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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Horses
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Ojai, CA
Date: Nov 2, 2006
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2009

in 2006 I skipped this one in favor of another for the year end "best of". I always wondered after if it would have scored as well as the one I did enter, which is of the same models. I feel lucky I get a chance to find out!

Converted from RAW in CS3, minor hue/sat, usm and resize for DPC

Statistics
Place: 69 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.5260
Avg (commenters): 7.6484
Avg (participants): 6.5181
Avg (non-participants): 6.5714
Views since voting: 1493
Views during voting: 781
Votes: 519
Comments: 100
Favorites: 12 (view)


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03/18/2009 06:56:03 AM
Woo Hoo, Cristy!!! Excellent finish!! Congrats!
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03/18/2009 03:39:46 AM
Super finish, Cristy!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:57:46 PM
Absolutely stunning.
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03/17/2009 10:23:23 PM
One of DPC's all-time best equestrian shots. 10
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03/17/2009 07:01:41 PM
great colours! very nicely composed
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03/17/2009 05:13:43 PM
Top 30 . 10
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03/17/2009 04:04:03 PM
Well, such a nice clean silho with immaculate background, and it could use a wee bit off of the top, now that I've looked at it all week! ;-) no vote.
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03/17/2009 02:14:26 PM
Beautiful colors and Silhouette.
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03/17/2009 10:20:02 AM
I love this, great, dark, sharp silhouette against a stunning backdrop of color.
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03/17/2009 09:54:55 AM
lovely colors, strong silhouette +1
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03/17/2009 09:39:29 AM
Very nice silhouetted image.
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03/17/2009 08:42:33 AM
nice silhouette, amazing colors!
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03/17/2009 12:12:52 AM
What a beautiful silhouette and sky. 10 and into my favourites.
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03/16/2009 10:51:48 PM
Fabulous! So perfectly focused and posed. I would crop off most of the top (to center the horse and rider vertically) and then burn the corners a bit to recreate what you have here in the corners... not quite a vignette... but just the corners... Kudos to you! I hope this does well for you.

Not voting yet.
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03/16/2009 10:20:47 PM
Striking silhouette. Perfect.
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03/16/2009 06:58:49 PM
Silhouettes don't get any better than this.
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03/16/2009 05:57:30 PM
Beautiful :)
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03/16/2009 03:09:03 PM
Nice silhouette with great colors. Love that sky!
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03/16/2009 02:03:28 PM
Gorgeous tonal gradient and use of silhouette. Beautiful shot.
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03/16/2009 12:50:58 PM
beautiful color. excellent silhouette-10
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03/16/2009 12:27:20 PM
Great shot! (That looks like Carrie on her Azteca stallion?)
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03/16/2009 10:45:16 AM
this is stunning, most silhouettes don't work, but the amazing colours behind really make it pop
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03/16/2009 06:34:06 AM
Beautiful. I love the range of colors in the background and the sharpness of the subjects edges. Congrats.
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03/16/2009 03:10:34 AM
Very strong silhouette forms.
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03/16/2009 01:20:04 AM
beautiful gradient in the background, and good posture on the horse :)

Crisp and clear silhouette, too!
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03/15/2009 11:30:26 PM
great siluet - 7
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03/15/2009 10:22:18 PM
Very nice gradations of color in the background.
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03/15/2009 09:56:36 PM
Just beautiful!
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03/15/2009 05:45:57 PM
Love the colors! This looks like a familar scene somehow.
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03/15/2009 05:39:24 PM
Another great one, Cristy! Beautiful. 10.
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03/15/2009 03:38:12 PM
am I looking at a ribbon winning shot here.. could well be.. 9
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03/15/2009 03:33:15 PM
Beautiful colors and interesting silhouette.
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03/15/2009 12:03:58 PM
Great timing, colors and profile
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03/15/2009 11:20:32 AM
this is for 7 :D

