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Runner Up in Chasing Smiles Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in 500 Expressions Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Chasing Smiles Photo Contest
Absolute Masterpiece
Peer Award
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Jaw Dropping
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Genius
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Exceptional Contrast
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Great Find
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One Of A Kind
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World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
500 Expressions Photo ContestTop 10 class
500 Expressions Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Chasing Smiles Photo ContestTop 10 class
Chasing Smiles Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
Chasing Smiles Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Chasing Smiles Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 30 class
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rachmonte
 
rachmonte February 08, 2014
Fantastic image!
Shutterbug314
 
Shutterbug314 February 08, 2014
Love it!!
hotpixel
 
hotpixel February 09, 2014
How cool... happy guy !!
Behind-the-Fire-Scene PRO+
 
Behind-the-Fire-Scene February 09, 2014
It has to be good if it makes you smile - wonderful shot :-)
WalkAboutArt
 
WalkAboutArt February 10, 2014
What a great shot.
rturnbow Platinum
 
rturnbow February 12, 2014
Wonderful capture and post work!
jefflaidlaw
 
jefflaidlaw February 17, 2014
Your portrait work, exceptional; your editing skills beyond question.... this is a great image :) You catch universal character rather than just a face and every image appears clear. honest and non-judgemental .... it's a huge talent .... thank you for sharing :)
barbaraseager
 
barbaraseager February 18, 2014
Amazing, so full of emotion. Love it
KathyHolliker PRO
 
KathyHolliker February 18, 2014
This is outstanding! Great composition, color, creativity! Beautiful!
adoptedone
 
adoptedone February 23, 2014
Wow - what a great capture!
Lewisia_rediviva
 
Lewisia_rediviva February 24, 2014
Your photos look like magnificent paintings!
michelbissonnette
 
michelbissonnette February 28, 2014
Great candid shot,well done
eleazarparedes PRO+
 
eleazarparedes March 02, 2014
Excellent shot!
heathermcfw PRO+
 
heathermcfw April 06, 2014
Love love this, the emotion you captured is wonderful.
djensen Platinum
 
djensen April 06, 2014
Just awesome!
WileKyK Platinum
 
WileKyK April 06, 2014
Really great capture of the connection between these two.
stamatispappas
 
stamatispappas April 06, 2014
Great work! (all of yours...)
charlena Platinum
 
charlena April 06, 2014
Amazing, Amazing, Amazing!!
philipbebbington
 
philipbebbington April 09, 2014
Beautiful portrait work,that tells a story.Congrats
LisaWeber
 
LisaWeber April 10, 2014
Just superb!
robertneary
 
robertneary April 21, 2014
Another great capture, Ron!!!
Jazz
 
Jazz May 02, 2014
Stunning image
silcabieses
 
silcabieses May 02, 2014
Excellent image! Congrats!
fischart
 
fischart May 06, 2014
Captures the moment!!!
AvanAkenPhotography
 
AvanAkenPhotography May 10, 2014
Ron - I've loved this image from the first second I saw it! Outstanding emotion in this one!!! And always, your post production is perfect!
nancyferguson
 
nancyferguson July 01, 2014
YOU are the Norman Rockwell/Charles Remington of western photography!
kathyallison
 
kathyallison August 04, 2014
Love this!
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle August 21, 2014
Love this photo - so much joy there!
Proudfoot
 
Proudfoot August 30, 2014
Love it!
Geistwolf PRO+
 
Geistwolf May 12, 2015
What a great shot! It made me smile after a stressful day...Thank you!
NaturesRubyPhotography PRO+
 
NaturesRubyPhotography May 16, 2015
I have to say, this is by far one of my favourite photos of all time
JulieFuller
 
JulieFuller November 06, 2015
Great photo!
perryv
 
perryv November 07, 2015
Great timing and nice processing method!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots November 07, 2015
Great capture! Congrats.
BtBates PRO+
 
BtBates November 08, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
BtBates PRO+
 
BtBates November 08, 2015
Marvelous!!
traceymoran
 
traceymoran November 09, 2015
Love this image,great capture :)
CCKEN
 
CCKEN November 09, 2015
As a horseman this just makes you tear up with joy as a photographer ''you nailed it'' Wonderful
sharilee
 
sharilee November 09, 2015
LOVE this photo!! Genuine happiness captured. ;)
GailsWorld
 
GailsWorld November 09, 2015
So wonderful!
emmabeattyhowells
 
emmabeattyhowells November 12, 2015
What an amazing moment - love it. Congratulations on a great capture!
parmenters
 
parmenters November 13, 2015
Just love this shot!!
pietnel
 
pietnel November 19, 2015
Excellent image well done
audreykenison
 
audreykenison December 04, 2015
This is so cute!
laurensricci
 
laurensricci January 21, 2016
Wonderful atmosphere and photography in all the work of this artist!
ElizabethMae PRO+
 
ElizabethMae January 25, 2016
This Makes Me Smile! :)
hiyahercfarm PRO+
 
hiyahercfarm January 25, 2016
Beautiful shot! Congratulations on being a Finalist in the 500 Expressions Photo Contest!
Joykaye
 
Joykaye March 22, 2016
Love, love, love this photo!!!
Marierich
 
Marierich March 22, 2016
Simply wonderful :))...and a great gallery :))
jacquelinegeddessmith
 
jacquelinegeddessmith March 22, 2016
Perfect capture of a moment.
acglock PRO+
 
acglock March 22, 2016
Masterpiece of genuine emotion!
Savvyhallett
 
Savvyhallett March 22, 2016
Heart warming, I love this photo so much!
Oziephotographer
 
Oziephotographer March 23, 2016
Fantastic capture and excellently edited.
ConnyC
 
ConnyC March 24, 2016
great shot!!
maudrietjens
 
maudrietjens April 07, 2017
Nice picture! maybe you would like to join my contest: farmers

Behind The Lens

Location
The original image was taken on a farm here in southwest Missouri.
Time
Like most, I love to shoot early morning and late afternoon. This image was taken around 8:00 am.
Lighting
Really nothing special about the light except that it was still fairly soft morning light.
Equipment
This was shot with a Nikon D700 and a 70-200 f/2.8 lens.
Inspiration
The gentleman in this image is an old friend of mine and the camera loves him, so every time I'm around him I'm inspired to shoot. The Mule reaching out to him was a bonus.
Editing
I did a simple background replacement because the background was very distracting. Everything was done in Photoshop and then done a bit of toning in Niks Color Efex.
In my camera bag
I have both the Nikon D4s and the Nikon D700 cameras. The main lenses that I use are the 24-70 f/2.8 and the 70-200 f/2.8 Nikons.
Feedback
I think for this shot the most important thing was the fact that I was ready to shoot when the shot presented itself.

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