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Soccer Dog
Soccer Dog

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Challenge: Action Shot III (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A300
Lens: Sony DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical ED Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha
Location: Royersford PA
Date: Feb 21, 2009
Aperture: F/5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Animals, Action
Date Uploaded: Feb 22, 2009

My very first entry! In the spring, summer and fall I like to go out with my 3 year old black lab, Bailey, and play a liitle ball. Unfortunately in the winter it doesn't happen as much. Anyway, I've been wanting to take some pictures of him in action since he a huge jumper. Luckily on Saturday we had a beautiful day for it. It proved quite difficult for me to throw the ball up and then quickly take photos. Anyway I got three that I really liked and could work. This one I actually kept simple. Photo was taken in RAW and is uncropped. In the RAW transfer I only adjusted for brightness, shadows and highlights to come up with the final product. It may seem a little over exposed after the edit but I like the contrast. I think it made it a little different. I'm not expecting much out of my first entry but am hoping for some advice and critique to improve on future shots.

Place: 179 out of 194
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/03/2009 10:47:21 PM
completely harsh, weird look. 1. My suggestion to fix it is to use a smaller apperture (higher F number) so you don't loose details on lighter areas of the photo. Also you should try this photo later, when the sun is lower on the horizon.
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03/02/2009 10:05:35 PM
Rather harsh lighting which could be calmed with levels or contrast layers. Tilted horizons can work, but this just looks like a hip-shot snapshot to me.
02/28/2009 10:52:45 PM
the composition for this shot is well done but I'm not a big fan of the way the ball and dog look...i can't tell if it is a focus issue or post processing issue or just what
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02/26/2009 09:32:36 PM
Good Shot
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