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Challenge: Free Study 2010-08 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Stanford University, CA
Date: Aug 7, 2010
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Abstract, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2010

[Sep. 7th, 2010 08:35:54 AM]

Photo taken in my recent trip to S. Fco, CA. This was in the Stanford University Museum. A unique bronze sculpture of a horse by Deborah Butterfield. Yes it was Bronze.

The life-size horse sculpture was first created from driftwood. Then it was dismantled and encased in molds which were used to mold bronze pieces matching the driftwood which were then welded together, using photographs, to match the original driftwood sculpture.

I took several photos of this horse but this was the one that I liked the most. Here is another take with a different tone I was undecided to upload.
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Ooooooooh hooooooooooo!!! I could not believe my eyes this morning when I opened my phone and saw my photo on the front page... It was a nerve racking week... The score going down first and then up till it passed the 7 mark, then I thought ok this is doing well maybe I'm lucky enough and get a Honorable Mention with this, never thought that on a free study I could win the blue!!!!! So happy right now!!!! Thank you all for your kind comments and faves they made the whole waiting and much pleassent experience. Special thanks to tita for helping me chose the best photo. You guys are the best!

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Place: 1 out of 360
Avg (all users): 7.0303
Avg (commenters): 8.4000
Avg (participants): 6.9596
Avg (non-participants): 7.2424
Views since voting: 6100
Views during voting: 260
Votes: 132
Comments: 40
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09/13/2010 06:45:27 AM
Congrats on the blue ribbon. Great work!
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09/12/2010 07:10:39 PM
Denis, that is an awesome photo, congratulations on your FS win!!!!!!
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09/12/2010 03:55:56 PM
You can almost feel the horse looking at you...beautiful picture. Well worth the blue ribbon! Congrats!
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09/12/2010 02:49:03 PM
Oh, very well done. I have visited this museum and have met that horse (more than once!). Your interpretation is just excellent and well worthy of the fine placement that you received.
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09/11/2010 02:10:05 PM
What a wonderful image. Some here say the quality of work here has gone down. Obviously they spoke too soon, and had not yet seen this image. You chose well for this entry. It is my favorite of the two choices as well. The choice of tones for this image really added to the effect. Congratulations on a very well deserved first blue. I imagine we will be seeing many more from you.
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09/10/2010 12:29:21 PM
I'll PM you

Originally posted by mikasi:

Hello,

My name is Mikasi and was hoping you could give me a quick tip or three. See, I am trying to improve my photography and to do this I am contacting a couple photographer who have done photos I like and wish I could do. You photo, Undone, is really good - the tones are fantastic, it has a wonderful depth to it, it just looks great.

I was wondering if you could tell me a couple of the things you did to bring out the qualities in this shot. You are busy and if you don't write back, that's understandable (in fact I only want short ideas because you likely are really busy) but know that if you did write back I would appreciate it.

Thanks Much,
Mikasi

09/10/2010 12:22:59 PM
Hello,

My name is Mikasi and was hoping you could give me a quick tip or three. See, I am trying to improve my photography and to do this I am contacting a couple photographer who have done photos I like and wish I could do. You photo, Undone, is really good - the tones are fantastic, it has a wonderful depth to it, it just looks great.

I was wondering if you could tell me a couple of the things you did to bring out the qualities in this shot. You are busy and if you don't write back, that's understandable (in fact I only want short ideas because you likely are really busy) but know that if you did write back I would appreciate it.

Thanks Much,
Mikasi
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09/10/2010 12:01:55 PM
Beautifully done,Congrats.
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09/10/2010 11:59:20 AM
So cool! congratulations on your blue!
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09/09/2010 05:32:06 PM
Stunning tones...well done and congratulations
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09/09/2010 07:30:13 AM
I am so glad this did well! What a spectacular shot, and the processing is spectacular! I would love to know how you did the processing on this...
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09/08/2010 10:28:20 PM
Congrats Denis!!!!!! So happy to see you on the front page again!! :D
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09/08/2010 05:14:22 PM
Beautiful photo!!! From the first moment I saw it, I knew it was a winner! Actually, I bet with a friend, that the photo was going to get more than 7 points. Thanks for making me win the bet. :)
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09/08/2010 04:07:17 PM
Not only a really stylish shot - but a first in a Free Study as well ! Congrats
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09/08/2010 02:04:08 PM
Both shots of this are just perfect. Congrats on the blue for this outstanding photo.
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09/08/2010 09:21:53 AM
ahhhhh...a butterfield horse, my friend has one in his home.
she also makes them out of found objects and scrap metal but i like the ones she does from branches better.

awesome image, congrats on the blue!
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09/08/2010 09:04:49 AM
Congrats. Well done. Your edit was superb.
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09/08/2010 08:04:49 AM
Awesome photo. 9 From me.
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09/08/2010 06:33:37 AM
Love the mood of this image!! Congrats on your Blue great job!!
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09/08/2010 06:14:53 AM
Beautiful image!
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09/08/2010 03:04:38 AM
Fabulous. Congrats on the blue!
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09/08/2010 12:29:51 AM
Congrats!....Great shot...i love the tones to this :D
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09/08/2010 12:21:56 AM
I thought I recognized the horse...great photo and congrats!
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09/08/2010 12:12:20 AM
This was my top pick so I'm glad to see you won the blue. Congrats!
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09/08/2010 12:07:42 AM
There ya go Denis... a Free Study Blue...what's it like up there in the rarefied air ? congrats and keep it up.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2010 04:45:34 PM
I like this very much. 8
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09/07/2010 12:58:49 PM
excellent 8
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09/07/2010 12:57:22 AM
Great capture of an intriguing tableau. Processing definitely enhances the image, in my opinion.
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09/07/2010 12:11:39 AM
The duotone and lighting set the mood in this. I was intrigued and captivated until I realized it was a museum shot, which ruined the otherworldly feel of it in a way. 8
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09/06/2010 09:55:54 PM
Very nicely done -- I like this one quite a bit. Good choices on the processing and the tones. 8
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09/06/2010 05:18:14 AM
beautiful image, horsey area a little blown out, understand it's a tough balance, nice work
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09/05/2010 03:47:47 PM
this is very picturesque as well as film driven...i love the melancholy mood and the contrast of light and dark values..very nice!
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09/03/2010 07:27:24 PM
My favourite in the Free Study this month. Love the two tone processing, and that horse looks like its going to come alive and start climbing the stairs. Awesome.
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09/03/2010 04:27:31 PM
Nice take on the statue.. I've seen these before and you brought a totaly diff effect to it.. Good job!
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09/02/2010 10:18:05 PM
I gave this a 7! neat capture!!!
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09/02/2010 09:39:22 PM
Oh how fabulous is this image. The lighting was made just for you. Gorgeous, and I think I know that artist. He does all his figures using driftwood? Where is this?
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09/02/2010 06:15:26 PM
wonderful tones! Excellent composition and light as well. Great - 9
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09/02/2010 02:17:33 PM
Beautifully done.
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09/01/2010 09:50:04 PM
Esp with the editing it looks bizarre and surreal.. brilliant!
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09/01/2010 09:48:07 AM
Fabulous tones and composition. This is interesting and makes me want to linger and study it all.
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