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Just a Good Ol' Boy
3rd PlaceJust a Good Ol' Boy
JawnyRico


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Environmental Portrait II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Top 10 Finish
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Mogadore, Ohio
Date: Mar 13, 2008
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Black and White, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Mar 15, 2008

Well I really didn't have any good idea for this challenge, and its been crazy weather around here, but I wanted to try it anyway. I love the cowboy ways, and since I live on a farm now, I try and pull it off. This is once again "Dee" my friends beautiful horse. I used to love riding her awhile back, but now she is getting older, so she just gets her picture taken now.

I was really happy that we had a nice day, because its been crazy. 2 feet of snow, ice, and cold. Then it got really sunny. Set the camera up, and had my wife pull the trigger. (Thank you wife)

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Wow, I woke up this morning to see this, what an honor. Some really great shots in this challenge, and I really appreciate all the comments and votes. Thanks so much again.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 159
Avg (all users): 7.0112
Avg (commenters): 8.2800
Avg (participants): 7.1017
Avg (non-participants): 6.9857
Views since voting: 8388
Views during voting: 392
Votes: 269
Comments: 63
Favorites: 29 (view)


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10/02/2009 10:54:18 AM
I did a shoot yesterday and it just reverberated of you. I hope you haven't found that ceiling yet.
07/29/2008 08:26:16 PM
I miss you...
06/04/2008 10:40:34 PM
"to never take life too seriously"
that is a challenge
thank you for the reminder
thank you for the images
06/04/2008 08:58:41 AM
Ride em high and ride em low cowboy. Go shoot the stars and ride the clouds. You left a gap in this world, so go fill it up in the next one. See where that ceiling is and never reach it, you have infinity to try. God Speed
06/01/2008 12:39:20 PM
Sorry to hear you are gone buddy, rest in peace.
03/30/2008 05:50:53 AM
A wonderfully real and comfortable portrait. Very well composed and I love the crisp blacks in this - very well done - congrats on the ribbon!
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03/29/2008 11:06:10 PM
good job!
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03/29/2008 11:01:05 PM
Congrats on your yellow. Wonderful shadow detail.
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03/29/2008 08:07:11 PM
This is beautiful !
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03/28/2008 11:20:34 PM
Congratulations, this was one of my top picks and I am very glad to see it ribbon!
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03/27/2008 12:11:17 PM
lovely...well done/congratulations
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03/27/2008 02:20:38 AM
I want to know who said this was a 2, 3, and 4 because this is definately a great shot. Those people should loose their voting privileges.

Great shot! I really like it. Congrats!
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03/26/2008 08:25:36 PM
the best one
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03/26/2008 07:34:11 PM
Congrats on the Ribbon! Very nice b/w
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03/26/2008 06:11:01 PM
Beautiful, I love the way light on the face makes the subject dominate even though there is a lot of other elements in the shot. Terrific!

Message edited by author 2008-03-26 18:24:09.
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03/26/2008 05:01:23 PM
Great shot man and congrats, well deserved.
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03/26/2008 04:59:42 PM
WOW...great portrait. The cowboy looks like the actor Heat Ledger. Great BW, i like it very much. Congrats on yellow. Ciao :)
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03/26/2008 03:31:19 PM
Terrific shot!!!!! Congrats.
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03/26/2008 03:01:53 PM
Congratulations! Very nice! :)
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03/26/2008 01:18:24 PM
Way to go, Cowboy!!! And quite handsome models, the both of you! :) Ribbon-worthy inDEED!
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03/26/2008 12:28:57 PM
Dude! Congrats! I'm almost as happy for you as I am for me ;-) I picked two out of the three ribbon shots (finally). You definitely deserved this, glad to see you on the front page again. BTW - my girlfriend wants you to send the model out to New England.
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03/26/2008 11:44:34 AM
Daqui de Portugal: PARABÉNS por mais uma imagem fantástica e pela ribbon, claro! Vai tornar-se um hábito...

