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Challenge: Country Life III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300s
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO IF for Nikon
Date: Sep 25, 2010
Aperture: f/ 6.3
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Rural
Date Uploaded: Sep 25, 2010

Wow!! What a surprise.. Thanks to all for the votes and comments, I do appreciate it!!

Someone asked for the editing details, so here they are. Really nothing special, I just exposed for the background which put exif data at f/6.3, 1/1250th and the iso @ 250.
Shot and opened in Raw
adjusted temp and tone
adjusted exposure, and clarity
Opened in CS5, and adjusted levels, curves , color hue and vibrance.
cropped, resized, sharpened and saved for web.

Thanks again,

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 96
Avg (all users): 7.5595
Avg (commenters): 8.5333
Avg (participants): 7.2553
Avg (non-participants): 7.6389
Views since voting: 3890
Views during voting: 397
Votes: 227
Comments: 65
Favorites: 16 (view)


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12/04/2010 02:29:34 AM
is that you sir? i look forward to country life.
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10/11/2010 12:12:29 AM
Well congrats to you!!! I just got back to the internet today...excellent picture
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10/10/2010 12:08:08 PM
This is truly amazing! The light is stunning. I added it to my favorites so i can stare it again and again.
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10/09/2010 06:27:01 AM
Love the details in this - initially it almost looks like a simple silhouette - but the more you look the more there is.

Very nice and congrats on your ribbon.
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10/08/2010 09:54:02 AM
THIS is beautiful. Congrats on your ribbon.
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10/07/2010 01:53:59 PM
Hey, just noticed you went Nikon. How do you like the D300s?

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10/07/2010 07:01:10 AM
Congrats, Ron. Really beautiful image.
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10/07/2010 01:16:37 AM
Fantastic shot Ron. A well deserved ribbon. Love the whiskers.
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10/07/2010 12:37:06 AM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon and PB!
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10/06/2010 11:05:13 PM
Nicely done, Ron. New hardware is serving you well!
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10/06/2010 08:57:12 PM
Wonderful handling of the exposure - lovely result! Congrats on the blue!
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10/06/2010 06:49:20 PM
Very well deserved, great image.
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10/06/2010 04:28:51 PM
WOOT! Great to see this took the blue Ron! Lovely contre jour, great capture. Congrats! :-)
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10/06/2010 02:31:19 PM
Congratulations on your blue. Very impressive shot.
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10/06/2010 02:31:14 PM
Very cool, and it got an 8 from me. Well deserved, and winner by nearly a full point! Wow!
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10/06/2010 02:23:58 PM
Congratulations on your win great image. :)
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10/06/2010 11:16:39 AM
Superb!!! SO glad this finished at the top. Best of the lot.
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10/06/2010 10:14:03 AM
Fantastic. Like I said already during voting, my favorite for the Blue ribbon.
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10/06/2010 09:58:31 AM
And now you have, blue, red and yellow ribbons haha!
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10/06/2010 09:57:50 AM
This makes my spine tingle :D
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10/06/2010 09:56:10 AM
Love the mood of this shot. Nicely done!
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10/06/2010 09:48:04 AM
Fantastic shot. Congrats on your new Personal Best!
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10/06/2010 09:27:00 AM
Congrats, Ron! Beautiful!
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10/06/2010 09:20:32 AM
Congratulations. A well deserved blue as you scored over a 1/2 point higher than your nearest competitor. If you get the time to post your processing steps it would be much appreciated. Great image.

