Christopher J. Budny Student 2/1/2011 7:07:58 PM

Spectacular work, Jean... she's bound to be impressed with the print! #1349363

Linda Boehme 2/1/2011 7:08:58 PM

Beautiful work, Jean. #9207017

Nikki McDonald 2/1/2011 7:30:30 PM

Splendid photo(s) and excellent work Jean. This looks terrific. I love it. #9207026

Datha Y. Thompson 2/1/2011 7:31:58 PM

G O R G E O U S ! ! ! #9207028

Michele Peterson 2/1/2011 9:56:42 PM

Fabulous!!! You did a wonderful job on this beautiful image, she will be so pleased!! #9207071

Cindy Bendush 2/1/2011 11:44:31 PM

Beautiful work Jean! #9207108

Usman M. Bajwa 2/1/2011 11:50:52 PM

Beautiful capture and treatment, Jean.

UB. #9207114

Michelle Alton 2/2/2011 2:41:30 AM

I have no doubt that all your work was well worth the time it took. This is absolutely outstanding, Jean. #9207223

Marcie A. Fowler 2/2/2011 8:11:43 AM

Simply gorgeous. I absolutely love this image. #9207850

Mariann Kovats 2/2/2011 12:13:07 PM

This is stunning work Jean! I am sure, we'll see this again! I think, it worth all the time you put in it. It is a masterwork! #9208349

Patricia A. Coblentz 2/3/2011 6:48:28 PM

Outstanding work, Jean...a beautiful concept and result!! #9211258

Martin Cregg 2/4/2011 4:25:39 AM

Jean - this is realy a great picture. Your time investment was well spent. #9211956

Phyllis Burchett 2/6/2011 7:43:37 PM

Gorgeous image and DD work Jean! #9217544

Leslie McLain 2/11/2011 6:41:15 PM

Amazing image and DD work, Jean. #9233489

Nancyj Hovey 3/20/2011 7:04:09 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9302413

Nikki McDonald 3/20/2011 7:12:20 PM

This is truly a stunning image and worthy of a win, Jean -- congratulations on the finalist and good luck! #9302455

Christopher J. Budny 3/20/2011 7:25:44 PM

Glad to see this beauty make it to Finalist; best of luck! #9302548

Karen E. Baumann 3/20/2011 9:08:28 PM

Beautiful, Jean! This will add to joy for your model the hang this winner on the wall! Best of luck in the next round! #9303000

Patricia A. Coblentz 3/20/2011 9:42:06 PM

Ah, yes...this is so beautiful, Jean...big congratulations to you :)) #9303130

Katarina Mansson 3/21/2011 12:04:12 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding and beautiful finalist Jean! #9303460

John Rivera 3/21/2011 4:12:50 AM

Congratulations Jean on this beautiful Finalist! #9303987

Jessica Jenney 3/21/2011 7:02:28 AM

Congratulations, Jean on your beautiful finalist! #9304802

Mitch Spence 3/21/2011 12:30:42 PM

A gorgeous, powerful animal, and a gorgeous, powerful image, Jean. Congratulations. #9305755

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 3/21/2011 1:09:33 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! Beautiful and powerful Jean! #9305868

Jean E. Hildebrant 3/21/2011 3:01:32 PM

Thanks to all of you for your kind words! Glad to see this get a finalist! I think it will make the rider feel even better about buying a print :D #9306338

Phyllis Burchett 3/21/2011 5:02:58 PM

Congrats Jean! #9306735

Bunny Snow 3/21/2011 9:58:24 PM

So beautiful, Jean, it looks like a well done painting. The lighting is amazing, as is your sharpness and capture of details. All the photoshop work is superb. I can see the reason you won. This is an amazing piece of art. #9307481

Christopher J. Budny 3/22/2011 5:03:12 PM

No surprise, this! Congratulations again, Jean! #9309854

Patricia A. Coblentz 3/22/2011 5:33:11 PM

I'm thrilled for you, Jean...congratulations on your stunning gold winner!! #9310113

Kara Hendricks 3/22/2011 5:33:58 PM

Congrats Jean!! Just gorgeous!! #9310121

Nancyj Hovey 3/22/2011 5:49:21 PM

on your very deserving WINNER!!! #9310262

Michele Peterson 3/22/2011 5:50:15 PM

Congratulations Jean! A beautiful image!! #9310274

Phyllis Burchett 3/22/2011 6:20:18 PM

Congrats Jean on this wonderful winner! #9310540

Cindy Bendush 3/22/2011 6:47:09 PM

Big congrats on your fabulous win! #9310697

Nikki McDonald 3/22/2011 7:03:01 PM

And all your hard work pays off, Jean. Wonderful vision, beautifully executed. I'm only sorry your other finalists did not garner a win, too :) Congratulations on the 2nd place win here. #9310807

Bob Cournoyer 3/22/2011 7:49:25 PM

:-) #9310917

Jillian Danielson 3/22/2011 10:01:54 PM

CONGRATS Jean!!!! SOOOOOO happy for you!! #9311072

Mary K. Robison 3/23/2011 12:57:17 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned win, Jean! This is a true work of art! #9311238

Katarina Mansson 3/23/2011 2:45:33 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding winner Jean! #9311400

Katarina Mansson 3/23/2011 4:10:12 AM

And...congrats on your feature in DD! #9311561

Jessica Jenney 3/23/2011 5:30:32 AM

Congratulations, Jean on your fabulous win! #9311889

Michelle Alton 3/23/2011 8:01:23 AM

Brilliant, super image and an Outstanding winner, Jean. Congratulations! #9312328

Stanley C. Sims 3/23/2011 12:37:43 PM

All I can add is "WOW". Congratulations Jean on your outstanding work with this image. #9312782

Jean B. Hall 3/23/2011 12:48:37 PM

Totally AWESOME! #9312817

Mark Dodge 3/23/2011 1:48:20 PM

Nice work on this, Jean. Very convincing. Congratulations on your Gold and also for making DD #096 featured photo. #9312940

Evy Johansen 3/23/2011 11:26:21 PM

Beautiful! Great work! Big congratulations on your beautiful win! #9313700

Usman M. Bajwa 3/23/2011 11:59:13 PM

Good to see this again. Huge CONGRATZ on striking Gold, Jean!!!

UB. #9313748

Robert D. Proctor 3/24/2011 5:48:17 AM

Beautiful work, congratulations on your win! #9314213

Merna L. Nobile 3/24/2011 3:12:53 PM

Yes, you heard right! Congratulations you are a winner! Merna


Kathy Cline 3/25/2011 1:01:34 PM

Just Beautiful.
A well deserved award Jean! #9317193

Datha Y. Thompson 3/26/2011 8:26:01 PM

Congratulations!! So GORGEOUS Jean!! :) #9319128

Lydia Williams 3/27/2011 6:42:30 AM

Wow, gorgeous, Jean. Congratulations on your golden win! #9319754

Carolyn M. DAlessandro 4/3/2011 1:39:52 PM

Stellar work!!!! Congratulations! #9332558

Susana Heide 4/3/2011 5:11:24 PM

She must be so excited about the results of this shoot!!! Your creation is absolutely GORGEOUS Jean!!! A hearty CONGRATS is in order!!! :O) #9332810

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This is a composite of two images. I shot the background at the Verde River in Scottsdale, AZ and the horse and rider is Stefanie Maas of Cave Creek, AZ on her gorgeous new mount, Rohan. He is a Friesian gelding and so beautiful and gentle. I added a couple of texture layers and lots of hours extracting and editing :)

Exif: F Number: 18, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 1/10 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 33.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT

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