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Challenge: Light On White II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Gillette, WY
Date: Oct 22, 2005
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 24, 2005


Place: 69 out of 277
Avg (all users): 5.4946
Avg (commenters): 7.7000
Avg (participants): 5.3818
Avg (non-participants): 5.5680
Views since voting: 1064
Views during voting: 376
Votes: 279
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/23/2007 08:17:08 PM
Wonderful lighting on this shot. And nice expression in the eyes. I'd have given this a 7 had I voted on the challenge.
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01/10/2006 12:46:41 AM
oh, he is beautiful. his eyes are so expressive! (pit bulls are always so full of character)

and this is a lovely light on white image. i love it.
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12/23/2005 01:41:27 AM
He has to be the cutest dog alive! Love the freckles! haha
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11/04/2005 09:52:52 AM
Hello from the Critique Club!

Composition/perspective - your angle of approach to this shot is very good. Low, but not too low that the dog appears flat. Your subject is very centered, perhaps placing him off to one side or more towards a corner would make it a stronger image. The subject itself is strong enough that applying the rule of thirds would not have hurt the image. The negative space also would not have hurt if it was weighted to one side. The face appears a bit soft and the paws appear slighty fuzzy. Perhaps application of USM or a different focus would eliminate that.

Lighting - overall the lighting is well done. A few areas seem a bit blown out - from the top of the head to the middle of the back for example. You start to lose the definition of his back in the brightness and there azre areas where the subject is indistinguishable from the background. Control of the shadows is well done. Enough to keep the subject well defined in most areas, not too much to give dark spots.

Color - light on white obviously by definition does not contain a lot of color variation. The skin tone and spots showing on the subject really help to keep the white coat from getting totally lost in the background.

Challenge requirements - you obviously have met the challenge very well. You have a strong subject who seems to not mind posing for you.

Overall/my opinion - this is a very pleasing portrait. It could be a stronger image if composed slightly differently. But overall you did a very nice job both with your image and meeting the challenge.

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11/02/2005 04:03:01 PM
Did you use a tripod? The focus is a bit soft but not bad. If you did it with a tripod, maybe the focus would be more sharp.

The dog looks great. I prefer photos not to be centered so much.....gives it a more artsy feel with some negative space.

People are tough on here! Hard to get used to but you have a good eye! Keep on trying and use what you can (comments) and disregard the rest!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/01/2005 06:02:27 PM
One of my favorites from the challenge... Good Luck!
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10/31/2005 03:40:18 PM
I Love this.. Nice job. I have a soft spot for bull terriers.
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10/30/2005 01:11:26 AM
not in focus, nice white background though.
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10/29/2005 09:09:21 AM
HEE HEE - He seems so comfy and at ease posing for this shot. Certainly meets the challenge. Clear and well done. I'm a big fan of more negative space to one side of the subject, but that's just me.
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10/29/2005 01:05:49 AM
I love this shot, love your dog too.
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10/28/2005 05:17:49 AM
Seems just a little too centred. I like the expresion on the dog's face. Nice photo.8
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10/27/2005 03:59:21 PM
Yes! Was getting tired of all the cats. Nice job
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10/26/2005 07:13:36 PM
Maxx is just wonderful. Everything about this photograph is delightful.
Will be interested in reading about how you did it. Give him pats from NYC.
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10/26/2005 12:03:39 PM
I think it would have worked better to get the dog out of the center - move him a bit to the right as that side of the image seems wasted.
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10/26/2005 12:48:13 AM
How did you know I give out 10s for cute dog pics? Love the way his freckles show through! Good one.
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