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Challenge: The Cowboy (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: NJ
Date: Jun 8, 2008
Galleries: Emotive, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jun 8, 2008

Borrowed boots, bandana, and hat, purchased flower. The boots were scuffed and I thought that scuffiness added to the feeling of losing Sean.
Unsharp mask, removed a few dust marks, light application of LucisArt. Save for web.
In honor of our fallen cowboy: Sean Michael Matos. This shot is not the greatest, however, the thought was there. You will be missed.

Post challenge: I know I'm in the minority, but I liked the shadow and the white background and purposely kept both.

Place: 51 out of 91
Avg (all users): 5.5376
Avg (commenters): 6.1667
Avg (participants): 5.3415
Avg (non-participants): 5.5985
Views since voting: 1052
Views during voting: 296
Votes: 173
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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06/24/2008 11:34:50 PM
I like the layout, do not mind the shadow, but I find the flower a bit out of place. Overall a very nice tribute. :)
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06/16/2008 09:06:00 AM
Great minds, think alike. (You know what I mean.) I like your composition and the red makes a very nice still life. I'm not crazy about the white wall. Since this was advanced editing, I might have added a little color there to tone it down. My other thought on this, as a challenge entry, is that it might be a little too cheerful for a memorial image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/14/2008 11:43:37 PM
A fine still life here.......
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06/12/2008 04:22:09 PM
More sharpened than my taste, but nice and bright
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06/12/2008 01:59:42 AM
Interesting take on the challenge. I'd personally like to see more of the left hand boot. I'd also like to see a far less prominent border as it really draws the eye away from the elements in the frame.
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06/10/2008 02:13:00 PM
Aiiieeee! Another "equipment" shot. Sorry - seems to be quite a few like this one in the challenge. :-] As a still life type photo it's ok. The white background stands out a bit too much IMO and is really showing the shadows. The lighting (evident on the boots and hat) is a tad harsh and could be diffused some for better effect. All JMO of course. :-) Good luck in the challenge.
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06/09/2008 08:10:01 PM
touching. 7
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06/09/2008 12:13:56 AM
Nice presentation.
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