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The cowgirl

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Challenge: Sunrise/Sunset: Look the Other Way (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2011
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Fort Worth Stockyards
Date: May 14, 2011
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/30
Date Uploaded: May 15, 2011

Another personality from the Ft. Worth Stockyards. No big mustache on this one, however.

Anticipated comments/critiques:
-An easy guess as my entry, especially with the middle of the word "stockyards" in the background.
-Out of focus blob in the lower right corner. It's her horse and I didn't feel I could effectively clone it out.
-In spite of being OOF, some may still feel the background is too much of a distraction.
-I'll be disappointed if this does not pull in a comment from 21_F.gif littlemav.

Post-challenge notes:
Thought this would do better than where it came in, but then don't we all think that? Shows what happens when you mess with a winning formula. Not a huge amount of low votes, it was the 5's that killed it. If she were a few years older, and male with a big mustache, it may have done better.

Place: 45 out of 72
Avg (all users): 5.3684
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.0645
Avg (non-participants): 5.4608
Views since voting: 598
Views during voting: 296
Votes: 133
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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05/23/2011 09:54:38 AM
Good entry Steve. I like the honesty in the this portrait - and your use of the light of sunset really captures the cowgirl's face in a fantastic way - 7 during voting.
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05/23/2011 07:59:02 AM
Didn't get much love at all did it? Surprised about the extent of the lack of love it got. I thought it'd be higher side or five-five. There's no way it was taken at two--look at the shadow on her face.
Ask her to grow a moustache for the next time :-)
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05/23/2011 01:29:40 AM
yes, great picture, but with all the respect this can be taken at 2pm in the afternoon. what's the matter of this photo with the subject?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/21/2011 06:30:58 AM
Lovely expression and light.
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05/16/2011 08:14:07 PM
The colours on her face is just lovely (got to love the golden hour for portraits). The DoF is perfect to show details over all her face but to subdue the background. The background still adds a lot this image with supporting and complementary colours. It would have been nice not to have that object in the bottom right but too much of the composition would have been lost if it was cropped out. Her smile and eyes is telling a story that wants me to know what it was that she just heard or saw.

Now I know Iím probably wrong here as Iíve seen in the thumbnails of a cowboy with a big moustache in B&W but Iím going to have a guess that this is 21.gif Yo_Spiff as I see his processing and style in this image. If not, please accept this as a compliment as I do enjoy his work.
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05/16/2011 04:12:48 AM
Nice portrait, Character
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05/16/2011 12:51:01 AM
Love the light falling on her face and eyes. If this isn't your photo Steve I am going to look pretty foolish making the last half of this comment.
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