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Hope........for a home!
Hope........for a home!

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Challenge: Hope (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: SPCA Whangarei
Date: Aug 21, 2004
Aperture: 2.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Emotive, Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 21, 2004

Taken at the local SPCA dog kennels. One of the 30 pups we're currently hoping to get homes for. Manual mode, sepia setting, desaturated, levels, curves, resized, USM, saved for web.

Place: 9 out of 285
Avg (all users): 6.5281
Avg (commenters): 8.0588
Avg (participants): 6.4044
Avg (non-participants): 6.6287
Views since voting: 1954
Views during voting: 428
Votes: 303
Comments: 37
Favorites: 7 (view)

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04/26/2007 06:03:36 AM
hi sue ... thanx for comment ... i havent seen your work before so i thought i'd come visit .. this is the first one that i've opened coz i just love dogs ... they are the most beautiful creatures .. this photograph absolutely captures that divine and wonderful 'thing' that they have ... i cant even express it .. a look of hope, love, TRUST .. congratulations on an amazing photograph and a great place in the challenge ..
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07/28/2006 08:20:38 PM
well if i wasn't across the entire planet i would adopt one of those pups. a photo with a strong message - congrats.

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07/28/2006 07:19:57 PM
this is goin into my faves. i love the "lost puppy" look his/her face. the chain link fence adds so much to this already strong shot.
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04/11/2006 09:23:32 AM
I haven't seen this until today, wonderful photo, tugs on the old heart strings.
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08/23/2005 08:32:38 PM
This is just lovely. Makes me want to pick him up and take him home. Exactly what the shot should do.
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04/15/2005 09:48:37 PM
Great tones in this photograph.
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03/18/2005 11:56:42 AM
Nice shot
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12/26/2004 08:34:04 AM
This shot makes dog lovers whimper --- how cute! I love the focus and how you can make out that there is a fence, but it is not too distracting. A great message here and an outstanding shot!! :)
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09/07/2004 03:56:54 AM
I have looked at this picture several times, and I'm sorry I have not yet commented on it. It is a beautiful picture. Love the black and white. I too thought this was set up to look like he was really looking for a home. Breaks my heart that it is a true expression. Stunning capture.
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09/03/2004 11:46:49 AM
I was really hoping this was a pet set up to look like a adoptee. I was sad to hear it was real. Poor guys. I really applaud your efforts in the cause. GOOD LUCK! Wonderful picture.... I didn't have a chance to vote, but this one really hit the challenge and was a heart yanker.
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09/01/2004 04:04:46 PM
Congratulations Sue :)

I think the SPCA (as well as the animals)will benefit from a series of pictures from you, you seem to have the nack for capturing animal emotions, as for the series - go do it now!
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09/01/2004 09:22:16 AM
Congratulations Sue!! This one is such a moving image... I'm so glad for you!!!! :o)
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09/01/2004 04:17:30 AM
Hey Sue, congrats on the placement!

I did not vote in the challange, and I don't think I would have scored your photo highly if I did. There's something about caged animals that really get me angry.

But having read more of what you're writtin, I think it's a great idea! This image certainly does send out vibes of hope, and looking at those dogs eyes really make me want to cry, and run and pick it up and take it home.

One of the most powerful photos I've seen on here. Added it to my faves, and good luck if you ever get that camaign off the ground! This photo is a great start.
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09/01/2004 03:18:47 AM
Congrats on top ten, definitely a moving image!
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09/01/2004 02:59:02 AM
Thanks to everyone for their wonderful comments and support. A top ten finish.........still can't quite believe it!

This is a subject very dear to my heart ...ultimately want to make a series of images to used for an awareness campaign for the SPCA. With the knowledge I'm gaining here at dpc this is becoming an achieveable goal.

Thanks again
09/01/2004 01:26:07 AM
Congrats on your top ten finish Sue!

You captured the mood well with
the look in that dog's eyes.
Composition is great.

Well DOne!
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09/01/2004 12:34:51 AM
Congratulations on your 9th placing. An image which brings attention to this irksome pain of these poor animals.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/31/2004 11:08:29 PM
Great display of hope. I like the fence, it adds to the whole meaning of the photo. Looks great in B&W. (10)

Good luck...
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08/31/2004 10:15:15 PM
Poignant subject matter - very well executed shot. I love it on many levels!!
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08/31/2004 10:01:50 PM
LIke the use of black and white - very touching shot, especially for a dog lover like me :)
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08/31/2004 09:13:16 PM
Great. My only ten so far.
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08/31/2004 07:17:04 PM
Good, really looks like sad dog
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08/31/2004 05:03:12 PM
brilliant. one of the rare images expressing genuine "hope" in this challenge. for this dog lover and animal right activist, it is a definite 10. i hope it does very well.
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08/31/2004 12:19:17 PM
Emotional and well done B&W. Composition and exposure spot on. Dogs have hope?
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08/30/2004 01:18:08 PM
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08/29/2004 07:13:37 PM
I think if you took the collar off this would have been a really great shot & would have fit the title & challenge better. For the most part, it is a great shot & techniquely well executed.
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08/29/2004 02:34:19 PM
I like the use of B/W for this photo, it really evokes a sense of hope... to me anyway.
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08/29/2004 01:23:42 PM
great shot..I can see the twinkle of hope in his eyes...very effective
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08/29/2004 09:43:57 AM
Sad. I hope he gets one.
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08/29/2004 08:53:36 AM
So well caught. The composition is great. The b/w works well. The look on the dog's face. So much emotion here. Very well done.
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08/28/2004 06:45:39 PM
This is a very moving image. I can clearly see the connection the challenge topic. There's such a sad ambiance to this image because one wonders whether the poor animal's hopes for a new home are in vain. The eye contact is the most powerful aspect of the image fo me and I like that none of the wire fence interrupts the main part of his face. The way that the low DOF throws out the fence works well adn IO like the way that the inside of his shelter is completely dark. The way the entrance to it curves in a full arc is a nice contrast to the squares of the fence wire. All round strong composition.
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08/28/2004 10:13:01 AM
the expression says it all...
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08/27/2004 03:11:34 AM
I like this photograph but I would of prefered the wire to be a little more in focus.
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08/26/2004 11:24:37 PM
Very powerful- could be a Humane Society ad
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08/25/2004 09:05:58 AM
Great capture. Good composition. The b&w is done perfectly here, to my eye. I like the way the chain link shows up in the foreground against the black part of the background, but somehow it gets a little confusing and distracting on the left side of the picture. I am not sure how you could have done it differently, though. 9 from me.
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08/25/2004 07:41:20 AM
Awwww. . . I'll take him !
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08/25/2004 03:53:11 AM
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