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Challenge: Free Study XVII (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Macro
Location: Arkansas
Date: Aug 11, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 11, 2007

This is my first entry @ dpc & I had no time to take pics, so I did a quick shoot in the back yard with the new (stray) dog.

Could not help laughing when I saw how this one turned out, so I thought it might be OK to submit... We shall see--I'm on a steep learning curve.

Negatives: 1) too much contrast, 2) clipped whites 3) oversharpened the grass.

developed with +10 sharpen (lens is way too soft @ 300mm)
PS elements:
Clone out some annoying bits
multiple inverted levels layers selectively applied
Sharpen grass under dog a little
convert to B&W (all channels)
save in photoshop
resize in Irfanview (lanczos with sharpen)
save in Irfanview

Place: 188 out of 452
Avg (all users): 5.5939
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 5.6667
Avg (non-participants): 5.5067
Views since voting: 799
Views during voting: 251
Votes: 165
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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08/21/2007 12:35:53 AM
Thanks, Brian,
We'll have to get together to shoot for an entry some time...
08/20/2007 11:45:08 PM
Not bad for a first entry! Keep up the good work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/19/2007 06:43:45 PM
That dog looks like solid muscle. :) Great shot - focus and posture.
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08/17/2007 07:26:08 PM
I think your title gets it wrong. The dog is not shy in this photo, not personified except to the extent that he hulks toward humanity. a photo I have trouble turning away from. 10
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08/16/2007 10:48:54 PM
What a stare.
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08/15/2007 08:47:24 AM
Excellent! Love the look on his face.
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08/13/2007 12:55:55 PM
Love the expression
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08/13/2007 09:11:02 AM
This needs more work on composition.
08/13/2007 07:13:02 AM
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