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One mad bull
3rd PlaceOne mad bull
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Challenge: Free Study 2011-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Bozeman Montana
Date: Jul 30, 2011
Aperture: 6.7
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/750
Galleries: Black and White, Action
Date Uploaded: Jul 30, 2011

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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 343
Avg (all users): 7.1447
Avg (commenters): 8.2400
Avg (participants): 7.2283
Avg (non-participants): 6.8125
Views since voting: 2140
Views during voting: 298
Votes: 159
Comments: 37
Favorites: 6 (view)


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05/29/2012 05:46:50 PM
Not just an amazing freeze-action shot, and such an interesting capture of the cowboys, but such wonderful light. Great B&W processing and tonal range ~ carried over from your large format camera days, I expect.
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02/13/2012 09:25:08 PM
Great shot dad!
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08/23/2011 08:24:43 PM
congrats on the ribbon, am pleased to share it with you, too bad they didn't do this while it was still on the front page
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08/08/2011 08:57:30 PM
Awesome! Congrats on the HM!
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08/08/2011 06:53:59 PM
Fantastic rodeo shot and well deserving of the HM if not a ribbon! Congrats on your personal best too! :-)
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08/08/2011 04:02:48 PM
Thanks for all the kind comments, although I would have loved to place in the top three when I voted I knew with all the great shots this month it would be hard for any picture to place. This site has made me, while just learning Photoshop, up my game with every image I shoot. Iím an old large format film guy that now has to admit- this new medium (new to me anyway) is a blast. Thanks again.
08/08/2011 09:01:09 AM
Congratulations , a fine image.
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08/08/2011 12:30:55 AM
Congratulations on your PB and welcome to the Over a 7 and no ribbon club!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2011 10:49:46 PM
Mithras rides again


this goes into my fantasy art gallery

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08/07/2011 09:38:34 PM
Oh cool! Has the strong feel of one of ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Judi's rodeo shots, though I don't thin she often does them in B/W.
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08/07/2011 05:25:14 PM
Hemingway would have introduced it in a story. Spectacular!
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08/07/2011 04:38:57 PM
This is an incredile arrangement of characters and action.
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08/07/2011 02:47:58 PM
Wow, great action capture! I really like this in B&W.
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08/07/2011 11:43:17 AM
I'd be very interested to see this with a tighter crop but as is it's an outstanding image, congratulations!!!
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08/07/2011 09:35:59 AM
Great catch! Nice pp, well done.
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08/06/2011 11:31:52 PM
Most excellent!
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08/06/2011 12:36:12 AM
Wow shot, love the boy crowd.
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08/05/2011 09:40:52 PM
Excellant timing. It is photographs like this that keep encouraging me to photograph rodeos
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08/05/2011 06:39:42 PM
Such a gentle sport. i love the stance and the expression on the fella second from the right.
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08/05/2011 05:21:12 PM
Nice tones and detail.
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08/05/2011 02:50:19 PM
I'm going through the entries, stopping at those images I feel have had the benefit of an unconventional eye and dwelling a little longer to try to see and appreciate what you saw. This is one of those images.

Positives: Wow - extraordinary power in this image. This should be right up there in the ribbons. How the light plays on the hoofed-up dust is amazing. The angle of the bulls head and the sense that it powered right up there with a mere flick of its toes gives it a power of almost a cartoon nature. I really like how you've toned this too.

Critical stuff: Nope.

Overall: Extraordinary capture of an amazing moment.
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08/05/2011 02:24:59 AM
Fabulous action shot. Love the look on their faces.
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08/04/2011 06:48:07 PM
Looks like a very difficult lighting scenario with harsh shadows, captured very well. Love the dirt flying up and the bull's pose that indicates the chaos and struggle captured only momentarily in the shot. Love the intensity on the faces of on-lookers, although one guys appears to be enjoying it too much :) A lot going on in the pic that makes me want to study it for a bit. Nicely done.
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08/04/2011 02:11:07 PM
Nice action shot, and I even love how every single person is wearing a cowboy hat. I even love the light you captured in the dust the bull is kicking up.
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08/04/2011 10:45:30 AM
Really fabulous !!!!
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08/03/2011 06:17:03 PM
Outstanding capture. Sharp, crisp, the tones are great, wonderful stop action. If this isn't Judi, take it as a supreme compliment. Excellent photo.
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08/03/2011 02:10:15 PM
Great action shot and beautifully processed in BW...
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08/03/2011 01:14:38 PM
Brilliant, dramatic shot and I must say I appreciate the edit.
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08/03/2011 01:00:22 PM
Excellent capture. I would hate to be the one on top.
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08/03/2011 09:08:31 AM
so much energy in that bull! great capture!
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08/02/2011 10:58:58 PM
Awesome catch. Perfect timing, exquisite processing.
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08/02/2011 06:31:41 PM
Great crisp photo. Lots to look at. 10
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08/02/2011 05:10:32 PM
wham!
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08/01/2011 03:07:53 PM
Giving this an 8... Here is my reason... Perfect black and white processing... Unfortunately the riders face is not in the photo. This in my opinion would have made me jump up to either a 9... Or maybe even a 10.
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08/01/2011 09:29:45 AM
Great stop action. Great photojournalism. All those hats!! :)
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08/01/2011 07:49:38 AM
Great stop action. Super B&W.
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08/01/2011 12:05:45 AM
Really nice! It seems a little tight, but everything else is perfect
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