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El Vaquero
3rd PlaceEl Vaquero
FtWorthphotog


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Challenge: The Smile (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
Date: Aug 10, 2012
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1600
Date Uploaded: Aug 12, 2012

Went out to meet ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' yo_spiff for the first time. While he was shooting six inches from some other cowboys face I happened to turn around and catch this guy laughing at his partner being photographed. It ended up being a really nice candid smile. Couldn't ask for straighter teeth and a more sincere subject, My favorite part was the fact that his glancing down isolated his mouth and really brought the focus on his smile and not his whole face.

Thanks for all the comments.
-Josh

Well What a surprise to find that I have now been upgraded after the unfortunate DQ of second place. I think it sucks that they don't make exceptions in cases like that. That being said I'm still excited to get my first ribbon even if it was on the heels of a DQ. My thanks go out to all of you who gave me encouraging words both before and after the fact. Hope this is the first of many to come.

-Josh

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 71
Avg (all users): 6.6726
Avg (commenters): 7.6429
Avg (participants): 6.7105
Avg (non-participants): 6.6533
Views since voting: 1681
Views during voting: 233
Votes: 113
Comments: 37
Favorites: 0


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08/24/2012 05:46:45 PM
Hey Josh, I really appreciate the sentiment left in on my image. And thanks for taking the time to check out my blog, that's really rad and I appreciate it so much! Congrats on your first ribbon. ;P
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08/24/2012 02:39:47 AM
Well deserved ribbon.

Originally posted by LydiaToo:

Originally posted by LydiaToo:

Wish this would have ribboned... but it came really close! Congrats!


Now. Well done. :D

Congrats!


Is it only me, or should we not convene a lynchmob committee to review the possible abuse of mystical powers over ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' escapetooz camera's date-stamp?
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08/23/2012 11:54:45 PM
Originally posted by FtWorthphotog:

While he was shooting six inches from some other cowboys face I happened to turn around and catch this guy laughing at his partner being photographed.

Oh, and I'm glad I could contribute to your ribbon in some way. I couldn't make your kid smile, though. You'll get my bill shortly.
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08/23/2012 08:02:51 PM
woot woot, this should of ribboned all along, you just ended up getting what you deserved Josh....too cool!!
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08/23/2012 07:43:15 PM
Congrats Josh. Nice work.
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08/23/2012 03:51:58 PM
Congrats on the upgrade! :)

Seriously love the story here. Steve's a trip isn't he? The best part is I can soooo see this playing out.

Message edited by author 2012-08-23 15:54:08.
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08/23/2012 02:09:45 PM
Worthy of a ribbon IMHO. (got my top vote)
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08/23/2012 11:47:13 AM
Originally posted by LydiaToo:

Wish this would have ribboned... but it came really close! Congrats!


Now. Well done. :D

Congrats!
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08/23/2012 10:50:37 AM
Congrats on the first ribbon! Loved this one (gave it a 9)!
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08/23/2012 10:28:14 AM
Congrats on the ribbon!!

I think this is potentially better than the other two. A candid smile like this is difficult!

Great job. Interesting processing, at first I wasn't so keen on it, but it grew on me.
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08/23/2012 10:26:48 AM
Congrats on the first ribbon! I knew it wouldn't be long! Great eye for catching this when it happened.
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08/21/2012 01:57:57 PM
Very glad to see this finish in the top 5. Well done!
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08/20/2012 04:16:19 PM
Awww! So glad to see this one with at least an honorable mention. I personally would have easily awarded it a ribbon, but 4th place is good.... very good! Congratulations!

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08/20/2012 01:22:55 PM
Wish this would have ribboned... but it came really close! Congrats!
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08/20/2012 11:39:49 AM
Love the story, too - what is it about watching a friend get photographed that is so very funny to people? Congratulations on the HM.
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08/20/2012 06:11:28 AM
Oh yes met Grog... Got the t-shirt .... Feel like I've arrived. :)
08/20/2012 02:25:42 AM
You met Grog! What a great image. Congrats on th HM
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08/20/2012 12:08:14 AM
Loved this one. Such a natural smile. Not sure why but when I saw this I thought of Tiger Woods. Congrats on the HM!
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08/20/2012 12:02:30 AM
oh dear the bridesmaid once again, congrats on an excellent finish Josh.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/19/2012 10:47:22 PM
it's all about the smile. well done.
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08/19/2012 09:06:28 PM
The smile says it all - I just know the eyes are smiling, too. Voted earlier.
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08/19/2012 06:25:10 PM
The composition and the muted colors really make the smile stand out; nice job. (voted earlier)
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08/19/2012 02:35:30 PM
Ha! I love this! Taking away the eyes was brilliant!

(commenting only)
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08/18/2012 09:23:26 PM
An appealing ad for the hat. And the smile if they are for sale. 7
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08/18/2012 09:37:33 AM
Coming back to comment now after bumping this up a notch.

What really makes the shot is that brilliant smile shining from under the brim of the cowboy hat. The pose with his arms/hands are wrapped around his chest/belly makes me think he is reacting to something he found very funny which just adds to the mood of the shot. I do have one critique and that is I wish that the lighting was more even. There are blown highlights on the right side of this Vaquero that extends to portions of his sleeves on the folded arms.
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08/18/2012 04:08:53 AM
Great smile. I love that you can only see the lower part of his face.
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08/17/2012 11:16:31 AM
Such a great entry for this challenge. His white teeth really stand out.
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08/16/2012 11:26:32 AM
Wonderful! What a smile, outfit, location. I feel a light vignette would have made this even better
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08/15/2012 09:44:12 PM
Too cool!
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08/14/2012 11:35:28 AM
Top 3
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08/13/2012 11:21:30 PM
Gorgeous shot. I love the coloring...
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08/13/2012 09:32:58 PM
He has teeth like "Tiger Woods", oh I love a good set of teeth, and this guy certainly has them.

I love the mystery of this as well, what does he look like under that hat, I love his confident pose also.

Hope it does well for you Josh, obv not voting.
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08/13/2012 06:04:58 PM
Love the focus on the smile
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08/13/2012 10:27:13 AM
Great choice in color processing for this image.
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08/13/2012 09:37:57 AM
He looks like Tiger Woods as a caballero. LOL Man, that is a HUGE hat. ;)
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08/13/2012 08:40:12 AM
Oh yes! I think this one is the best. Great job!
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08/13/2012 03:24:03 AM
Terrific!
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