brano
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03/15/2009 10:23:14 AM
Very nice image. It's good to see a few "great" images. This is a perfect reflection of your abilities as a photographer.
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03/15/2009 09:27:50 AM
Nice shot. Love the colors.
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03/15/2009 01:56:58 AM
Could easily see this on the front page! Amazing capture! 10
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03/14/2009 11:04:19 PM
very good silhouette
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03/14/2009 07:59:25 PM
Not voting...but this photo is just STUNNING! An instant FAV!!
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03/14/2009 07:39:46 PM
That color gradation is nice.
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03/14/2009 06:58:25 PM
Wonderful silhouette and wonderful sky.
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03/14/2009 06:16:26 PM
Beautiful colors
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03/14/2009 06:15:20 PM
Sweet silhouette. Should place highly. Oh heck, it's also worth a fave.
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03/14/2009 05:28:15 PM
Beautiful colours and silhouette.
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03/14/2009 03:48:58 PM
Beautiful silhouette.
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03/14/2009 03:13:13 PM
Voted yesterday, but this was one of the higher scores given in this challenge. I love the silhouette, it is amazing.
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03/14/2009 02:27:26 PM
nice colors
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03/14/2009 10:26:07 AM
Ha a surreal feel.
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03/14/2009 07:55:16 AM
Great colours and shiloutte.
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03/14/2009 07:47:19 AM
Nice silhouette with fabulous range and gradation of tones.
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03/14/2009 07:07:37 AM
Well done silhouetted
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03/14/2009 05:58:32 AM
love it
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03/13/2009 10:24:00 PM
9 - Love the silhouettes, especially of the horse.
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03/13/2009 10:23:56 PM
Great silouette. The gradient of colours in the sky is wonderful.
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03/13/2009 08:23:13 PM
Light makes perfect tones.
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03/13/2009 06:42:33 PM
Great colors, very nice picture!
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03/13/2009 03:03:30 PM
Wonderful silhouette! A classic!
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03/13/2009 02:48:31 PM
Nice silhouette
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03/13/2009 02:35:20 PM
I love this! beautiful color and interesting silhouette!!
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03/13/2009 02:19:26 PM
Excellent work!
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03/13/2009 12:28:54 PM
Nice silhoette and colors.
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03/13/2009 10:44:18 AM
Excellent capture, the colors and the silhouette are great.
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03/13/2009 10:08:44 AM
fantastic silhouette and fantastic colour gradient in the sky, perfect timing
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03/13/2009 10:01:40 AM
Excellent colors and silhouette...very appealing
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03/13/2009 05:53:21 AM
nice colors , nice silhoutte , 7
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03/13/2009 03:21:40 AM
Lovely colors behind a very nice silhouette
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03/13/2009 03:10:25 AM
Nice coloring, the sun is in the prefect spot.
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03/13/2009 01:16:30 AM
Great shot. Lovely color range.
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03/13/2009 12:21:18 AM
Awesome
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03/12/2009 09:49:55 PM
lovely
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03/12/2009 06:40:57 PM
A gorgeous silhouette. Love the colors and crispness. 8
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03/12/2009 06:37:29 PM
nicely captured
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03/12/2009 05:25:57 PM
Great coloring and capture. Nicely done.
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03/12/2009 04:05:51 PM
Nice color
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03/12/2009 12:16:34 PM
nice silohuette and sunset, good luck
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03/12/2009 11:00:56 AM
This is beautiful! The silhouette is so impressively sharp. I love the feel of this photo.
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03/12/2009 10:02:01 AM
very strong silhouette and vivid sky, the hair at the back almost enables another face to be made in reverse!
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03/12/2009 05:48:21 AM
excellent. top 10. Lynne?
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03/12/2009 05:03:10 AM
Beautiful
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03/12/2009 02:34:28 AM
perfect silhouette!
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03/12/2009 01:18:11 AM
great colors and composition. very nice shot
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03/11/2009 11:04:38 PM
Nice silhouette. Simple yet effective photo. The only thing that would improve the photo for me was if there was a bit more room on the right for the horse to 'move' in. Like this a lot.
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03/11/2009 10:48:25 PM
Wonderful sky - nice contrast
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03/11/2009 10:06:32 PM
Gorgeous sillouette and colours! Very well captured!
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03/11/2009 08:55:34 PM
Fabulous silhouette and wonderful colors. Negative space works well.
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03/11/2009 07:55:06 PM
Incredible colours, and a good silhouette.
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03/11/2009 06:40:52 PM
A perfect sihouette. The colors in the sky are incredible.
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03/11/2009 03:53:42 PM
This has commercial appeal. Terrific silhouette and vivid colors.
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03/11/2009 03:15:27 PM
clarity and colors rock this one!
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03/11/2009 03:05:33 PM
Excellent, beautiful colors
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03/11/2009 02:08:14 PM
¡ Linda estampa ! Great silhouette with warm background, fantastic pose.
Flawless.my vote 10
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03/11/2009 12:49:44 PM
Amazing colours and silhouette.
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03/11/2009 12:12:18 PM
No idea what your title means, but it's a beautiful silhouette against a beautiful colored sky.
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03/11/2009 11:23:59 AM
Absolutamente impresionante fotografía
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03/11/2009 11:02:45 AM
Stunning colours.
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03/11/2009 10:06:39 AM
Love the sunset colors for they add such warmth and vibrancy to the scene captured. A vaquero/vaquera and his/her horse out for a stroll at the end of the day is the scene that unfolds before me. Love the pose of the horse - (I have to say it very much reminds me of a classic pose that they have for the Breyer horse models...yes, I had them as a child and now my eldest has her own collection). The silhouettes of the horse and rider are nice deep blacks that contrast wonderfully against the sunset sky. Going back to the pose of the horse and rider, the horse seems about to turn away to turn towards the direction of the sunset. I feel like I am there to see this horse and rider on the hill and then, they turn and ride down the other side - off into the sunset.
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03/11/2009 07:35:37 AM
... and THAT ladies and gentlemen is what we call 'smooth gradient of colors'.

VERY nice.
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03/11/2009 03:15:55 AM
Very pretty, though I don't like the crop... I would prefer more space in the front and back of the horse. It just seems too cramped to me. Colors are gorgeous though!
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03/11/2009 03:07:58 AM
Beautiful colours and a great shilouete. Well done
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03/11/2009 02:40:10 AM
magical! so enchanting and colorful!
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