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happy landing
dc broughton

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Challenge: Flight (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: nyc
Date: Sep 24, 2003
Aperture: auto
Shutter: auto
Date Uploaded: Sep 24, 2003

decided to hang out with Candela at Rockaway beach to see if I could get some shots of birds or planes coming into JFK, they all sucked, but I did get this little thing landing at the beach.

Place: 7 out of 118
Avg (all users): 6.6352
Avg (commenters): 7.8750
Avg (participants): 6.4737
Avg (non-participants): 6.7831
Views since voting: 1707
Votes: 159
Comments: 47
Favorites: 14 (view)

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09/09/2004 04:17:59 PM
What a great picture! Look like he is really taking off.
09/09/2004 01:06:24 PM
Reminds me a little of my dog and his love of jumping. Great capture.
09/09/2004 11:59:20 AM
I love Candela! She reminds me of my Staffy. Great shot.
08/26/2004 11:12:35 PM
Nice action shot.
08/26/2004 08:55:54 PM
absolutely adorable! I want to run on the beach with him! He looks so happy!
08/20/2004 05:38:03 PM
So, so cute! Absolutely one of the best pet photos I've seen. So much personality to it! Great capture. :)
10/07/2003 11:04:06 PM

*kneels* Teach me, master.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/05/2003 10:19:06 PM
I hope you gave your model a suitable reward! How many takes did it take?
10/05/2003 10:13:30 PM
Great capture. Cool dog.
10/05/2003 07:50:51 PM
It's impossible NOT to love this one.
10/05/2003 01:23:08 PM
Brought a smile to my face : )
Great capture, and a lovely looking dog.
10/04/2003 11:54:50 PM
Not my idea for the challenge, but nice work catching the dog in air. 6
10/04/2003 09:40:07 PM
Very nice shot. The elements in this photo work very well together, and of course paying attention to the rule of thirds on THIS shot anyway was an excellent decision.
10/04/2003 02:33:08 PM
Nice use of thirds. Good focus. Good luck.
10/03/2003 02:00:19 AM
That's hilarous!! What a great snapshot!! Now there's a pilot who loves his job :) 9 from me :)
10/02/2003 03:08:45 PM
perfect timing on this great capture!
10/01/2003 04:41:27 PM
Love it. Right at eye level with the dog, and nice composition.
10/01/2003 11:22:17 AM
Nice capture - full of action, vitality, character. Conveys freedom, summer holidays, fun.
Although we use "flight" quite loosely, hence this does fit, I think it's not an image people would look at and be able to guess the theme. That's not a bad thing, just a comment.
09/30/2003 11:11:17 PM
nice timing and good framing of the subject. cool shot.
09/30/2003 11:03:10 PM
Hahaha, I have almost the same shot of my dog (same breed I think) when he was a puppy at the beach! Great one! Not only that, this IS an excellent picture... the lighting is perfect, and focus (action shot) is even better. 8.
09/30/2003 05:45:38 PM
This is great :) Made me smile
09/30/2003 01:26:34 PM
Great action shot - A lot of power and movement, both in the dog and the wave. I like the off center composition, the crisp focus and the even lighting. I REALLY like his expectant face as he looks right at the camera. 7
09/30/2003 12:48:49 PM
A good fun shot and in flight for sure!

Sharp,well exposed etc a nice image.
09/30/2003 11:44:04 AM
Nice pic! Looks like you guys had fun doing this one!
09/30/2003 10:48:35 AM
Good spin on the topic. I think the absolute strength of this image is that the dog is looking at the camera. He looks like he knows exactly what it is you are trying to capture. Good Luck, Todd. 8
09/30/2003 03:37:30 AM
Terrific capture! 10
09/30/2003 02:46:31 AM
Great capture, full in flight and very focused. I don't think you'd be able to get this pic twice, well done.
09/29/2003 10:23:35 PM
cute photo
09/29/2003 09:19:51 PM
my favorite! great shot!
09/29/2003 09:07:30 PM
very good!
09/29/2003 07:42:50 PM
The happiest photo of the lot. Great feeling,and clearity.
09/29/2003 06:51:38 PM
Adorable shot!! I love everything about this shot, the expression on the dogs face, the positioning of the dog, the background..The only minor that is the shadow on the lower bottom left but I'm sure that couldn't be helped. Hope to see this one at the top this week!
09/29/2003 06:17:47 PM
Wonderful composition, light, a great moment caught: especially like the wave breaking alongside the dog - adds some dynamic to the shot, and keeps the eye moving in a good way. expect you might get voted down a little on the 'this is jumping, rather than flying' pedants, but I do hope not. 9 from me.
09/29/2003 03:55:57 PM
09/29/2003 01:13:46 PM
Nice capture - reminds me of Muybridge's attempts to catch a horse's feet off the ground - well done - 8
09/29/2003 12:35:40 PM
Just darling, good action and good color. The focus is more on the water then the dog and he/she is the main subject. Maybe a tighter crop removing some of the right side would of focused more on the pup and included the full shadow. Over all this is good. Your right on topic for the challenge.
09/29/2003 12:21:34 PM
I hope you don't get slammed too much cuz it's a dog, and not typically flying animal. I love the way he is lunging towards us, his tongue out is great too, he looks tickled pink to be airborn for a bit anyway. I would of liked to have seen some more of his shadow. (not essential tho) excellent shot.
09/29/2003 09:15:27 AM
What an exceptional photo! The facial expression of this guy says "I'm having a blast!!"

I love the ocean in the background and the footprints. He looks like a young dog, is he?

As an animal lover, you can't help but be captivated by this shot.

Great photo. You get a 10 from me for this one!!
09/29/2003 07:14:03 AM
This is a creative and amusing take on the challenge theme. You captured him at just the right moment with the ears looking like little wings, and what a great expression on his face, looking straight into the camera. Good job.
09/29/2003 05:44:53 AM
Nice image, fits the challenge theme well. 8 Morgan
09/29/2003 01:38:37 AM
Very nice capture. Nicely done. Good concept. Wish the dog were in the right third of the frame so we could see his shadow in the image.
09/29/2003 01:29:56 AM
wonderful fun photo! I love the action and expression you captured...very sharp and clear and crisp photo! My first 10 to give any one in this challenge...congratulations!!
09/29/2003 01:25:08 AM
Such a dynamic shot. Great depth of field really makes the dog pop out of the picture. It would have been really nice to get more of the shadow to show the height of the dog jumping. Maybe a vertical crop would make the dog seem to jump higher. Dog seems a bit dark on left side. A tiny bit more light would give more details. Great picture. Would make for a good Summer postcard.
09/29/2003 01:08:32 AM
You win!! He is flying! Very good photo all the way around. 10
09/29/2003 12:46:29 AM
very fun. great focus, nice lighting, great timing. it would have been nice to see the entire shadow in the photo, and perhaps no other footprints in the sand, but overall its an excellent photo.
09/29/2003 12:46:24 AM
Great stop action! He is adorable..almost looks like he has a smile. Good luck!

OH ya..great use of the rule of thirds...the background is awesome.
09/29/2003 12:22:04 AM
Fabulous! And what a wonderful dog.

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