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2nd Place September 2012
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This was my first time photographing a local rodeo.
I loved the power of the horses in the chuck wagon races.
f/5.6 Canon 70-300@165mm 1/1000sec ISO 320

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Heather Loewenhardt
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    I had to fix a little thing.

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Wow Heather outstanding stop action!! Doesn't look like a first to me. Well done!

6/16/2012 7:22:59 PM

Madeline S. Friedman

This is beautiful. I love the color. Great shot!

6/16/2012 8:46:36 PM

6/16/2012 9:00:44 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Dang Heather, in Texas we call these chariot races! :-) He is no Ben Hur but your composition and stop action make him and the horses look magnificent! Very powerful!

6/16/2012 9:07:57 PM

 
Sara B. Coffey
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Heather this is fabulous! I love the action, & excitement of this image! Even the dust cloud made for a perfect background! An extraordinary shot! This will be a winner I just know it!
Sara :)

6/16/2012 9:15:58 PM

 
Sara B. Coffey
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Heather this is fabulous! I love the action, & excitement of this image! Even the dust cloud made for a perfect background! An extraordinary shot! This will be a winner I just know it!
Sara :) A favorite for me!!!

6/16/2012 9:17:05 PM

 
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Wow, brilliant shot. I bet we see this again. I hope so.

6/16/2012 10:38:26 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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A wonderful action image! Gold is coming!

6/17/2012 12:07:09 AM

 
Avril Young
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wow!!! if this is your first...what are the next ones going to be like ;)
outstanding photography well done...a winner indeed!

6/17/2012 3:09:16 AM

 
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WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINER

FANTASTIC CAPTURE right to the Favorites
GREAT SHOOTING !!!

Jack

6/17/2012 4:08:08 AM

 
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Wonderful action shot Heather!!!

6/17/2012 12:04:09 PM

 
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Fantastic action shot, Heather! You captured the power of the horses beautifully.

6/17/2012 1:56:14 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Gorgeous! I hope to attend some rodeos this year!

6/17/2012 5:34:49 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Aren't rodeo's such fun?! :) Excellent action capture!!!

6/17/2012 7:27:29 PM

 
Anthony G. Comella
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Superb, Heather you captured the moment perfectly!!

6/17/2012 8:14:09 PM

 
Jeffrey R. Bange
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Absolutely stunning capture Heather, you sure make it difficult for the rest of us. What lens and settings did you use when you took this fantastic shot, a definite favorite in my books.

6/17/2012 8:20:43 PM

 
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I have been photographing Rodeos and Bull Rides for years. You have to anticipate the action and you sure nailed this spot on perfect. Excellent stop action for sure Heather.

6/18/2012 11:12:39 AM

 
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WOW WOW WOW!!!! this is one AWESOME image Heather, I bet you could feel the pounding, WTG!! <><

6/18/2012 12:03:57 PM

 
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A winner girl. This is absolutely stunning. I can't believe the amazing action, how clear the picture is, how sharp the details, and how beautiful the colors. This is photography at the masters level. Added as a favorite to enjoy over and over my dear friend.

6/18/2012 3:52:37 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Fantastic action shot, Heather! Amazing detail! Those horses are beautifully captured! Wow!

6/18/2012 5:55:32 PM

 
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WOW, indeed, Heather!
I've been moving backward in sequence, so I've seen your comment above about its being your first time shooting a rodeo.
Looking at all three photos, I am as stunned as everyone else commenting on them. You've done a phenomenal job with your stop-action images.
Did you know the Calgary Stampede is celebrating its 100th Anniversary next month? (July 6-15.) I think it's Destiny/Opportunity knocking at your door! Grab your camera and a change of clothes --- you have Calgary's Tourist Bureau waiting to see your photos and hire you to work for them!

6/18/2012 11:30:35 PM

 
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Thanks Mary for your kind comments. Yes I did know it was the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede. My son lives in Calgary so at least I would have a place to stay lol. Might have to consider that option.

