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Challenge: Free Study 2009-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G
Location: Gower Peninsula, Wales, England
Date: Oct 26, 2009
Aperture: F/11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/320s
Galleries: Landscape, Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 30, 2009

Pity about the large rear end, would have been better a bit more side on or on a diet ...

Capture NX2 curves adjustment, some darkening of the headland

---- after the challenge ----

Oh my !!!!! It was obvious that the image was doing well but I never expected it to ribbon, let alone blue. I thought when I took it may, just may, be my first 6 .... I've been bouncing around all day with a big grin .... thanks folks !!!!!!!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 403
Avg (all users): 7.1561
Avg (commenters): 8.8824
Avg (participants): 7.0880
Avg (non-participants): 7.3333
Views since voting: 6831
Views during voting: 318
Votes: 173
Comments: 44
Favorites: 23 (view)


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11/12/2009 02:33:15 AM
Congratulations on an awesome image...absolutely deserving of the blue ribbon.
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11/11/2009 03:46:32 PM
This is really a beautful photograph.The time of day and you composition are grat plus the photograph is rich in color.It looks like all film Velvie Fuji. Harvey Sherman
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11/11/2009 01:21:35 AM
Congratulations on a superb image and a well deserved blue ribbon!
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11/10/2009 08:04:11 PM
Congrats on your new PB and your first ribbon. A BLUE, even! Yipppeee for you, Robert!
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11/10/2009 09:32:12 AM
That first ribbon happiness will go through the whole week! Well done!
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11/09/2009 02:09:31 PM
This is such a great shot I enjoy looking at every time the DPC front page opens. Well deserved ribbon!
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11/08/2009 10:47:29 PM
Congrats on your first blue! This image is awesome!
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11/08/2009 10:11:23 PM
Nice shot and gratz on the blue, in a FS, niiiiice. ;\
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11/08/2009 04:16:44 PM
Wonderfully shot Robert! Congrats!
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11/08/2009 03:32:03 PM
I agree about the diet/nice shot/congrats
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11/08/2009 01:41:51 PM
Congrats on the ribbon......I love the shot....good work
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11/08/2009 12:11:52 PM
Very beautiful! Many congratulations on your first ribbon (and in an FS!) and your new wonderful PB.
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11/08/2009 11:49:09 AM
i would love to have it as a jig saw puzzle
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11/08/2009 10:14:40 AM
Way to go on throwin g your personal record book out the window. Bask & enjoy! My heartiest congratulations for your achievement and a truly gorgeous image!
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11/08/2009 04:20:41 AM
Congrats on the blue ribbon!
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11/08/2009 03:20:49 AM
Congratulations on this beautiful image and your blue ribbon!
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11/08/2009 03:15:59 AM
Congratulations on your first Ribbon, feels great doesn't it? :) Super Picture.
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11/08/2009 02:05:31 AM
Congratulations on the first ribbon!

Sometimes I am really amazed by the choice of DPC Voters & recently I was almost picked wrong images for the contests. I am not questioning your winning entry but for my choice & selection :)
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11/08/2009 01:31:06 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon and PB!!
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11/08/2009 01:03:29 AM
Great image Robert! Blue ribbon in a FS as your first ribbon is awesome. Huge Congrats!
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11/08/2009 12:42:09 AM
congratulations! i'm glad you won!
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11/08/2009 12:16:30 AM
Awesome shot. Congrats on your first ribbon and PB.
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11/08/2009 12:07:30 AM
this is brilliant! Got A 9 from me. Huge congrats on the blue!!
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11/08/2009 12:05:36 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon.
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11/08/2009 12:05:08 AM
Congratulations on the blue, this is beautiful. Very well done.
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11/08/2009 12:03:30 AM
What a way to ribbon for the first time!! blue in a free study. Huge congrats.
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11/08/2009 12:03:13 AM
Wow! A ribbon in a FS and a new PB! This will be on your homepage a while! Nice going!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2009 10:49:33 PM
My pick for ribbon. Great image. 10
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11/07/2009 10:58:30 AM
lovely.
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11/06/2009 09:40:27 PM
Lovely composition, very moody! Love the colours and the fog. The wind movement of the tail is a nice touch and even the pond complements this unique image. Good work!
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11/06/2009 08:21:29 PM
Gorgeous, gorgeous light and rich colors. Magical, mystical scene.
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11/06/2009 07:38:09 PM
Brilliant capture.
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11/04/2009 07:15:13 PM
Peaceful and sublime. 9
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11/04/2009 04:05:58 PM
Waiting for King Arthur? This has a magical feel to it.
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11/03/2009 09:13:54 PM
beautiful image, love the natural lighting. 10
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11/03/2009 03:48:04 PM
If you cover (or crop) the bottom third of this picture so that the pond and lower half of the horse are no longer visible it starts to take on a 'mystical' look.

Well, I think so anyway :)

good luck
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11/03/2009 12:44:01 PM
Gorgeous light and location - made even better by the composition with the horse
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11/03/2009 10:27:46 AM
Great colors and composition. Love this! My favorite :)
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11/02/2009 06:46:50 PM
Spectacular !!! not much to critique, well balanced, nice colors, interesting subject to lead the viewer into the shot. Only the patch of water(pond) interrupted and otherwise perfect shot !
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11/02/2009 05:15:18 PM
Beautiful 10!!!
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11/01/2009 09:48:36 PM
Very mystical looking. Really a nice capture with lovely lighting. Looks like a special place.
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11/01/2009 06:05:02 PM
Lovely photo.
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11/01/2009 09:25:38 AM
Outstanding job. The horse really makes this shot. It just wouldn't be the same without it.
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11/01/2009 09:02:21 AM
Stunning vista.......9
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