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Inquisitive Aussies
Inquisitive Aussies
clarmore


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Challenge: Pet Portrait (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: Sigma 28-105mm f/2.8-4.0 Aspherical for Nikon
Location: Studio
Date: Mar 31, 2005
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/180
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Mar 31, 2005

Studio: filtered light through window on right side of photo, strobe w/umbrella reflector upper right, painted canvas background, painted muslin floor

2 cute australian shepherds & large bag of meat treats =)

Photoshop:
*adjusted curves & saturation,
*sharpened,
*burned & dodged some areas,
*diffuse glow
*cloned out creases & folds in muslin on floor (hard to avoid those with two hyper aussies wanting those meat treats in my hand- yes, that is what they are focused on, haha),

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 273
Avg (all users): 7.0766
Avg (commenters): 8.3902
Avg (participants): 6.8333
Avg (non-participants): 7.4762
Views since voting: 4316
Views during voting: 462
Votes: 222
Comments: 64
Favorites: 33 (view)


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10/22/2007 04:48:01 PM
I love the way it feels like a painting! Neat shot!
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12/11/2006 10:53:47 PM
I really love this one, absolutely amazing, adding to my fav's!
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12/11/2006 08:54:23 PM
I dont make very many comments on peoples work, In fact this is the first one. I am really just in awe of this photo, it is one of the best photos on any site featuring dog photos that I have ever seen. It is also the first image to go into my favorites. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful work with us.
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06/02/2005 07:49:17 AM
Absolutely wonderful! Love the settings for the shot! The dogs are so beautiful and the colors so warm! And the painting style is perfect! :)
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04/24/2005 05:37:59 PM
What a beautiful shot
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04/17/2005 09:34:32 PM
doesn't look much like a photo, more like a digital manipulation. It IS interesting.

Message edited by author 2005-04-17 21:34:55.
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04/13/2005 07:23:32 PM
I didn't vote in this challenge, but I think you were robbed. This is such a professional, lovely piece of art you've created. Regardless of ribbon or no ribbon, you should be extremely proud of your work.
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04/13/2005 07:06:42 PM
Congratulations, this was just lovely and soft...it defines a portrait.