Tim
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10/06/2010 08:53:54 AM
Congrats on a lovely image. Great use of light. One of my favorites of the challenge.
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10/06/2010 08:28:38 AM
VERY well done Ron - congratulations!
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10/06/2010 08:17:10 AM
They got it right. This is absolutely FABULOUS!!!! Congratulations.
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10/06/2010 08:05:15 AM
Congrats on the blue, proud to make it into the top three along with this shot.
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10/06/2010 06:58:07 AM
I knew it! Congrats!! I gave you a 10. This is wonderful!!
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10/06/2010 05:56:55 AM
Wonderful photo Ron, beautiful. Congrats on the well deserved blue ;)
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10/06/2010 01:31:35 AM
WD! 10.
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10/06/2010 01:04:34 AM
Congrats, I was wondering if this one was going to be top 3.
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10/06/2010 12:42:07 AM
so glad this won!! it was my favorite of the challenge! great job!!
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10/06/2010 12:08:42 AM
Great Job, Congrats!
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10/06/2010 12:06:09 AM
WHOOOOOO HOOOOOO WAY TO GO MASTER!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/05/2010 10:57:18 PM
gorgeous light, nice unpretentious composition.
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10/05/2010 06:42:51 PM
great use of lighting. nice capture
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10/05/2010 04:03:40 PM
I love the light in this - great shot!
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10/05/2010 03:10:10 PM
Gorgeous image, love the back-lit hairs and breath/mist, perfect silhouette on the rider. Golden low horizontal light.
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10/04/2010 03:59:48 PM
one of the best
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10/03/2010 11:56:51 PM
nicely backlit
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10/02/2010 04:11:04 PM
Beautiful rim lighting. I wish the horse's neck was as dark as the rest.
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10/02/2010 07:21:55 AM
oh my just plain downright fantastic. So much overt detail, so much hiddent detail.
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10/02/2010 12:04:43 AM
lovely tones, gives a good feel for the activity
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10/01/2010 09:28:04 AM
winner
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10/01/2010 12:09:33 AM
fantastic light
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09/30/2010 11:21:02 PM
wow..looks like it could be a commercial or an add for something....maybe a good cup of joe or something.... BEAUTIFUL PHOTO!!
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09/30/2010 07:07:59 PM
Nice silhouette and lovely tones! IMO; top three!
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09/30/2010 05:47:13 PM
I'm a silhouette lover and this on is great with the light on the edges and dust kicking up.
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09/30/2010 05:30:28 PM
This is my favorite - it really shows life in the country - I love the light and the dust - bumping to 10
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09/30/2010 02:37:45 PM
im so jealous, i was going for a similar image early in the morning but could i get it to look like this... no chance.
Great shot i bow to your craftmanship. 9
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09/30/2010 01:28:55 PM
this is splendid, like everything about it a 9
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09/30/2010 01:07:03 PM
I LOVE IT
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09/30/2010 11:30:42 AM
love this silhouette; good tones; nice angle; looks like a cool crisp fall morning
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09/30/2010 11:10:10 AM
One of teh very few (actually the first I've seen so far) images that depict "country life" artistically! Glorious colors, and that lighting!! Oh my. I adore contre jour, and it has lit up the horse's whiskers, tail, and breath, and the man's sleeve, to fabulous effect. There is a real relationship here, not only between the man and horse, but between them and their surroundings, and to the dawn of day. Such warmth and depth. Thank you for this gorgeous capture.
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09/30/2010 07:39:40 AM
This is my tip for the top in this challenge. Hope it does well.
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09/29/2010 10:30:37 PM
This is fantastic in every aspect. Wonderful photo
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09/29/2010 10:25:15 PM
Excellent. Just excellent.
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09/29/2010 08:28:23 PM
great use of backlighting. the details of the horses whiskers (?) and tail are perfect
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09/29/2010 08:22:00 PM
Outstanding silhouette and the back lighting is great on the whiskers.
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09/29/2010 06:21:45 PM
Nicely done. Love the shadow effect.
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09/29/2010 11:20:02 AM
Very very nice. The back light creates a stunning silhouetted image. Love the steam from the horses mouth in the cold morning air. Lovely light...a really wonderful picture. One of my favorites for the Blue ribbon here. 10
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09/29/2010 09:31:59 AM
Holy Smokes!! ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' judi is this yours??? Absolutely fabulous. The contre jour and silhouettes. WOWZA 10 10 10
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09/29/2010 08:55:51 AM
this is among my favorites for this challenge. well done.
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09/29/2010 12:33:48 AM
Nice!
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