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Horsepower leaves technology in the dust
Horsepower leaves technology in the dust

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Challenge: Photojournalism IV (Minimal Editing I*)
Collection: 2010 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: near Chateau Snaffles
Date: Aug 28, 2010
Aperture: f.7.1
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Animals, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2010

A local farrier and reiner, Steve Morris, on his wonderful little horse. Yes, it's a Hollwood Dun It grandson :-) Shot on his property, where he was hosting a reining clinic. The clinician was Gaetan Gaulthier. Got this shot as Steve let his horse walk while waiting for more instruction from Gaetan.

Anyway I loved the way the cloud of dust is obscuring the old-school tractor in the background, hence the title. Tractors and their like replaced horses as the all-purpose farm machine, so here's a shot to remind people that technology ain't all it's cracked up to be :-)

pp: shot jpeg, resize, sharpen, save for web

Place: 24 out of 58
Avg (all users): 5.5870
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 5.0741
Avg (non-participants): 5.6752
Views since voting: 928
Views during voting: 313
Votes: 184
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2010 10:03:22 PM
That poor horse looks over burdened and downcast!
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09/04/2010 05:49:27 AM
Great title and photo! The guy and the horse seem tired though :).
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09/03/2010 05:22:12 PM
It's an interesting moment. While not a dramatic shot, it still tells a good story. Maybe better than any other entries.
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09/02/2010 08:49:42 PM
Wow, nice!!
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09/01/2010 12:37:17 PM
Love it!! title and pix work so well!!
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09/01/2010 11:47:44 AM
this is a caption in search of a photo as opposed to a photo needing no caption (which is what makes a good pj image). not really something i'd expect to see on a magazine cover or a newspaper front page.
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09/01/2010 08:00:03 AM
funny, I like the title
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