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Challenge: Horse(s) (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Location: California
Date: Aug 22, 2008
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: .6s
Galleries: Animals, Blur
Date Uploaded: Aug 23, 2008

"Centenado" is a gorgeous Palamino stallion and I wish he were mine! But, I am very grateful for the opportunity to photograph him.

I really love motion blur and you all must hold ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Gordon responsible for he has now created a little monster!

This photo is for my Nikon hero, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Gringo, who has taught me that sometimes in photography, we have to be braver than we feel.

Gosh...I promise! One of these days I really WILL invest in a better tripod...;-)

My one and only ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Posthumous BLUE...::beams::

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Statistics
Place: 13 out of 121
Avg (all users): 6.5311
Avg (commenters): 8.3448
Avg (participants): 6.3333
Avg (non-participants): 6.6404
Views since voting: 3610
Views during voting: 664
Votes: 177
Comments: 68
Favorites: 38 (view)


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08/15/2011 08:00:50 AM
Very DREAMLIKE...Almost a fairytale photo...I love the softness and motion blur... LOVELY from shez
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07/01/2011 11:12:56 AM
Can't get enough of this one! Most DPC voters do not appreciate blur when it is appropriate, for the awesome impact that it can have in photos. The ones that "get it" though, voted and commented. This one would sell like hot cakes as large framed prints.
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04/03/2010 01:05:06 PM
wow! Truly spectacular!!
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04/02/2010 06:55:11 PM
this is entirely fantastic. i think the best from you so far.
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03/15/2010 02:38:26 PM
You have captured his strength, grace and beauty. Beautiful work. I hope the owners framed this one!
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01/22/2009 02:41:11 PM
OMG, just came across this STUPENDOUS image! Perfect title, that sea green at the top is so foamy and ocean-like, and the wonderful motion blur of the horse is just so... well, deliciously blurred :-) I'm generally neutral on horses, but with the swirling white mane and tail, the speeding-by ground, and the hint of those galloping legs in so many orientations, I have to fav this big time!
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01/16/2009 04:07:38 AM
Beautiful image that captures the spirit of the animal.
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11/11/2008 08:06:30 AM
I don't know how I missed this - it is breathtakingly beautiful!
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11/10/2008 05:33:34 PM
Meant to comment on this earlier--- Such a beautiful portrait of motion. Hard to see how it could be improved.
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11/10/2008 05:16:02 PM
one of my favs
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09/06/2008 09:14:18 PM
Great photo. Glad it did well in the voting. The colors and sense of motion are terrific.
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09/04/2008 12:04:17 PM
As I said during the challenge - a wonderful flowing sense of movement in this shot.

Really nice to see something more than a frozen tableau - apparently in some shot's they were doing nothing but eating grass . .

:- )
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09/04/2008 09:56:55 AM
how wonderful!!
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09/04/2008 02:01:57 AM
Oh Mae!! This favorite one of mine in the whole challenge was yours???? I thought I had picked it as a favorite when I voted for it -- but I guess I was so enraptured with the photo that I forgot that part. But it went straight to my fave's tonight. It is breathtaking.

I too LOVE the blur! So, Thank you, Gordon. . .what a masterful monster you have created :)

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09/03/2008 03:20:48 PM
Kudos to you Mae! Very smooth.
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09/01/2008 11:14:42 PM
Fantastic!!! I love it!!!
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09/01/2008 04:25:03 PM
Great shot. Could use just a hint more contrast to me, but I love the abstract nature which doesn't completely obliterate the subject but rather enhances it on so many levels.
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09/01/2008 02:17:46 PM
I think this one is very much underrated! Beautiful horse and wonderful job with the motion blur. One of my favs
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09/01/2008 11:04:14 AM
This is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations on your high finish...should have been in the ribbons!
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09/01/2008 10:32:30 AM
YAY!! 13th is my favorite placing, you know. EXCELLENT shot (but I already told you that) and very pleased to see this place so high!
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09/01/2008 09:38:02 AM
Really loved this. Wish it had done better.
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09/01/2008 03:07:58 AM
I am so thrilled this did well. You know how dpc is with blur and such. When I saw this during voting I was stunned by its beauty. Absolutely magnificent.
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09/01/2008 03:06:06 AM
This should have made top 10 at least. As Sherpet said, one of the best motion blurred images ever
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09/01/2008 02:36:01 AM
I thought this would be on the top 3!!! Magnificent shot! Congratulations!!
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09/01/2008 01:40:56 AM
I am shocked to see this score so well, given how blur images typically do, but very very pleased that it did so well for you. Very evocative, and titled to perfection. Congrats, and here's hoping for many more to come!
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09/01/2008 01:17:55 AM
Ah, beatiful! Congrats, Mae. You're having quite a nice run. :)
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09/01/2008 01:06:06 AM
Oh, this is fluid.
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09/01/2008 01:00:18 AM
Wow, Mae, this is beautiful! Really, really beautiful! Love it.
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09/01/2008 12:57:46 AM
ONE of the very BEST 'MOTION BLUR' images I have ever seen..... Now a favorite..... Thank you.....
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09/01/2008 12:46:12 AM
Originally posted by yanko:

Wow I am amazed this scored 6.5!


