A few from the fair.

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  1. benlonghair

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    Hey everybody. The local agricultural fair was this past weekend. I took some shots. I would like critique if you've got a few minutes. Anyhow, here we go.

    1. Probably my favorite. They have a contest where kids show their sheep while wearing clothing made from the wool from that sheep.

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    2. Hunt seat competition. I love girls in riding cloths. ;)
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    3. This shot is sort of a dilemma for me. I like the shot a lot, but it's a fairly young woman whose butt I'm photographing. I don't think it's much of an issue, it was in public and her butt isn't the point of the photo.
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    Her butt isn't the point of the photo? Well it is the subject of the photo. Love #1 and #2.
     
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    The subject, yes, the point no. The ribbons are the point. This is why it's a dilemma.
     
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    Good shots all - There's nothing to worry about with #3 - the viewer has no idea of the age or identity of the subject, and I agree with you about the subject/point.

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    I like #1, the colors/exposure are excellent imo.

    #3 on the other hand ... eh, I know you don't mean it to be the subject, but when I first looked I was like WHOA! WHAT? WHY?!? lol.
     
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    What butt??? lol kidding. I like 1 and 2. I used to ride english. Loved it, and LOVED the outfit. :)
     
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    The faked bokeh doesn't distract from it too much? Almost all that blur behind her is fake.

    Because I loved the ribbons hanging out her back pocket. Maybe not in the best taste, but I liked the shot.
     
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    You know, I was looking at that shot around her head b/c of the sharp cutoff off from the subject to bokeh. I'd say maybe lessen it a bit to make it more realistic around her head. It does seem very sharp.
     
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    I softened it up around the sheep and her hands, but left the bonnet alone. I can soften that up a little, i suppose. I still have to work on the hard line between the blur and sharpness just above her knees.
     
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    ha ha I've always loved paints. They're so pretty. And buckskins! Oh the beauty! My show horse was a chestnut with a flaxen mane and tail. He is very handsome.

    Here's a pic from the last time I showed. Several years ago. It was fun.

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    Will you people quit horsing around and taking photos of butts with the lame excuse it was to photograph the ribbons...for crying out loud...and why are these photos so magnificent??? Oh yeah! 'Cuz I didn't take them...good job...like your eye...the sight is strong in this photojedi...
     

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