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Mane Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
1/1000th, around f8, late afternoon. B&W conversion though channels, contrast and gaussian added. Bit of dodging and burning around the edges.
© Melanie Snowhite
Nikon D70 Digital ...
Tracy Reehal
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    Wow! All I have to say is...this is a definite winner! Awesome, awesome work!

11/29/2005 8:56:09 AM

Nicole Silvers
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Absolutely gorgeous photo, I love it!

11/29/2005 9:26:46 AM

Shelly L. Rauscher
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Stunning! I love the softness,yet its wild....I'm not good at descriptions. lol I love it!

11/29/2005 9:38:44 AM

Terry L. Ellis
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Amazing work, Melanie! Wildly exciting!

11/29/2005 10:04:49 AM

Stephanie A. Laird
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Melaine this is stunning!!!!

11/29/2005 10:40:25 AM

Linda Boehme
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Melanie, this is fantastic! This horse looks so graceful and playful here. Beautifully done!!!

11/29/2005 11:08:43 AM

Melanie Snowhite
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Thanks for your comments! The owner likes it too. This horse loved the camera and was a born model ;)

11/29/2005 11:54:22 AM

Kirsi Bertolini
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Awesome photo! That mane is pure silk, very well done, congratulations on your finalist!

12/20/2005 6:45:41 AM

Stacey A. Bates
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Congrats on your finalist Melanie, great image!!

12/20/2005 8:36:00 AM

Piotr M. Organa
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Beautiful horse and B/W! Love the background, too. Congrats, Melanie!

12/20/2005 7:55:42 PM

Peggy J. Maguire
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I agree with all the above Melanie ...Outstanding!!!!

12/22/2005 4:49:15 AM

Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on your win Melanie! This is beautiful!

12/23/2005 9:12:21 AM

Melanie Snowhite
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Thank you everyone! I am honored to have gotten Second place. Thank you judges!

12/23/2005 10:45:06 AM

Gary Minish
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This is a gorgeous, b&w equine portrait, Melanie! Great depth and contrast and I love the flying mane. Congratulations on a well deserved win!

12/27/2005 10:47:04 PM

Janessa L. Taber-Webb
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My God, this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I love horses, and I love this portrait!

12/29/2005 12:31:46 AM

Adrianna Province
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This is an AMAZING shot Melanie!! Absolutely beautiful!!! Wonderful job and congratulations!!

12/31/2005 1:34:58 PM

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1/6/2006 1:47:38 PM

Alton I. Vance
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Beautiful work Melanie,
And congradulations on your well deserved win.

1/6/2006 11:12:31 PM

Susie Peek-Swint
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Stunning capture and after ps work Melanie ~ many congrats on your win!

1/13/2006 1:04:44 AM

Christopher J. Budny
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What a beautiful image! Terrific tones on the horse, and that mane, flowing, is terrific!

1/16/2006 6:42:19 PM

Alisha L. Ekstrom
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I saw this come up on the BP's home page & I just had to come comment. It is the most beautiful b&w horse image I've EVER seen. It is a MAGNIFICENT image & I'm glad to see it be a WINNER! It is a VERY well deserved winner:)

1/19/2006 7:02:11 AM

Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on your Second Place win, Melanie!

Cathy :)

1/19/2006 10:07:36 AM

Donna Dunbar
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Absolutely Gorgeous, a big congrats for the contest it is well deserving!!!

1/20/2006 11:39:06 AM

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