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Old Gold - The Goodest
Old Gold - The Goodest

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Challenge: Good (Basic Editing*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Date: Feb 3, 2007
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: auto
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 4, 2007

My old guy, Buddy, thinking GOOD thoughts....
Took a picture of him while he was looking thoughtful. Thinking of biscuits, no doubt. Bright daylight in the back yard. He's old, and, I think, won't be with us much longer, so I take pictures of him whenever I can.

I cropped the photo, adjusted saturation slightly, brightness and contrast, and resized. Tweaked sat again. Sharpened. Sharpened. Softened.
Well geez...I'm trying.

Place: 101 out of 195
Avg (all users): 5.3275
Avg (commenters): 5.7692
Avg (participants): 5.1875
Avg (non-participants): 5.3818
Views since voting: 604
Views during voting: 292
Votes: 229
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)

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02/17/2007 09:10:36 AM
Good job- what a great portrait of this sweet old boy !
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02/17/2007 08:57:23 AM
What a delightful old fellow he is :-) I can tell from the photo how much you love him. Since this challenge was basic editing, I think you did a very good job with post. If it were advanced, or for your own profile, a couple of minor suggestions would be to tone down that blown highlight on Buddy's head (pulls eyes away from his face), brighten up the eyes, and select background then gaussian blur to reduce noise. Great pet portrait!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/13/2007 01:57:13 PM
He's cute.
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02/11/2007 07:55:06 AM
I wonder if you had run this through "Neat Image" if it might have created a more silky effect on the coat? There is a lot of noise in this image, which si a pity, because it is a great portrait. I might have adjusted Balance/Contrast too, to take down the blown out spots on the ear and chest? Great subject for the challenge.
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02/10/2007 09:30:53 PM
I like this photo. Its a little too close but the effect is not a distracting one. It makes me feel a lot closer emotionally. Very well done!
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02/10/2007 09:13:58 PM
Could have used some noise reduction or perhaps a different iso. The light seems bright enough to not have all the noise.
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02/10/2007 08:48:24 AM
AGree.. we have a Golden also...
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02/09/2007 11:16:43 AM
This photo is really sweet and i love how the light reflects off of the dog's fur.
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02/09/2007 11:02:47 AM
this dog is very cool he reminds of shadow nice close up of the dog
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02/08/2007 07:43:14 PM
A little noisy but that aside I like the shot you captured. I like the lighting that you captured as well.
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02/08/2007 03:22:22 PM
What a blond beauty :)
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02/07/2007 05:16:32 PM
Yes he is! You can tell by those sweet devoted eyes! I love this one very much!
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02/07/2007 12:11:46 PM
A lovely looking dog, perhaps a little grainy ?
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02/07/2007 06:48:18 AM
Harsh light, noisy.
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02/07/2007 12:29:32 AM
I'm trying to nitpick this picture, but that is such a wonderful pooch that I'm throwing out all of the technical imperfections, and grinning from ear to ear just looking at that face. What a kind ol' soul.
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