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Dusk & Labrador
Dusk & Labrador
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Challenge: D&L (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Kodak CX7525
Location: Clyde Lake, Utah
Date: Aug 27, 2005
Aperture: 0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 0
Galleries: Landscape, Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 28, 2005

My ten year old lab Ruger, taken just after a hail storm in the Uinta Mtns, Clyde Lake, coloring was naturally blue.
Levels, Saturation to remove some blue, Hue, Contrast, Resize, USM, Save for Web

See below for my after challenge gratitude.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 200
Avg (all users): 6.9084
Avg (commenters): 7.8780
Avg (participants): 6.7339
Avg (non-participants): 7.0652
Views since voting: 2877
Views during voting: 515
Votes: 262
Comments: 60
Favorites: 20 (view)


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04/16/2007 01:39:31 PM
What a great photo! Love it. Love Labs. Beautiful color. Great dog!
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04/16/2007 12:12:05 PM
Wow! Amazing... This is a beautiful shot. I love the color harmony - the way the dog's fur almost matches the water reflections. When I first saw this, I thought the dog was on a very tall cliff, looking down into the clouds! But then I saw the trees. I wonder how it would look if you cropped the trees out? A fantastic photo! Good job!
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05/12/2006 02:55:21 PM
I gave this an 8 at the time of voting and I still like it. The light after the storm is fantastic.
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05/11/2006 01:04:01 PM
Awesome lighting.
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09/06/2005 02:26:01 PM
Well deserved top ten Heidi, I look forward to seeing more of your work.
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09/06/2005 02:11:23 PM
Great Photo!
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09/06/2005 11:10:40 AM
Could have been.... Dog and Lake? :-) Beautiful photo!
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09/05/2005 09:46:13 AM
Nice job Heidi, congratulations on your top 10 finish!
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09/05/2005 01:29:32 AM
This is a lovely photo. Very unusual the way you caputured it, who would think to photograph a dog from the upper back like that. The colors and setting is perfect. Congrats on your high placement.
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09/05/2005 01:02:57 AM
Such visual power contained in one single image. Bravo on this great effort which at once graduates to a fine study. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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09/05/2005 12:46:22 AM
Wow, this picture came by accident after about 50 other "dog & lake" shots. I've learned no matter how you set up a photo, nature is in control of the lighting and atmosphere, movement of the subject etc.
I am such a novice with Photoshop, I feel proud that this photo is in the top ten with very little post-work, just de-saturated a little of the natural blue (incredible colors after a hail storm) and sharpened his (my dog Ruger)fur a little. Thank you for all the positive comments, last Tuesday was exhilarating when the score crept up and up.
09/05/2005 12:35:47 AM
Heidi, Congratulations. A great shot and an incredible finish. Way to share Utah.
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09/05/2005 12:29:19 AM
Great shot - congrats on your top 10 finish in a very tough field of entries!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/04/2005 11:56:08 PM
A great animal shot that shows that they can be original and beautiful even if the dog is not looking right at the lens. Great colors
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09/04/2005 11:52:59 PM
Great shot. The tones are superb and the focus is "bang-on". Good luck!
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09/04/2005 11:49:15 PM
wow, i love this photo.
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09/04/2005 11:43:27 PM
Funny title. Creative. Love the way you put all of these aspects together. Funny.
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09/04/2005 09:50:25 PM
I love the colours in this.
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09/04/2005 09:16:44 PM
You have done a masterful job managing the light in the photo. Extraordinary.
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09/04/2005 07:39:58 PM
A great capture with rivetted attention that lures the imagination of the viewer. 8
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09/04/2005 06:16:48 PM
For me, there is a bit too much magenta/red, but I really like the composition and reflections.
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09/04/2005 02:11:49 PM
This has been sharpened so much that several of the elements look like they've been pasted in from other pictures.
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09/04/2005 09:18:58 AM
Though it should have been evident on my first viewing of this that the dusk was a reflection, it wasn't...Not sure if that was your intent or not. Pretty effective image, like the illusion you captured. My only nit would have been to see more of the lab's face and somehow still have him looking at the dusk. Not sure how that might have been done so it is more of a suggestion than a criticism. Fascinating...think the lab thought so as well.
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09/04/2005 06:35:33 AM
Really nice. Top 10.
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09/03/2005 11:38:33 AM
amazing photograph~! i love it so much! wonderfull depth of feild, and i love the reflection of the clouds in the water!
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09/03/2005 01:52:06 AM
This could be a painting. Would love to know details. one of my favorites.10
