Rodeo Cowboys

© Katrina McMeans

Rodeo Cowboys

Dr Silly level-classic August 16, 2005

Like this graphic pen effect Katrina. Did you try the effect in color?

Bump a nose and have some fun.
Dr Silly

Katrina McMeans August 16, 2005

Thanks! I wanted to try it in color, but Microsoft Photo Editor can't do it unless it's black and white... : (
~K #1725409

Katherine K August 16, 2005

Katrina-- yet another fantastic conversion! I'd really like to see the original of this one too!! :) #1725939

Katrina McMeans August 17, 2005

Thanks Katherine! My comouter isn't working well at the moment, but I'll try to upload the original one and then the one in B%W. Thanks again!
~K #1726799

Katrina McMeans August 18, 2005

I tried to upload those pics computer is too slow! I'll have to do it next time I go to the library (on account of the DSL there ; )
In the meantime though, you're not really missing much. The reason I fooled around with this pic is because it lookes lousy on it's own! B&W looks fine, but the color one is really not so hot. However, I'll try to get them up here for you to see ASA{!
~K #1729989

Katrina McMeans August 18, 2005

OK, let me see if these upload now... #1731573

Jessica L. Richard August 18, 2005

very nice image, great effects! #1732534

Katrina McMeans August 18, 2005

Thanks, Jessica!
~K #1732839

robert burks August 20, 2005

...nicely captured and augmented Katrina...your gallery has some really nice shotes...well done! #1739406

Katrina McMeans August 20, 2005

Thank you, Robert! Your gallery has some really GREAT shots!
~K #1742746

Stephanie Laird level-classic August 24, 2005

Katrina, exellent image and effects that you applied. I checked out your gallery and you have great images! #1762064

Katrina McMeans August 25, 2005

Thanks a lot, Stephanie!
~K #1766705

Lani T. Broadbent level-classic August 26, 2005

Outstanding creative photo, Katrina! I like the B&W best. Great shadows and wonderful composition! #1767952

Katrina McMeans August 26, 2005

Thanks so much, Lani! I appreciate you commenting!
~K #1770639

Joyce ONeil August 26, 2005

Very creative effects #1770642

Katrina McMeans August 26, 2005

Thank you, Joyce! #1771193

Cliff & Patti Smith August 27, 2005

Great effects Katrina! May I add....nice looking cowboys too:) #1773063

Katrina McMeans August 27, 2005

Thanks a lot, Patricia! I thought they were good-looking too! ; )
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Daniel Diaz August 27, 2005

Perfect shot for the Graphic pen tool!!! Great Job!!!! #1773288

Katrina McMeans August 27, 2005

Thanks for the praise, Daniel! Means a lot!
~K #1773473

ADILSON F. FERREIRA August 27, 2005

Fantastic image and effect Katrina!!!
I love colors too and you have a wonderful gallery with great images!!! #1773841

Katrina McMeans August 27, 2005

Thank you so much, Adilson! I appreciate your comment!
~K #1773853

Brenton Schuetz August 27, 2005

You have captured some emotions I would not normally associate with cowboys(my ignorance). Your choice of effects is spot on and creates a timeless quality to the image. Good work! #1774577

Katrina McMeans August 27, 2005

Glad you like it, Brenton! Thanks for the praise!
~K #1774585

Paula Showen August 27, 2005

I LOVE THIS!!! What a perfect effect for this image! Excellent work! #1775048

Abdullah AL Hazza August 28, 2005

Just a wonderful image, beautifully composed and executed! #1775366

Katrina McMeans August 28, 2005

Thanks for your praise, Abdullah! I appreciate you commenting!
~K #1775826

Terrill Province August 28, 2005

You've done a wonderful job with this image! It would make a great 11x14 for your wall!!! #1778375

Katrina McMeans August 29, 2005

Thanks Terrill! That's a great idea!
~K #1781071

Audrea Telkamp August 31, 2005

I love this Katrina!! Outstanding effect!! #1788995

Katrina McMeans August 31, 2005

Thanks for the praise, Audrea!
~K #1789024

Kirsi Bertolini August 31, 2005

Awwww! Play something country!! I'd print this one to my wall in a heartbeat! Great editing and pretty cool models... #1789096

Katrina McMeans August 31, 2005

Thanks for commenting, Kirsi! You know, I've been thinking of printing up my cowboy pictures to put in my would match in pretty well with my vintage boots and vintage cowboy outfits and ropes and such! Great decorating idea!
~K #1789856

Kaye Burazin September 09, 2005

Thanks Katrina for your critique on my gallery pics. Yeah today's entry was out of focus but wanted to see how big a pic could be zoomed in and cropped before it became grainy. Sometimes I just want to go back to auto shot instead of manual settings, but my goal is to learn something new everyday, be it when capturing a scene or applying an effect in a software program.
Your gallery is very impresive, love this effect.Looks like you're having alot of fun! #1818432

Katrina McMeans September 09, 2005

Thank you for your praise, Kaye! I understand about wanting to go back to auto shooting sometimes! I shoot on auto mostly, but then, you are actually learning things whereas I am mostly just taking pictures!
~K #1818710

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe September 09, 2005

Great bw portrait! Love the presentation!

