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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-1000D Rebel XS
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Lexington, KY
Date: Mar 4, 2009
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/4 sec.
Galleries: Architecture
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2009

Playing around downtown with the bronze statues. Wanted to catch some brake lights on the right side with a long exposure time, but not much traffic. Probably better now that I didn't. I didn't crop out the blue sign because I actually liked the color variance between the dull bronze and the bright blue neon. I think it made the picture a bit more modern feeling with an old statue. No editing done except for resize. I probably should have changed the colors of some of the reflections off the nose, but I really really like the shot as it stands. Call me a naturalist.

Statistics
Place: 1045 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 4.5322
Avg (commenters): 4.8750
Avg (participants): 4.4962
Avg (non-participants): 4.7200
Views since voting: 484
Views during voting: 596
Votes: 466
Comments: 43
Favorites: 0


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03/20/2009 10:43:51 AM
The image is downtown Lexington, KY, which is where the title came from. Lots of horse business going on here. Thanks for your comments.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 08:37:34 PM
I'm not fond of statuary images but this is quite good.
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03/17/2009 04:29:31 PM
Interesting shot, it's not really my cup of tea... the background is distracting, the lighting is harsh, the crop is a little awkward.
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03/17/2009 12:00:14 PM
Enter your comment here, and then cast your vote....
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03/17/2009 01:44:11 AM
Interesting shot... I think it could be improved by cropping out the building on the right.
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03/16/2009 11:05:34 PM
Riding at night? Great shiny surfaces and dark rider. Statue?
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03/16/2009 05:40:49 PM
great capture - keep up the good work
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03/16/2009 03:51:12 AM
not enough focus
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03/16/2009 12:18:10 AM
Nice composition with great perspective.
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03/15/2009 10:32:26 PM
Love the shallow DOF
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03/15/2009 08:39:36 PM
Good angle and lighting.
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03/15/2009 04:01:42 PM
Nice DOF, the lighting is quite nice here. Good comp.
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03/15/2009 02:58:25 PM
This is the most unique take I have seen on this wonderful sculpture. Perfect idea and execution.
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03/15/2009 09:05:07 AM
I would have scored this higher if you had cropped out the building .
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03/15/2009 07:12:24 AM
coz of the motive its just 5 sorry ;)
brano
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03/15/2009 01:34:55 AM
I see what you were attempting here, but the building in rather distracting from your main subject.
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03/15/2009 12:16:17 AM
I don't get the point you are trying to make with this shot
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03/14/2009 10:10:51 PM
different perspective being up so close and not shooting this from the side
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03/14/2009 05:54:41 PM
Not so sure about this perspective, I'd like to see more of the statue.
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03/14/2009 04:41:07 PM
Good idea. The lighting on the left is a little distracting though.
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03/14/2009 03:55:04 PM
Interesting pov
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03/14/2009 11:46:11 AM
Lex? I like it. I don't know that the building adds. Looking up may help.
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03/14/2009 08:43:14 AM
I'm trying to tie the horse sculpture & the title together, but I'm sure I'm missing something. It looks like a racing jockey on the horses back, but I'm not sure. You got great focus on the horse's head, and I like that the background is more blurry.
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03/14/2009 12:36:14 AM
Statuesque as well.
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03/13/2009 10:22:57 PM
very interesting...good focus and long exposure...but it lacks the wow factor
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03/13/2009 08:23:34 PM
Intereting perspective.
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03/13/2009 06:20:02 PM
i like your angle and your dof, but the background is just not right for this. the building to the right and the lights to the left are just so distracting
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03/13/2009 02:40:03 PM
good use of DOF
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03/13/2009 12:09:30 PM
I know this place! Very imaginative shot! Good luck, fellow Lexingtonian!
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03/13/2009 11:17:02 AM
a little to dark and the building in the back is distracting
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03/13/2009 10:32:13 AM
a little extreme here with the close up and perspective, bold composition. 5
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03/12/2009 10:26:55 AM
interesting perspective, but the angle could be a little to the side so i can see the rider as well.
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03/12/2009 09:56:11 AM
cool pov
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03/12/2009 12:06:38 AM
Nice perspective and the night lighting works well here. Except for that building, but it's part of what's there.
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03/11/2009 07:47:00 PM
The nostril seems to be the main element here.
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03/11/2009 06:31:51 PM
just not enough detail for me...
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03/11/2009 01:40:44 PM
Interesting close up. I think it might be more dramatic if the building on the side was cropped out.
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03/11/2009 12:32:29 PM
Very interesting, but, I like this alot..
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03/11/2009 12:21:56 PM
Whoa big fella....
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03/11/2009 09:51:55 AM
Not liking this. Its a snapshot of a statue and lots of distractions.
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03/11/2009 04:45:33 AM
Nice Pov, but dark. The building on the right is very disturbing.
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03/11/2009 03:56:02 AM
Nicely composed
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03/11/2009 12:45:59 AM
Unusual pov and nice coloured lights on the statue.
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