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The One That Got Away Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
The One That Got Away
The One That Got Away
Taken at the Calif. Cattlemen Assoc. Rodeo in La Honda.
1/2000@5.6, ISO 400, 55mm

© Marla  A. Lehr
Canon EOS 20D Digi...
Anita Ott
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    Wow, totally awesome. I love this shot and your added border is great. Exactly how did you do this? Haven't seen one like this before, but it is great. I see big things for this photo, great job.

8/4/2005 6:53:13 PM

Dana Whitford
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Awesome editing.

8/4/2005 7:08:26 PM

Kay E. Mahoney
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I agree with Anita on this. It is awesome. I haven't seen one like this either. I think we'll be seeing it again.

8/4/2005 9:17:58 PM

Susana Heide
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This is one of the best uses I have seen for the "coming out of the frame" effect! Awesome work!

8/4/2005 9:31:53 PM

Ronald Balthazor
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Perfect. Excellent treatment, Marla.

8/4/2005 9:41:01 PM

Cheri K. OBrien

member since: 4/24/2005

I love it! Wonderful action shot, you've gone above and beyond by taking the riding right out of a movie set. Like a 3D television effect.

8/4/2005 10:17:12 PM

Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Outstanding image, Marla! I love it!

8/5/2005 12:44:15 AM

Paul Sikora

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Marla, this is a very imaginative way to present this image and for me this is the best I've seen on this site. You should have a winner

8/5/2005 12:49:06 AM

Rakesh Syal
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This is a great capture and great presentation, Marla!

8/5/2005 1:18:20 AM

Mary  Clarke
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Great image - fantastic effects Marla.

8/5/2005 3:45:22 AM

Marla  A. Lehr

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Wow!! Hi everyone and thanks so much for your kind and encouraging comments. I liked the shot to begin with, great looking horse, but it begged to be somethng other then a snapshot. There was a no score for this ride, by the way, because the calf had to be roped around the horns which were heavely padded. None of the old "yank 'em off their feet". Anita, this was done in PSCS2 using lots and lots of layers. The horse/rider and then the calf were extracted from the original background. The background was replaced with clouds/dust and I added extra dust with an airbrush. Lots of fun to do.

8/5/2005 5:40:03 PM

Howie Nordström
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This is really well done!! Congratulations on being a finalist.

10/21/2005 3:55:18 AM

Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Marla and good luck in the next round! Love your work on this!!!

10/21/2005 8:45:39 AM

Lori S. Aschbrenner
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Congratulations, Marla!! This is so AWESOME! I love your post-processing. Just wonderful.

10/22/2005 8:24:08 AM

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Nice concept.

10/22/2005 10:38:28 AM

Marla  A. Lehr

member since: 1/12/2005

Howie, Kristi, Lori and Judges. Thanks so much for your kind comments. They mean the world to me.

10/22/2005 1:16:57 PM

Lisa Chatelain

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Love what you did with this and the humor in the title.

10/22/2005 9:18:16 PM

Robert Mann
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Great work on this, Marla! Love the action flowing out of the frame. Excellent FX. Big, huge, marvelous congrats on your first place win!

10/23/2005 10:42:37 AM

Melissa  L. Zavadil
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10/23/2005 11:11:50 AM

Terry L. Ellis
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Marla, congratulations on this remarkable first place win! Excellent work!

10/23/2005 11:21:52 AM

Rakesh Syal
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I knew it Marla, Congratulations!!!! And God bless you!!!

10/23/2005 11:40:09 AM

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CONGRATULATIONS on your First place winner,Marla!!!

10/23/2005 11:53:32 AM

Karen Rahlf
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Wow! Great effects. Congrats!

10/23/2005 12:28:13 PM

Marla  A. Lehr

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I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS. I am thrilled beyond words. Thank you Rakesh, Karen, Khawala, Terry, Melissa, Robert and thanks to the judges. This puts new life into my efforts to become a better photographer and digital artist.

10/23/2005 1:03:41 PM

Bill Houghton
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This is outstanding work Marla. Great job. Congratulations.

10/23/2005 1:31:02 PM

Jill M. Flusemann
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Congrats, Marla! This is awesome!

10/23/2005 2:16:16 PM

Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on your First Place Win!

10/23/2005 3:29:30 PM

Wendy Stevenson
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BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your FIRST PLACE win Marla!!! Woohoo!!!!

10/23/2005 4:03:16 PM

Kay Beausoleil
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Great impact and an interesting effect -- congratulations on your first prize win, Marla!

10/23/2005 4:20:37 PM

Evy Johansen
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Fantastic work and a beautiful image, Marla! Big congratulations on your well deserved first prize win!

10/23/2005 7:19:00 PM

Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations, Marla!

Cathy :)

10/23/2005 7:19:57 PM

Sharon  Day
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Big congratulations on this outstanding 1st place win, Marla!!! WTG!!!

10/23/2005 7:27:50 PM

Kristi A. Howson
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hey Girl!!! so glad to see this one make it all the way Marla!!!! Congratulations on this wonderful First Place Win.

10/23/2005 8:00:25 PM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Great work, congratulations!!

10/23/2005 10:31:54 PM

Marla  A. Lehr

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Thank you Kristi, Bill, Jill, Wendy, Kay, Evy, Cathy, Sharon and Donna. This is such a thrill and I appreciate your taking the time to comment.

10/23/2005 11:09:35 PM

Cynthia M. Wiles
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I never saw this one...I Love it!!

10/24/2005 7:00:28 AM

Jennifer Jones
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Amazing work, Marla! COngratulations on your well deserved win!

10/24/2005 9:18:15 AM

Katrina Diaz
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COOL rodeo capture, Marla! I LOVE it! Congrats!

10/24/2005 1:45:51 PM

Mary  Clarke
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Many congratulations on your First Place Winner - fantastic image.

10/24/2005 2:56:56 PM

Donna W. Neal
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This is such a great picture to do the 3-D effect on. Many congratulation on your win Marla

10/24/2005 5:18:29 PM

Lori S. Aschbrenner
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10/25/2005 8:00:59 AM

bob cornelison
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Nice work!

10/25/2005 8:42:54 AM

Sherrye Nozaki
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Top shape Marla! I really like the photo and the presentation:)


10/28/2005 12:48:42 AM

Lewis P. Church
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Good work, it's a fun shot.

10/29/2005 5:03:03 PM

Julie Christiansen
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Superb work.

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