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Horse trainer - after the ride, self-portrait
Horse trainer - after the ride, self-portrait

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Your Occupation II (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: 2006 challenges
Camera: Canon PowerShot A700
Location: Oxford Mills ONT
Date: Dec 22, 2006
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: ????
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 24, 2006

Yours truly after schooling a horse in draw reins. The froth at her mouth means the bit was sitting properly and she was mouthing it, meaning she was submitting to the action of the bit and all in all being a good horse. Thansk to Brio, the Clyde/TB mare who kindly lets me take pics of her for challenges like Brown.

Post-editing: rotate, crop, smudge, brightness/contrast, saturation/lightness, unsharp

Place: 45 out of 105
Avg (all users): 5.9331
Avg (commenters): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 5.8600
Avg (non-participants): 5.9524
Views since voting: 2028
Views during voting: 407
Votes: 239
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)

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04/24/2009 02:18:35 AM
What a great job. and photo!
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01/25/2008 01:01:21 AM
very nice looking.good crop.good light.
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02/20/2007 07:27:45 PM
This is a wonderful, rich portrait. It conveys a lot with a limited field of view.
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01/25/2007 12:22:54 PM
People shots do real well on stock (from what I hear). I think of all your pics this one probably has the best potential. The tight crop works well and the composition seems well balanced.
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01/23/2007 01:29:30 PM
I like the square crop in this photo. It gives you are size perspective between horse and rider. This is the type of photo that would be great as a "sequence". By itself it isn't neccesarily strong, but included with other photos in the same scene it would be very strong.
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01/12/2007 11:33:38 AM
It's a very nice photo. :)

I only vote down for small size when there's no impact for me, not just because it's small. In this case, I doubt the impact would've changed just because it was bigger.
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01/02/2007 07:47:28 AM
Beautiful models and definitely your best photo.

You will probably continue to hear about the size of the photos until you have one side at least 640 pixels. If you need help with this look through this tutorial.
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01/01/2007 08:26:41 PM
I agree with ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' lynnesite that the tight crop was really effective. You've got a nice intersection of lines that draws the eye right to the subject. I think the only thing I'd consider on this is a slight warming filter (has a slight blue cast of the type that occurs when auto white balance is not corrected in cloudy or "open shade" situations). A very slight luminescense to even out skin on face would also enhance.
Great photo!
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01/01/2007 12:36:52 AM
This is a terrific portrait. I underrated it with a 6. maybe I thought it needed more processing?
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01/01/2007 12:18:59 AM
I like the tight crop. Nice entry.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/29/2006 04:05:08 PM
Nice photo, but small. Maximum allowed is 640 pixels. This one is just 480 x 449.
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12/28/2006 04:39:05 PM
Nice pose. Wish for more eyes, both yours and the horse's.
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12/28/2006 12:44:08 PM
Excellent entry for the challenge. ~8
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12/27/2006 01:21:19 AM
This is a nice image. Really shows the bond between horse and trainer.
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12/26/2006 11:07:03 PM
great photo bu would like to have seen the horses eye as you are looking at it and it leads my eyes out of the picture
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12/26/2006 11:12:08 AM
a little to tight on top and right for my taste
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12/25/2006 01:09:20 PM
Happy Holidays! 10
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12/25/2006 07:16:41 AM
ah! what a wonderful job you have!! I really envy you:) I only wish I could see the eyes of the horse here, I think the composition would be complete with them. wonderful photo!
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