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Challenge: Life & Death (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2009
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical IF for Canon
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Date: Jul 26, 2009
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Emotive, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jul 28, 2009

The purpose of this cow's life is to die as food for others.

Pre-challenge notes:
Probably another low five here, but the success of this image will be if people understand the point I am making and the relevance to the challenge.

Anticipated critiques:
-Blown and overly bright highlights, especially the swath across the face.
-The legs of the other cow are distracting
-The folks who don't like the use of titles are less likely to see the relevance to the topic. They will just see a picture of a cow.

Post-challenge notes:
Did a fair amount better than anticipated on this one. Hit a 5.5 a couple of hours before rollover and then lost at least 10 low votes to the scrubber. Got some great comments on this one. I was hoping this would be my "love it or hate it" shot with a dip in the 5's, but it didn't polarize the voters as much as I'd hoped. A good showing that I'm pleased with.

Added: Forgot to mention, this entry was also a test of the new basic editing rules. Conversion from RAW was done with Photomatix basic, and some detail tweaking was done with Topaz adjust.

Color version:

Place: 17 out of 75
Avg (all users): 5.6480
Avg (commenters): 6.7692
Avg (participants): 5.2917
Avg (non-participants): 5.7032
Views since voting: 1231
Views during voting: 351
Votes: 179
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0

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08/05/2009 10:15:13 PM
Great shot for the challenge, great subject. I think the textures and tones are lovely in this, would you post a color version as well? I think the duotone might be more emotive, but I feel that a color version would be more full of life.
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08/05/2009 09:44:37 AM
Awwwww. . .sniffle sniffle. . .he's so cute.
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08/05/2009 12:37:20 AM
This made me laugh, and then get into the car for Mikey D's. *sorry*

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08/05/2009 12:33:42 AM
Originally posted by posthumous:


"Moooooo?!" "Mooooooo?!" I guess a comment from you at least means you liked it!
08/05/2009 12:03:21 AM
Alright I had to laugh at this when voting...I gave you an 8...this was well done
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/04/2009 11:01:31 PM
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08/04/2009 08:24:37 PM
I really like this a lot. Without the title, however, it really doesn't belong in this challenge.
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08/03/2009 07:45:10 PM
ahhhhhhhh so cruel....yet soooooo tasty..lol great picture.
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07/31/2009 10:46:14 AM
Love the title. Nice picture too
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07/30/2009 01:15:34 PM
The title definitely adds to it - cracked me up!
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07/29/2009 05:07:03 PM
Love this photo! It gave me goosebumps. The tag in the ear shouts the statement loud and clear. Thank you!
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07/29/2009 03:56:49 PM
He looks too good for McD's. He might be made for the super market. Great tones on this shot. The tag in the ear really does the trick for the challenge.
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07/29/2009 03:02:13 PM
no way buddy left Macy Dees alone after the kids grew up .... apart from the ocassional big breakfast yum yum .... nice picture nice title
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07/29/2009 12:15:13 PM
If it wasn't for the photo title I would'nt know this was supposed to illustrate life and death.
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07/29/2009 10:45:34 AM
Poor baby. Poor, delicious, metly cheese, salty fries... Oh, uhm, great composition, emotional capture.
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07/29/2009 07:58:52 AM
Great contrast. The tag makes the photo.
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07/29/2009 06:36:44 AM
And maybe the seat of a BMW too!
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07/29/2009 05:00:26 AM
Killer Title!
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