I love shots of cyclists, and I have to say that this is by far the best shot I have seen. Better than anything in the hundreds of cycling mags I have.
Brilliant job David!
A superb image in every way. Well done.
My thanks to all who entered my challenge.
A spectacular photo. A well disserved win. Congratulations!!
Beautiful entries. I very much appreciate the support with my challenge. Well done all, and congrats to Phil for the winning entry. You did well as the second place winner was in the lead almost to the end.
DavidAMWA: Just curious why my image of the steps inside the Sydney Opera House was rejected?
Hello David. I DQ'd your image because of the presence of people. You should have got a message to that affect.
Since there are a few days left for submissions and the response has been quit good, I thought I would expand on the max allowable entries.
JimW-203: A clarification, please:When you state "image of both indoor and outdoor stairs," do you mean any given entry/frame must contain parts of both indoor and outdoor stairs in the same entry/frame, or an indoor in one and an outdoor in the second entry? Could both entries contain either an indoor or an outdoor stairway?
Either way is fine. Your image can either be indoor or outdoor, or indoor/outdoor combined.
I hope that clarifies it for you.
BenFel: I really enjoyed this project, but I was wondering that if you happen to do a second edition of this challenge, if you could open it to stairs outside as well as inside because there are some beautiful outdoor stairs as well as inside that are not being given a chance to be seen.
Hen3ry: Too popular! I missed getting my entry in! :)
A suggestion. I don't mind increasing the limit a bit if you could shoot me off a message. I don't mind accommodating some.
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.
Thank you. I do agree that there are some terrific entries.
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.
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.