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my sister, the cowgirl

my sister, the cowgirl
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Copyright: Gisela Back (giba) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 34 W: 63 N: 33] (327)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-21
Categories: Friends/Family, Portrait
Camera: Casio Exilim EX-Z500
Exposure: f/4.1, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-10-23 6:14
Viewed: 2045
Points: 5
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My sister Susanne defected from the English form of riding to western riding. Last weekend I got to see her as a cowboy.

Western riding evolved from the cattle-working and warfare traditions brought to the Americas by the Spanish Conquistadors, and both equipment and riding style evolved to meet the working needs of the cowboy in the American West. American cowboys needed to work long hours in the saddle over rough terrain, sometimes needing to rope cattle with a lariat (or lasso). Because of the necessity to control the horse with one hand and use the lariat with the other, western horses were trained to neck rein, that is, to change direction with light pressure of a rein against the horse's neck. Horses were also trained to exercise a certain degree of independence in using their natural instincts to follow the movements of a cow, thus a riding style developed that emphasized a deep, secure seat, and training methods encouraged a horse to be responsive on very light rein contact.
source: wikipedia

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Gisela hi.
Your sister is a very pretty model. The pose is natural. The tone is very beautiful.

Hi Gisela, Very nice portrait with suitable sepia tones. But I think I prefer to see it in B&W so I did a workshop.

TFS, Frank

Pretty sister, nice natural smile and good POV. Good idea with sepia; its warmer than b&w.

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