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The Suburban Cowboy and His Appaloosa Named Red
The Suburban Cowboy and His Appaloosa Named Red

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Pet Rock (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Date: Oct 11, 2012
Date Uploaded: Oct 11, 2012

Couple of days into the challenge and I just crept up barely over 6.00. Thought I had a good one here but I seem to have missed the mark. I went with the "inanimate object" aspect of the challenge. Was pretty sure a stick with a doll head on top qualified. But it wasn't a rock. Also went with a straightforward advanced edit here.

Single capture shot after the kids got off the school bus lit with a speedlite camera right. No shadows under neath him is due to the angle of the sun casting the shadow far in front - Aidan can jump pretty high. Thought it was a good fun idea that would score well. Probably would have done better in a free study. Oh we'll. we had fun.

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Place: 7 out of 31
Avg (all users): 6.1917
Avg (commenters): 7.4444
Avg (participants): 6.1053
Avg (non-participants): 6.2079
Views since voting: 1184
Views during voting: 401
Votes: 120
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0

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10/19/2012 08:36:09 PM
Congrats on top 10. This one is fun!
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10/19/2012 10:17:10 AM
I agree about the car and the glare but I was so glad to see other non-rock entries I ignored both LOL WTG! Congratulations on the top ten.
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10/19/2012 07:14:05 AM
Never guessed this was real! I thought he was pasted in... I'm impressed with his jumping!! Congrats on the top 10. :)
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10/19/2012 02:01:55 AM
Top ten with a 6.1? Pretty darn cool. Love the shot, Tim.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/18/2012 11:33:33 PM
congrats! nice image!
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10/18/2012 09:54:46 PM
Nice stop action capture - he's really into it. The sky is not great but I love the energy and color. Voted earlier.
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10/18/2012 08:17:07 PM
ha freakin awesome! your kids are the best :)
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10/17/2012 11:34:35 AM
Great shot and pp.

My only complaints would be the glare marks in the sky that I find distracting and the car, that could probably have been cloned out, if not moved away before the shoot.
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10/15/2012 02:44:02 PM
Love this, so full of fun. Wonderful post processing.
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10/14/2012 10:11:42 PM
Rocking horse? Don't get it..
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10/14/2012 09:06:51 PM
Marvelous 3-Dish quality
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10/13/2012 01:34:31 PM
this is an adorable shot!
great vibrance and processing.
seems like there's a bit of sun flare that distracting... but overall... well done!
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10/12/2012 06:52:29 PM
Red looks to be more like a pinto or paint, but no matter. Fun image. ETA: shadows help! If you can do an extract like this, drop shadows are a breeze. Lots of tuts online and probably here too. 7 for creativity.
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10/12/2012 03:43:07 PM
nice picture, no rock. nice picture still! you make voting difficult =/
Gonna leave that intact. Why describe the challenge as pet-rock- if its infact not. Upped your score accordingly.
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10/12/2012 08:30:56 AM
That white van really gives it the suburban feel. Aidan? :)
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10/12/2012 12:26:24 AM
Oh golly! This is so good.... It would be excellent without the car.

Fabulous modeling! LOVE that!

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