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hello down there....
hello down there....

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Challenge: From the Ground Up II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro1
Location: home
Date: Sep 27, 2005
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 27, 2005

my dogs like sitting on my garage roof and i came home one day and looked up and i thought this would be perfect for this challenge!!!!

Place: 45 out of 326
Avg (all users): 5.7963
Avg (commenters): 7.8000
Avg (participants): 5.5094
Avg (non-participants): 6.0727
Views since voting: 1282
Views during voting: 331
Votes: 216
Comments: 23
Favorites: 7 (view)

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02/10/2006 06:39:51 PM
that is cute i hope he got down ok
10/24/2005 10:52:43 PM
chow chow - great pic - birds eye view for protecting the yard...
10/22/2005 04:11:42 PM
Great perspective, really makes you smile
10/10/2005 06:40:29 AM
What a wonderfully expressive pet candid.

I like the sky -- it's the side of the garage that I feel is fairly uninteresting. I agree with jellyoooo, a portrait framing would have suited the image better. He leading lines of the garage would work much better lined up with the longest dimension instead of against it. Cropping the sides in a bit would have accomplished this.

The exposure of this shot is tricky, but as pointed out below, could have been better. Bringing the brightness of the face up and darkening the sky just a bit helps to balance the tones a bit better. (If you have Photoshop, the Shadow/Highlight command does this well). Care has to be taken while darkening the sky however -- the backlighting created a slight halo around the dogs head that is made more noticable the darker the sky gets.

All in all, an excellent image -- one of those pet shots that makes we wish I lived in a house that allowed me to have one. :( That makes it a winning image in my book.

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10/05/2005 07:43:13 PM
What a gyp!!! This got one of my 3 tens. I love this shot. Well, some people just don't have any taste (:~D)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/04/2005 11:45:48 PM
Ok, this has my heart. I wish the doggy's face weren't in shadow, but this is the cutest thing. The texture of the painted wood adds to the shot. I'd up the sat of cyan to make the sky more vivid. But seeing how my doggy Tank is half chow and I give all animal shots an extra point, this gets a 7. Well, I looked at it again and realized there is no way his face couldn't be in shadow, as you are looking up at him and unless you are shining a light in his face, it's gonna be in shadow. I have thought about this and how much I like it. Bumping it up to 9 for the composition, clarity and just darn cute shot!!!
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10/04/2005 10:50:27 PM
What a cutie bug. Fun shot.
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10/04/2005 08:54:12 PM
He looks the cowardly lion! Great shot!
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10/04/2005 07:49:23 PM
Awwww what a cute chowchow
10/04/2005 02:38:27 PM
Suprisilngly nice subject ! Good quality and only a pitty the forground isnt nicer..
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10/02/2005 06:21:13 AM
10/01/2005 05:43:23 PM
Cute picture.
10/01/2005 01:30:53 AM
Wow I so needed this shot tonight! Excellent job!!!
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09/29/2005 07:09:26 PM
09/29/2005 04:40:11 PM
LOL - the expression wins points, but other then that it's a slightly boring picture.... clouds would have added to it... and maybe less of the wall and more sky.
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09/29/2005 10:06:45 AM
What a cute Chow. Love the angle. How on earth did you get him to do this!? 10.
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09/28/2005 11:28:21 PM
omg! his expression is priceless. this is such a fun photo!
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09/28/2005 09:06:47 PM
cute. nice colros and textures, good DOF.Dog's face seems a liitle too shadowed on the snout.
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09/28/2005 07:50:04 PM
hello larissa
love your dog
09/28/2005 06:39:32 PM
I love a smiling dog.....
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09/28/2005 09:41:48 AM
yep!! its a 10... wait... a 9.. i think if you croped it from the two sides and make it a 2:3 scale image on vertical.. it was perfect!!! geat idea!!
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09/28/2005 09:13:03 AM
this made me smile! :)
09/28/2005 03:00:22 AM
I love it.

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