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Caution: Horse Crossing
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Challenge: Road Signs Re-revisited (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Olympus D-550Z
Location: Back patio
Date: Jan 16, 2004
Aperture: F2.9
ISO: 60
Shutter: 1/250 sec
Galleries: Animals, Action
Date Uploaded: Jan 16, 2004

I've had this 'road' sign for about 5 and a half years now. It's been 'loved' by a puppy we watched (meaning that the top and right side are chewed up, hence why they were avoided when taking the picture) and has been hanging on my bedroom door for the past couple years. It stands at 7" tall and the horse is a Breyer model which stands at just over 6" tall.

Pretty much point and shoot. No cropping, used natural light of the setting sun and then adjusted using brightness & contrast and hue & saturation. Then I attempted to add a border, it just called out for one. I hope it didn't hurt it's score any. I wish there wasn't reflection on the top of the horse's head, but oh well, can't be fixed.

I think this is the best set-up I've done for here and hopefully my best scoring.

Thanks for voting and commenting!

Place: 81 out of 202
Avg (all users): 5.3510
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.1402
Avg (non-participants): 5.5145
Views since voting: 1127
Votes: 245
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2004 07:31:23 AM
is that a plastic horse?
01/26/2004 03:21:58 AM
Very creative. :)
01/24/2004 08:25:58 AM
Great Composition ...
01/23/2004 06:55:50 PM
In thumb nail view I thought this was a real horse. :) I think more focus on the sign and then less dof on the horse would of improved this shot. The idea is grand and it's a good entry. I hope you do well. Good luck.
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01/23/2004 04:22:30 PM
Seeing the thumbnail, I thought it was a real horse! Turns out to be a Breyer horse model. =-) Interesting angle. I really like the lighting in this one, appears to be taken at "sunset." Good job!
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01/23/2004 04:13:29 PM
one of the most creative thus far and good focus
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01/22/2004 07:56:58 PM
This is a well-crafted photo, like a drawing, almost.
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01/22/2004 11:56:27 AM
great composition! nice cropping and use of negative space, the angle on the sign where the horse head comes in is perfect. great perspective. DOF is nice.

if the horse had been real, this would easily be a nine or a ten.
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01/22/2004 11:53:31 AM
Nice idea.
01/22/2004 11:03:23 AM
I like this idea and the angle. From the thumbnail I thought maybe this was a real horse (that would be hard to do!) I like the shallow dof makes it seem a bit more real. It is a bit disappointing tho - that it isn't real.
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01/22/2004 08:42:55 AM
Tremendous! I really enjoy this one! The composition is superb and the colors are very good. The use of DOF here is also something to be noticed.
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01/21/2004 04:15:18 PM
01/21/2004 02:50:36 PM
what in the world is that thing? I can't tell if it's a horse or some sort of a monster.
01/21/2004 11:49:26 AM
Great timing; the horse appears to be perfectly mimicking the one on the sign.
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01/21/2004 11:27:22 AM
a little too much yellow in the background, maybe adjust your white balance on your camera for the indoor lighting
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