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The Scent of Freedom
The Scent of Freedom

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Freedom II (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: Jul 11, 2004
Aperture: f5.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Jul 11, 2004

Driving home from the beaches of Michigan where I tried very hard to photograph the concept of freedom and wasn't succesfull, I saw this dog hanging out of the car in front of me. Whipped out my camera and got this result.

Place: 126 out of 140
Avg (all users): 4.2857
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.2895
Avg (non-participants): 4.2830
Views since voting: 727
Views during voting: 254
Votes: 182
Comments: 3
Favorites: 0

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07/25/2004 10:22:14 PM
Critique Club

This definately fits the challenge no question there that dog expresses the freedom we give to out pets.

Your score seems rather low to me...more than likely the busyness of the background...even though it is out of focus the background is very distracting and I'm sure it hurt you greatly.

Also a little more detail to the dogs head and face would have helped...although his colors make it hard to see the eyes, being able to see them would have helped as well.
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07/19/2004 05:17:17 AM
I thought that this image would have done far better than it did..it`s nicely composed and the abstract background created by the shallow DOF adds impact to the picture.
Deserved better.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/13/2004 04:06:06 PM
I love this. I have been tempted so many times to take a shot like this. They really do look free, don't they?
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