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Challenge: Freedom II (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Kodak DC210
Location: Pembroke Field, Brown U. Providence, RI
Date: Jul 11, 2004
Galleries: Animals, Action
Date Uploaded: Jul 11, 2004

Taken with a worse camera than usual but I figured I'd enter anyway. I like the shot. I realize it is grainy as hell but I like the way the sun flares and the perfect moment of capture (both mine and hers).

Place: 130 out of 140
Avg (all users): 4.1935
Avg (commenters): 4.3750
Avg (participants): 4.1410
Avg (non-participants): 4.2315
Views since voting: 971
Views during voting: 285
Votes: 186
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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07/20/2004 03:13:38 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

I like this photo quite a bit. It is very grainy, the quality is very poor, and yet I like it. It's rather comforting, I can't explain it.

The lighting is harsh, the sun is very bright washing out the entire sky. The back of the dog's neck is washed out. All the same it has this surreal feel to it. The grass doesn't even look like grass. THe dog is about the only thing that "grounds" the photo, the only thing looking real. But the colors are warm, and I really like that.

I'm going to blame most of the technical shortcomings on the camera. The graininess, the poor quality of the image etc. I think for what you were working with, it's not bad.

Not sure what you did to it, but it could use some noise removal.

Despite the very poor photo quality I actually _like_ the photo. There is something very familiar about it, something extremely comforting. I think you realize you weren't going to win any ribbons with this shot, but I still think it's a good submission. Keep up the good work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/16/2004 07:25:45 PM
Nice Action shot!
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07/15/2004 08:46:32 PM
Nice shot, ruined by shooting into the sun.
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07/14/2004 08:24:28 PM
Good idea but it's really blown out on the top. That dog's adorable and good idea!
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07/14/2004 08:23:28 AM
I love the shot, but it's very blurry. I've been trying to get one of these with my dog, but always run into the bluriness as well.
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07/13/2004 04:22:18 PM
I think the photo is too blurry to score very high, and I probably would have used much less surrounding space around the dog. Has some of the "snapshot" look.
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07/12/2004 06:49:47 PM
Great capture of the action - but taken right into the sun. Hope you tried different angles.
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07/12/2004 06:26:42 PM
Great idea, but the saturated sky and glare kinda ruin the effect
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07/12/2004 05:59:19 PM
Neat, though the quality of the image is low. I think the blurred background, which is free of noise, really kills this.
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