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24 Feb 2009 9:36PM
Great lighting

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24 Feb 2009 9:48PM
moocow 8 12 1 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2009 11:03PM
Great shot, you create a lot of mystery and atmopshere. Not sure about the background, depends what you wanted to achieve I would personally prefer a plainer one maybe just a couple of the horses Smile
PeelNStick 12 4 United States
24 Feb 2009 11:13PM
Great shot. I like the setup. I probably would have left the horses out of the background, though.
Davesumner 10 28 300 Australia
25 Feb 2009 5:31AM
I didn't notice the background until it was pointed out to me so it shows how good your shot is at capturing the viewer. I have awarded you my 'user award' nice image well done.
kitsch Plus
11 439 4 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2009 7:31AM
great of you.. i tend to agree about the BG being a bit ott & dominating
though i can't say leave em out altogether as ive done same thing myself a while ago lol :-0)

SlowSong Plus
8 6.8k 29 England
25 Feb 2009 1:00PM
Another good'un, but as above, not sure about the horses.
hellsbells8868 8 151 2 Wales
25 Feb 2009 5:09PM
I love the background, works with the headgear....something different, its a fab image.
Geraint 10 715 34 Wales
26 Feb 2009 6:57PM
I really like the concept, but find the horses just a little bit too distracting, particularly the one top left - I find it fights for attention with the face. I'd definitely keep the background as it suits the portrait well, and is very quirky. Maybe lower the brightness a bit? There'd be greater contrast between the lit side of the face and the background then and it'd give the portrait the impact it deserves.

Edit: Actually maybe use teh shadow/highlight tool to just bring the highlights of the horses down - wouldn't want to lose too much detail there as I think they contribute a lot to this image.
DaveGu 10 1 1 England
26 Feb 2009 7:00PM
Thanks for all the comments, point taken re the background although I still like it,lol.

Thanks for the user award Dave, really appreciated.

Davesumner 10 28 300 Australia
27 Feb 2009 6:12AM
You are more than welcome the image is superb, I just kept coming back to it over and over. Smile
28 Feb 2009 9:04AM
Nice work again Dave
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
28 Feb 2009 3:11PM
Great shot...I love the bg with the cowboy hat. Makes the guy seem like a REAL cowboy. Wonderful detail in the cowboy and great light....Love it.....Sandy
Diana 10 2.0k 19 Netherlands
1 Mar 2009 12:00AM
ridiculously OTT background...leave it in Smile

DaveGu 10 1 1 England
2 Mar 2009 9:30PM
Thanks for the positivecomments Wayne, Sandy and Dianna.

bayliner185 10 16 1 Northern Ireland
4 Mar 2009 9:48AM
BGs not for me but I do like the shot, one more minor niggle would be the burn out on the face. Still a goodun though.


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