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A working cowboy set

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by DesertRose, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. DesertRose

    DesertRose Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Colorado
    A few images from a recent daytrip with my friend. He is a working cowboy and we were out checking cows that are due to have their calves. These are GH1 and the 14-45mm kit lens (? most likely :smile: ?).

    Cheers,
    Michelle

    My friend Joe
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    Youngster patiently waiting
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    Cowboy Gears
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  2. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Michelle, many thanks for these. If you have a link to where I might see more, I'd be thrilled to have it!

    I spent one of the best summer's of my life out in Wyoming working on a ranch...and riding the ranges. I'm a horse lover and I feel as though I can smell that handsome fellow with his thick winter coat and his leather saddle. He actually reminds me a great deal of a wonderful horse I had when I was in college...kept him out at a farmer's place in the southern hills of Ohio.

    Boy, I bet you had a great time! I need to see more so that I can live vicariously!:2thumbs:
     
  3. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Real nice Joe. The 1st one is wonderful.
    Don
     
  4. akulya

    akulya Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 21, 2010
    Really nice pictures there - and very well processed too.
     
  5. DesertRose

    DesertRose Mu-43 Regular

    91
    Dec 1, 2010
    Colorado
    Thanks everyone! One small note, I am Michelle, the photo is of Joe. :) I will edit my OP for clarity.
     
  6. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Good gracious! Mea culpa, Michelle!:redface::eek::redface:

    You were perfectly clear - I was in love with the horse and your pix and just became drunk with nostalgia. I'll edit my post ASAP!:thumbup:
     
  7. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    great subject matter and nice shots ... though i would go a little lighter on the sharpening tool on the 3rd picture

    K
     
  8. DesertRose

    DesertRose Mu-43 Regular

    91
    Dec 1, 2010
    Colorado
    Totally agree! On that one I had gotten impatient and used a LR preset and tweaked it rather than working it up from scratch. It was the first image I processed from the set, and I was anxious to see how it looked, hence the preset use! I think most of that overly grittiness is LR using too much clarity in it's preset. :smile: I had planned to redo that one, one of these days...
     
  9. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    think a touch more contrast and/or some curves work will get you a long way along with just a touch of clarity.

    Also all the pics might look good with a mild sepia tratment


    cheers
    K
     
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  10. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    I really enjoyed the set.

    Thanks for the post. wonderful.
     
  11. DesertRose

    DesertRose Mu-43 Regular

    91
    Dec 1, 2010
    Colorado

    :smile: I meant to post sooner, sorry for taking so long...

    I wish I had more to show, but I didn't take too many this time out. I was working most of the time too, and just got to sneak in a few images while Joe was busy pulling a calf.

    Well, I do have a couple of him pushing a stuck calf back in so he could get both legs aligned and then pull it out (it survived, yay!), but I think maybe that is not something for the forum! :smile:

    If I can get back out with him, I will post more photos.
     
  12. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Joe, it's too late...you think your Michelle but we all know your Joe....
    sorry.... shooter, the guy who thinks he's don...
     
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  13. DesertRose

    DesertRose Mu-43 Regular

    91
    Dec 1, 2010
    Colorado
    Unless I am cussing like a sailor at cows and doling out flattery to every pretty girl in town, I am fairly certain I am NOT Joe! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
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  14. DesertRose

    DesertRose Mu-43 Regular

    91
    Dec 1, 2010
    Colorado
    Color version of #3. B&W and sepia both looked OK, but in the end I preferred a slightly desaturated color rendition. Processed from RAW in CS3.

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  15. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    like the colour treatment... though still looks oversharpened to my eyes


    just my opinion...maybe I have just forgotten how sunshine looks :)

    K