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Ol' Dawg
Ol' Dawg

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Challenge: Shallow DOF II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Venidse, Hoorn
Date: Dec 18, 2005
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Dec 20, 2005

Didn't find much interesting stuff when I tried to find something for this challenge. I could easily have set up something like my Bonne Mamam Framboises pic in the Macro III challenge, which shows a good example of useful shallow dof. But I was out of background paper and I don't like to set it all up. But I was also tired of not submitting anything.

So I chose this photo, because I like this dog. I don't know it, it's not mine. He was just walking loose at the Venidse street in the old town.

Shot @200mm, it is a bit grainey, but I like that.

(Nikon Capture)
Color Mode to Adobe RGB
Whitebalance to 8000k
D-Lighting, fast method, default settings

FM Chroma Noise Reduction
channel mixer
channel mixer to monochrome
- negative greens
- ++ red
- + blue
I cannot remember the exact settings, because I made 5 different B&W's.
resample to this size
USM 200%, 0.3,1
Lab Mode, throw away a&b channels
Grayscale mode
RGB mode

Place: 113 out of 346
Avg (all users): 5.5407
Avg (commenters): 6.7143
Avg (participants): 5.2368
Avg (non-participants): 5.7628
Views since voting: 807
Views during voting: 357
Votes: 270
Comments: 11
Favorites: 2 (view)

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03/28/2011 03:05:54 AM
Wat leuk dat je deze gevonden hebt. Speld in een hooiberg werk. :) Liep er gisteren nog langs maar toen zag ik hem niet.
03/15/2011 06:07:34 AM
Woow! This is my dog!!, he walks always around our house.
I found him via google, nice picture, he is so beautiful.

hier was hij nog niet zo oud, maar is nu al een stuk grijzer:), ik vind het echt een mooie foto.
Wel heel toevallig dat ik hem tegenkom op deze site, echt super:D
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10/24/2008 07:40:31 PM
Most arresting pose, expression and canine type. Clearly a dog to like and respect.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/27/2005 08:44:25 PM
I'm fond of dogs, but they are hard to photograph in a unique way. I think you have been fairly succesful here. Good composition. The dog seems supremely focused on something other than being photographed which helps a lot.
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12/27/2005 03:18:56 PM
nice image
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12/27/2005 01:36:56 AM
Strong B/W image....................
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12/26/2005 02:35:19 AM
Do dogs pose? 9
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12/22/2005 10:37:47 AM
Most of picture is in focus not my idea of shallow DOF
12/22/2005 10:02:19 AM
What a beautiful dog. . .and a beautiful capture of his personality. The expression in his eyes and face make you want to know him (sorry if he's a her).
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12/22/2005 07:09:13 AM
7 - Nice capture. Good use of grain and the toning. Criticism; difficult, but likely prefer the body not cropped, but depending of course what you had to work with and indeed wanted. The shallow DOF is still able to be seen even with the toning and grain so well done. Like the sharpness in the eyes, and the way the whole ears/face 'pop'. Good shot. Perhaps a 'wider' frame, again depending what you had, bringing the whole body in would have made this even better, in my opinion.
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12/21/2005 10:31:25 PM
Good shot
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