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Sundown on the Farm Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
Sundown on the Farm
Sundown on the Farm
Taken in the late PM in the dead of winter. Two exposures were made; one for the sky and the other for the subject.
© Anthony A. Horpel
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    Super combination of the light, color & composition. Great capture Tony!!

2/7/2005 6:54:21 AM

Kara Hendricks
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This is fabulous!! I just entered a red barn today too.. The color contrast is wonderful and the sky is... WOW!!!

2/7/2005 6:59:56 AM

Tammy Nuxoll
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This is Absolutely Stunning Tony!!! I love the composition!!!

2/7/2005 7:50:06 AM

Carla Metzler
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Beautiful shot of the farm. I love that sky, too. Really nice work, Tony!

2/7/2005 1:35:37 PM

Carol Brill
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Wow, what a dramatic capture of light and color here, Tony, beautifully composed and detailed with just spot-on exposure!

2/7/2005 9:54:57 PM

Karen Engelbreth
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Wonderful image - congrats on your POTD, Tony!

2/27/2005 12:11:15 AM

The  Italian  Eye
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don't usually comment on POTD, however I cannot help it this time.
this is a fantastic image, Tony!
well done.


2/27/2005 12:20:26 AM

Evy Johansen
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WOW.... what a beautiful image, Tony! Big congratulations on your POTD!

2/27/2005 12:24:09 AM

Susie Peek-Swint
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Beautiful Tony ~ to me the horses really balance and add that extra touch to this image ~ congrats on potd!

2/27/2005 12:32:34 AM

Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Very, very cool image! Congratulations Tony, on your POTD!

2/27/2005 12:45:27 AM

Sally Armstrong
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It is so perfect it doesn't seem real! Wonderful shot. It is beatiful! Congrats.

2/27/2005 12:57:59 AM

Kathleen L. Nelson
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Positively beautiful image. Congratulations on your POTD!

2/27/2005 3:22:39 AM

Joline Frazier
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Beautiful scene. The light is outstanding. Congratulations on your POTD.

2/27/2005 3:50:32 AM

Donald K. Cherry
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Congrats on your POTD, Tony! this is a fabulous image!

2/27/2005 4:26:38 AM

Terry Cervi
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What gorgeous lighting, Tony! Congrats!

2/27/2005 4:31:52 AM

Anita N. Hogue
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Congratulations on a beautiful image!

2/27/2005 4:33:34 AM

Scott Pedersen

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Great image. Good work.

2/27/2005 4:42:32 AM

Julie Christiansen
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Tony, absolutely stunning. Congrats.

2/27/2005 4:49:37 AM

steven barr
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Just simply a wonderful picture. To me it doesn't seem like winter but spring. Tony can you give details about camera, filters, film settings etc? THANKS and again congrats. I'm off to take pics for my beginning B&W darkroom class ( well not beginning as I have taken classes thru the years but 21 years ago gave up the camera bag for the diaper bag and as Pink Floyd says,' in the blink of an eye'. So I am looking forward to becoming proficient and hope to make it a serious hobby with showing work at the local art fairs one of my goals. Sorry for rambling but the cinnamon rolls are still baking and I'm getting cameras ready to go shoot. Take care and thanks for any input. Steve

2/27/2005 5:07:18 AM

William C. Raco
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Amazing scene, Tony.
Congratulations on the POTD recognition.


2/27/2005 5:14:19 AM

Terri L. Scribner
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Beautiful capture, Tony! Nice balance of light and color!!

2/27/2005 5:50:52 AM

Dan Walters

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Great capture! Love the lighting.

2/27/2005 6:00:59 AM

Katrina M. Scheidler
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Hello Tony
wow its beautiful,great shot,the color in this shot looks so alive, I love it.

2/27/2005 6:01:39 AM

Casey A. Hanson
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Beautiful image Tony, congrats on your POTD! :0)

2/27/2005 6:20:19 AM

Wilma J. Watkins

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Well, it is a beautiful photo, however my first and lasting reaction is, has to be touched up, barn roofs are just not that clean!

2/27/2005 6:45:46 AM

Ed Heaton
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Beautiful image Tony! Congrats on POTD!

2/27/2005 7:32:39 AM

Teresa P.Pelaez
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Congratulations Tony, great image, great colors, nice composition!

2/27/2005 7:57:06 AM

Sanford Dickerson

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Absolutely beautiful image. This is what photography is all about

2/27/2005 8:56:49 AM

Sharon Sharon

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WOW! this is so beautiful! great job! Raggs

2/27/2005 9:41:02 AM

Kathleen K. Parker
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Fabulous image!!! Congrats!!

