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Why are you on the ground?
Why are you on the ground?

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Challenge: Into or Out Of the Frame (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2009 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: near Oxford Mills
Date: Oct 8, 2009
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 11, 2009

The clear question being asked by Delvista, a client's wonderful old TB racemare. She is one of the safest horses I have been around - quiet, unexcitable, and she truly does seem concerned about what I am doing! Honestly, I can't remember her ever having freaked out on me in any way.

pp: RAW-TIFF conversion, saturation, desaturation, curves, contrast, resize, usm, sharpen edges, save for web

Place: 33 out of 113
Avg (all users): 5.7685
Avg (commenters): 6.7778
Avg (participants): 5.6087
Avg (non-participants): 5.8118
Views since voting: 753
Views during voting: 320
Votes: 216
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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10/22/2009 06:01:30 AM
Hey there from the Critique Club

My thoughts on the image: Your clarity and crispness are fantastic. I also like the tones you captured on the horse itself. Overall, the image feels too bright, and there are some compositional issues that precluded this one from breaking that 6 range.

My ideas for improvement: Single Delvista out and away from the rest of the pack and shallow up that depth of field. The horses in the background are very distracting, particularly because they intersect his head at such an awkward spot on the image. I'd also fill the frame more with the horse's head, especially with such a bright, relatively boring sky.

Where I would have/did score this entry: I did vote on the challenge, and I gave this particular image a 6. It really fell somewhere between 5 and 6 for me. I do think that it met the challenge well, but I'd like to see a much different composition while still meeting the challenge topic.

Thank you for the opportunity to provide a critique on your entry,
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/17/2009 06:57:34 AM
I may be wrong but I want to see movement in this challenge. This is a lovely pic but with no movement.
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10/16/2009 09:41:06 AM
Horses make such good subjects. The look on that face is great.
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10/15/2009 08:32:39 PM
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10/15/2009 09:10:13 AM
great title and subject 8
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10/14/2009 09:49:58 PM
I like the B & W. Very sharp image!
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10/14/2009 06:49:20 PM
haha, perfect title.
I'm sure working with horses wasn't easy, but I think if the horse in the background was showing his head it'd be a little better.
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10/14/2009 04:56:12 PM
Love that beautiful horse!!!! Strong picture.
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10/14/2009 01:28:23 PM
Great pov, this is one of my favorites.
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10/14/2009 12:34:23 AM
Lovely shot.
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