Message edited by author 2005-04-13 19:08:22.
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04/11/2005 10:14:06 PM
congratulations on your 4th placing with this beautiful image. just spectacular!
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04/11/2005 11:21:00 AM
I thought for sure this would ribbon! I was so disapointed to see that it didnt! But 4th is great!
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04/11/2005 11:02:26 AM
Gotta say I think it's an injustice that this didn't get a ribbon! Awesome shot. Simply awesome.
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04/11/2005 10:10:32 AM
Wow this is just lovely, a fantastic shot.
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04/11/2005 06:53:56 AM
This image is incredible. Excellent job...
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04/11/2005 06:05:52 AM
Wonderful shot, can't imagine why it didn't ribbon.
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04/11/2005 12:49:41 AM
What an amazing photograph. I love the painted look.
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04/11/2005 12:33:32 AM
What a BEAUTIFUL IMAGE!! Well done!
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04/11/2005 12:33:10 AM
You were robbed lol...I still think this should have one a ribbon! oh well, can't complain about 4th place I guess! Still, by far my favorite of the challenge!
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04/11/2005 12:19:11 AM
DOH! You just missed it. Must have been the background that cost you (note that the top three have no background to react to). At least I was correct in predicting a 7+ score. Congrats on your 4th place finish- it's still a blue in my book. ;-)
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04/11/2005 12:19:02 AM
i cant believe it didnt ribbon
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04/11/2005 12:03:41 AM
What a combo! Congratulations on your 4th placing.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/10/2005 11:54:10 PM
This almost looks like a painting. Wonderful effect with lighting and the blend of foreground/backdrop. Excellent image!
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04/10/2005 09:27:07 PM
This looks like a ribbon winner. Beautiful processing and choice of background. Everything blends together nicely.
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04/10/2005 03:10:26 PM
great looking dogs and portrait....my only question/observation...was this PSed quite a bit? because the eyes and all around it look surreal.
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04/10/2005 03:07:59 PM
I really like what you did to the background on this one. Makes their coloring seem to be painted and makes them fit right in to the background.
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04/10/2005 02:31:33 PM
Excellent photo. One of my top picks. I especially like the way all the colors work together. In that particular color range, this is a rare feat, IMO. Good job getting the dogs to cooperate as well. My personal experiences with photographing multiple dogs have been hectic ones. I suppose well mannered dogs make the difference, but you did a great job with this great looking duo.
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04/10/2005 12:04:50 PM
From the professional style of this excellent photo I am sure of who did this. You have developed a definite style which is very good. Your finished picture looks kind of Victorian painting like, and not as a true photograph. I am amazed by your posing of the dogs, Kudos to you. You probably have a following so don't waiver from the style.
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04/09/2005 05:38:53 PM
That almsot looks like a painting. Would look fantastic on a wall. Well done photo.
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04/09/2005 04:59:28 PM
I can see this one ribboning, it looks so painterly.
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04/09/2005 01:48:52 AM
A little too studio, a little too neatimagey, for my tastes, but a wonderfull complex image nevertheless. Wouldn't be surprised to see it ribbon.
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04/09/2005 01:20:02 AM
They are soo cute! The one on the right looks so innocent and humble. I love those dogs!
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04/08/2005 02:52:57 PM
Heavily edited. It looks good with your setup and everything it matches the dog's color. It gets an 8
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04/08/2005 11:59:39 AM
I see a ribbon!! And I'm pretty sure I know whose work this is. Lovely, absolutely lovely! Perfect example of pet portraiture. Please give us all details about what you use to post process. All your photos have a smooth painted effect. (Of course, if I'm wrong about who I'm thinking, I'll have to eat my words, but it won't matter, it's still amazing!) 10
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04/08/2005 07:10:38 AM
This is a portrait.. one of only 3 in this challenge. Thanks for sharing this great pic with us and teaching me another lesson in the world of photography. for that I must give you a 10.
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04/08/2005 05:42:26 AM
WOW, looks like an oil painting! I love it! 10
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04/07/2005 08:21:15 PM
Has a nice painterly tone to it...I like the way you highlighted the subjects; background looks like 19th century portrait...8
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04/07/2005 11:52:56 AM
beautiful portrait and i do love aussies!
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04/06/2005 06:53:16 PM
They are breathtaking, that's for sure.
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04/05/2005 09:46:44 PM
Wow...I can tell you are a master at this. Your beautiful dogs blend right into the painting. This should be hanging in your livingroom! Bumping up
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04/05/2005 07:24:06 PM
Awesome! Australian Shepards?
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04/05/2005 05:11:01 PM
Breath-taking. One of my favourites. Must be the winner!
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04/05/2005 02:40:38 PM
This is an awsome portrait! It should be 1st place for sure!
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04/05/2005 10:51:39 AM
This looks like a photo of a painting!!!!
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04/05/2005 08:13:00 AM
Looks like an oil painting to be placed above a favorite fireplace. Great job.
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04/05/2005 07:30:45 AM
Lovely portrait, a ribbon winner no doubt. Vibrant rich colors and lighting with great post processing. Good luck on this fitting submission. -10-
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04/04/2005 11:29:58 PM
Absolutely stunning, looks like a painting, I love the richness of the colors. I predict a winner! 10
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04/04/2005 11:26:46 PM
Looks like a painting you might find on royal walls. Beautiful. I am not generally a fan of PS overkill. I think this is a bit over the top, but works quite well.
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04/04/2005 10:31:18 PM
This has a beautiful painterly feel to it, but at the same time looks too surreal to be real...I hope that makes sense. I do love the color and clarity, but I think it's a bit heavily post-processed.
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04/04/2005 08:19:44 PM
Beautiful picture but to worked(ps`ed) for me! Lovely dogs 8
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04/04/2005 06:53:24 PM
should ribbon. I love the lighting and the backdrop. during/after the challenge I'd love to know about the backdrop and where I can get one :) 9
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04/04/2005 05:44:19 PM
Very interesting processing, whatever you did. I also like the foreground and background a lot, it goes really well with the colors of the dogs. Truly a portrait and not a snapshot. Well done.
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04/04/2005 05:22:28 PM
Nicely done..looks painterly.
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04/04/2005 05:09:27 PM
Recognized your style right away. Beautitiful shot. If I am correct in thinking who did this shot, I read in the fourms that you may be getting a love/hate reponnse. I have an opinion of why you may be getting this split in voltes, if you want to PM me later. If I am totally off-base here, then my apologies!!!
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04/04/2005 04:59:59 PM
I'll be very surprised if this isn't wearing a ribbon soon -- excellent, excellent work! 10 all the way.
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04/04/2005 10:17:14 AM
This looks like a painting. It's too much processing (I hope I'm not being presumptuous!) Honestly, I don't know where the photo ends and the enhancements begin. The shot is composed very very nicely. Everything about this works for me, except it doesn't look real! I'm still going to score it high, since it is really well done.
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04/04/2005 10:03:20 AM
How pretty! I love those dogs :)
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04/04/2005 08:14:58 AM
Very nice
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04/04/2005 04:39:43 AM
II think this is quite atraditional type studio shot, but well done just the same, the highlight in the background behind the rh dog is distracting perhaps over lit but I love the easy pose and cofidence of the dogs, I can see this on the owners wall 8
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04/04/2005 02:12:03 AM
looks like a painting
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04/04/2005 01:31:24 AM
Beautiful. Almost like a painting - so rich. 9.
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04/04/2005 01:20:45 AM
Don't know what processing you did but your shot looks incredible.
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04/04/2005 01:18:44 AM
Wow. And the winner is. My only 10.
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04/04/2005 12:50:17 AM
WOW ! Wonderful image looks like a winner to me ! 10
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04/04/2005 12:46:43 AM
Classic Portrait material, the only thing that bothers me, well two things bother me a bit, is the fact they are looking down and not at or above or even to the side, more eye level with the camera and the dark edges. Not a big fan of dark edges. Otherwise a stunnig shot. A 9
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04/04/2005 12:36:22 AM
Fantastic portrait, Carrieanne! Nobody will be surprised when you ribbon. 10
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