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Sweet Freedom
idnic


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Celebration (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Florida, USA
Date: Oct 8, 2005
Aperture: 2.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 9, 2005

Sorry to repeat such a similar shot, but I just couldn't pass this one up. The costume is from ebay, and I made the jail bars and ball & chain.

It reminds me how lucky I am to have my freedom, and my doggy. :)

Statistics
Place: 27 out of 137
Avg (all users): 5.9317
Avg (commenters): 6.9583
Avg (participants): 5.6528
Avg (non-participants): 6.0827
Views since voting: 1461
Views during voting: 357
Votes: 205
Comments: 32
Favorites: 2 (view)


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12/02/2005 09:47:56 PM
Awwwwwwwwwww :)

Awwwwwwwwwww :)
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11/18/2005 12:14:53 AM
Dressing dogs or babies up in costumes is cruel and also very overdone. (heard of Anne Geddes?)

You do very nice studio work, and obviously have learned the craft very well, so I respect your talent. I just do not like this type of content.
10/22/2005 03:41:50 PM
Adorable image
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10/17/2005 12:55:14 AM
Rats...I was sure this one would place much higher. It is a great image. Well done on top 30 though.

Judi
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/16/2005 10:45:11 PM
Bumping this up. On second viewing I'm starting to appreciate the trouble you must have gone to to pull this off!
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10/16/2005 10:33:04 PM
Wow, that's really annoying! ...and, I don't get it. Sorry...
10/16/2005 12:13:18 PM
Great Shot - 10
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10/16/2005 07:29:22 AM
this one makes me smile :D I think it would be more like freedom if the ball on his leg was next to him
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10/15/2005 09:29:53 PM
Funny animal photo. The white is a bit too stark for my tastes, but I like your composition - and that must be one patient dog to be put through that. :-)
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10/14/2005 01:26:56 PM
Pretty photo but a little too contrived in my mind.
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10/14/2005 12:45:20 AM
hahaha, awesome!
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10/13/2005 10:26:31 PM
Is this the dog from the greeting card challenge? = ) I'm a fan of Dachshounds (even though I can't spell them..) Another nice shot, though a little high in contrast imho.
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10/12/2005 04:51:59 PM
You've been bad, now go to my room.
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10/12/2005 11:15:18 AM
Aww, so cute. I would love to do this to my dog, but I don't think he'd put up with it!
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10/11/2005 08:44:20 PM
Lol! Who would put a cute fellow like that in prison, I bet he got out early because of the puppy dog look in his eyes. Nicely lit even though there are a couple of blown highlights. 7 from me.
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10/11/2005 08:41:30 PM
Creative. Definately above average.
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10/11/2005 08:38:57 PM
Know the feeling, i just spent 3 months in jail in japan because of a letter that wasnt even mine.. penalties of living in shared accomodation... this is truely a reason to celebrate and my top pick for the challenge simply because i can relate to it and the shot is at least clean sharp and well executed.. congrats my very RARE 10 goes to you
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10/11/2005 08:09:36 PM
Nice photo, cute dog. How do you get the background so white while not overexposing the dog?
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10/11/2005 05:41:02 PM
poor prison doggie!! quick! make a run for it...
: )
fun composition, nicely executed.
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10/11/2005 01:03:46 PM
poor doggie!!!!!!!!!! very creative, i like the whole setup. you have a great model.
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10/11/2005 12:40:17 PM
Techniqewise everything is spot on perfect: the lighting is excellent, the model is cooperative, and colors are good. The problem, I think, is the composition. Oh it is a cute and fun shot no question, but I think the photo fails to show us the concept of freedom without relying on the title to tell us. You have the imagery of prision in the shot - normally this imagery conjures up negative thoughts and ideas (prision is a terrible place to be, it's cramped, horrible nasty people go there, etc, etc. ). You needed one more thing to bridge the gap and introduce the happy and playful concept of freedom - that could have either been from having the shackle around the ball and chain snapped and the dog rushing happily to some object that we would recognize as giving happiness - i.e. a doggie treat, a bowl of favorite food or chewie toy. Those "prision bars" could have also been used to stage a "jail break" to freedom by having the dog seemingly slip through the bars in a side shot with the little pooch's eyes on a nice big happy chewie toy to greet him/her on the opposite side. I hope I am explaining myself clearly when I say that this needed a little extra "omph" to bring the idea of "freedom" into the image such that the image would better represent something to celebrate.
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10/11/2005 07:54:50 AM
loving it=10!!!
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10/11/2005 12:26:08 AM
Okay, you need to quit abusing this poor dog all in the name of a ribbon, ROFLMAO!!! Nice job! A 10 for the dog and 1 for you for being so mean and I'll settle for a 10 because of the thought and work that went into this. You know the dog is going to end up a chunky monkey if you keep bribing it, LOL !:)
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10/11/2005 12:05:14 AM
Idnic!!!! hasn't Lexy been through enough already? LOL! Great image!
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10/10/2005 10:01:32 PM
Sweet Freedom??? The dog still looks like he is in jail?? I don't understand the title??
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10/10/2005 08:34:35 PM
This pooch looks familiar ...
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10/10/2005 04:03:47 PM
This is soooo funny! Thanks for the laughs!
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10/10/2005 01:20:02 PM
Too Cute!!!! Great job!
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10/10/2005 10:49:18 AM
Enough with dressing up the dog.
10/10/2005 03:36:20 AM
LOL......
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10/10/2005 01:50:48 AM
oh my this is adorable! 10
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10/10/2005 12:35:41 AM
ROFL. Great doggie shot. What a cutie - and good sport. The props are a tad too much (the styrofoam with the black sticks shoved in), but the imagination and cute factor is definitely there!!
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