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Wait...I dropped my sunglasses
Wait...I dropped my sunglasses
Judi


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Never Seen on DPC! (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges Rodeo
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Sigma 50-500mm f/4.0-6.3 EX DG HSM for Canon EOS
Location: Australia
Date: Jun 20, 2009
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/4000
Galleries: Animals, Action
Date Uploaded: Jun 20, 2009

This was shot during a Barrel Racing Comp. The horse decided he didn't like spurs and threw the rider. She hit the ground and stayed there. An hour later the ambulance took her away with shoulder and possible spinal injuries. Very sad...and I hope she recovers to ride again.

[Jun. 27th, 2009 05:34:22 PM]

This is NOT a rodeo image. This girl is competing in Barrel Racing...so there is no other like this image on DPC! I did a search and only found 2 barrel racing images enter (2007 & 2003) and neither of the riders were being dislodged.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 110
Avg (all users): 6.3214
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.9821
Avg (non-participants): 6.4911
Views since voting: 2592
Views during voting: 478
Votes: 168
Comments: 34
Favorites: 1 (view)


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04/03/2013 08:52:36 AM
I can feel this...have been thrown 3 times in my life...... once by a horse.....
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07/20/2009 01:36:45 AM
Its never fun getting dumped on your head. Especially when you are riding a horse that's supposed to be broke. I got tossed one spring while out on a ride and fractured the vertebrae at the base of my skull. If I hit a little harder I wouldn't be around today to submit to DPC.

Interesting processing. Usually for these type of the images they tend to be presented "straight up". I like this though. My only complaint (and its a small one) is that the horse look especially shiny. The image appears a little angled but I think it adds to the action.

You captured the action perfectly though I am not sure she'd like to have a print. ;)

In any event, great capture and I hope that she is doing well.
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07/06/2009 12:43:34 AM
I'm saddened by the injury, but the Horse was tired of being messed with I guess. As for the image, fantastic capture and use of natural light.

Message edited by author 2009-07-06 00:44:06.
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07/03/2009 11:27:20 AM
wow Judi
this is so brilliant
a definate fav for me
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07/03/2009 08:11:07 AM
Originally posted by De Sousa:

Girl, next time you can shoot me. I do that a lot
Congrats for the great finish


Hahahaha....you are on...I will even supply the horse. Now do you want a big, beautiful flashy horse...or a little, tiny, spotted pony???? Hehehehe!!
07/03/2009 08:05:42 AM
Girl, next time you can shoot me. I do that a lot
Congrats for the great finish
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/02/2009 11:48:23 PM
Good capture - your title adds some humor to it! I think straightening the horizon may help a little. Do you have any after photos of the horse chuckling after he bucked her off? (I do hope she didn't sustain any injuries)
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07/02/2009 11:17:08 PM
ha!
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07/02/2009 05:53:02 PM
Never seen anything like that! Great shot and nice DOF.
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07/02/2009 02:09:22 PM
I will be very sad not to see this one on the front page...10
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07/02/2009 11:47:22 AM
uh oh, that looks like its going to hurt
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07/01/2009 03:11:15 PM
I do that a lot too!..:)
For such action great timing here. That probably makes this a great shot, probably stating the obvious. One might want better clarity in places but given the extreme nature of this, I think it is fine. Hope she(?) wasn't hurt!
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06/30/2009 05:57:59 PM
Beautiful capture.
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06/29/2009 02:18:11 AM
HAHA! That's great. Heck of a spill tho'.
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06/28/2009 05:09:34 PM
i.m.o. i would have darkend the blue.
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06/28/2009 10:36:50 AM
nice timing, hope she wasnt hert
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06/28/2009 10:34:46 AM
knockout
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06/27/2009 10:13:45 PM
Great shot! But I'm afraid I've seen shots like this on DPC. Here's one example: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/357/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_203260.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/357/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_203260.jpg', '/') + 1) . '. I really do like the shot, though -- excellent capture! (and if it's not a fall, there's also a sideways rider shot...)
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06/27/2009 08:15:58 PM
Ow. I've been in that position before but it never ended well. I love the color and I like the kick up of dirt at the horses feet. I like the lighting as well.
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06/27/2009 05:18:04 PM
Love this capture.
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06/27/2009 05:08:19 PM
Who does that? I would surely break my neck the first time out and think to myself, "now that was stupid dont you think?"
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06/27/2009 03:07:45 PM
Great timing. The technical aspects are spot on, and the timing makes it a memorable shot.
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06/27/2009 02:18:47 PM
LOL @ your title turning a tragedy into a funny shot. Well done... even a catchlight on the horse's eye. (not voting)
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06/27/2009 12:46:00 PM
Ouch. That looks like it's going to hurt! Great capture of the moment.
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06/27/2009 10:58:57 AM
really like your processing in this shot...you make everything glow
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06/26/2009 11:01:26 PM
WOW, you certainly snapped at the right moment. well done
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06/26/2009 06:31:04 PM
Good moment!
The light is beatiful! (is this tone mapping?)
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06/26/2009 06:17:19 PM
comment only.

I scanned the entries at work today and just went past the thumb without opening it. WOW back at home on a decent monitor this is WAW cool!

I love nitpicking a good shot as I feel the better shots are taken by people who can accept (and probably already know) how their image could be improved. I'm intrigued to know how you cropped this as if the rider were in the saddle in this crop you may well have cut the top of her head off? I'd also have liked you to have straightened the horizon and that would have removed the shadow bottom right. does the orig have all the shadow of the horse visable?

This is an excellent capture and the sunglasses must be worth (at least) 1 point. If I'd taken this I would a) be very proud and b) put it in the free study to be voted on its excellence rather than (maybe) its uniqueness.
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06/26/2009 01:58:21 PM
Nice catch !! 9
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06/26/2009 08:07:33 AM
Whoa! Bummer! LOL! :)
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06/26/2009 05:49:31 AM
Not to worry...you're following right along behind them!
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06/26/2009 01:30:42 AM
how did you get the lighting to look that glowy and beautiful?
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06/26/2009 12:54:34 AM
great action shot but I'm not a fan of the glow/haze/aura effect on the subject
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06/26/2009 12:22:58 AM
WOW!! Ill comment when my speach comes back
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