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Challenge: The Golden Hour (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix X100S
Location: Pequest River, NJ
Date: Aug 7, 2015
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 210
Date Uploaded: Aug 8, 2015

crop and resize. that is all I did. the rest is God.

Place: 76 out of 80
Avg (all users): 4.4028
Avg (commenters): 6.6667
Avg (participants): 4.7027
Avg (non-participants): 4.0857
Views since voting: 227
Views during voting: 155
Votes: 72
Comments: 6
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/26/2015 01:02:32 AM
so now everyone's a dog trainer?
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08/25/2015 11:31:55 PM
midday sun??
08/24/2015 06:14:55 AM
*Hello from Sid and the Critique Club*

An alternative approach that does not meet the challenge.

I'm imagining this the way it would normally be taken with the dog in sharp focus and the background trees soft and, to be honest, preferring it as I would expect it. I'm all for an alternative approach but it has to have a meaning this does not convey your meaning to me at all. The theme of the challenge is the golden hour, the sky that can be seen through the trees and the harsh shadows on the dogs face and the angle suggests that this was not the case, it feels more like a midday sun.

I do like the foreground grasses and the way the light is illuminating the blades, I also like their soft focus, I think without the dog this may have worked better. But, the dog is the obvious focal point, spoilt by the deep shadows on his face but equally by the fact that he is restrained by a lead when I want to feel his dynamic energy bounding freely through the lovely grasses.

I have been fortunate to critique other images from you, as you know, and I do like your alternative approach that often gives us added value but this one doesn't work for me, sorry, Sid
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/16/2015 11:50:05 PM
I like the light... and the out of focus foreground... but I really, REALLY want that dog to be in focus.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/16/2015 10:46:15 PM
the positive feeling i get from this warms my heart
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/14/2015 11:14:44 PM
I first read it as a beast
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