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Challenge: Pet Portrait (Advanced Editing IV*)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 950
Location: Sonoma County, California
Date: Apr 3, 2005
Aperture: f 3.1
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/30 s
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 3, 2005

Yeah, she's eye-balling that piece of ham...

Curves to lighten background, a little bit o' dodging to enhance the off-side highlights. Tried to make edges of white background a bit less glaring, but failed. I'll get over that border thing, soon.

Crop, re-size, submit.

27 Feb 2009 - Blackie passed away today, after a very good life of almost 15 years...

Place: 41 out of 273
Avg (all users): 6.1315
Avg (commenters): 7.5789
Avg (participants): 5.9154
Avg (non-participants): 6.4699
Views since voting: 1753
Views during voting: 317
Votes: 213
Comments: 24
Favorites: 3 (view)

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08/01/2009 07:12:26 AM
One of my favorite dogs of all time! ... fond memories forever!
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03/01/2009 06:07:08 PM
Beautiful doggie shot
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12/30/2006 11:31:59 PM
Great lighting and focus. Not wild about the frame, but it's a really good pet portrait.
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12/30/2006 10:36:39 PM
This is a portrait that I'm sure you will want to make a print of and display. Just wonderful!
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04/25/2005 01:41:57 AM
So0o0 cute!!! i'm an animal lover lol
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/10/2005 05:57:25 PM
Like the angle of Blackie's head and the ear (alert and focused) - one of my favorites this challenge
04/10/2005 04:48:20 PM
I like this one. Not a fan of the border treatment, but the half cocked ear adds the illusion of motion. The detail is nice and the eyes look great.
04/10/2005 09:16:39 AM
This is my second go around =) - Very nice portrait! WI would only recommend not burning the edges... you really did not need it for this portrait. Also, I would have left a little more open space on the left. Otherwise, excellent job!
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04/10/2005 12:17:18 AM
The first pass I did on voting I gave Blackie a 6 and upon further and longer inspection I'm trying to figure out what it was that made me do that. The only thing I can think or see is the edging, I'm not a big fan of this type of border, it takes away from the subject. And maybe it was the blue color and the shadow on the left side of the neck. But after taking more time with this shot, there is no way I can leave it at a 6, that would be a crime and I would have to be severly licked to death by Blackie for such an insult. Am raising to an 8
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04/09/2005 12:45:22 PM
beautiful prtrait, focus, color
04/08/2005 07:48:40 PM
The square fadeout does nothing for me, but the subject and the great details make up a wonderful portrait which delivers the beauty and character of this wonderful guy. Bumping up.
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04/08/2005 03:02:52 PM
Gorgeous dog! Wonderful lighting and detail.8
04/07/2005 02:59:09 PM
Nice Pet Portrait.
04/06/2005 07:15:25 PM
Now that's one good looking pet portrait! 9
04/06/2005 09:34:57 AM
Very nice photo, but I think the border takes away from it.
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04/06/2005 02:36:25 AM
Is brown? Nice dog...
04/05/2005 02:44:44 PM
beautiful portrait!
04/04/2005 10:40:17 PM
My Blue Ribbon winner ~ both the picture and the pet. Blackie is my favorite in the challenge.
04/04/2005 06:56:45 PM
i don't care for the border effect here because it is too close to the ear on the right side. beautiful doggie :)
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04/04/2005 09:43:06 AM
Awwwww. I love Blackie!
04/04/2005 07:43:14 AM
graet capture, 10
04/04/2005 04:52:21 AM
well taken only niggle ,I would have taken the collar off it doesnt add colourwise 7
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04/04/2005 01:20:18 AM
blackie is beautiful, oh my gosh this is going to be so hard 8
04/04/2005 01:07:41 AM
Love the lighting in this shot....nicely done!
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