Congrats from Portugal! This is a great shot. One can feel all the ambience of the scene and the character of the cowboy...
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03/26/2008 09:06:29 AM
Excellent work. It is a pleasure sharing the front page with you. I knew this image would do well.
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03/26/2008 08:42:30 AM
DUDE! Congratulations on a great shot and the well-deserved ribbon. WELL DONE!!
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03/26/2008 08:09:21 AM
Nice. Congratulations!
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03/26/2008 07:20:04 AM
yummmmm....sorry wiping the drool, anyway congrats on another ribbon!
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03/26/2008 06:57:29 AM
Excellent shot, well done! Now just take down the barbed wire...please!
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03/26/2008 06:00:02 AM
Congrats mate, excellent shot
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03/26/2008 04:38:14 AM
Excellent shot, congrats on the ribbon!
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03/26/2008 04:22:28 AM
Congrats on a very well deserved ribbon, great shot!
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03/26/2008 02:22:39 AM
cool one.
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03/26/2008 01:53:22 AM
WTG, Sean! Two great models and a wonderful image. Love the b/w tones. Big congrats on your ribbon.
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03/26/2008 01:33:39 AM
Well done. This was one of my highest rated. COngrats!
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03/26/2008 12:33:51 AM
Great example of environmental portrait. Great capture of lighting on your face and this looks good in black and white. Congrats on the Yellow!
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03/26/2008 12:25:42 AM
Congrats man, looks like the animals are your thing. Another 7 to add to the list and another ribbon. All you need now is the Red.

Great image and perfect B&W convert.
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03/26/2008 12:18:52 AM
Never meanin' no harm...... Wonderful black & white treatment. Model isn't bad either. ;)

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03/26/2008 12:09:32 AM
I knew this would be up here. Congrats on another ribbon, this is an example of perfect photographic execution
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/25/2008 07:00:46 PM
Looks good in B&W. GJ.
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03/25/2008 03:15:12 PM
Really nice black and white.
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03/24/2008 09:01:11 AM
Very strong portrait.......
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03/24/2008 08:52:31 AM
The "best in show" in my opinion. Good luck!
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03/24/2008 08:50:24 AM
Good composition, and nice lighting which allows us to see very expressive faces. A very pleasing photo, and is the horse a quarter horse, or a thouroughbred!
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03/22/2008 09:43:18 PM
Well done. Fits challenge nicely.
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03/22/2008 08:16:10 PM
Nice low key poratrait.
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03/22/2008 03:56:05 PM
I love this capture. It's perfect in B&W and I really like that the shadows aren't too dark. The lighting is really good on his face. 10
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03/22/2008 02:08:43 PM
What a great image of 'western' USA. Superb portrait and an outstanding black and white conversion. I have no doubt the subject (human not equine) in this shot would absolutely love a copy of this image. Strong conceptually and technically

Very nice
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03/22/2008 11:29:59 AM
Nice lookin' dude! ;-) I really like how most of the picture is darker tones. This is one of my faves.
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03/20/2008 11:26:07 PM
Love this one very nice
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03/20/2008 01:27:10 PM
Fantastic!!!!
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03/20/2008 12:08:42 PM
everything is "black". i would have preferred some shades of gray in his shirt and in the background 6
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03/20/2008 07:20:08 AM
amazing one of my 10's
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03/19/2008 06:15:17 PM
Very nice! Great composition, and b&w works very well for this image.
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03/19/2008 05:50:54 PM
Those are two very handsome models, love the tone that you have gone for in this, the bw is perfect for the shot, well done 10
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03/19/2008 04:25:20 PM
This is just a good shot. The focus of both the guy and his horse is perfect as is the sharpness. The black and white conversion was definitely the right way to go for this one. I even like the boarder. Well done...6
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03/19/2008 04:21:17 PM
He has a likeness of Tim McGraw when he was younger. Nice shot.
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03/19/2008 02:49:02 PM
Very nicely done here. The background supports his environment well, and a great choice for black & white. High marks from me on this one.
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03/19/2008 01:23:56 PM
great environmental portarait! best I've seen so far. great posing, great composition, love the B&W everything works!
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03/19/2008 01:02:29 PM
About one out of every 100 photos I vote on just make me go "excellent!", this one did it. That may not be good news for you as I'm not good at picking out DPC winners, but this is a great shot, spot on with the challenge criteria, and doesn't even require a title. I could've told you "good ol boy" without the subject line. Only suggestion would be to lighten up the shadows a bit, but even that's a minor critique.
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03/19/2008 08:46:32 AM
Very nice. I might lighten the mid tones a bit. Great composition.
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03/19/2008 06:45:17 AM
Great lighting to capture a glow on his face. My eye goes right to the face. Great expression. Black and white is perfect to bring the eye right to the face. Love it!
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03/19/2008 02:57:14 AM
excellent portrait
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03/19/2008 01:00:05 AM
solid, solid shot. The most professional of all i've viewed so far, i'm pegging this is top 10 minimum, probs a ribbon. 10
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03/19/2008 12:27:31 AM
great capture
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