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One Man and his Dog
1st PlaceOne Man and his Dog
AlexSaberi


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Challenge: Duotones III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Date: Nov 7, 2007
Galleries: Emotive, Animals
Date Uploaded: Nov 7, 2007

This was a chance encounter whilst shooting early one morning. I just love autumn with its mists and quality of light.

I might even try and find this guy again and give him a print (if he likes it)

Taken with my NEW 100-400L. So happy with this lens. The quality is great and the extra reach really helps on the 5D.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 295
Avg (all users): 7.4217
Avg (commenters): 8.7647
Avg (participants): 7.3091
Avg (non-participants): 7.6429
Views since voting: 12780
Views during voting: 338
Votes: 166
Comments: 98
Favorites: 90 (view)


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10/21/2010 05:41:43 PM
This is an amazing picture. I'm Fav'ing it.

Did you ever find the guy?
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11/08/2009 04:48:35 AM
Have only just read my Amateur Photographer copy for w/e 31st Oct and saw this image in there. Congratulations Alex, it is a wonderful photo.

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10/29/2009 05:24:34 PM
Originally posted by Falc:

Hey Alex, I just saw you got 'Runner Up' for this image in 'living the Landscape' section of Landscape Photographer of the Year 2009. Congrats my friend, very much deserved.

If anyone wants to see the other images in this comp then take a look at http://www.take-a-view.co.uk/2009_winners.htm

Keith

btw - check out the 'Broads Authority Best image' ;-)
Still chasing you as usual !!


Cheers Keith. congrats on your beautiful image placing highly too. I so wanted to get in that book one day. Got 2 entries in there. The other one is my reflection shot of the eye. "eye after the storm"
10/26/2009 08:03:00 PM
Hey Alex, I just saw you got 'Runner Up' for this image in 'living the Landscape' section of Landscape Photographer of the Year 2009. Congrats my friend, very much deserved.

If anyone wants to see the other images in this comp then take a look at http://www.take-a-view.co.uk/2009_winners.htm

Keith

btw - check out the 'Broads Authority Best image' ;-)
Still chasing you as usual !!

Message edited by author 2009-10-26 20:08:04.
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01/10/2008 12:28:44 AM
I was looking at all the thumbs Jason posted in the ribbon winner thread, and out of all of those, this remains my favorite of the bunch. Not only does it display exceptional skill at capturing light, but at capturing the moment, too.
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12/30/2007 05:02:44 PM
I meant to comment on this when I favourited it, but didn't get to it. I just wanted to thank you for sharing such a truly beautiful image. There is nothing, not one teeny thing, about this image that I don't think is just right. The DOF and horizontal layers. The texture of the web-laden grass. The perfect backlighting of the silhouettes (and the breath coming out of the man's mouth). And of course, the subjects themselves, man and dog, focused on each other in a timeless relationship. Just perfect.
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11/28/2007 11:34:11 AM
Looks like Johnny Rotten in his retirement days... Iconic image. That Common is a visual language in itself.
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11/25/2007 02:07:04 AM
This is really dramatic. I like it. :)
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11/23/2007 07:03:28 PM
Very nice photo.Grey colour is perfect.
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11/21/2007 12:48:53 PM
Awesome shot, a well deserved win. Ok, ok I am very biased when it comes to dogs, but still a fantastic shot! I love the moodiness that you have captured so well.

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11/21/2007 06:35:34 AM
Magical lighting and top skills in this image. Congrats buddy.
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11/21/2007 03:30:34 AM
Another excellent piece Alex. Congrats on your blue ribbon, very much deserved(said one of your 38 tens) :)
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11/21/2007 12:45:02 AM
Originally posted by AlexSaberi:

Originally posted by Ben:

Incredible.
Such delicate qualities caught here by the early morning light backlighting them.
Not convinced on the out of focus foreground however.

The foreground is actually not oof and without it u lose the atmophere imo


Exactly. Without it you have just a technically flawless photo with little substance.
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11/20/2007 02:22:17 PM
This is gorgeous, BUT the foreground looks like artificial fog made in Photoshop. I wouldn't have mentioned it if you had said it was created in your explanation of the image.
Debbi
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11/20/2007 02:20:55 PM
gotta love the light...well done on the blue.
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11/20/2007 11:58:44 AM
Love this image - great score - congrats on the blue...
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11/19/2007 07:18:32 PM
Sweet. Well done, Alex. Great image, 'grats on the hardware and another Blue.
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11/19/2007 07:14:23 PM
and another ribbon. for another beautiful picture! congrats!
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11/19/2007 06:31:49 PM
Yes, you must find him! It is fabulous!
I just got this lens also and love it!
Congrats!
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11/19/2007 04:55:08 PM
Originally posted by Ben:

Incredible.
Such delicate qualities caught here by the early morning light backlighting them.
Not convinced on the out of focus foreground however.

