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megryan


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Challenge: Pet Portrait (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro1
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date: Mar 29, 2005
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: auto
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 3, 2005

My father in laws German Shepherd " Anna " eagerly waiting someone to play with her. I took this while on our recent break to Melbourne over the Easter weekend. I guess to make it stand out I decided to go with some desat on this image. Had another idea for this challenge but time beat me. Out of about 15 images this one portrays her personality the best ! I'm sure they'd be proud to hang this on their wall !

Post Editing :
Resize for DPC
Selective desat
small adjust to levels
minor selective colour adjustments to toy
burning
USM
Add border

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Place: 201 out of 273
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Avg (commenters): 5.1176
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Views since voting: 686
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Votes: 216
Comments: 18
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/10/2005 11:17:59 PM
A wonderful portrait and i am bumping it up on good detail, however, personally I would have avoided the desat.
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04/10/2005 09:08:36 PM
Interesting idea, and well done. I don't think it will work to your favour in this challenge, as it detracts focus from your dog. This is my second time looking at thisshot, and the first where I actually even looking at him/her. Yet focus and details are sharp.
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04/10/2005 06:51:56 PM
My feeling is that the use of selective desaturation here makes this more a photo of the toy than the dog. The dog seems to fade into the background a bit. I'd be interested to see what it looked like in colour.
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04/09/2005 10:39:49 AM
I don't think this image is improved with selective desat. It makes the toy the focus of the image rather than the dog. Other than that, excellent POV and DOF.
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04/08/2005 03:44:34 PM
This could have been an EXCELLENT shot, but I found the coloured toy very distracting
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04/08/2005 03:29:15 AM
What a beautiful dog! I love German Shepards. I wouldn't have done the selective desat here, but I sitll love it. 8!
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04/06/2005 10:36:57 PM
Stunning animal - good job, not sure about the desaturation though.
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04/06/2005 07:40:08 PM
The selective desaturation here works against the picture IMO. It draws attention away from the dog.
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04/06/2005 02:41:31 PM
The selective color of the dog toy totally focuses your attention there and away from the main subject...
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04/06/2005 12:18:42 PM
the toy is too much of a ditraction might have been better if it were toned down or b/w, you really lose the dog
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04/04/2005 11:02:18 PM
Your choice of black and white was wise -- it helps lessen the distraction of the background. The dog is beautiful, there's light in his eyes, and he's nicely in focus. I can't figure out why you used selective desaturation here. It draws attention to the dog's toy rather than the main subject, the beautiful dog. I'm tired tonight, so hope this isn't coming across harshly -- I hope it is helpful feedback. :)
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04/04/2005 09:31:52 PM
I'm not a fan of the selective desat on this... it really takes away from the beautiful dog!!
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04/04/2005 01:58:55 PM
not very keen on the selective de-saturation
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04/04/2005 10:06:20 AM
IMO for this contest it would have been better to make everything except the dog b/w rather than the toy.
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04/04/2005 08:18:27 AM
This is just a personal preference, but I thikn it would have looked better without the colorization. It's an excellent shot of the dog!
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04/04/2005 06:12:38 AM
Nice post processing although leaving the eyes in original color could have been nice...a little too much dodge over nose as well, magnificent animal.....
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04/04/2005 04:15:48 AM
I think this would have been so much more a classic portrait without the colored dog toy. This desat takes the emphasis off the dog and makes the plastic dog toy the subject of the photo.
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04/04/2005 12:07:57 AM
a little too harsh of contrast between the toy and the b/w
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