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Bull Rider
Bull Rider

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Dallas Texas: State Fair
Date: Oct 11, 2008
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Action, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2009

I took this photo for personal use in competitions and other things and ended up using it in the Dallas Morning News State Fair photo contest and receiving 2nd place with it. The photo was naturally lit, seeing as it was out doors and taken around 2p.m. on a clear, sunny day. For editing, I saturated the colors and used the blur filter on the background. Other than that, some slight dodging and burning was all that was left to do.

Place: 220 out of 531
Avg (all users): 5.7940
Avg (commenters): 6.8000
Avg (participants): 5.8023
Avg (non-participants): 5.7679
Views since voting: 694
Views during voting: 361
Votes: 233
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/23/2009 09:17:00 AM
Great action photojournalism. Really exciting. The background can be a problem in these locales but yours works.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2009 09:58:22 PM
Excellent timing and rendering. Focus and DOF are perfect. 7
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01/21/2009 07:30:10 PM
Great action shot. Background is a bit "busy."
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01/19/2009 10:49:37 AM
Great shot!
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01/18/2009 08:13:31 PM
what a capture - the explosion of energy is so evident in the face of the cowboy
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01/18/2009 07:20:28 PM
Great action and detail. Sharp pic. 9.
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01/17/2009 11:44:40 AM
great capture
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01/17/2009 10:53:32 AM
good action shot, clean crisp shot, not sure why anyone would want to ride a bull though
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01/17/2009 01:03:19 AM
good action image...I find the crop a little too tight and I almost want to see some of the expressions of the guys at the back
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01/16/2009 05:04:32 PM
Great capture.
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01/16/2009 03:04:18 PM
Good action shot
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