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"If you climb in the saddle, be ready for the ride"
"If you climb in the saddle, be ready for the ride"
JamesKW


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Transportation II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8-4 Compact High Speed Zoom for Canon
Location: My Barn
Date: Aug 5, 2006
Aperture: F4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Rural, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Aug 5, 2006

Taken in my barn with spotlight. I think this is my best shot for a challenge so far. Used a black sheet for the background. Set the saddle up on a portable saddle rack and used the tripod and remote release for my camera. Hopefully this will be my highest score to date.

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Statistics
Place: 134 out of 283
Avg (all users): 5.2531
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 5.2840
Avg (non-participants): 5.2378
Views since voting: 789
Views during voting: 309
Votes: 245
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0


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08/17/2006 08:54:19 PM
I don't know if it's your highest score to date (I didn't check) but it's definitely my favorite shot of yours so far. I think this is well done. The composition is the strongest element of this shot and it's excellent, the colors are sharp and crisp. Others have pointed out the "harsh" light on the front of the saddle. If you put a sheet in front of the light (but not too close - don't wanna start fires in barns) it can diffuse the light a bit. If you're using a tripod and a release, you have the luxury of longer exposures to handle lower light levels when you do diffuse the light source. Nice work!

Edit to add that I like the basketball shot, too.

Message edited by author 2006-08-17 20:55:16.
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08/17/2006 03:40:00 PM
Very well done. Almost a blown out highlight on the front. But, you're lighting is good the colors are rich and warm.
Good DOF.

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08/16/2006 09:31:07 PM
I scored this a 5. It's an okay photo. Not in the 1-3 range, as you say, but not spectacular. As someone else mentioned, the lighting is a little harsh. There's a fair bit of glare in the saddle, and something about it looks a lot like a snapshot flash. DPC likes things to be super crisp and clear, and there's no crisp clear line here. And there's a lot of visible image noise. I would try a softer background, say a warm chocolate brown, indirect diffuse lighting.
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08/16/2006 08:37:05 PM
Originally posted by jkw2466:

Well I guess there are 25 people out there that thought this sucked. Too bad their keyboards were broken....no comments from them.


Yeah.. a lot of people's boxes seem a bit small. :) Too bad. I gave you a 9. It was one of my favorites.
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08/16/2006 10:39:33 AM
Well I guess there are 25 people out there that thought this sucked. Too bad their keyboards were broken....no comments from them.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/15/2006 12:00:12 PM
Love the leather detail
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08/11/2006 10:33:13 PM
nice photo, nice frame with it... nice focusing.

9
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08/09/2006 08:52:35 PM
I like the idea. Took a sec to focus in on what I was looking at.
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08/09/2006 03:49:55 PM
Very nice! Great shot. Great title!
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08/09/2006 03:13:13 AM
LOVE the shallow depth of field!!! the lighting seems a bit harsh on the front of the saddle but overall i like the shot! nice composition! black and white or sepia may have looked nice as well! 8
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08/09/2006 01:12:37 AM
I am so glad that I am not seeing all standard planes, trains, and automobiles. Wonderful picture and idea. The rope really brings out the colors in the saddle.
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