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Old Sep 1, 2010, 8:12 AM   #1
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Default Naked Cowgirl and Naked Cowboy in Times Square

When Bynx posted that the Naked Cowboy is suing the copycat Naked Cowgirl for infringement, my thoughts were yeah-he-should.

A news article I read said the Naked Cowboy has a high franchise fee that no one can afford. But it also said the Naked Cowboy was willing to negotiate with the Naked Cowgirl. To me that signaled maybe all she had to do was ask and be reasonable. My feeling about the high franchise fee was that it was there for the worst offender.

Last Friday, I saw them both just a few steps from one another. They were entertaining the crowd (and panhandling). And the Naked Cowgirl had the same design costume and sponsor and stickers on her guitar as the Naked Cowboy. I think maybe they settled. Being that the Naked Cowgirl cannot possibly steal the Naked Cowboys clientele, I think it was a wise thing. I think the world is big enough for the two of them.

These aren't HDR. I used Topaz Adjust, Detail, Denoise, and Remask.

#1) Naked Cowgirl. I used Topaz Remask to separate the Naked Cowgirl and the man she's talking to from the background so I can make the background a bit darker and make the two stand out more.

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Naked Cowgirl 2 on Flickr

#3) The Naked Cowboy working the crowd of mostly girls.

Naked Cowboy on Flickr

Thank you for looking. C&C welcome.

EDIT: Oops -- I think these are HDR from single RAW files (then ran through Topaz). I forgot what I did, sorry.

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Old Sep 1, 2010, 10:27 AM   #2
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I'm having troubles both to upload and to see Tinypic photos. Can't see nothing but red Xs.
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Old Sep 1, 2010, 12:44 PM   #3
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Ordo, I added links to flickr on the bottom of each picture.
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I don't know what to say vv. As I see it, sick people in a sick society.
But the picks -don't matter the good technique here- do not show the sickness and weirdness of the whole scene.
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Actually there were 3 of them at one time. The other naked cowgirl was prettier. But I think she stopped.
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Hi, Ordo. Thanks for the compliments. I suppose we all do sick stuff at one time or other we just don't do it in broad daylight in the middle of Times Square for all the world to see.
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BTW, as soon as the man left, she started strumming on her guitar and I thought, boy, she sounded good.

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Naked Cowgirl 3 on Flickr
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Well, the photography is excellent, but that is not a very good looking naked cow girl, atleast not to me
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Ah yes, good old New York City. Spent some time there in my youth. Nice capture.
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Thanks, jgredline and pboerger.

#5) Here's another one shot on the same day.
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