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Challenge: Free Study 2014-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2014
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Date: Sep 22, 2014
Date Uploaded: Sep 22, 2014

Models: trainer David Gilmore and Jinjoo

Ok, It's been a red-letter month, pecs-wise...

Dave is a personal trainer (in case you couldn't tell...) And little Jinjoo... what can I say. He was PRECIOUS, and just the cutest, wiggliest, happiest little scrap of fur EVER. Dave was a bit concerned that I wouldn't be able to get him to sit still. For a micro-second, I was worried, too :)

I met them at the car wash last week and right away, we decided to do a pet shoot. Here's Jinjoo in full frontal cuteness:

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[Oct. 1st, 2014 11:27:40 AM]

This will not likely hold, but this is ALMOST as pretty as Dave and Jinjoo:

Votes: 14
Views: 38
Avg Vote: 7.7857
Comments: 2

[POST CHALLENGE]

WOWOWOWOW!!!

Holy Cow.

I can't believe it. A blue in the FS!!!

My first FS ribbon since my last pet portrait got DQ'd!!!

Thank you all for the most excellent comments and huge votes.

I guess "forever" isn't as long as it used to be, eh Ken :)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 152
Avg (all users): 7.4412
Avg (commenters): 8.4118
Avg (participants): 7.4125
Avg (non-participants): 7.5455
Views since voting: 2225
Views during voting: 214
Votes: 102
Comments: 51
Favorites: 1 (view)


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10/11/2014 03:29:52 PM
Love, love, love all the textures in the skin, and details throughout the image. Fantastic portrait and model. Congrats!
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10/11/2014 01:19:07 AM
Adorable and congrats!
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10/10/2014 08:46:30 PM
I am lobbying to keep this on the front page FOREVER!!! (and EVER!!)
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10/09/2014 08:35:15 PM
Unfortunately, I didn't have time to vote this challenge, but I wish I had, because I would have given you a 12.
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10/09/2014 11:42:41 AM
African people photograph so well, don't they? You did a lovely job, congrats on the blue, well deserved.
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10/09/2014 11:06:13 AM
Well done Johanna! Congrats! :)
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10/09/2014 07:24:05 AM
Great portrait!
I am curious how you made the decision on which portrait to choose.
I am flipping between the two. Jinjoo's ears and the angle of his body in your alternate picture are quite interesting. Those ears! I often find myself flipping between two highly similar photos, struggling to select the right one.

Also, flip back and forth very quickly and these would make a great animated GIF.

One more also... You must be quite the extrovert. I cannot imagine meeting someone at a car wash with the end result being this photo.
Or any photo, really...
Kudos
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10/09/2014 02:30:56 AM
Wow a blue in a free study, WTG J. Great image.
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10/08/2014 08:52:17 PM
Congrats Johanna! Well done!
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10/08/2014 03:38:51 PM
Hey! Well done. It was a 9 from me.
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10/08/2014 11:20:23 AM
Yay! Yay! YAY!!!

Congratulations, sweet, talented friend!

Is that really HIS dog?! I love it!
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10/08/2014 10:24:53 AM
You are doing well with the buff dudes. Masterfully done, Johanna.
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10/08/2014 10:11:41 AM
Congratulations! This is just a great shot.
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10/08/2014 10:00:52 AM
Huge congratulations on winning a FS! It's a fantastic image worthy of the placement. The pooch is too cute along with the perfect title.
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10/08/2014 09:39:57 AM
Ohmygosh, Johanna! This takes my breath away! Congratulations!
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10/08/2014 09:35:26 AM
Congratulations on the blue! Well deserved. Images should have impact in one way or another. This photo certainly does that.
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10/08/2014 09:33:34 AM
Congratulations !!!!

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10/08/2014 09:31:43 AM
that paw! Congrats on the blue!
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10/08/2014 09:00:07 AM
Congratulations!! Wonderful portrait, knew it was a winner!
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10/08/2014 07:48:13 AM
I meant to comment on this during voting and never got the chance. Gorgeous portrait; the tones and comp are wonderful. Congrats on the blue.
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10/08/2014 07:39:39 AM
congrats - wonderful
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10/08/2014 07:28:07 AM
Nice one Johanna, congrats.
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10/08/2014 06:28:48 AM
Congrats and well deserved!
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10/08/2014 06:13:39 AM
WOW!! What a fantastic portrait. Those two beauties certainly complement each other. Brilliant work, Johanna.
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10/08/2014 04:35:59 AM
You get more & more polished with every shot, big congrats on a big win
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10/08/2014 04:23:19 AM
Heh. Well done. Great image. Made me smile.
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10/08/2014 03:36:27 AM
THIS TOOK MY SPOT!!!!!?????? ;-) Congrats! You'll eventually wipe my mug off your profile page. :)
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10/08/2014 01:11:29 AM
Congratulations! Beautiful image!
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10/08/2014 01:00:22 AM
Whoo whoo a blue in a FS I can say I knew u when you were merely mortal!, Congratulations
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10/08/2014 12:57:04 AM
You are my favourite pet photographer. Superb as usual. Congrats on the blue
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10/08/2014 12:45:11 AM
Really nice models; excellent poses from both! Congratulations!!
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10/08/2014 12:32:11 AM
Well, that's quite the result :-) Good choice, wot? :-) Congrats!
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10/08/2014 12:27:34 AM
Awwwww, what a moment! It all came together for you there - well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/06/2014 03:44:28 PM
Wow! I kinda wish for a catchlight in the right eye. Which just means I'm looking at the wrong things -- or have been too busy playing with lights recently. Maybe both. An eight for you.
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10/06/2014 04:13:06 AM
Good light balance on the subject this has great detail nice processing and composition
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10/05/2014 10:53:06 PM
another nice one.
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10/05/2014 12:00:06 PM
Wow, one of the best portraits I've ever seen; that dog is adorable and a great add to this image!
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10/05/2014 08:30:02 AM
What a beautiful portrait!
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10/04/2014 11:35:05 PM
Johanna? I love this! 8 from me (earlier)
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10/04/2014 04:01:58 PM
Nicely lit, and the title seems to illustrate the dog's thought.
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10/04/2014 02:40:01 PM
Great portrait and really like the lighting.
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10/04/2014 01:08:01 PM
Great composition! Wonderful lighting and detail!
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10/04/2014 07:43:23 AM
Great lighting with nice highlights, like the black background, intense mood, cute puppy, warm tones on the lower part work great, a 10!
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10/04/2014 03:00:32 AM
eyes are great, but I appreciate how the finger is used too.
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10/03/2014 12:36:40 PM
Wonderful humanitarian shot.
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10/01/2014 11:53:47 PM
I do not know what to say but excellent!
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10/01/2014 10:15:55 PM
This is a very very nice photograph. My favorite
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10/01/2014 01:40:11 PM
I am shocked by the difficulty of taking a shot like this technically speaking. Then I realize the finesse of it all. There is only one person here to establish this connection with pets and take a shot that is more about relationship between animal and person than a simple portrait.
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10/01/2014 11:27:59 AM
Top 3
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10/01/2014 11:08:03 AM
Oh I've seen him before... (panting and fanning myself) no seriously beautiful color and lighting everyone blends so wonderful together!
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10/01/2014 08:08:41 AM
The light is fantastic. Great job. :D
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