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The Dog
The Dog
dleach


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Challenge: Duotones II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: San Antonio Tx
Date: Feb 19, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 21, 2006

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Photoshop Elements 4
- Hue/Saturation/Colorize (per one of the instructions on this site) to get the brownish duotone.
- resized for submission
- USM for submission (after resize)

Was going to be called "Study of Spunky"

I setup a make-shift studio in my living room by taping a bed sheet to the wall. Then I took a bunch of pictures of my son's dog, my son, and my niece. Although the kid shots where nice, most folks liked this dog shot.

She was sitting on a piano bench for my test shots and I guess got tired so layed down on the bench and staired out the back window to the back yard. Patient dog ;-). This particular shot was done with only the natural light coming in the window.


Statistics
Place: 57 out of 631
Avg (all users): 6.0140
Avg (commenters): 7.1176
Avg (participants): 5.8523
Avg (non-participants): 6.2727
Views since voting: 1088
Views during voting: 362
Votes: 286
Comments: 21
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/29/2006 03:59:28 PM
sweeet!
03/01/2006 07:25:13 AM
This awesome photo was yours???? This was one of my favorites in this challelnge! You did SO GOOD. Congratulations on breaking 6 and a personal best! I really would have loved to see this wayyyyyy higher up there!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/27/2006 09:47:52 PM
Nice details. I like the light in the dog's eye.
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02/27/2006 01:08:05 AM
nice shot
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02/26/2006 05:47:33 PM
Very well done
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02/26/2006 12:53:12 PM
Nice clear and crisp capture. nice model! 7
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02/25/2006 10:32:28 AM
This is soooooooooooooo cute!
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02/25/2006 05:32:38 AM
You've captured a fantastic expression but it looks like a lucky capture for an amateur rather than a professional shot, here's why:
You've not made the most of the composition... this would have real impact if the dog was on the right hand of the frame with loads of negative space in the rest of the frame.
Highlights are burnt out on the dog's fur.
The background is way too similar in texture and colour to the dog which makes this photo lose a lot of it's potential power.
But your timing really is superb here.
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02/24/2006 07:21:39 AM
Excellent tones and shallow DOF. If that was my dog, this picture would be proudly displayed on the wall.
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02/23/2006 04:21:40 PM
The title could use some work, but the picture is awesome. It is not easy to take pictures of dog's with their eyes wide open like that, so kudos to you for an amazing picture of a dog!
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02/23/2006 01:48:36 PM
Oh!!!!! I love this. Look at the devotion in those eyes. I love the way you have composed this too. Good luck.
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02/23/2006 12:22:24 PM
Wow...this is one of the best pet pictures I've seen in awhile! I really like the whole composition!
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02/22/2006 07:39:57 PM
This is a great portrait, although it makes me wonder what's in the background - seems to follow a regular pattern.
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02/22/2006 06:16:24 PM
Great detail and expression in this shot!!!
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02/22/2006 03:12:22 PM
Great expression.
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02/22/2006 02:53:13 PM
Wonderful!!! Great, warm tones. LOVE the side shot and perspective. Highlight in his eye is nice, too. 10
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02/22/2006 02:03:13 PM
Very sharp and clear. I like choice of tones here.
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02/22/2006 10:13:46 AM
I like this. The lighting is nice. I like the profile. GOod DOF. The brown tones really add to this image. 8
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02/22/2006 10:09:12 AM
beautiful pup, i just wish the background wasnt so patterned, if there was a solid backdrop this would have been so much stronger
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02/22/2006 07:10:43 AM
sweet !
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02/22/2006 01:45:51 AM
Love it!
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