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Challenge: Best of 2007 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Sony DSC-H5
Location: Michigan
Date: Jul 18, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/25 sec.
Galleries: Emotive, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 17, 2008

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I felt this was one of my best, although I have a feeling there's other stuff I've taken that might score better than whatever this is going to get... but I really love this.

Crop, hue/saturation, burning & dodging, resizing.

Here were some of the others I considered...
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Place: 337 out of 484
Avg (all users): 5.5021
Avg (commenters): 6.8750
Avg (participants): 5.4012
Avg (non-participants): 5.7576
Views since voting: 739
Views during voting: 350
Votes: 233
Comments: 17
Favorites: 2 (view)

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03/21/2009 08:22:11 PM
This is superb...
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01/28/2008 01:55:16 PM
Hi, Haneck. This was also one of my 10s, and I do think it was way underrated. Sometimes I don't connect with a photo if the animal is facing away from the camera, but in this location it makes perfect sense and complements the half-silhouette of the other horse. Plus you've got the lovely tail contrasting so nicely with the darker browns and blacks. Good textures, tones -- don't let the relatively low placement determine how you feel about this photo.
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01/28/2008 10:39:46 AM
This is a lovely, underrated image with stunning use of light and shadow.
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01/28/2008 10:28:59 AM
Im so sorry - i gave this a 10, I love it but then I didn't finish voting so my 10 didnt count.
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01/28/2008 09:58:20 AM
Originally posted by yanko:

Well I liked it and gave it a 9. It's well done and is unique, something rarely treasured here.

Thanks so much - and thank you for the mention in the posthumous thread. I was thrilled when I saw that! :)
01/28/2008 07:12:03 AM
Well I liked it and gave it a 9. It's well done and is unique, something rarely treasured here.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2008 01:26:13 PM
beautiful silhouette. nice staid composition. elegant.
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01/25/2008 02:10:11 PM
Reminds me of a long-married couple settling in for the evening - a quiet, comfortable silence between them, very well understood.
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01/25/2008 01:43:54 PM
I like the silhouette, but the rear end of the other horse distracts me from it. I think a closer crop would work better, but overall, this is good and a unique view.
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01/25/2008 12:47:04 AM
This kicks ass! :P
01/24/2008 11:03:20 AM
Ha - the horse split in half - the dark sillouette on the right and the light rear end on the left. Clever composition. He looks at his back half in confusion as if wondering "How did it get over there?" Wonderful lighting.
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01/24/2008 01:06:45 AM
I am struggling with rating this image. I really like the lighting on the backend of the horse (pony?) on the left, but struggle with the silhouetted horse on the right (granted it's coat is black). It comes across really unbalanced to me. Good Luck. 5.
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01/23/2008 09:23:42 PM
Nice shot, very interesting to have one in light and one not.
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01/22/2008 05:20:20 PM
love the tones. Not so sure I like the horses backside but I like the one onthe right. nice job.
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01/22/2008 05:15:39 AM
nice composition
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01/21/2008 09:23:53 PM
great tones ... like the title, it fits well ...
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01/21/2008 07:11:56 PM
Beeeautiful. I like dark photos, and this is one. You have successfully achieve the mood you wanted...very admirable.
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