The foreground is actually not oof and without it u lose the atmophere imo
11/19/2007 03:25:26 PM
Nice going buddy, congrats on the new lens!
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11/19/2007 02:06:50 PM
Incredible.
Such delicate qualities caught here by the early morning light backlighting them.
Not convinced on the out of focus foreground however.
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11/19/2007 01:47:14 PM
~wink~

somewhat of a departure from what we typically see from you but obviously everything you touch turns gold.. Or blue as the case may be here ;) .. Well done.. congratulations!
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11/19/2007 12:20:31 PM
Wonderful use of the lens to create foreground bokeh that imitates the background fog.
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11/19/2007 10:51:31 AM
If he likes it??? How could ANYONE not like it! I wish that guy were me so you'd find me and give me a print of it!

Congratulations on most deserving top honors for this.

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11/19/2007 10:48:42 AM
Stunningly beautiful. Congrats on the blue (and Posthumous yellow, too).
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11/19/2007 10:34:06 AM
yea, great capture. really.
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11/19/2007 09:59:24 AM
Very good image Alex. Nice tones and composition. Ciao.
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11/19/2007 09:54:50 AM
This is wonderful! Congratulations!
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11/19/2007 09:32:09 AM
stunning!
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11/19/2007 09:26:26 AM
Stunning image, congratulations on your blue!
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11/19/2007 09:19:41 AM
Great job! How could he NOT like it?
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11/19/2007 09:11:14 AM
Best in Show!
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11/19/2007 09:07:29 AM
Congrats on the Ribb. bro. Stunning image, and well deserving of the blue.
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11/19/2007 09:04:53 AM
GOD - you never stop. This is just outstanding!!! I can't believe you even got 4's or 5's. GOOD GRIEF.
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11/19/2007 08:52:39 AM
Congrats.
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11/19/2007 08:41:14 AM
nice one mate.
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11/19/2007 07:40:26 AM
Great capture, excellent photo. Congrats. You are now officially added to my "most hated photographers (due to my extreme jealousy)" list ;)

Keep up the... no wait; don't keep up the good work so I can catch up with you LOL

FP
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11/19/2007 07:21:09 AM
Congrats on the Blue! I figured this would ribbon and the DPC voters did not let you down. Great work
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11/19/2007 07:18:14 AM
congrats on a great image - I love the feel of the image.
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11/19/2007 07:13:30 AM
Congratulations Alex, a wonderful capture.

Mike

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11/19/2007 06:40:51 AM
Congrats.
Feels good to win I'm sure.
Feels good to be able to pick out a winner too :-)
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11/19/2007 04:26:10 AM
stunning photo...well done/congrats
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11/19/2007 04:18:27 AM
Another classic Alex Saberi image...stunning! Congrats on yet another ribbon...great atmosphere and tones
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11/19/2007 04:12:56 AM
WOW excellent shot and duo conversion.
congrats to you Alex
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11/19/2007 02:57:12 AM
Great, peaceful shot, Alex, congrats on a deserved blue!
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11/19/2007 02:37:04 AM
Very cool!

Brilliant!
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11/19/2007 02:11:28 AM
A very emotive image with amazing light..... Totally awesome and congrats on the blue.....
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11/19/2007 01:39:36 AM
Congratulations on the blue. Love that light! : )
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11/19/2007 01:35:39 AM
Amazing light and feel. Is it that park you always shoot at?
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11/19/2007 01:17:37 AM
Super mood, toning and connection of man and beast. Congrats on the blue!
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11/19/2007 01:13:20 AM
Amazing capture. Love all the dew covered spider webs amongst the grass clusters. Congratulations on the Blue Ribbon. Cheers, Sandra
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11/19/2007 01:04:06 AM
great shot Alex! congratulations on your win without help from your "horny" models! :)
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11/19/2007 12:37:04 AM
Beautiful in every way. Congrats on the blue, Alex.
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11/19/2007 12:25:40 AM
beautiful, 10 all the way, congrats.
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11/19/2007 12:25:14 AM
Congrats on the blue Alex! This is such a beautiful image!!
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11/19/2007 12:15:40 AM
Congratulations on your blue Alex. This is definitely deserving!
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11/19/2007 12:07:31 AM
Nice work, Mr Saberi! Probably my favorite of this challenge. I'm very pleased to see such a quiet piece take a blue. Restores my faith in humanity in general. :-)
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11/19/2007 12:04:41 AM
Many congratulations, Alex! This was by far my favourite image in the challenge, and I'm very glad you made the blue ribbon with it.
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11/19/2007 12:02:06 AM
Congrats Alex! Cool shot.
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11/19/2007 12:01:51 AM
Congrats on Blue!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/18/2007 10:18:05 PM
great silhouettes and tones, really nicely done! /9
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11/18/2007 05:13:35 PM
beautiful! the webs in the grass make it look like everything is draped with strands of diamonds. gorgeous range of tones and the composition is great. this is my choice for the blue ribbon.
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11/18/2007 04:33:18 PM
ribbon pick from me - really like the story element
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11/18/2007 12:03:59 PM
nice work! could be the cover on Old Yeller or somthing!
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11/18/2007 11:59:54 AM
Layers upon layers, worlds upon worlds.

