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A ticket for riding

An ox cart in the nomadic part of the Ópusztaszer Memorial Park. Twice a day some riders put on period clothing from around 900 a.D. and put on a show of riding and fighting techniques that is worth the money if you have the time. To the left in the background are targets they shoot at with arrows while charging past.

comments (14)

  • Martin
  • United States
  • 26 Sep 2007, 00:28
I understand that these things broke all the time, which is hard to believe given how sturdy it looks. What did you do to the trees in the background to give them that hint of reddish color?
Louis: Those solid wheels did not take the rutted roads - especially when they were baked hard - very well. There are reasons why modern cars have all those ride smoothing equipment on board smile The tint is from a solid layer I slapped in - colour was a dark brown with a reddish hue - overlay and adjusted opacity. Yhanks for the comment Martin
  • ChaCha
  • United States
  • 26 Sep 2007, 01:04
nice framing!
Louis: Thank you ChaCha
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Sep 2007, 01:25
Brilliant...not just the infra-red feel!
I think you have done a fine thing to gt that wonderful crazy fence in this picture.
Louis: Thank you ray. Sorry, I am running late and can't get around to everything.
  • VZ
  • Atlanta, USA
  • 26 Sep 2007, 02:24
Perfect job, Louis. So beautifully framed. Hope you indulged youself on those fences. I know I would.
Louis: Hindsight VZ, hindsight. There were a lot of other stuff to indulge as well, but the fence definitely had the potential. There was another cart standing around in a field of poppies ...
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Sep 2007, 09:18
Nicely framed Louis.
Louis: Thank you Scarlet. Sorry, I am running late and can't get around to everything.
great in B&W, makes an old time feeling
Louis: Thank you Chantal
  • Aussie
  • Queensland
  • 26 Sep 2007, 12:02
Beautiful shot Louis, the targets look like headstones on graves.
Louis: Hah, you are right and that is the reason why I explained them smile Thanks for the comment Aussie
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 26 Sep 2007, 15:02
Talk about OLD, Louis. The stories that could be told!!!

I really like the angle of this old cart. There's something about that wood deep inside of me. Maybe I lived back then....
Louis: You may be old (some call you gramma) but not THAT old - you would have been great-great-great-great-grandma at least smile Earlier today Shutterchance was acting up and I couldn't communicate - so now I am pulling the very late shift. Thanks for your comment Ginnie.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Sep 2007, 17:39
This is just so cool Louis, love the composition and framing of this shot.
Louis: Thank you Tracy. Sorry, I am running late and can't get around to everything.
Great rustic shot
Louis: Thanks Christopher. Sorry, I am running late and can't get around to everything.
thats very cool...change of style for you louis?
Louis: In this, I am a bit like you. I dabble with different stuff at times. Thanks for the comment liam.
Beautiful B&W shot, the subject is interresting !
Louis: Merci m'sieur Zebigleb.
To me it looks like a painting when it comes to texture, very intersting...
Louis: It does have the feeling. Thanks for the comment Aksel.
Wow, you do not let surprise to me, Louis. Here we have an absolutely charming scene. In addition I intuit certain inspiration in the treatment to the images of Kay! Fantastic! For my it is a Likey! smile
Louis: Thank you, I am honoured Josè-Angel. Kay only work in colour. She doesn't use 'lighting' to highlight. This is more like the style of Trinity.

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