the “sport” horse pictures in this challenge I personally like this one best.
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08/31/2008 04:36:01 PM
Superb!! The best yet!!
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08/29/2008 12:22:24 AM
Impressive angle. I like the effect of the wide angle and the fact that the shadows are not too harsh even though this is in direct sunlight. Nicely done
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08/28/2008 08:57:19 PM
Looks like a nice jump to me. Like the angle. Pretty dappling makes a gorgeous horse.
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08/28/2008 08:16:03 PM
Excellent perspective, excellent light, dead-on focus, and a wonderfully cooperative sky to show off both the marvelous form and coloring of the animal and the intensity of the rider. Very well done.
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08/28/2008 12:11:26 PM
Great angle and lovely light.
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08/27/2008 04:17:47 PM
Very dynamic and the perfect moment.
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08/27/2008 12:21:26 PM
good capture
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08/27/2008 12:46:52 AM
Gorgeous
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08/26/2008 04:48:35 PM
Beautiful capture. Love the the grey horse against the blue sky looks like they are flying.
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08/26/2008 03:13:11 PM
Love your POV
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08/26/2008 03:09:49 PM
Awesome, awesome, awesome. I'm not quite through yet, but this is a ribbon candidate! Exactly the right moment, great perspective, good lighting and even the clouds are nice!
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08/26/2008 02:21:42 PM
Fantastic shot. The exposure is bang on throughout, this is only the 3rd shot I have voted on this challenge but it will take some beating. well done.
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08/25/2008 10:17:19 PM
Would that the poles on the one edge not have been there, but we can't win them all. WOnderfully shot and processed.
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08/25/2008 09:49:22 PM
One of the best in this challenge. Nice dynamic angle, sharp with a beautiful background. Congrats. 9
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08/25/2008 08:54:52 PM
yay! this is fabulous! great job-9
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08/25/2008 07:43:50 PM
wonderful wonderful shot.i love the angle and positioning of this one.
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08/25/2008 07:39:15 PM
Perfect sky for this angle! Well done on the sharpness and timing the capture.
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08/25/2008 07:18:03 PM
Perfect moment! Congratulations on your capture!
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08/25/2008 05:44:35 PM
great pic and the form of both horse and rider are extremely good. I sense a pro took this. 9
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08/25/2008 04:33:21 PM
Fantastic shot, great colour, fab timing, well focused and composed, excellent . : ) 10.
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08/25/2008 02:51:36 PM
Nice action shot!
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08/25/2008 12:30:48 PM
Great perspective, the only suggestion is maybe you could have cropped in on the right side to remove the upright pole. Very nice as is, on of the better in the challenge.
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08/25/2008 11:59:50 AM
very very well done. great sharpness, good exposure, dramatic angle and perspectice, this picture tells a strong story, 10
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08/25/2008 10:28:21 AM
Good shot. Excellent colour in the sky as well.
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08/25/2008 08:41:05 AM
Wow! Great action shot - given the angle I say you were fairly up close to get this great shot. The lower angle shooting up gives this composition some wonderful visual interest because the horse & rider look much more impressive as they take the leap over the fence. The shot has more of the horse & rider on the sky as their backdrop adding more visual impact to the jump and playing well with the title. If you had taken this at a straight and level it would not have had the same impact. Lighting is fabulous too with a great many elements of the main subject and it's surroundings very well lit. Great capture; 8.
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08/25/2008 08:20:10 AM
Incredible!
Love the angle and amazing composition.

Im calling blue ribbon
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08/25/2008 07:39:08 AM
Wow, you got yourself in the perfect position to take this photograph. I really hope this photograph does well.
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08/25/2008 07:03:49 AM
Great PoV and wonderful sky as a backdrop.

The timing and pose are jsut about perfect here, the only thing for me that could have made it better would be if it was shot in a meadow or pasture, so you didn't have the empty stands in the background - but that's just me.

Lot's of great things about this shot - well done.
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08/25/2008 02:35:54 AM
I'm guessing this one is a contender for the front page.
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08/25/2008 01:51:38 AM
Thank you for this perspective - it really makes it more exciting than had you shot it from the usual angle or straight on.
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08/25/2008 12:56:19 AM
dude! great angle! no vote, but should be in the top!
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08/25/2008 12:12:01 AM
Love this one!! Perfect angle, too!
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