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Challenge: Clichés (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D1X
Location: California
Date: Feb 1, 2003
Aperture: F8
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 2, 2003

Near impossible to get rid of the wrinkles on the white cloth with the dogs bouncing all over the room. I played with the levels to try and hide the shadows under the chair, but couldn’t move them without blowing out the bow ties on the dogs. This shot is pretty much right out of the camera with a crop. I hate the chair, but needed something else simple in the shot.

Statistics
Place: 13 out of 246
Avg (all users): 6.6237
Avg (commenters): 7.8148
Avg (participants): 6.5868
Avg (non-participants): 6.6849
Views since voting: 1447
Votes: 194
Comments: 31
Favorites: 4 (view)


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02/16/2003 10:45:34 AM
Greetings fromt the Critique Club
by Inspzil

Composition - I really liked this shot during voting. The dogs look great. They have a great expression on their face and they're looking the right way and everything. Their positions in the frame are great and I do like the chair there. It NEEDS to be there. I had one small complaint earlier and I'm still sticking to it - I don't like the way they are sinking into the floor. Aside from that, I wouldn't change a thing.

Technical - Very well taken photo. Exposure is a little tricky here with the dark dogs and white background but I think you nailed it. They are wonderfully focused and framed. Awesome. Processing is very good too. The wrinkles are one of those necessary evils in the amateur photography game. Busy backgrounds will kill you every time though on DPC. Its good you didn't blow out anything. It's really very good.

Overall - Loved the shot then, still love it. I have a dog about this color and a rottweiler too. I'm feeling inspired to pose them similarly and see if I can do something like this. Great pic gotcha. I thought you deserved to place better, but I know I would be very pleased to finish even close to where you did. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing this gem with us on DPC. - Bob
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02/10/2003 12:06:55 AM
Great work here Gotcha!!! Marvelous! Congrats on 13th place!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/09/2003 05:54:11 PM
Nice dogs!
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02/08/2003 12:01:23 AM
Such gentlemen.
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02/07/2003 07:40:40 PM
Very,very, very, very nice shot. I'm a cat person my self but I love this picture. The whole picture works very effectively: bow ties, the cair, the dogs, the white background. + congratulations on minimizing the shadow ... great lighting job. Good luck. I love it. Jacko 10
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02/07/2003 12:40:01 AM
Should have done it in sepia tone. Go back and do one in it. They are posed like the old fashioned photos. What breed is the one on the chair. Looks bassett hound, blood hound, chocolate lab, all three which is it. They are beautiful and the is a beautifully done photo. Great lighting and background Like how it's almost shadow free. Great job there. This is a reall good composition. I love the bow ties. Couldn't you find any white shoes to slip on them? This is an 8 for sure.
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02/06/2003 03:45:22 PM
It´s perfect! Good luck!
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02/06/2003 11:21:05 AM
excellent pet portrait :) The background offers a nice contrast for the black dogs... great work :) = 10 - setzler
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02/06/2003 08:07:46 AM
Terrific lighting, nice white background, good posing, good framing. Very solid shot all around!! The one very minor thing I don't like is how the dogs feet and the chair feet are sinking into whatever they're resting on. Aside from that its great!! - Inspzil
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02/05/2003 08:00:31 PM
You've either got great patience, or very well-behaved dogs. Great job!
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02/05/2003 07:38:04 PM
Great pose - very expressive faces. I'm not too sure about the bowties, but the lighting and focus are great.
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02/05/2003 06:58:56 PM
I really like the idea you came up with. The photo looks very nice and planned out. The white background behind the dogs makes them stand out and gives the photo a clean look. Good job.
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02/05/2003 06:12:28 PM
Oh this is so great. You get the highest mark for dog pictures so far. 8.
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02/05/2003 03:20:58 PM
very well done..great lighting to get the color of the eyes to show so well when in a black dog. the composition is great also.(10)
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02/05/2003 03:16:03 PM
I love this shot. Excellent composition.
I'd rate this a "10"
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02/05/2003 08:07:48 AM
Haha, cute. A for effort!
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02/05/2003 03:20:44 AM
Very cute. I could see someone hiring a photographer to take a pet photo like this. Not crazy about the chair, but I do like that the smaller dog is higher than the other. Good lighting on them. 7
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02/05/2003 02:14:29 AM
Dogs are a great subject. This is nice lighting.
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02/04/2003 07:23:57 PM
its very good
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02/04/2003 06:41:12 PM
very cute photo! i think i would have preferred a different colored background. the contrast is a bit much for my eyes. i like how the pups are posed, though. nice work!
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02/04/2003 01:14:40 PM
I LOVE this! Excellent composition. I might just be looking at the winner - 10!
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02/04/2003 01:04:02 PM
They look so clever and obedient! Thank you for taking this shot, I cannot fault it in any way! 10! -Annida
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02/04/2003 03:28:53 AM
--Laughter---: THIS was FUNNY. You chose the perfect dogs for such a shot. II love it. I would like to know (Im sure this is a pathetic amateur question but I need to learn somehow) how you get the background to be a sold white with no horizon whatsoever. I also find it strange that the shadows seem reddish. Awesome photograph.
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02/04/2003 02:42:26 AM
Best doggone photo of them all! Nice portrait.
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02/03/2003 11:06:41 PM
This makes me want to say "Wow!" The faces of these two dogs really grab me and hold my attention. You've captured their brown eyes just perfectly. And those white bow ties. . . Those tinge marks on their hind legs are great. And the black claws on the guy sitting on the chair show up beautifully. I belive your composition has truly shown the rule of 3rds. The portrait is sharp and is truly in focus. Even the scroll on the chair is in focus. Lovely job!
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02/03/2003 07:55:33 PM
nice job. the dogs look really cool. good cliche.
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02/03/2003 07:03:18 PM
nicely done
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02/03/2003 05:03:29 PM
Great work - composition and framing are near perfect, focus is very good and the dogs are lovely. Probably the biggest distraction I have are the shadows (especially around the chair). Everything else is wonderful though.
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02/03/2003 03:02:09 PM
this reminds me of the wegman dogs!
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02/03/2003 02:01:04 PM
Nice picture, i like the creativity.
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02/03/2003 08:16:47 AM
Great pic! I bet it took you forever to get them to stand still and look... photogenic! :)
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