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The Key Moment: Waiting For You to Unlock
The Key Moment: Waiting For You to Unlock

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Challenge: Keys (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Indoors near window
Date: Mar 21, 2012
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/30
Date Uploaded: Mar 22, 2012


This is our newest family member - Sirius. Taking pictures of puppies is not easy. First to keep him safe had to sterilize the whole area. Then Sirius was more interested in playing, chasing his tail, or barking at the box. So, we played for about 40 minutes:-)

When he got a little tired, he was content to sit next to the box....and chew on it. This was just one of three that I got his attention. And this is the ONLY one he rested his paw on the key ring.

Now we have a great portrait shot of him to put on the family wall:-)

[Mar. 29th, 2012 11:06:54 PM]

Commentary - My objective for the composition was to show 'a key moment' that waits for you. Dogs are known to be faithful companions - they will wait for you to come home and are thrilled with your arrival. What is in the box?... - some sort of treasure of which you the viewer will determine according to what you feel it is. The pup/dog waits faithfully for your arrival - holding that key for you. Your 'key moment' is what awaits you both with the faithful companion and what lays in the box. For the pup, the key moment is your happy arrival 'home' to claim the box and of course some love and attention.

Place: 8 out of 69
Avg (all users): 6.2381
Avg (commenters): 7.7143
Avg (participants): 5.9268
Avg (non-participants): 6.3882
Views since voting: 883
Views during voting: 248
Votes: 126
Comments: 8
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03/30/2012 11:53:28 AM
Precious! Congrats on the tt.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/28/2012 07:31:34 AM
Nice key and the holder. Clean contrast without compromising on high/low notes. Goodluck.8.
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03/28/2012 12:52:37 AM
This is a very cute shot. Should do well, and is in my top few.
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03/27/2012 10:35:18 AM
Too cute. Love the pup in the shot. Beautiful black and white. Nice detail and DOF The tilt of the dog's head is just perfect.
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03/23/2012 11:33:08 AM
Adorable subject, nice lighting and contrast. I like the use of negative space.
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03/23/2012 10:43:44 AM
GOOD LORD!! That is the cutest puppy ever! All animals get an extra point from me. 9
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03/23/2012 09:59:53 AM
It's just not fair using a cute Puppy to make us look at your key longer....lol. Great in B&W simple black background brings out the subjects....(obviously) and the letterbox boarder works well here.
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03/23/2012 02:45:56 AM
cute pup! cool idea, bump to 7 :)
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