The Ride! Yee HA

© Melissa L. Zavadil

The Ride! Yee HA

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic 5/13/2005 6:51:24 AM

Melissa the little guy did get to go riding. This is a super image of a very happy little boy.

LOVE THIS....Kerby #248610

Michelle R. Kovach 5/13/2005 7:01:14 AM

So Cute Melissa! Great shot! #1347605

Kara L. Hendricks 5/13/2005 7:43:52 AM

So very cute Melissa.. I love it!! A TRUE COWBOY!!! #1347732

Lynn Crawford 5/13/2005 8:42:59 AM

Great, glad to see he got the Ride, very nice shot, love the soft tones in this :) #1347915

S J 5/13/2005 8:48:50 AM

Oh this is so cute, Melissa!! Wonderful coloring too!! #1347946

Alisha L. Ekstrom 5/13/2005 9:05:45 AM

I'm so glad he got his little ride. You did an excellent job on this photo. It turned out super!! LOVE IT!! He's such a handsome little cowboy!!! #1348010

Carla Metzler 5/13/2005 9:40:16 AM

This is so cute, Melissa! #1348104

Laurence Saliba level-classic 5/13/2005 9:48:23 AM

Adorable image Melissa!!!!! #1348131

Tammy L. Odell 5/13/2005 9:49:33 AM

Cute capture Melissa!! Great effects!! #1348134

Lori S. Aschbrenner 5/13/2005 10:05:27 AM

Great job, Melissa! #1348175

Colette M. Metcalf 5/13/2005 12:56:00 PM

Cute shot, Melissa!!! #1348604

Olivia Navarro 5/13/2005 1:02:47 PM

Wow, lots of work on this one, Melissa! It looks great! Very nice choice of filters. He's such a cutie! #1348630

Judy S. Fung 5/13/2005 1:23:04 PM

Such a cute image, Melissa! Terrific work on this! #1348685

Goshka G. 5/13/2005 2:11:43 PM

Very well done, Melissa!! #1348797

Patty Razonable 5/13/2005 4:40:05 PM

An adorable photograph very well done with the effects, Melissa!! #1349127

Terry R. Hatfield 5/13/2005 4:43:25 PM

Beautiful Editing Melissa!!Love The Tones:-) #1349135

Danilo Piccioni level-classic 5/13/2005 11:16:30 PM

Fantastic one! I see that someone else aside frm me is enjoing the MTTC filters! #1349798

Marcie A. Fowler 5/17/2005 11:39:39 AM

Absolutely beautiful. Love the soft, muted, hand tinted feel this image has. Excellent effect for the moment captured. Nothing like a small child on a horse!! Glad he got his ride! #1361963

Olivia Navarro 6/21/2005 2:54:27 PM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist, Melissa!!!! Your work on this paid off! #1498176

Martin Witt 6/21/2005 3:11:20 PM

Congrats on a Superb piece of work! Well done! Cheers....Martin #1498250

Lynn Crawford 6/21/2005 4:14:54 PM

Congrats on being a finialist :) #1498938

Alisha L. Ekstrom 6/21/2005 4:17:10 PM

Yippee Melissa!! Congrats on being a finalist...Good luck:):) #1498973

Cindy Paquette 6/21/2005 5:18:41 PM

Congrats Melissa! #1499779

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 6/21/2005 5:22:17 PM

AwesomE! Big Congratulations! #1499814

Kara L. Hendricks 6/21/2005 8:53:29 PM

Congrats Melissa!!! Best of luck!! This is too cute!! #1501628

Sandy Landon 6/21/2005 10:32:32 PM

Congratulations!!! #1502027

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic 6/21/2005 10:55:04 PM


Congratulations on this beautiful finalist.

Good luck in the finals.

Kerby #1502150

Jim Kinnunen level-classic 6/21/2005 11:21:52 PM

A big congratulations on your excellent finalist, Melissa!!! #1502335

Judy S. Fung level-classic 6/22/2005 3:09:28 AM

Congrats, Melissa! #1502824

S J level-classic 6/22/2005 5:25:01 AM

Congratulations on this cute Finalist, Melissa!! #1503656

Claudette Foote level-classic 6/22/2005 5:31:56 AM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist, Melissa! this so beautiful and goodluck on the next round .. Bravo! #1503700

cj patterson 6/22/2005 6:54:36 AM

Congratulations on this well deserved finalist!!! #1504412

Dale Ann Cubbage 6/22/2005 7:19:21 AM

Many congrats on this great finalist, Melissa!

da #1504592

Laura Clay-Ballard 6/22/2005 7:53:14 AM

gorgeous.... congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!! #1504767

KHAWLA Haddad 6/22/2005 12:07:59 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Melissa !!!
Wonderful job love this image! #1506335

Carla Metzler 6/22/2005 3:35:29 PM

Congratulations on this really cute finalist image, Melissa! #1507292

Nobu Nagase 6/22/2005 7:26:59 PM

What a wonderful image it is!!!
...a photo to be remembered for a long time...
Many congratulations on your finalist, Melissa!!!

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You'all asked if he got his ride?? Well...... Here it is! He was a very very happy boy! :o)

Although this is probably not a typical entry for a digital darkroom photo I felt that it was fitting. There are five different filters used on this photo to achieve this soft yet tough look including but not limited to: warming filter, vitality filter, and soft posterization filter. I desaturated the photo and tinted it. I cloned out the leads hand from the bottom right of the photo and reconstructed the horse using other parts of his hair and bridle.

Uploaded on 5/13/2005 6:26:59 AM Photo Contest Finalist

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