2/27/2005 11:09:48 AM

Zita A. Strother
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WOW! The compostion is awesome...even the horses are just perfect in placement and postures! I love this image...not only is it great, but it is a Once In A Lifetime moment. Thanks for putting time in a bottle.

2/27/2005 11:44:28 AM

Carol Brill
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Congratulations on this fantastic POTD, Tony!

2/27/2005 11:55:25 AM

Shelly A. Van Camp
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Great picture....well done!

2/27/2005 12:56:10 PM

Dale Ann Cubbage
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Tony, I have a new favorite POTD! This is WOW, FANTASTIC, INCREDIBLE!! Truly an amazing photograph! I love it!! Very inspiring, the colors are terrific, the composition fabulous! I love everything about this!


2/27/2005 1:07:23 PM

Kimberly J. Whipps
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This is unreal. Absolutely gorgeous. The colors are so looks painted. Well done and congrats.

2/27/2005 1:23:14 PM

Katleen R. Struckle
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Stunning image Tony!! Congrats. on POTD!!

2/27/2005 4:55:05 PM

Cathy Barrows
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Absolutely stunning...congrats on the POTD

2/27/2005 6:55:26 PM

Jenn Clarke

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What a beautiful Scene. You captured what people love to see. I could really see this photograph matted and framed on any wall.


2/27/2005 7:03:03 PM

Mary L. Lemley

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Very beautiful farm and green foreground in front of red buildings is great. I would love to see the sky in barn shot. Was it earlier with bright sky? Mary L.

2/27/2005 9:17:23 PM

Lori Carlson
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This makes me want to be able to just jump right in there! A beautiful scene...congratulations!

2/28/2005 7:51:35 AM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Very inspirational and beautiful. Awesome work!! Congratulations!!

3/1/2005 9:01:26 AM

Anthony A. Horpel
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Some of you wanted some more info regarding this shot. As I already stated, this a merger of two exposures; the sky and the farm. The reason for this was the extreme contrast ratio of the sky and the foreground. The white roof of the barn and house were brand new upgrades by the farmer. I used a color enhancer action in Photoshop that is supposed to mimmick Velvia film. That action can be found via Adobe's website. It is free to download and install. Thank you all for your comments. Tony

3/1/2005 1:01:54 PM

Wendy Stevenson
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Congrats on your POTD win with this stunning image. Really really beautiful Tony!!

3/2/2005 11:35:07 AM

Susana Matos
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Absolutely stunning!!!!!!!!!
Cheers from Portugal, Su

3/6/2005 12:32:08 AM

Gail Vitikacs
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Wonderful wonderful wonderful.....and many congratulations!

3/15/2005 7:35:48 PM

Jennifer Rennison

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Gorgeous image, beautifullly composed, Tony!! Congratulations on your finalist!

3/15/2005 7:49:35 PM

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3/16/2005 6:25:31 AM

Jim Kinnunen
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Congratulations Tony!! A beautiful image!!

3/17/2005 6:49:17 AM

Ed Heaton
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Hi Tony,
Congratulations on this tremendous image!

3/17/2005 4:00:13 PM

Jim Kinnunen
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Congrats again on this wining image, Tony!

3/17/2005 4:16:51 PM

Carol Brill
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Congratulations on your win for this superb image, Tony!

3/17/2005 7:40:24 PM

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3/17/2005 7:40:50 PM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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I really like this photograph and am glad to see it win. Great work, congrats.

3/17/2005 11:07:23 PM

Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations on this wonderful winner Tony. Love the drama in the sky!

3/18/2005 5:19:07 AM

bob cornelison
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Excellent shot!

3/18/2005 4:21:09 PM

Jennifer Rennison

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Congratulations on this beautiful win, Tony!

3/19/2005 7:45:27 AM

Leonard Pierce
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Congratulations on your Second Place win, Tony!!!

3/19/2005 3:52:25 PM

Alton I. Vance
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Congratulations. Beautiful work.

3/19/2005 9:10:08 PM

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OMG!!!!...How did this NOT make First Place?!?!?!?!....Wonderful eye and great Digital Darkrooming....It has inspired me to try this taoday!

3/25/2005 5:24:46 AM

Nicole Grimsley

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Another great image! This would look amazing on my wall. Great job and congrats!

4/23/2005 8:57:37 PM

Carrol  A.  Grimes

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Congratulations on an outstanding win!!

3/17/2008 6:27:10 AM

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