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Grape Wrangler
Grape Wrangler

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Challenge: The Cowboy (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Pentax K100D
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC for Pentax
Location: Napa Valley, CA
Date: Jun 8, 2008
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 8, 2008

A shoehorn if there ever was one, but he's wearing a cowboy hat so maybe this won't get panned too badly. Kept looking for cowboys this week to no avail. On the way home from picking up my daughter at Grandma's house in Yountville, decided to pull over and shoot this statute above Hwy. 29 just as it enters the Napa Valley. Light was bad, people were about taking their own pics and messing with my angles, and I was generally uninspired. A recipe for disaster, but I still think this one came out pretty good. Expecting a mid-5 score, possibly sub-5 if there are too many DNMCs in the votes.

Place: 77 out of 91
Avg (all users): 4.8686
Avg (commenters): 4.4286
Avg (participants): 4.6250
Avg (non-participants): 4.9407
Views since voting: 746
Views during voting: 331
Votes: 175
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/15/2008 10:44:54 AM
Is this a statue? Nice perspective. A little more at the bottom would make it feel less clipped.
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06/14/2008 11:40:59 PM
I like the sepia tones.....
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06/14/2008 11:24:42 AM
makes me feel a big dizzy (good use of wide angle & angle of view)
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06/11/2008 10:36:00 AM
Very interesting shot, but I can't quite tell what he's doing, and I'd like to see his face. Like the strong foot, though.
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06/09/2008 08:12:54 PM
different take on this challenge.
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06/09/2008 06:07:20 PM
Grape...wrangler??? Sorry. DNMC
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06/09/2008 11:42:44 AM
Are 'Grape Wranglers' cowboys?! Looks like a statue you'd see at a winery. As a photo, the image is composed just fine. The colorcast is a little on the orangy side IMO. Good luck in the challenge.
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