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A Girl and Her Dog
2nd PlaceA Girl and Her Dog
sjhuls


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Candid Portraits II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Dec 28, 2014
Date Uploaded: Dec 28, 2014


[Jan. 4th, 2015 11:55:12 PM]

This did better than I expected. A great way to start back my membership after taking a break for almost a year. This was a really last minute decision and I took it and edited it in the last hours of light of the last day of the challenge.

Thanks for all your comments. I received a couple about the crop I chose. The main reason I didn't crop it closer was because of picture quality. I had to use a fairly high ISO to get my shutterspeed up. My 7D is very noisy anyway so I felt I cropped as close as I dared especially with the new larger dimensions. The second reason was that a crop of to the white on the top would have made it out of balance with the bottom and I would have had to crop it off the bottom as well, the overall crop in my opinion would have been too tight.

As far as a true candid... some people guessed right it was a little set up...She was all dressed up for church and so I took her outside to play with her dog. I snapped a few while she was playing. So even though she wasn't aware of me taking the shots...my intent was to take them while she was playing. Still a true candid in my opinion...I suppose that could be argued... but in my book a candid is a shot when you catch someone in a more natural pose usually not looking directly in the camera...even if it was in a studio. I have a wonderful candid of my middle daughter that I love... I was taking yearly shots of her in my studio and happened to catch her mid laugh when her sisters were teasing her. I love it... and in my opinion every bit as candid as one taken of someone sitting on a park bench across the park unaware.

Sorry this is sounding like a rant and it is not. I really appreciate different points of view on this subject. I just wanted to explain mine. I really valued all of the comments. Part of the reason I love DPC...lots of interesting discussion. Just so long as it doesn't go too far...

Yay! a red. Not a bad way to start back my membership. I also noticed I was the only colored shot out of the first 15 or so...just kind of an interesting observation. I wonder what the percentage of b&w versus color are on this one?



Statistics
Place: 2 out of 57
Avg (all users): 7.0471
Avg (commenters): 7.9091
Avg (participants): 7.1143
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 1756
Views during voting: 187
Votes: 85
Comments: 23
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01/22/2015 02:59:33 PM
Nice work Jenny!
a very NICE click!
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01/08/2015 10:54:47 AM
Wonderful capture Jennifer!!! I love it!
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01/08/2015 02:46:45 AM
Love, this. It's so beautiful. Congrats on the ribbon, Jennifer.
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01/06/2015 02:24:46 AM
Wonderful photo. Congrats on the ribbon. Thanks for the detailed background info - always very educational to read such info.
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01/05/2015 05:00:04 PM
too much adorableness! I love it!
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01/05/2015 12:37:08 PM
All around lovely image.
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01/05/2015 06:28:52 AM
Looking at this picture makes me feel light-hearted and optimistic. A shot that provokes positive feelings - that's that best a picture can do. Congrats!
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01/05/2015 03:11:57 AM
Congrats on the splash you made coming back!
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01/05/2015 02:44:48 AM
Welcome back! Great way to announce your return :)
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01/05/2015 02:35:53 AM
I quite agree with Jomari but you explained and it still is a super duper picture. Congratulations
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01/05/2015 12:08:42 AM
Very sweet image. Welcome back and congrats on ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/04/2015 07:17:11 PM
Lovely, happy photo. I feel like I want to crop it down to below the mountains.
Top 5.
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01/04/2015 11:01:13 AM
"cute" comes to mind.
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01/04/2015 10:38:17 AM
Delightful capture of a carefree child and her puppy! This stop-action shot freezes ( no pun intended ) the happy energy of both. Quite a pleasing shot! Compositionally, I personally would have cropped down the top to the hard white horizon - but that would be, again, a personal preference.
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01/04/2015 08:56:27 AM
so sweet 9
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01/03/2015 03:23:03 PM
gorgeous! Top Pick for me.
wonderful throughout... technically and emotionally.
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01/03/2015 01:31:12 PM
A top five image IMHO. Great interaction suggested by the girl's eyes, smile, and slight angle to her dog as she runs. Good, clean diagonal line in the background to let my eye wander past them to the setting. Having a cute hat and a cute dog, doesn't hurt any either.
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01/03/2015 10:15:52 AM
Nice sense of motion. Adorable without being cloying.
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01/01/2015 07:26:40 PM
Wonderful image. The expressions of joy for both of them is priceless. Well done.
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12/30/2014 02:24:29 PM
Winter fun. Nicely done.
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12/30/2014 08:48:18 AM
Cute and adorable, I get the feeling maybe a little too set up as we all know whose this is, and her lovely clothing implies this was not a random image. But I'm judging the quality of the photo which is flawless.
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12/30/2014 12:00:26 AM
Lovely attention to detail.
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12/29/2014 06:53:41 AM
Blue ribbon excellence. 10
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