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Something goin' on over yonder
Something goin' on over yonder

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Challenge: Out of Balance (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2011
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Date: Jan 8, 2011
Aperture: 1/640
ISO: 200
Shutter: 7.1
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2011

A couple of cowboy reenactors at the Ft. Worth Stockyards waiting to begin the 4pm cattle drive down Exchange Avenue. At one time this was a working stockyards and a rough, seedy part of town. Nowadays it is the tourist destination where one can get a feel of the old west. Fort Worth was the destination at the end of the Chisholm Trail and the daily cattle drive recalls this long gone day.

Anticipated critiques:
-Looks more rule of thirds than out of balance.
-Poor crop of horse at bottom

Post-challenge notes:
Well, it was a risky one with respect to the topic. I did figure it would be a marginal fit at best. It does support my observations that a strong image is more important than suiting everyone's interpretation of the topic. Being a fairly good shot kept this in the top half of the challenge, in spite of the DNMC votes.

Place: 60 out of 133
Avg (all users): 5.4359
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.2727
Avg (non-participants): 5.6471
Views since voting: 480
Views during voting: 227
Votes: 117
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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01/17/2011 12:37:58 AM
Goes to show you what I know. I can see at first a rule of thirds but then the guy on the right throws them off as a "group". I still like it. I think the lighting and clarity are very good.
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01/17/2011 12:10:54 AM
OMG did not even think of you on this shot... Phfffttt to the low votes...Still one of my FAVS!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/16/2011 10:42:17 PM
This is so perfectly on the Rule of Thirds... I can't see the Out of Balance part of the image, but I'm trying. . . .
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01/15/2011 06:28:49 PM
Excellent B&W.
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01/13/2011 09:04:25 PM
DNMC - not unbalanced BUT a good photo
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01/13/2011 10:24:54 AM
I really like so much about this shot. The mixture of textures (wood, horse coat, cowboy's clothes), the hard angles of the wood vs. the curve of the horses neck, and the expectant looks of the men out of frame. Great pic.
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01/12/2011 08:35:17 AM
nice tones in the conversion
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01/11/2011 11:12:00 PM
I just LOVE this!!! Sorta predjuice cause cowboys always look good! LOL seriously very nice, and good job on the non balance...
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01/10/2011 01:24:46 AM
Great slice of life. Nice conversion.
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