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Old Jun 26, 2010, 9:29 PM   #1
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The Potomac Valley Dressage Association's 2010 Ride for Life is one of the premier Dressage competitions in the Mid-Atlantic Region. It's held annually at the Prince George's Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD, on June 26-27. Proceeds fund breast cancer research at the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Center.
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Old Jun 26, 2010, 9:47 PM   #2
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They seem a little flat/ soft, im guessing its the dust?
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It was dusty and quite humid.

These were shot with a Nikon D90 and a Tokina 100-300mm f/4.0 with a B+W 0.6X ND filter. I shot in A Mode and kept the aperture at f/4.0 for as shallow a depth of field as I could get.
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Hi,

This is my first post on the forum, I only found this because I Googled PVDA Ride for Life.

My favorite of the set is definitely the first image of the lady on the bay horse in a shoulder in. I do agree that it was quite dusty and nasty out that weekend.

Something that could help these pop a bit would be to use a threshold to find the black point. In very sunny weather it can be hard to get good exposure at horse show because of the white breeches, gloves, and saddle pads right next to the black jackets, helmets/hats, and saddles.

If you'd be willing to share any photos with the PVDA Ride for Life's galleries please feel free to PM me, we'd be happy to have them!
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Welcome to Steve's!

I tried what you said. I used Levels... in PSE and liked the results. I'll have to play with that some more. The results are attached. The first is the modified version, the second is the original.

Does anyone else have any thoughts?

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