Posthumous Yellow Ribbon. yellowpost.jpg
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11/18/2007 11:13:25 AM
Very nice. I love the composition of this taking your eye from the silhouettes right out into the field.
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11/17/2007 10:30:01 PM
Wonderful with the mist and all. Incredibly clarity on the man and the dog, too. A lovely moment to capture!
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11/17/2007 09:52:01 PM
Really cool shot! nicely done!
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11/17/2007 08:43:06 AM
Nice! Love the lighting and early morning mist feel to this, and how alert the dog is.
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11/16/2007 12:39:25 PM
Love the mist! Nicely isolated subjects. 9
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11/15/2007 09:55:30 PM
Terrific shot. I love the mood the fog creates and it seems to emphasize the connection of the dog and owner. Wonderfully done.
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11/15/2007 03:11:55 PM
I Like the foreground bokeh.
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11/15/2007 11:59:41 AM
Great composition. Love the tone you chose, and the DOF works very nicely. Great work.
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11/14/2007 06:31:48 PM
awesome atmosphere 8
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11/14/2007 01:09:12 PM
10
10
10

Excellent image. A dreamy storylike finish...
I dont think many will agree... but I LOVE it.
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11/14/2007 12:25:28 PM
Great shot!
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11/14/2007 10:17:42 AM
Very, very nice - good density and dynamic range, great subject, maybe a little too centered, but very nice.
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11/13/2007 03:58:45 AM
atmospheric & unique.- 8
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11/13/2007 01:21:02 AM
Oh, I love this one! I can find nothing wrong with it, it's a picture after my own heart. The toning is perfect for the image. ~10
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11/13/2007 12:16:23 AM
Great image !!
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11/12/2007 10:29:42 PM
Nice mysterious feel. Well done.
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11/12/2007 08:23:30 PM
amazing! lighting, composition, tones, everything is spot on... 10 +fav
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11/12/2007 07:47:29 PM
i like this but i think it would be better with more of the bottom cropped off.
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11/12/2007 07:39:58 PM
7
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11/12/2007 05:43:59 PM
This is just beautiful and one of my top picks I love it well done
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11/12/2007 05:40:36 PM
OH geeeez. This was made for a duo. Fantastic. Love the hazy mist and the silhouettes. Beautifully done. After a 2nd pass, this gets my only 10. Bravo. I hope it does well for you. It's brilliant.
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11/12/2007 03:24:06 PM
Fantastically composed silhouettes. The steel-blue duotone is also a good choice.
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11/12/2007 12:17:15 PM
I love this one. The fog supports a very moody feeling. The tones are just right.
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11/12/2007 11:41:03 AM
this is quite possibly a perfect photograph - toning, dof, light, and composition all work to evoke the mood here. -10
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11/12/2007 11:18:47 AM
lovely atmosphere. a slightly tighter crop on the bottom (just below the dogs legs) would make for a stronger composition. 8
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11/12/2007 09:12:42 AM
Simply wonderful. I am not a dog person - my typical bias leans towards cats, but this is just excellent. Bumping up.
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11/12/2007 02:59:49 AM
nice pic
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11/12/2007 02:53:46 AM
The light here is sensational! Beautifully captured!
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11/12/2007 01:49:42 AM
What a great scene! This is one of my favorites of the challenge. It's stunning!
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11/12/2007 01:33:13 AM
Fantastic shot! The lighting, tones, composition ..... outstanding work!
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11/12/2007 12:55:13 AM
couldnt ask for more
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11/12/2007 12:53:36 AM
stunning, this word work for foreground bokeh too.
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