Glenn Rudd  

Jose en Caballo by Glenn Rudd

February 2021 - Jose en Caballo

About the Image(s)

Jose en Caballo
In May 2019, I attended a portrait workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Over a 5-day period we had access to 18 models in three different locations. This image was taken on a movie set. The name of the model is Joe Garcia. He is a native of the west and a genuine cowboy. The drama of this scene is enhanced by the ominous gathering storm clouds. The storm arrived about 30 minutes later and we headed back to Santa Fe.
Technical: 1/640 sec, f/11, ISO 500, 200 mm

6 comments posted

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Visiting from 48 & 80
To me this is an excellent image of a cowboy proudly looking over all his land. Technically it's perfectly accomplished and I love the sky. Very well done.   Posted: 02/04/2021 10:16:20

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
I feel this is a very stunning image that brings back visions of yesteryear and the "old west". The stormy sky is impressive. The black and white conversion enhances this feeling although for my tastes it feels a bit over processed, but that is the choice of the maker and it you like that effect then it is perfect.

The subject here is clearly the cowboy and not nature. The image certainly would not be suitable for a PSA Nature competition and I would question if this is a suitable image even for Nature Plus. In Nature Plus the hand of man may be acceptable as a bird on a fence post or even a tiny building on the horizon that is not the subject. This is probably a bit much.   Posted: 02/05/2021 12:11:15

Dhananjay Rao   Dhananjay Rao
Stunning image of the Wild West setup. Can be used for any of the movie posters. I would also like to see the color version if you have. I simply loved the majestic setup.

We did discuss this topic (Larry has touched upon this) and you were very flexible to change the image(very kind of you on that). You had a particular perspective about it from Nature Plus category, and we would agree on that.

Larry made a good point , that it may not be categorized as a submission for Nature competition in my opinion. Nature Plus category, however, can make it flexible on interpretation.   Posted: 02/08/2021 20:32:21

Tage Christiansen   Tage Christiansen
Nice picture of the proud cowboy looking out over the area, I immediately thought of when I was a boy and saw cowboy movies in the cinema, in my eyes there is a little too much contrast in the picture   Posted: 02/15/2021 08:00:35

Margaret Frazer   Margaret Frazer
I loved the image but I do agree it is not a nature image. I might suggest a touch more exposure on the face. I really like that it is mono. Is mono accepted in Nature images. It seems sometimes it is and sometimes it isn't .   Posted: 02/15/2021 10:40:01

Dave Ficke   Dave Ficke
Very cool shot and that you turned it into a B&W is very nice. The clouds make the shot otherwise if it was on a cloudless day it would not have the impact that it does. I do agree that there is a tad bit much contrast - kinda looks like the old HDR images.

I am not to go on about Nature etc - all ready done there.

I might have cropped a bit off the top to get below the top white cloud and a bit on the left.

Over all I like the drama and nice image.   Posted: 02/15/2021 16:56:35


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