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At the County Fair
At the County Fair

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Challenge: Country Life III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-500D Rebel T1i
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: Sep 25, 2010
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/40
Date Uploaded: Sep 25, 2010

Story with the photo:
Yes, we live in the country and look forward to showing our cattle each year at the local county fairs. Unfortunately, we have Brangus cattle and they are jet black and don't photograph well. Today, the class after ours was the Hereford class and they have the colors! This little girl showed in several classes. A couple of the cattle were stubborn, but she never gave in. She was one tough cowgirl. She is making this look easy. Calves aren't fun to halter break and they have a mind of their own. I would compare it to giving ten cats a bath at the same time. But every so often you get a good one that listens to you and makes life easier in the show ring. You can see she is moving the back foot over to get the feet squared up perfectly. The result for her...blue ribbon!

This is the country life!

Place: 69 out of 96
Avg (all users): 5.0197
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 4.9767
Avg (non-participants): 5.0313
Views since voting: 411
Views during voting: 350
Votes: 203
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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10/06/2010 01:48:27 AM
What's with the 13 votes of 1 and 2? Yes, the photo has some technical issues, most noticeably noise, and compositionally I might have preferred a background thrown a bit more out of focus (curious - you shot this with the 70-200 2.8 - going for a bigger aperture than 5.6 would have allowed you a lower film speed, reduced noise and thrown the background very slightly oof). But that aside, this screams country life - and is one of the very few in the challenge that does! The photo is thoroughly interesting, and I thought would up there at least in the top 15.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/04/2010 04:02:39 PM
this is country living
09/30/2010 05:31:32 PM
This is great - reminds me of my days as a kid in 4H - really shows life in the country!!! Good luck with your score - 9
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09/30/2010 04:49:56 PM
very typical of country life for sure
09/30/2010 01:12:28 PM
its cute
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