Well I'll be, I had no idea that it was that popular. If people like it that much, perhaps I will do it again some time - just kidding.
Bangers and Mash: The stairs are within a structure, in this case a well. I didn't state that the building/structure had to have a roof.
It appeared to me that it was an outside location, but I will take your word for it. I have reinstated your image.
The stairs are within a structure, in this case a well. I didn't state that the building/structure had to have a roof.
Beautiful image. Well done. Congrats!!
I beg to differ with you calson. I think the image is cropped nicely. I understand what you are trying to say, but with too large objects that are framed, you can't have them too far off to the side. The gap between the cowboy and the far right edge of the frame and the gap between the horse and the far left edge of the frame is nicely proportioned. I also think that the exposure is fine. The cowboy and the horse is exposed properly. Yes, the snow is slightly over exposed, but the balance is pleasing, plus the mood is excellent with what looks like a tired and overworked cowboy and his horse walking out towards the bright background. For me, the image is perfectly done.
I changed it to 2 submissions per person. Hopefully we will get more entries.
Congrats Steve. A beautiful shot.
My thanks to all for the great images submitted.
I changed it to "The American Cowboy". Hopefully this will clarify matters.
Yes Ruth. I'm restricting the entries to those that dress as western style cowboys of the US. I would add that to the theme, but there is no characters remaining. I believe from the description, people will get the idea. You are right in saying that cattle are herded throughout the world, but it was the US cowboy that I had in mind.
So let me go on record in saying that it pertains to the US cowboy.
I changed the title to "The US Cowboy". Thank you for bringing that to my attention. I guess when I made up the challenge I assumed that is what people would understand it as. Hopefully this will clear up any misunderstanding. Thanks again Ruth.
Dumbest thing I've seen in awhile. The idea is to take the weight off from around one's neck. Is that necessary with a small system camera like what's shown. Besides that, it looks stupid. I guess you could practice your quick draw. Who knows, someone might come out with a competition. The fastest draw and exposure contest. Good grief!
Well,I suppose there are those that like wearing them. I ain't one of them, and I'm sorry to say I wouldn't waste my time taking pictures of them. :-)
If not for all the trouble in this mixed up world and the hatred for us Americans, I would love to visit there. That is truly the most remarkable building ever constructed. Absolutely awesome!!
Thank you Ruth. I appreciate your kind comment.
Yes, I know. Like I have been saying - a judgement call.
Agreed. Another judgement call.
Yes, I do agree with you on this one. I'm trying to be lenient with this challenge, because on previous ones I got bashed around a bit. :-)
I made a judgement calls regarding this. The main subject is the fan, but at times part of the event get's into the picture. In this case, at least the event itself is not the main subject. But, if this is bothersome, then I will remove it.