6/18/2012 11:42:00 PM

 
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Hello Heather!! WOWW!!! THIS IS STUNNING!! I'm sure it's next month's winner!!! ACTION PLUS!!!

6/18/2012 11:54:05 PM

 
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Fantastic action shot, Heather! Never been to a rodeo other than the ones we had on the farm.

6/20/2012 10:55:56 AM

 
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Outstanding colors, clarity and POV Heather, am so enjoying this series, excellent work!

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6/23/2012 6:52:05 PM

 
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Well, for heaven's sakes, look at you. First time shooting at a rodeo and up you come with fantastic images. This is soooo powerful, Heather. I don't know how you managed your great perspective on this. I have just got to get myself to a rodeo. After we move. Know there are some around there.

6/24/2012 9:41:36 AM

 
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Fabulous action capture, Heather! So sharp with beautiful color and details!

6/25/2012 12:52:52 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Super superb, Heather - remarkable stop action, great color, detail - a fantastic low pov, hooves and dust flying - heart-stopping-full-of-action capture! Absolutely perfect. If this doesn't make the Judges stand up, notice and applaud, I don't know what will! Kudos!

6/25/2012 5:14:09 PM

 
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A truly wonderful action shot. You can certainly "feel" the action! I can imagine the thudding hooves, the dirt flying, and the driver urging the horses onward! I have never been to a rodeo with a camera (I have only been to one rodeo that I can remember), but your images inspire me! I will have to go to the next one around here and try my hand at it! Not sure I can compete with your wonderful images though!

7/22/2012 3:56:29 AM

 
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Awesome action shot Heather!

10/5/2012 6:26:58 PM

 
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Huge congrats and very best luck with your beautiful finalists, Heather!!!

10/29/2012 5:41:47 AM

 
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist my friend!!!

10/29/2012 6:57:45 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS Heather, I LOVE this!! <><

10/29/2012 8:32:34 AM

 
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So happy to see this as a finalist, Heather! It's an awesome action shot.

10/29/2012 11:08:29 AM

 
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BIG congrats Heather!

10/29/2012 11:18:20 AM

 
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Awesome Finalist! Congrats!

10/29/2012 11:24:14 AM

 
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So So glad to see this one in the finalist column, Heather.

10/29/2012 2:26:34 PM

 
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Fantastic Finalist, Heather!!! All the best in the next round!

10/29/2012 2:26:43 PM

 
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Wonderful, powerful capture, Heather. So glad it see it recognized. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round.

10/29/2012 2:51:46 PM

 
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What a wonderful image! Congratulations on your Finalist!

10/29/2012 3:11:58 PM

 
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What an outstanding action shot, Heather!! Congrats on your well deserved finalist!!

10/29/2012 5:14:09 PM

 
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Congratulations Heather on a very deserving finalist photo and best of luck in the next round.

10/29/2012 5:18:37 PM

 
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Such a very strong image! Congratulations, Heather, on this great Finalist!

10/29/2012 5:28:16 PM

 
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Awesome action capture Heather! Congratulations!

10/29/2012 7:21:09 PM

 
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Awesome action indeed. Congratulations, Heather.

10/30/2012 2:54:57 AM

 
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Congratulations!

10/30/2012 6:13:44 AM

 
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Lots and lots of action. Great image, Heather! Congratulations.

10/30/2012 6:25:51 AM

 
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Congrats on an amazing finalist, Heather.

10/30/2012 10:05:27 AM

 
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Awesome capture, Heather - congratulations!

10/30/2012 12:45:32 PM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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It's sure a wild ride to the Gold! You sure found another niche for your talents - you did a great job at your first rodeo.

10/30/2012 12:47:43 PM

 
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Unbelievable action so beautifully captured. Congratulations on the Second Place Win my friend.

10/30/2012 1:08:53 PM

 
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Congrats on your beautiful winner, Heather.

