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Bucking Bronco
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Bucking Bronco
Bucking Bronco
I took this picture at sunup, as the cowboy was on a ledge
© Ann  G. Martin
 
 
 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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    What a shot! Doesn't look of this world!

4/28/2003 11:08:00 AM

 
Nancy  L. Ferrell

member since: 9/8/2001
 

Just beautiful

 
Jeff Galbraith
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member since: 8/20/2001
 

Hi Ann,
What can I say--simply incredible capture--I think we have a winner for this month's contest.

 
Peggy Wolff
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member since: 2/26/2003
 

This is absolutly amazing! But I don't think I understand it. Did you take several photos and super impose them? Where is the light coming from? Where is he? What are they standing on? I would love more information on this incrediable shot.

 
Ann  G. Martin

member since: 8/9/2003
 

 
Well I am glad you like it! Thank you!
I was on a photo shoot with several
people in Rome, Oregon, the cowboy was
chasing the horse's for us, this was
taken as thesun came up, I just kept shooting, this is what it looked like,
I had to lighten it up some, but other then that this is it. I started taking
the picture's as the cowboy and the dog came over the ridge, I also have a couple more that I like too, the horse's and there were actually more as you will see in my other one's, they were kicking the dust up,make's a neat picture doesn't it?

 
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Wonderful work, Ann. It is well composed, lit and just screams ranch life. Well done!!

 
Peggy Wolff
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member since: 2/26/2003
 

Ann, I have never seen anything like it! Sounds like a wonderful experience as well! I certainly hope this makes the grand prize next month. Do you submit photos to regular photo competition? I certainly hope you submit this somewhere, it is a step towards your masters.

 
Ann  G. Martin

member since: 8/9/2003
 

Yes Margaret I try, I sent picture's but not this one, to Black River Publishing, and had one published of
Bryce Canyon, I guess I just don't know
where to go with a lot of them, I guess
I am not that sure of myself, we are rver's now and travel all over the northwest, have been all across Canada,
and Nova Scotia, so I have lot's of picture's, just have to find a place or
magazine that would be interested in any of them, Thank You for your input,
I really really appreciate it.
Thank's again Ann

 
Debbie S.
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member since: 1/7/2002
 

WOW!!! I don't know what to say...They are all beautiful. I hope you can gain the confidence to show some of your images, because others should be able to see them. What a treat! They have an etherial quality without losing the excitement of the action. Awsome!

 
Gary Minish
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WOW!!! is right! What a fantastic capture! You did an exceptional job of composing it and the exposure is great! The first one is definitely the best of the bunch for me because of the particular composition, but they are all great! I agree with the others....this should definitely be a winner this month!

 
Elizabeth A. Zibas
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member since: 2/4/2002
 

Nice and moody. Fantastic capture.

 
Damian P. Gadal
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These are wonderful!

 
Jeff Galbraith
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member since: 8/20/2001
 

Hi Ann,
Any chance that I could talk you into Emailing me a copy of this shot? It would love to have this image as wall paper for my PC.

 
Patrick Campbell
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member since: 4/21/2002
 

Wonderful capture, love the lighting and the bucking horse. Great job!

 
Sharon J. Wilson

member since: 1/16/2003
 

I am delighted to know that this is a REAL photo, not pasted together with photoshop. Good on you, girl!

 
Peggy Wolff
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member since: 2/26/2003
 

Sharon that was my thought as well! Ann, I can't imagine how excited you got when you got your pictures back!? Or do you shoot digitally? Either way! I think this is the best photo that I have EVER seen.

 
Debbie S.
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member since: 1/7/2002
 

Congratulations Ann...this is a winner in my book!!!

 
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Congrats, Ann!

 
Ruth Denton

member since: 10/20/2002
 

Congratulations, Ann. Stunning photo!

 
Gary Minish
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Could easily be a Grand prize, Ann! Good luck!

 
Judith G. Secco
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member since: 12/18/2002
 

I agree with Gary. My thoughts exactly. Incredible photo, Ann.
Judy

 
Judy M. Sayers

member since: 1/2/2003
 

OUTSTANDING!! All three shots are incredible. Congratulations Ann!

 
Peggy Wolff
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member since: 2/26/2003
 

Congrats on making finials! I will be shocked it this doesn't make the grand prize winner. Good luck!

 
Ann  G. Martin

member since: 8/9/2003
 

 
Thank You Everyone, I am just thrilled to be a finalist, there are a lot of great photographer's that have been picked, I have never won anything really great yet, I won a few first place's at the fair, but would love to win something special just once, but your comment's have been so great that I am just so happy with that, that if I don't win I will keep trying, thank's again

 
A&J 

member since: 3/11/2002
 

Just another voice yelling, "Great shots!" Keep up the wonderful work and we are blessed to have you sharing it with us!

 
Stephanie Adams
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member since: 10/17/2001
 

Ooooooohhh, I love both of these! Really great work!Good luck to you!

 
Dolores Neilson
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I do hope you make Grand prize with your outstanding entry,Ann!! I'm rooting for you!!

I just had to vote for this at Fotosurf!! Didn't even have to give it a second thought!! A winner for sure! Good luck!

 
Beverly Joanne Hoover

member since: 11/22/2000
 

Ann;
Your photo's are beautiful. They show the action of cowboys, horses & western ranching. True to life.
These are winners for sure. You should definitely market them all.
Beverly J.