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09/02/2005 09:56:34 PM
first glance i thought wild...sci-fi fantasy, a dog looking over a cliff into a bizarre abyss. i think if you didn't include the tree reflection i might still be thinking it and i'd like it better that way...though obviously i'm not the brightest bulb.
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09/02/2005 08:26:27 PM
i like this one a lot, 8
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09/02/2005 03:45:16 PM
Wow! What a place that is. Nice colors, awsome view.
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09/02/2005 01:23:54 PM
This photo almost looks three dimensional - like the contrast of it all
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09/01/2005 01:38:03 PM
This one will win
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09/01/2005 12:58:40 AM
Lovely shot! 10
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08/30/2005 08:14:48 PM
Very nice, almost looks like a painting. Nice dreamlike colors and the reflections at the top adds a nice touch to it.
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08/30/2005 07:02:39 PM
Oh wow. I wonder what the dog is looking at. The colors are both soothing and exciting. I wish that I could make something out in the pinks of the upper right corner. I wouldn't mind hanging this in my office.
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08/30/2005 01:57:17 PM
I will be looking to see the location of this great shot. Wouldn't take my old Lab there - she'd fall.
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08/30/2005 12:20:43 PM
woooooow, it is an amazing painting, i really like the sharpness of the colors, really amazing
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08/30/2005 11:30:19 AM
Gorgeous. Love the colors and composition.
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08/30/2005 09:17:11 AM
my first reaction was "too close to the edge!". My perception was the dog was on a cliff looking DOWN at the clouds - love the color - too bad the dog is facing away
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08/30/2005 08:50:49 AM
Really cool. Love this the way it is. However, another edit - the tree reflections could be cut out to make it look as if the dog is on a cliff high over the clouds. At any rate, the lighting is great. Should be in the top 10 at least.
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08/30/2005 08:39:37 AM
Took me a minute to figure this out. Wonderful reflection on the water. Looks like the dog is peering over an edge.
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08/29/2005 11:47:54 PM
One of the best shots in this challenge, I mean it. Detail in the reflection of the water is second to none! Warm tones are inviting and pleasing to the eye. Love the way you've captured your dog looking at the reflection of the incoming storm.
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08/29/2005 10:29:27 PM
Very nice colors, sky is amazing reflected in the water.
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08/29/2005 08:43:59 PM
Cool, the reflection is great, the lab is leading your there.....8
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08/29/2005 07:06:48 PM
Great tones and colors, lovely reflection
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08/29/2005 06:59:21 PM
beautiful photograph. truly inspiring.
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08/29/2005 06:07:41 PM
This is an interesting shot. Love the depth.
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08/29/2005 05:29:33 PM
very nice contrast and saturation usage..gl 10
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08/29/2005 04:29:35 PM
This is an awesome picture. I love it! I love the colors. The pose of the lab. Great job!!!
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08/29/2005 03:50:18 PM
the reflected light gives this image a very surreal quality. looks like something bear_music might shoot.
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08/29/2005 02:25:43 PM
Love the colors of this photo. Really good photo!
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08/29/2005 12:57:17 PM
Wow, that's a neat picture. For a minute, I thought it was taken on the top of a very large hill.mountain, over looking a valley full of clouds. Nice!
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08/29/2005 12:52:10 PM
It's like the dog is looking down into an abyss. Great capture.
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08/29/2005 12:49:51 PM
It took me a little while to realise this was a reflection in the water. If you cropped out the vegitation on the top of the photo, this would be creepy! I'm amazed at how clear the reflection is. Great job!
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08/29/2005 12:41:31 PM
Muted colors work well for this photo.
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08/29/2005 11:46:28 AM
This turned out so beautiful. I am so impressed!!! Top 10 for sure.
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08/29/2005 02:46:29 AM
great I like the tones and colours of this image 10
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08/29/2005 01:56:05 AM
What an eyecatcher. Nicely composed. I've got a dog, and I know yours is probably just looking at a smelly spot on the rocks, but it looks to us (the viewer) as if he is stretching the bounds of his (or her) limited mind; contemplating the reflected sky. Wonderful.
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08/29/2005 01:29:23 AM
Good one. I love the complimentary colors. Good detailing of the rocks and his fur. All animal shots get an extra point from me.
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08/29/2005 01:10:15 AM
very mystical shot. I like it. 7
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08/29/2005 12:07:30 AM
Fantastic! I gave this my first 10.
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