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Congenial Canine
Congenial Canine

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Challenge: Backlighting (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Kodak DC290
Location: Home in New Iberia, Louisiana
Date: Sep 6, 2004
Aperture: 0
ISO: 0
Shutter: 0
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 6, 2004

After 100's of shots of another concept I had of backlighting, this one accidentally came to mind when the dogs were lying on the living room floor under the window. Reece often does this pose. Using a tabletop tripod, +2EV, and lying on the floor, I snapped away. I cropped the photo to remove the unwanted drapery (and the other dog) on Reece's left.

Place: 49 out of 367
Avg (all users): 5.8217
Avg (commenters): 7.0667
Avg (participants): 5.4887
Avg (non-participants): 6.1760
Views since voting: 1585
Views during voting: 362
Votes: 258
Comments: 20
Favorites: 4 (view)

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08/23/2006 11:16:28 PM
Poor Doggy =(
12/04/2005 06:37:58 PM
Great portrait! The slightly blown highlights are a little distracting, but only very slightly so. Fantastic expression, pose, and composition. Great capture!
09/16/2004 11:54:37 AM
This is a beautiful photo.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/14/2004 08:55:50 PM
Wish I could get my dog to sit still so nicely :)
09/14/2004 07:16:58 PM
Cute, cute, cute
09/14/2004 12:53:38 PM
Sweet doggy!
Very nice capture, is in my top picks...
09/13/2004 04:35:57 PM
Very cute. the curtain makes a nice backdrop. Too bad there isn't just a little light reflected into those dark eyes.
Well done.
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09/11/2004 11:25:25 PM
Nice backlight. Great pose. The only think I don't like is the eyes seem blacked out. Probably nothing you could do to correct within the backlighting challenge. Great shot.
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09/09/2004 03:05:28 AM
very cute puppy, nice lighting.
09/08/2004 11:53:57 PM
What a nice pose! It looks like you took advantage of some natural lighting, well spotted.
09/08/2004 10:19:27 PM
cute dog, nice pose. fur highlights are quite blown out on the right side though
09/08/2004 02:41:43 PM
Great photo. Wonderful pose and the lighting is just superb!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/08/2004 12:07:01 PM
Love the crossed legs! Very cute!
09/08/2004 11:52:52 AM
Who's not a sucker for a cute puppy? A nicely executed photograph, though the highlights are a little blown out on the dog's head and left side. How'd you get him/her to cooperate? I don't think I've ever taken a picture of the front end of an animal.
09/08/2004 09:37:03 AM
I love the dog's pose & facial expression! Good job.
09/08/2004 04:53:57 AM
Neat pet-shot.. A bit of ight in the eyes would make this so much better.. A bit of low level fill flash if your camera can, or a mirror if not... Well caught. 6
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/08/2004 03:45:34 AM
What a poser
09/08/2004 02:51:12 AM
This is wonderful. The expression on that dog, is precious. It really portrays backlighting imo. Very beautiful shot.
09/08/2004 02:15:59 AM
OK, you hit my soft spot for dogs.
09/08/2004 12:52:16 AM
What a pretty puppy! Nice shot.

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