 
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Congratulations on your win, Ann. It's an excellent image!

 
Katherine Chan

member since: 4/15/2002
 

Congrats on your win, Ann! Actually all four here are great shots! Hope to see more of your winning shots soon!

 
Peggy Wolff
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member since: 2/26/2003
 

I can NOt believe that this didn't win the grand prize, but it is still my favorite all time photo EVER. I love the fact that this photo was taken by someone who obviously knows photography and not just someone using a point and shoot camera and got lucky on some shot of their kid or pet. This photo obviously took a ton of work to set it up. I am equally as thrilled that this was not put together in PS, it is a photograph in the purest form. Its what photography was meant to be. I for one do not think that this got the proper recogintion it deserves. But it is a winner in my book! Thank you for sharing this amaazing photo with us!

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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member since: 11/30/2000
 

This is one of the most wonderful pictures I have ever seen. Congratulations, Ann.
Kathleen

 
Penny Steiner
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member since: 7/16/2002
 

I saw this photo and couldn't believe your story about how you shot the photo. They are all so wonderful and the way you got to shot them was the best. Congrats.

 
Gary Minish
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I concur with Margaret, Ann. This should have been no less than a First Place. It's still there in my ratings :-) Congratulations on your win!

 
Jeff Galbraith
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member since: 8/20/2001
 

Congratulations Ann,
I knew that you couldn't miss with this amazing shot, but I'm suprized that you didn't place higher.

 
Daniel B. B. McNeill
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member since: 9/17/2002
 

Hi Ann, Words can not explains how great the Bucking Bronco photo is, to me it's a FIRST PLACE WINNER.

 
Dolores Neilson
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FIRST PLACE WINNER TO ME TOO, ANN! THis is different, lovingly photographed and the lighting just blows the kbs out of many images here!! A winner to me!

 
Ann  G. Martin

member since: 8/9/2003
 

I am also disappointed, I don't really know what they want, I guess the judge's like manipulated photo's more then the real thing, oh well, live and learn I reckon, I will keep trying, I will have a different e-mail after this week, but I so enjoy this photo contest, just getting feedback help's a lot, I guess I will put in a little bit of everything and see what happen's, and good luck to you all too, thank's for giving me your input and making me feel better - Ann

 
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I can't stay silent any longer. Ann your photo is terrific. Is it the best out of March's 6000 plus entries? I think you and your well wishers are giving the judges a bum rap. The GP winner is crystal clear, also a wonderful photo and not manipulated with PS. Most of the winners weren't. As a matter of fact Kenneth had another entry that could have won the Grand Prize. I also got discouraged (among other things) and almost quit posting at BP. But I'm glad I didn't or I would have missed your wonderful image as well as the other winners and I would miss all the give and take from the BP family. So hang in there!!

 
Debbie S.
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Ann, it should have gotten 1st, manipulation or not manipulation....it is an incredible image that stands out from the rest. I'm so happy that I'm not the only one who feels this way.

 
Ann  G. Martin

member since: 8/9/2003
 

Well Murry, it's like this, some picture's that are crystal clear, does not necessarily make them good picture's, some picture's like painting's give you an impression, I like sharpness in some, but softness also can make a great picture, take a look at the painting's in a gallery, none of them are sharp, and most you have to stand back to look at, right?
To me a camera shot should be like a painting, something you would like on the wall of your living room or whatever, that's just me I guess. Ok I'll shut up!

 
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My comments were in no way critical of your photo--as a matter of fact I think it is wonderful and would have placed it first in the animal catagory. I guess the point I was trying to make was that this is a contest judged by a committee trying to pick one BEST photo out of over 6000 so your odds are pretty slim of having the GP winner. You shouldn't be discouraged!! Enter the photo on other sites and competitions and it will win. I do take exception to you saying that a manipulated photo is not the real thing. I see no difference in manipulating a photo in PS than using darkroom teqhniques, filters, zoom lenses or for that matter shooting in controlled areas like zoos, game preserves, etc. I'll shut up also :0) I love "bucking Bronco" and the other photos from that series and look forward to seeing more of your fine images. Regards--Murry.

 
Barbara K. 
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member since: 1/10/2003
 

You work blew me away Ann! You are an inspiration to us all. I am looking forward to seeing more of yours in the winners spot. Congrats!

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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member since: 9/27/2002
 

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Ann! Your work is excellent, and I love all the photos you've posted! Just to add my two cents, I understand what Murry's saying. I get discouraged, too, but then I look at the big picture and see how many entries there are each month, and what a tough job the judges have, trying to narrow it down to the winning entries. I guess that's why I love the comments section, because I can feel good about some of the photos I post when there is positive feedback, and I have grown as a photographer by receiving constructive criticism. So, it's all good! I hope this doesn't seem preachy or anything. It's just the way I feel. Keep up the great work!

Cathy :)

 
Patricia (Pat) C. Exum
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Congrats Ann,
This is an amazing shot...It would make a great book cover about cowboys!
Absolutely beautiful!

Par

 
Christopher B. 
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WOW I just love that photo with the rider on the ledge and the others are great too awsome.
you should exhibit them in a gallery
look forward to more great work
Christopher b

 
Tanya  Everett
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member since: 3/22/2006
 

Congrats!! That is an amazing photo!!!

5/5/2006 12:18:26 PM

 
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