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A Tack Dog      ... (get it?)
A Tack Dog ... (get it?)

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Challenge: Tacks! (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: driveway
Date: Apr 15, 2005
Aperture: f/18
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80 sec
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2005

My dog can balance treats on his nose with no problem, but it required many shots to get the tack to stay standing up.

editing: lightened shadows, increased contrast, selected tack and darkened shadows everywhere except on tack, dodge background, resize, USM

Place: 60 out of 137
Avg (all users): 5.5164
Avg (commenters): 6.4444
Avg (participants): 5.2625
Avg (non-participants): 5.6692
Views since voting: 731
Views during voting: 376
Votes: 213
Comments: 21
Favorites: 1 (view)

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04/29/2005 06:42:17 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

I like the use of humor in this photo (completely appropriate for these speed challenges).

The colors and contrast are very striking. The lighting seems a little harsh or maybe the photo is oversharpened - but I'm not sure that bothers me as it seems to be more of a style for the photo.

I like the composition and the overall framing of the shot. Nice work.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/22/2005 02:52:01 PM
Dobies are the BEST! I've had two. They can show such intensity when they want/need to! How long did it take you to get this? Did he/she think it was a treat? Great shot!
04/21/2005 11:58:37 AM
Got a chuckle out of that one!
04/20/2005 11:32:42 AM
I get it! LOL!
04/19/2005 11:31:52 AM
Clever shot and processing, nice crop, bumping up
04/18/2005 06:29:18 PM
You'll poke your dog's eye out.....
04/18/2005 02:04:40 PM
Great dog shot (and you have a tack there too!). The colouration and the slight oversharpening all work very well.
04/18/2005 09:31:02 AM
This is so cute!! Great idea!
04/17/2005 04:12:19 AM
Mom always said that was bad for your dogs eyes, good boy!
04/16/2005 11:13:53 PM
Fun. The dog is so sharp, and the lighting is nice.
04/16/2005 05:33:46 PM
Love the idea. The fur of the dog is a little too bright IMHO.
04/16/2005 04:13:42 PM
04/16/2005 04:11:37 PM
... ... ... ...hmmm... ...<tilts head>... ...wait... Oh... OH... I GET IT! :P
04/16/2005 01:30:54 PM
This is hilarious! Love the colors of your model too!
04/16/2005 08:09:04 AM
:) Love this image, love the title. But there are no tacks in this image. ;) The dog seems over sharpened a bit but is cool he let oyu do that to him. And I love the title. :) 7 for now, may bump later.
04/16/2005 07:49:50 AM
I get it and I like it! Only suggestion would be his eyes blend in.
04/16/2005 05:55:00 AM
Boy am I scared! Cute idea. Nicely framed. Good choice of bright light, short focal length lens. Although the dog's face more than fills the frame, I am left with a sense of emptiness here. Somehow the dog - in his choice of expression - has subverted the photographer's intent and has become the background, and suddenly the tack is too small. That's just what I see.
04/16/2005 05:42:01 AM
As I'm sure everyone will tell you, this image is over-sharpened, but it's a really cool shot nonetheless. Nice point of focus (har!) and really good setup. Very well done.
04/16/2005 02:45:03 AM
Of course we get it... LOL Very interesting picture with great use of color. Cool dog too.
04/16/2005 01:54:16 AM
you must have a really patient animal.
contrary to what others might say, puns are great :D
04/16/2005 01:13:18 AM
that is one obedient dog... interesting use of desat

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