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A Loaded Six String on My Back
A Loaded Six String on My Back

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Challenge: The Cowboy (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Date: Jun 5, 2008
Date Uploaded: Jun 5, 2008


Place: 17 out of 91
Avg (all users): 6.2921
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 6.4286
Avg (non-participants): 6.2500
Views since voting: 2911
Views during voting: 335
Votes: 178
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/16/2008 12:56:33 AM
Very good image, love the b/w. Congrats on top 20, Tim and thank for the spongebob fruit snacks tip ;-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/14/2008 11:33:27 PM
Perfect for this challenge.........
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06/13/2008 07:53:22 PM
Love the title. You have some very strong compositional elements here. The guitar tilted at the diagonal of which the lines follow or nearly follow the opposite corners of the photo. The guitar slung on the back of this cowboy invokes the imagery of the 'singing' cowboy and the song "Home on the Range". The B&W compliments the photo nicely for it helps us focus on the details such as the textures in the hat and the contrasts in the shirt and neck of the guitar. Really nice B&W tones in this one - very dynamic and not flat. Lighting is for the most part wonderful. My only two critiques which would have bumped this into the 8 or higher range is that I wish the cowboy had turned just enough so we would get a true profile - one that would not have his chin hidden behind the shoulder. The second is that the lighting be just a bit more under the brim of the hat to see the eye and the nose in the profile. Having a stronger side profile of this cowboy I feel would heighten the visual interest. Bumping up to a 7.
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06/11/2008 02:45:54 PM
Nice, well composed portrait that speaks about the person. Border looks great with it, too.
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06/11/2008 10:46:21 AM
Too Nashville, where there aren't too many cowboys in the city. Nice shot, though.
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06/09/2008 09:15:21 PM
Interesting and effective perspective. Love the black & white here. Title is perfect. Great job!
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06/09/2008 06:43:03 PM
good idea but I see the git dominating the shot.
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06/09/2008 04:52:35 PM
Great composition. Love the diagonal.
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06/09/2008 04:01:08 PM
:-) It's funny. The first thing I thought of when this image loaded is a country music singer rather than a cowboy. It's a very well put together photo with a strong composition and lines. Should do fine for you. Good luck.
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06/09/2008 02:25:35 AM
lol...I swear I only count 4 at the bottom and I see all six at the top. I guess the finer strings blend right in.

Interesting take on the challenge. I have to admit that I don't really consider Bon Jovi to be country and Dead or Alive references his time on tour. On the other hand, I've been to a few rodeos where we sit around the fire at night and someone pulls out a guitar and starts to play.

Aside from that, I like the black and white conversion. Overall, a nice shot that I am sure that will do fairly well in this challenge.
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06/09/2008 12:17:12 AM
Nicely composed.
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