hahahaha ME TOO!! :D
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09/01/2008 12:45:37 AM
Great finish! Congrats on the Posthumous Blue, this most certainly deserves a ribbon!
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09/01/2008 12:32:25 AM
Wow I am amazed this scored 6.5! Not that it didn't deserve it but just a welcome surprise. Wonderful image!
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09/01/2008 12:11:08 AM
what a high level of creativity and vision.
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09/01/2008 12:01:59 AM
Hooray, Mae -- glad this did so well. One of my challenge faves.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/31/2008 08:54:02 PM
This is great. Hopefully the rest of the voters agree.
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08/31/2008 07:53:10 PM
Like the surrealistic feel - great use of motion blur.
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08/31/2008 05:39:10 PM
great movement.
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08/30/2008 11:40:49 PM
A study of motion, the beauty instantly apparent. This is one of those photos that demand the Posthumous Blue.

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08/30/2008 11:27:39 PM
stunning - 10
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08/30/2008 10:15:46 AM
wow, the best of the lot! good luck with this one, it's extraordinary!!
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08/29/2008 11:03:21 PM
You know while many may be critical of this photo. I actually really like it. Its very much not the normal static shot, and works for me.
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08/29/2008 03:49:39 PM
I really love this image! it really shows the motion of the horse running!! 10!
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08/28/2008 07:55:01 PM
Perfectly titled and a marvelous composition! Love the freedom and power, yet the gentle presentation with the soft, light color.
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08/27/2008 12:13:37 PM
sweet!
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08/27/2008 08:45:41 AM
Very brave entry. This tells more about a horse than most entries. 7
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08/26/2008 01:51:48 PM
this is gorgeous. It's really, really hard to do such a lovely motion blur of a horse, smearing it, yet keeping the horseness. I love the muted colors in this. My only suggestion would have been a crop that had it running level or slightly "uphill" instead of down. (referring to the body, not the horizon, shoulders higher or level to hips)
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08/26/2008 12:43:24 PM
Beautiful blur effect
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08/26/2008 05:42:03 AM
Looks like a dream. His coloring is beautiful.
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08/26/2008 03:11:21 AM
I love the free feeling of this shot!
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08/26/2008 01:28:58 AM
Not quite sure what to make of this. The title jukes me out when looking at the shot.
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08/26/2008 12:16:40 AM
Like a fantastic dream...
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08/25/2008 10:33:55 PM
I love it! LOVE IT, LOVE IT!! What a beautiful way to enhance the majesty of this magnificent animal than with dreamy motion like this. I hope this non-artsy crowd is loving this as much as I am, because you will definitely be in the top few if they are :) Good Luck! 10
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08/25/2008 10:16:40 PM
Simply fantastic. This is the first photo I've seen so far that has just about made me give out the impossible 10. (However, not quite. My philosophy is that 10 should remain unbelievably rare.) A very strong 9 though.
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08/25/2008 09:50:57 PM
Nice and different.
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08/25/2008 08:36:43 PM
One of my two favs, I know not everyone is going to appreciate how beautiful this picture is and how hard it is to get this type of result and have it work and be visually pleasing. 10
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08/25/2008 08:11:08 PM
very cool effect, but possibly a little too blurry? 7
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08/25/2008 01:01:04 PM
WOW. straight into favorites. Love the sense of flowing motion, the colors work beautifully- makes me want to run free too! 9! Good Luck in the Challenge
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08/25/2008 12:53:23 PM
Impressive capture, very difficult to obtain. The feeling of motion is perfect, but the horse is still visible too.
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08/25/2008 12:00:34 PM
I lke this interpretation very much. great tones
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08/25/2008 11:31:52 AM
this is very intersting, i really like it-8
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08/25/2008 10:30:21 AM
nice take
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08/25/2008 09:14:49 AM
Oh that's fabulous. I wonder if the average Joe will appreciate the artfulness.
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08/25/2008 09:07:31 AM
While most may find the blur annoying I find it very interesting and visually compelling to the shot. A great many times we catch the majesty and speed of these beautiful creatures in a static shot. Your shot captures the majesty and speed of the horse by showing us movement. It is not static at all. The lines blur literally as you SHOW us what it is to ride a horse; to feel the wind whip by as we speed along. While there is motion blur you still managed to capture some details of the horse from the face to some of the muscles rippling in the upper legs. I do have one critique though that I think could have made your composition stronger. A lower angle would have created greater visual interest. The shot was shot at a straight and level angle. Had you shot it at a lower angle looking up you would have effectively made the horse appear larger than life. In other words increase the beauty and majesty of the horse by placing it 'on a pedestal'. Still kudos to you for a lovely composition 7.
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08/25/2008 07:36:53 AM
conveys a real sense of flow and movement.

Very nice
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08/25/2008 03:10:47 AM
very interesting study. will probably get hammered, but I like it
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08/25/2008 01:01:05 AM
I love the artistic and creative nature of this image, and the beautiful gentle colours. No doubt you will get hammered by a percentage of voters, but I hope it does well for you.
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08/25/2008 12:51:49 AM
lovely.
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08/25/2008 12:16:03 AM
What a beautiful motion blur, with a fabulous color palette. Hope the voters "see" it!
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