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Nina Shields level-addict September 10, 2005

Katrina, great work; you took a good shot and turned it into pure art with your masterful application of effects; very well done! #1820438

Katrina McMeans September 10, 2005

Thanks so much for commenting, Nina! This is one of my favorite pictures!
~K #1820690

Katrina McMeans September 10, 2005

Oh my goodness!!! I am SOOOOOOOO sorry, Candice! I didn't mean to ignore you, I somehow didn't see your comment until I was just going through here!
It is a pleasure to have such a great photographer comment favorably on my picture!
~K #1821771

Nobu Nagase September 10, 2005

Great choice of effect you used on this photo, Katrina.
The face down pose adds the mystry to the image as well. Great presentation!
...removing the power line (in the original) was also excellent...

Lori L. Thomas September 10, 2005

Wow! You've executed your effects so well here. This is a fabulous work of art. Nicely done! #1821972

Stephen Zacker September 10, 2005

Super image and effects #1821984

Katrina McMeans September 10, 2005

Thank you, Nobi, Lori and Stephen for your pleseant comments on my picture!
Nobi, I also noticed that the cowboy looking down seemed somewhat mysterious!
Thanks again to all three of you! I appreciate it!
~K #1822450

Claudia Kuhn level-classic September 10, 2005

Cool bw effects Katrina, I liked the color version as well. #1822471

Katrina McMeans September 10, 2005

Thank you so much for commenting, Claudia!
~K #1822482

S P Mukherji September 14, 2005

Absolutely splendid. Looks so nice with the graphic pen effect! Very appropriate indeed!! #1836014

Katrina McMeans September 14, 2005

Thanks a lot, S P!
~K #1837578

Laura Clay-Ballard September 24, 2005 the effects you applied. fabulous work! #1879072

Katrina McMeans September 24, 2005

Thanks for the praise, Laura!
~K #1879439

Roxanne M. Bubar September 25, 2005

Wonderful effects and image. #1880906

Katrina McMeans September 25, 2005

Thanks so much for commenting, Roxanne!
~K #1880927

Cathy Barrows September 25, 2005

excellent post cam it #1881229

Katrina McMeans September 25, 2005

Thanks so much for your comments, Cathy!
~K #1881251

Ermanno Radice September 28, 2005

Great image, wonderful effects, beautiful work, Katrina!! #1896159

Katrina McMeans September 28, 2005

Thank you, Ermanno!
~K #1896169

Gail Vitikacs level-classic October 07, 2005

This is OVER THE TOP!!! Love the effects and you used them perfectly the composition also! #1928690

Katrina McMeans October 07, 2005

Thank you so much for your wonderful comment, Gail!
~K #1928743

Darryl Wilkinson October 15, 2005

Hi Kat-

You have a great collection of photos. I really like the DETAILED craftsmanship you've put into this piece of art. Nice work!

DW #1956149

Katrina McMeans October 16, 2005

Thank you very much, Darryl! I really enjoyed doing my cowboy series!
~K #1957230

Chris Budny level-deluxe January 26, 2006

Hi Katrina! Been awhile... Don't remember seeing this one in the past; but clearly the message thread is older than my memory! Really nice treatment here. Clever way to "fix" the soft focus of the original, since you didn't like it. I will probably get shot down for saying this, but this pic immediately reminded me of "Brokeback Mountain" (no commentary intended on these 2 cowboys!) Further up in this thread, Brenton said you'd captured emotions not normally associated with cowboys--to me, the movie was all about exactly that concept. Anyway, I think this is a neat transformation. (And I see you've been busy in the gallery, too, with lots of new beautiful shots...!) #2341070

Katrina McMeans January 26, 2006

Hi Christopher! Sure has been a while!
I'm glad you liked this picture, but trust me, I was NOT trying to remind anyone of anything associated with that movie.
Nice to hear from you again!
~K #2341593

Darryl Wilkinson May 21, 2006

OUTSTANDING work done here, Katrina! Congratulations on your finalist award! #2794713

Life Expressions May 21, 2006

Congrats on your wonderful finalist, Katrina! #2795320

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 21, 2006

Congratulations, Katrina! #2795707

Sylvia Rossler May 22, 2006

Big congrats Katrina :O) #2797409

Heather August 29, 2007

A Great Finalist,Congrats! :) #4721439

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Taken at the Greene County Fair rodeo in Xenia, OH.
I converted it to B&W and added a graphic pen effect with Microsoft Photo Editor.

Uploaded on August 16, 2005 Photo Contest Finalist

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