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Challenge: Free Study 2014-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Lompoc, CA
Date: Jul 26, 2014
Aperture: f/3.2
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Jul 31, 2014

Taken at Return to Freedom Wild Horse Sanctuary, Lompoc, California

Basic adjustments in LR5 with round trip Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 for conversion to B&W and toning adjustments. Cropped after return to LR5 followed by application of of a fully feathered radial filter for selective exposure lightening of the head, neck, and front quarters on the foreground horse.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 177
Avg (all users): 7.2875
Avg (commenters): 8.8750
Avg (participants): 7.2656
Avg (non-participants): 7.3750
Views since voting: 1759
Views during voting: 154
Votes: 80
Comments: 28
Favorites: 13 (view)


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12/12/2014 11:12:07 PM
This is a beautiful shot.
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10/24/2014 01:00:17 PM
amazing shot
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08/12/2014 01:53:56 PM
Gasp! Majestic is the only word that comes! Congratulations!
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08/09/2014 02:28:40 PM
Another beauty! Congratulations!
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08/09/2014 11:07:13 AM
I like the title. Nice work. 'we'll ride them some day.....'
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08/08/2014 11:13:08 PM
Glorious shot. Congrats on the win and thank you for the details!!!
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08/08/2014 08:49:26 PM
Gorgeous light - you caught it just right! Congratulations on two on the front page with awesome scores at the same time!
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08/08/2014 05:56:05 PM
Wow, talk about a successful trip! Congrats on back to back blues. Wonderful photography.
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08/08/2014 01:31:59 PM
Look at you all over the fp!!!! Congrats on the blue in the FS!!!!
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08/08/2014 10:26:08 AM
Love the energy in the image. Congratulations on the blue! Very exciting.
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08/08/2014 09:54:49 AM
Fabulous! Congrats!
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08/08/2014 07:25:59 AM
Great work and congrats on the blue!
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08/08/2014 07:02:08 AM
yeahh my favorite one.. congrats
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08/08/2014 06:26:49 AM
So good,congrats
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08/08/2014 02:21:30 AM
What an utterly superb photo!! Congrats on the blue
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08/08/2014 02:02:39 AM
Well, this has been an amazing week for me. Two blues in a row. Two PB's in a row (both over seven). I'm now officially ready for a string of sub-six entries.

Thank you to all who voted and commented. I'm really pleased with the outcome.

Although I believe I've been improving as a photographer since registering here in 2010, the majestic subject matter of these wonderful animals (and some really nice glass) makes this accomplishment easier than hunting down the perfect challenge content. It was a glorious morning at the Return to Freedom Wild Horse Sanctuary in Lompoc, California. An experience I'll never forget. Anyone traveling to Santa Barbara County (2 hours north of Los Angeles) needs to be sure this place in on their "must see" list.

Message edited by author 2014-08-08 02:04:43.
08/08/2014 01:11:26 AM
Congratulations on another blue, and another PB! And another wonderful shot! Those gorgeous horses are doing you proud.
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08/08/2014 12:31:45 AM
Yep. This is... gorgeous.
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08/08/2014 12:03:42 AM
I expected this to ribbon. Beautiful. Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2014 11:45:47 PM
So beautiful and spirited. Love it.
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08/07/2014 09:37:51 PM
Beautiful motion and light.
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08/06/2014 10:32:53 PM
Must be the Freedom Ranch - spectacular trees also as if mimicking the galloping
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08/06/2014 11:56:52 AM
Best in show award, congrats
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08/06/2014 10:45:57 AM
gee whiz
this is really spectacular and is bound to score even better than your 'good' ribbon. i hope you will consider telling about your processing.
congrats in advance!
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08/04/2014 08:23:35 PM
Wow! Love it. Hope you find a good home for this on a prominent wall.
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08/02/2014 06:26:14 PM
really like this, nice use of black and white, my favourite so far ! about half way through voting, would be surprised if this doesn't finish in the top ten
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08/02/2014 01:38:10 AM
Perfect !!! Jawdropping, if I could give 11 I would. So, ONLY a 10 from me
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08/01/2014 08:28:17 AM
Would make a lovely print. :D
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