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Cowboy & His Horse by photosbytony
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Farm Show, Harrisburg, PA USA

207 views as of 9/14/11

Featured in “Rural Around the Globe” 8/8/10
Featured in “Hat Heads” 9/6/11

Nikon D70 & 18-55mm Tamron lens.

Good excuse for a little Southern Rock “Marshall Tucker Band”

Tags

black and white, cowboy, farm show, horse

Comments

  • Faith Miriam
    Faith Miriamabout 4 years ago

    he’s soooo cute!!!!
    …awesome photo!

  • Thank You Faith!! Cute but serious about his horse and being a Cowboy for sure! Tony

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  • LorenaLo
    LorenaLoabout 4 years ago

    What can I say? Simply gorgeous!

  • Thank You Lorena! he was a great subject! Tony

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  • Sally Winter
    Sally Winterabout 4 years ago

  • Thank You Sally! An honor to have this photo Featured in this fine group! Tony

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  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 4 years ago

    HE IS DARLING!!!!!!!!! What a beautiful shot … oh oh … reminds me of my son when he was a little guy … is this your son??? I was at the farm show and sure didn’t see anything as adorable as this!!!!!!!

  • No, not my son, I came around a corner out of the arena area and there he was, I stopped took a few shots, he nodded at me and i nodded back and walked away. We never exchanged a word. He was a confident little guy! Thank You, Tony

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  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeabout 4 years ago

    Do I have a couple of girls for him!!

  • Thanks Kay, I get the feeling he isn’t going to have a problem with the girls! :) unless they don’t like horses, LOL

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  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithabout 4 years ago

    He looks so cool,..nice capture,…..Very nice feature shot,…

  • John, he was supercool! As I told Lois above, came around a corner and started shooting he never blinked and just stared back at me and then nodded at me, like he understood why I wanted his photograph. Never exchanged words, just a couple of understanding nods, it was pretty funny, I walked away smiling.

    – photosbytony

  • J.K. York
    J.K. Yorkabout 4 years ago

    oh yeah Marshall Tucker, good olde South Carolina Boys. love that “aww shucks” look the boy has. i’m sure his mother did this to him. i’m amazed at the perfect exposure you got on his face. did that strong overhead source diffuse through the hat? very nicely done.

  • Thanks J.K.gotta love Marshall Tucker. Part of the exposure was the diffuse light through the hat. you can see how blown out the top of the hat was. I spotmetered on his face but gotta admit did a quick click with the dodge tool on its softest setting in PS. Used to use a coathanger and a small piece of paper in the wet darkroom but PS works in digital but you have to be real careful or it can look overdone, just one click. I try not to do too much digital processing usually just curves and if color maybe desaturate a little but have found if I dodge or burn on the softest setting before I do anything else including converting to B&W then go to curves I get the contrast in the dodged area and it loses the flat look the dodged area can have when it is done after curves if that makes sense. This one didn’t need much but it needed it! Tony

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  • Judy Wanamaker
    Judy Wanamakerabout 4 years ago

    What a handsome little gentleman! Great capture. I love his surroundings.

  • Thank You Judy, yes he was a good looking kid, all duded out too with his bow tie and buckle! :) Tony

    – photosbytony

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 4 years ago

    Tony- this is wonderful my friend- he is so adorable – I love the camera height which really works well. Thoroughly enjoyed the track with this.

  • Thank You Rose, happy that you liked it and the song. Are you familiar with Marshall Tucker. They have some great somgs that are classics from the 70’s. Especially nice to get a comment from you today, just had this photo rejected from two groups, thought maybe I was getting old and losing it! LOL Tony

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  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 4 years ago

    Get outta here Tony…that tempts me to make a group just for this shot…but I’m too chicken to Host!! Nope..Marshall Tucker was a newie for me tonight my friend…I do like the shot truly. His hat and outfit..and his cute little face ..he seems proud but vulnerable at the same time. He seems placed so nicely too in the shot…. I see alot to like in this. We must be losing it together!! LOL

  • Thanks Rose! He was proud but you were right I might have said shy but vulnerable is probably more accurate. I just walked around a corner and he was standing there I raised my camera he gave me that look, I took a few photos, nodded at him, he nodded back and I continued on my way. Wanted to ask him what he was doing but it just didn’t seem right. Tony

    – photosbytony

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