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The cowboy and his horse
The cowboy and his horse

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Challenge: Shadows VIII (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-6D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: St-Tite
Date: Sep 7, 2014
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: Sep 8, 2014

The city of Saint-Tite is particularly known for the Festival Western de Saint-Tite, which takes place for 10 days in September every year. The Festival Western de Saint-Tite was developed from a rodeo inaugurated in 1967 to promote the leather industry. The Festival Western de Saint-Tite is the largest Western attraction in Eastern Canada. This festival of Eastern style, under the epithet Western, has an international reputation. The festival's success has led to the remodeling of some of the town's infrastructures to resemble a western frontier town of the late nineteenth or early twentieth centuries.

More detail : //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint-Tite,_Quebec

Place: 45 out of 70
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Avg (commenters): 6.8333
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Avg (non-participants): 5.0667
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09/23/2014 06:59:44 AM
Critique Club Comment:

Marcel, so here we meet again. LOL

As I mentioned below, I thought this was a nice use of shadows, but compositionally it didn't seem to work for me. I've now been staring at this to try and explain why, but I may have been wrong in that assessment and I want to now blame the treatment. While I do believe that the composition is a little cramped, what doesn't work for me is that there are too many distractions to keep me from wanting to look at the shadow (which also lacks punch). From the green fleck to the piece of white paper to the lines in the road and sidewalk, it's a little messy there.

Darken the shadow and this helps some. Getting rid of the green and the paper would be nice, but you run the risk of rules violations, but if make convert this to B&W those become almost non-issues.

Well seen and captured. I gave the original a 5, but I believe with a different treatment that removed distractions and made the shadow stand out against the dog I would have easily bumped it up a few points.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/16/2014 10:57:01 PM
lovely interpretation.
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09/16/2014 10:53:23 PM
one of the few entries to make use of shadows this way. well seen.
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09/16/2014 10:50:42 PM
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09/15/2014 07:34:59 AM
Interesting shadow, but the overall composition, not so much. A little space to the left of the "cowboy" and maybe more of the dog's legs (rotate clockwise a bit?) might have improved it.
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09/12/2014 02:08:02 PM
skinny legged horse that is ...
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09/11/2014 10:44:45 AM
Sure does look like a horse and rider in the shadow!
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09/10/2014 05:53:15 PM
Interesting part of the horse to include as the only part of the shadow's source.

...Going back I realize it's a dog, that's worth a point bump up :)
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