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Challenge: Postcard (Classic Editing*)
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: Dallas, Texas
Date: May 3, 2003
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/20 sec
Galleries: Cityscape, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: May 4, 2003

This is a boot and spur on one on the bronze statues in the grouping called "The Crossing".

Place: 5 out of 106
Avg (all users): 7.0625
Avg (commenters): 8.4286
Avg (participants): 6.8831
Avg (non-participants): 7.3333
Views since voting: 2558
Votes: 128
Comments: 33
Favorites: 6 (view)

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09/27/2003 01:01:01 AM
I love this photo...you captured the detail beautifully! and being from Texas myself, makes me appreciate it even more!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/11/2003 01:31:33 PM
Great concept with almost perfect tonal quality...especially like the bronze tips on the spurs...blend well with the Texas text. thanks
05/10/2003 10:31:15 PM
great eye for this one, and for texas, good work.
05/10/2003 12:25:00 PM
A perfect image for texas! Nicely exectuted,
05/10/2003 12:15:30 PM
Nice, unique, well executed.
05/09/2003 03:12:05 PM
Great idea! I particularly like the bit of light under the heel. However, I would give the text more room (maybe smaller font and run it horizontally in the upper right corner?)
05/08/2003 05:18:06 PM
Nice shot. Good post card subject nice excution.
05/08/2003 02:41:41 PM
Very postcardy, and technically speaking a beautiful shot. The only thing that kept it at 9 and not 10 for me was a lack of a certain spung, that magic 'Wow!' spark. But I have to save 10s for *something*, right? :-> There's absolutely nothing wrong with this shot that I can find, it just doesn't smack me in the face with the wow factor.
05/08/2003 02:05:52 PM
Lvoe it! I love the angle and framing/cropping, the lighting is wonderful, and the focus and clarity are great as well. A 10 from me this week. I even really like where you put your text. Just enough room without crowding it or the photo. Great job. ~Heather~
05/08/2003 12:18:43 PM
Great font choice for this. It really mirrors the texture of the sculpture. Awesome.
05/08/2003 05:56:24 AM
Outstanding useage of graphics and photo. Color and tone is right on. One of the best in my eyes.
05/08/2003 12:40:39 AM
An exellent illustration of what Texas is. Nice accompanying text. Is this part of a statue? I love the crop here. It makes me want to see more. Perfect color - 10.
05/07/2003 10:19:52 PM
I like the font on this, and the picture is very appealing, I find myself coming back to it, so I better up it to a 10!
05/07/2003 09:50:41 PM
beautiful motive for a postcard,
actually one I would buy myself :)
good job on this !
05/07/2003 08:53:31 PM
You have captured the essence of the concept of Texas. Your photograph is most excellent - crisp - light - detail - composition. Also, your text font and border are very tasteful.
05/07/2003 04:04:25 PM
From the thumbnail I thought this was a real cowboy's boot, I almost wish it was, but still I love the idea. The shot is a bit dark near the top right of the frame, but that does give you a more even background to put readable text on so it all works.
05/07/2003 01:21:35 PM
Picture Perfect postcard. Great job seeing the potential in just shooting the spurs and placing the text on the right. You should look into selling this. - 10
05/06/2003 10:13:48 PM
I liked this because there is strength in its simplicity and you did a great job on the text. It all fits together nicely and portrays Texas to a T.
05/06/2003 04:14:53 PM
So nicely done right down to the patina of the metal.
05/06/2003 10:29:44 AM
'very' texas... can't vote on this challenge but I wish you good luck... too many landscape postcards, this is very original
05/06/2003 07:32:20 AM
Unusual - the bottom left of the photo disracts me a little but a very good 'card
05/06/2003 06:18:10 AM
This is good! There aren't too many postcards in this challenge with humor. This one is humorous and I like how you have composed it. Nice color, contrast and detail. You got my thumbs up here!
05/05/2003 11:38:37 PM
Like the image and it reminds me of the Don't Mess with Texas motto (which is such a great motto). The Texas text fits in well, too. My problem is that it so very much the representation of a work of art, although you cropped it well to its essence. 7
05/05/2003 11:21:44 PM
Very unique take on this challenge. Exceptional artistically and technically. Lve the lettering!
05/05/2003 10:26:31 PM
Clever idea, and well executed.Tones are really nice and the font is perfect.
05/05/2003 07:46:08 PM
This is the winner, and not because I am a Texan. It is beautifully photographed.
A 10. I also like your choice of script
05/05/2003 06:38:37 PM
Nice shot, I love the texture of the boot and spur. And the "Texas" font goes well with the shot. Maybe try putting the logo at the bottom, although it does fill that dark area well.
05/05/2003 05:56:56 PM
My first 10 and I am more than half way through ;) Original and perfect execution.
05/05/2003 05:47:54 PM
very nice shot, good detail and lighting, and the choice and execution of the text in the photo was very well done.
05/05/2003 11:41:32 AM
great shot... this is my favorite of the challenge. excellent composition and the lighting creates good definition for the detail in this image... = 10 - setzler
05/05/2003 10:14:06 AM
I really like this. You've abstracted the subject well and it still really communicates Texas.

Looking back, this is may favourite entry by far - 10+
05/05/2003 12:54:19 AM
I like the use of the tweaked text here. It's very fitting to this image. Overall well done. would make a great postcard.
05/05/2003 12:34:01 AM
This was an amazing idea!! True spirit of Texas and nice photographic art. I would have definately bought this as a post card if visiting to send. Now I can't wait to find out what statue this came from and where. I haven't been through very many entries yet, but I truely believe that you have a winner. 10

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