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Challenge: Life III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Location: Living Room
Date: Jan 10, 2009
Aperture: 2.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 10, 2009

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Statistics
Place: 9 out of 200
Avg (all users): 6.5774
Avg (commenters): 8.1429
Avg (participants): 6.4217
Avg (non-participants): 6.7294
Views since voting: 2130
Votes: 168
Comments: 44
Favorites: 11 (view)


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02/03/2009 10:14:33 PM
Excellent lighting, expressions, focus. Everything is perfect. Great job.
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02/01/2009 01:38:39 AM
Goreous lighting and processing. So much emotion in those eyes.
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01/31/2009 12:22:44 PM
This is so charming! The lighting and processing really highlights the mood.
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01/28/2009 01:07:02 AM
That is one sad looking puppy dog, but everything about this is well done, especially the lighting.
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01/25/2009 09:41:23 PM
What an excellent pet portrait! The lighting is fabulous. Love the way it highlights the edges of the dog's ear and rear leg.
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01/25/2009 01:51:50 AM
Now this is one for the wall...what a keeper.
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01/23/2009 03:15:15 PM
This is SUCH a wonderful and emotive shot!
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01/23/2009 12:58:06 PM
What a lazy bugger! :) He sure looks comfy and relaxed. Nice shot!
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01/23/2009 11:03:51 AM
I thought this was very good and gave it an 8. Congrats on the top ten.
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01/23/2009 09:57:09 AM
I so love this! Fantastic composition, lighting,contrast and that eye just makes the picture. Expresses so much feeling and personality. Wonderful.
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01/23/2009 09:02:35 AM
Beautifully done.
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01/22/2009 11:07:30 PM
Very nice
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01/22/2009 10:39:58 PM
Fantastic tone depth and a well deserved placing!

Message edited by author 2009-01-22 22:40:23.
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01/20/2009 02:30:00 PM
One of the best dog shots on this site. The lighting and b&w conversion are both excellent.
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01/19/2009 09:37:13 PM
LOL, Ben... after your success... I think I'll not even touch a dog photo... This is beyond frogs and toads. :)
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01/19/2009 07:38:00 PM
Originally posted by LydiaToo:

Top Ten! Congrats, Ben... I never woulda thunk it... but I'm so glad it did!


Feel the emotion Lydia! Come over to the dark side of dogs, leave the turtles and frogs behind.

Message edited by author 2009-01-19 19:38:11.
01/19/2009 07:04:33 PM
Oh... and I think you have the exact same sofa that we do... is yours mossy green, too?
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01/19/2009 07:03:36 PM
Top Ten! Congrats, Ben... I never woulda thunk it... but I'm so glad it did!
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01/19/2009 02:40:20 PM
Top ten for Ben! Very nice shot. Might have been good for "Personality" also. LOL
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01/19/2009 01:35:27 PM
Really beautiful. Congrats on top 10. Well deserved.
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01/19/2009 12:22:09 PM
This is Kari Ann, greetings from the Critique Club:

composition: the puppy fits perfectly in the frame, and his eyes fall right in the rules of thirds, drawing me into his gaze. nicely done

color: sepia is a perfect choice for the mood, very soft and comforting

contrast: maybe a little less contrast between his face and the arm of the chair would have been nice, but at the same time, i like it, so im at a draw in that department, haha.

focus: spot on, his eye is in perfect focus

depth of field:
awesome. glad you used a wide aperture so those eyes can really pop

lighting:
gorgeous lighting, great find.

other: i love this photo. The lighting and mood of it just evoke comfort and lazy Saturdays. I hope you are proud of this shot, you should be. And that ear propped up? Is just about the cutest thing...ever. Congrats on the top 10 finish! Hope this comment was useful to you. If you have anymore questions, feel free to PM me anytime.
-Kari Ann
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01/19/2009 12:10:44 PM
Great lighting, nice work, congrats!
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01/19/2009 11:08:41 AM
Ohhhhhh that dog is so precious! And you have captured it forever. I love this photo so much. EVERYTHING about it.
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01/19/2009 10:37:02 AM
Oh to be a sweet dog on a comfy couch. Love the capture of light on her face. Beautiful tone too. Congrats on the top 10!
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01/19/2009 08:54:36 AM
Congratulations for your top ten finish :)
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01/19/2009 08:13:44 AM
I gave this a 10. A gorgeous and moving portrait.
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01/19/2009 07:59:09 AM
just so beautiful and heart-warming
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01/19/2009 04:51:38 AM
Awwwwww.... Lovely portrait...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/18/2009 02:37:25 PM
Good choice to use duo-tone to emphasize how the dog and the sofa blend together.
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01/17/2009 01:04:11 PM
I really like this. Perfect choice of DOF, particularly the OOF foreground feetsies, and love the light on the face, the ear on the pillow, the texture of the couch. Excellent conversion, comp, etc. Just an all around very enjoyable photograph!
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01/17/2009 09:49:59 AM
Very nice focus and composition. Such is a dog's life: 8
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01/17/2009 08:25:15 AM
Excellent focus.
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01/16/2009 02:32:06 AM
I love the pic!!!!!
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01/15/2009 08:21:21 PM
love that expression - nice job
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01/15/2009 11:52:59 AM
Love the tones and the lighting. 8
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01/15/2009 12:37:25 AM
The cute factor is high, BUT the technicals on this shot are simply outstanding. GREAT shot.
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01/14/2009 07:17:50 AM
Love this portrait!! Wonderful light and expression and that ear on the pillow is a great touch.
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01/13/2009 01:52:44 PM
so cute
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01/13/2009 07:01:58 AM
oh, this is fantastic! Tones are just perfect and the dog looks so cute! Wonderful dog-portrait. You've done a great job!
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01/12/2009 10:56:06 PM
LOVE IT!
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01/12/2009 02:48:27 PM
Very cute doggie. I'm a really sucker for these puppies pictures!!!

The cute look in doggies eyes is adorable and just says "give me a good score...ppp--ppp--ppp---leeeease" and the ear flapped over the arm of the chair is excellent in terms of photographic composition.

Nice tones, I think it's a good example of sepia tones and textures.
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01/12/2009 02:13:14 PM
How sweet! Great choice in B&W. The blurry spot just below his/her eye is a little distracting but overall a great shot!
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01/12/2009 12:47:06 PM
OMG that is so cute. Reminds me of our dog. Excellent soft capture, leaving only the eye in focus. Perfect toning. 10
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01/12/2009 12:16:48 AM
Pentatonic
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