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12/08/2014 07:03:13 AM · #1
... was it that bad? I've been around long enough to know how unpredictable this site can be, but I really thought this was good enough for a 6+ score and Top 10-15%.

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If I was voting on it I would have had one nitpick, but it was minor I thought (will share that point later - don't want to influence any feedback).

What did I miss?

Would this (my Free Study entry) been better suited for "Happy Animals"?

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12/08/2014 07:09:11 AM · #2
Faces, faces, faces. Its hard to connect to butts and knees.
12/08/2014 07:12:48 AM · #3
I'm no expert but I think this would have done very well in the happy animals challenge.
Nice sharp crisp image and the dog looks like it's smiling.
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12/08/2014 07:17:46 AM · #4
Originally posted by nygold:

Faces, faces, faces. Its hard to connect to butts and knees.

:-D Got it. Good point.
12/08/2014 09:04:06 AM · #5
I also like more the energized one
12/08/2014 09:35:26 AM · #6
need to see the kids face, with him more engaged with the dog. when people see leaves on the ground they want color pop like mad, the fact they are all kinda brown ruins that imo.
12/08/2014 10:40:33 AM · #7
Originally posted by Tiberius:

I also like more the energized one

Thanks! :)
12/08/2014 10:42:32 AM · #8
Originally posted by smardaz:

need to see the kids face, with him more engaged with the dog. when people see leaves on the ground they want color pop like mad, the fact they are all kinda brown ruins that imo.

Understood. That's my wife BTW. :-) FWIW I actually did some desat on the color because the leaves in the sunlight we're popping TOO much and I thought viewers would suspect an overly aggressive saturation. LOL.
12/08/2014 10:48:20 AM · #9
The lack of the human's face is what killed it for me. *sigh* The rest worked for me, although if I were nitpicking, I'd want to see all of the dog's face, too.

The ball being "almost" in place of your wife's face threw me off... still does. It's like she's holding her head in her own hands and about to throw it for the dog.

Subliminal? Yep. But... it's what I see each time ... right at first... when I see the image.

Hope that helps... I always wonder when mine go wrong. *sigh*
12/08/2014 11:18:07 AM · #10
With a different title, I could have just as easily been convinced that your subject was injured.

Message edited by author 2014-12-08 11:20:27.
12/08/2014 01:11:05 PM · #11
I dont like the processing.
12/08/2014 01:23:27 PM · #12
I love the one you entered into the Free Study. That says "happy animal" more to me than the one with the human....
12/08/2014 03:20:13 PM · #13
Originally posted by nygold:

Faces, faces, faces. Its hard to connect to butts and knees.


I generally have to agree with this statement, but the following made a 7th place which I thought was a good image.

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I think there was not enough to reflect an emotion whether it be faces, action, interaction, etc.

I agree the second image would have done much better in the voting, at least mine.
12/08/2014 03:38:55 PM · #14
Agree about the faces, shots like these rely on the connection. I gave this a 6 plus a comment .
would have rated it higher had I been able to see joy with the boy!!
12/08/2014 07:33:32 PM · #15
Originally posted by Lydia:

The lack of the human's face is what killed it for me. *sigh* The rest worked for me, although if I were nitpicking, I'd want to see all of the dog's face, too.

The ball being "almost" in place of your wife's face threw me off... still does. It's like she's holding her head in her own hands and about to throw it for the dog.

Subliminal? Yep. But... it's what I see each time ... right at first... when I see the image.

Hope that helps... I always wonder when mine go wrong. *sigh*

Yep. Helps. Appreciate it. :-D
12/08/2014 07:33:58 PM · #16
Originally posted by bvy:

With a different title, I could have just as easily been convinced that your subject was injured.

LOL. I can see your point. Thanks.
12/08/2014 07:34:40 PM · #17
Originally posted by Mike:

I dont like the processing.

Please, do share. What would you have done differently?
12/08/2014 07:36:17 PM · #18
Originally posted by CBalck:

I love the one you entered into the Free Study. That says "happy animal" more to me than the one with the human....

Yeah. I'm seeing that for sure now. :-/ Should have asked for some feedback prior to entry. Don't usually do that, but I could have been persuaded I think. I was on the fence myself on which one to enter. Thanks for the comments.
12/08/2014 07:37:28 PM · #19
Originally posted by hiltonmd:

Originally posted by nygold:

Faces, faces, faces. Its hard to connect to butts and knees.


I generally have to agree with this statement, but the following made a 7th place which I thought was a good image.

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I think there was not enough to reflect an emotion whether it be faces, action, interaction, etc.

I agree the second image would have done much better in the voting, at least mine.

Yep ... should have gotten some feedback in advance. For sure! :-D Sigh ...

Thanks for the feedback now though, it is appreciated.
12/08/2014 07:38:18 PM · #20
Originally posted by kiwinick:

Agree about the faces, shots like these rely on the connection. I gave this a 6 plus a comment .
would have rated it higher had I been able to see joy with the boy!!

For the 3rd time ... that's my wife. ROFLMAO!!! Thanks for the 6 BTW. :-D
12/08/2014 08:11:34 PM · #21
Originally posted by hiltonmd:

Originally posted by nygold:

Faces, faces, faces. Its hard to connect to butts and knees.


I generally have to agree with this statement, but the following made a 7th place which I thought was a good image.

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I think there was not enough to reflect an emotion whether it be faces, action, interaction, etc.

I agree the second image would have done much better in the voting, at least mine.


Funny you should bring up my image, on the first day it was on 6.76 then every vote afterwards for nearly four days, was a five mainly or a six. I kind of figured it was bc it was shot from behind, and people couldn't see the dogs eyes. Not that that matters the dog and man are clearly having fun, in fact, this guy was running super fast but it does'nt show in this image. Anyway that's beside the point.

21.gif glad2badad I gave yours a 5. I think what everyone else said sums it up, I couldn't figure out why your wife's face was covered and the dog is obscured as well. I think if you had the dog running around the yard instead would of made it more interesting.

Message edited by author 2014-12-08 20:13:02.
12/08/2014 08:30:07 PM · #22
Originally posted by glad2badad:

For the 3rd time ... that's my wife.


There's your title. And I swear it's a punchline to a joke I've heard...
12/08/2014 09:08:08 PM · #23
I gave glad dad a 10. I thought it was funny that his kids face was planted in a football. I loved it.
12/08/2014 09:11:39 PM · #24
Originally posted by JulietNN:

I thought it was funny that his kids face was planted in a football.


IT WAS HIS WIFE!!!!!!!!!
12/08/2014 09:23:51 PM · #25
Originally posted by tanguera:

Originally posted by JulietNN:

I thought it was funny that his kids face was planted in a football.


IT WAS HIS WIFE!!!!!!!!!


Should have given him a 12 then.
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