10/30/2012 1:16:08 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congratulations on your gold win,Heather :)

10/30/2012 2:15:29 PM

 
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Congratulations!

10/30/2012 2:40:34 PM

 
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Your first time out brings home the gold, Heather. I will take lessons from you my friend. Congratulations on this wonderful winner.

10/30/2012 2:51:13 PM

 
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BIG congrats Heather!!!

10/30/2012 3:24:33 PM

 
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Thanks so much everyone. I just got home and checked my email to find a lovely gold medal. Doing the Happy Dance now.

10/30/2012 3:48:26 PM

 
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Big Congrats on the win!

10/30/2012 3:52:14 PM

 
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Congratulations, Heather! This is a fantastic action image, and well deserving of the gold.

10/30/2012 3:59:42 PM

 
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Congratulations on this wonderful winner Heather!!

10/30/2012 4:00:03 PM

 
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WTG, Heather! Fantastic action captured and what a fantastic capture it is!! Huge congrats on a superb Gold Win!

10/30/2012 4:10:48 PM

 
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Awesome...Congratulations!

10/30/2012 4:25:54 PM

 
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Whoo Hooo! WTG, Heather! HUGE congratulations on your outstanding & well deserved Second Place Winner!!!

10/30/2012 4:43:19 PM

 
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Fantastic work, Heather, on this beautiful Winner!

10/30/2012 4:57:54 PM

 
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Awesome action capture, Heather! Big congrats on your superb winner!

10/30/2012 5:08:43 PM

 
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Congrats on your fantastic win, Heather!

10/30/2012 5:36:33 PM

 
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Hi Heather,big congratulations!!!!!

10/30/2012 5:38:31 PM

 
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WOW! This is fabulous, Heather! If this was your first rodeo, please go back for more! Congratulations on a wonderful Gold Winner!

10/30/2012 7:30:13 PM

 
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Congratulations, so gorgeous!

10/30/2012 11:37:01 PM

 
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Congratulations, Heather!

10/31/2012 1:36:10 AM

 
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Congratulations on this Winner, Heather!

10/31/2012 4:08:22 AM

 
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An incredible capture, Heather! Congratulations on this well deserved Gold winner!!

10/31/2012 5:30:26 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS Heather on your wonderful win, WTG!!! <><

10/31/2012 9:50:31 AM

 
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And they are coming around again, this time for a gold badge! :-) Congrats Heather!

10/31/2012 9:56:55 AM

 
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Wow, Heather, an incredible image SO deserving of a win... CONGRATULATIONS!

10/31/2012 4:24:06 PM

 
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Congratulations on your wonderful winner Heather

10/31/2012 4:34:23 PM

 
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BIG Congrats on a fantastic Winner!!

10/31/2012 5:39:37 PM

 
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Congratulations Heather on your second place win, in my opinion it should have gotten first place.

10/31/2012 8:21:59 PM

 
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Congratulations, Heather!

11/1/2012 3:30:30 AM

 
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Congrats on your triple play and finally some well deserved long overdue gold Heather!!!

11/3/2012 5:47:31 AM

 
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Heather, Congratulations on this Awesome Capture!!This is Perfect!

11/3/2012 8:23:29 AM

 
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Awesome Winner Heather, a huge Congratulations!

11/4/2012 9:24:52 PM

 
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WOWZA! Perfect timing!!

Congratulations on this awesome Gold, 2nd Place Win Heather ... great clarity and perspective!

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11/6/2012 11:50:24 AM

 
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Congratulations on this awesome winner, Heather!

11/12/2012 8:52:32 PM

 
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Receiving an award from Better Photo is just like unwrapping a gift, the thrill is always the same! It is also exciting to be able to send my personal congratulations to each and every one of you and I look forward to seeing the gold though out the galleries. Merna

11/13/2012 12:05:05 PM

 
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Huge Congrats on your Gold Win Heather! Very well deserved!

11/15/2012 1:26:31 AM

 
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