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CalliopeKel


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Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Location: Tennessee
Date: Nov 30, 2005
Galleries: Emotive, Animals
Date Uploaded: Nov 15, 2005

My husbands hand on my dog Rocket (Austrailian Sheperd). He has 2 blue eyes. Taken next to a table lamp with bounced flash. No cropping.

Resized, USM, Selective color adjustment (red), contrast adjustment on hand. Some dodging of the dogs eye. Small spot cloned out on the dogs nose.

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Statistics
Place: 46 out of 519
Avg (all users): 6.5175
Avg (commenters): 8.4737
Avg (participants): 6.5024
Avg (non-participants): 6.5584
Views since voting: 2408
Views during voting: 456
Votes: 286
Comments: 38
Favorites: 18 (view)


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04/15/2006 01:23:10 PM
Owwww! An other odd eye! What bread is he?? i love this picture~~
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03/18/2006 07:10:17 PM
Very moving...emotive without being bathotic. Love the pup. MMM
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03/08/2006 08:57:52 PM
You finished in the top 10% of a 'crowded' challenge. Something you should be proud of. This is an exceptional photograph worthy of high praise.
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12/17/2005 07:17:40 PM
Wow, the processing here is fantastic - perhaps would have liked to see either a little more or a little less on the right (if that makes sense - the crop where you can almost see the brown fur seems a bit strange) but otherwise a brilliant shot.
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12/10/2005 09:43:06 PM
Extreamly nice! i love it!
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12/09/2005 07:41:03 AM
Again, I am baffled that you have never one a ribbon on this site.

Great Emotion, great composition, great detail, great lighting. A top pick for this challenge, and a favorite. A highly underrated shot, and yet another amazing capture from you.
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12/08/2005 07:36:27 PM
Oh Kelly!!! This is AWESOME!!! Congratulations on such a great score in such a competive challenge. Well deserved!!!
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12/08/2005 02:17:35 PM
I loved this shot as soon as I saw it. it's just so fantastic. the eye of the dog is very expressive and the loving hand adds great emotion to the image. and beyond that, great clarity, composition, and post-processing. very well done!
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12/08/2005 01:51:46 PM
Thought this expression of devotion would score higher. The dog's expression suggests the shooter is intruding, adding to the effect. Great shot.
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12/08/2005 11:27:18 AM
I love this. Great texture and composition. Nice work.
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12/08/2005 11:22:37 AM
I wondered if this was yours Kelly... This is really an incredible shot (scored it a 9). Very underrated, but this was a VERY tough challenge - congratulations on your 2nd highest finish to date! Beautiful, beautiful job...
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12/08/2005 10:47:27 AM
I agree with Judy - this is an exceptionally wonderful photograph Kel, the angry-low-voters didn't do you any justice, imo. Perfect focus, color, and emotion. Beautiful photograph Kel. Beautiful.
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12/08/2005 09:22:14 AM
Man, this should've been top 20 for sure. So emotive without showing a human face. Great capture.
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12/08/2005 08:49:07 AM
Great photo! I saw this one during voting and guessed that it might be Heida. I thought it would place much higher in this challenge. Thanks for sharing your post-processing notes, too.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2005 03:22:01 PM
Both eyes in the frame would have made this better for me. Like this it feels incomplete.
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12/06/2005 10:25:12 PM
Awesome! Great lighting, texture, detail... The only thing I'm not sure about is the composition--In general it's great, but I think I'd like to see all of the dog's head. Then again, maybe not...
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12/06/2005 07:35:02 PM
Beautiful study with a great composition and wonderful tones. My first 10.
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12/06/2005 12:23:49 PM
Compostion: 10
Technical: 10
Appeal: 10
Challenge: 10
Overall: 10
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12/06/2005 09:03:52 AM
Great photograph, I love the tones and contrast. Also great job on a very original and creative composition.
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12/04/2005 12:12:38 PM
Good luck on this man and beast study.
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12/04/2005 02:07:09 AM
Good doggie! Man's best friend at his best!
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12/03/2005 06:55:13 PM
7 - Good character, nice color combinations. Criticism; difficult, perhaps a slightly different 'hand pose', a little sharper on the dog's eye/cheek, may have made this even better in my opinion. Not sure on the frame, 'works' but wonder if a variation (especially of color) may have enhanced certain features/colors in the shot.
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12/03/2005 06:51:34 PM
Wow, great composition and focus. Contrast is great too. One of the best of the group.
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12/03/2005 02:36:14 PM
I can already see this one scoring big. good job. 8
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12/03/2005 01:18:18 PM
Nice photo. Love the clarity, angle, and comp. Good luck!
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12/03/2005 06:47:16 AM
Rich tones, nicely composed. 9
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12/02/2005 06:23:14 PM
i really like this shot; i hope it doesn't get lost amid all the landscape/sunset shots. you've really captured the connection between dog and man. good job.
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12/02/2005 01:47:15 PM
there you are :) kinda looks like you're strangling the dog, but it's still an excellent photo :-)
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12/02/2005 08:57:34 AM
The lighting is superb as is the clarity of this shot. I like the detail of the hand. The human element mixed with the animal world always evokes such emotion for me. The closeness, the cameraderie. Nothing beats touch and this depicts it perfectly. 10
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12/01/2005 10:02:39 PM
Oh I really like this! The colors are spot on! This is a wonderful photograph!! I hope you do well in the challenge.
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12/01/2005 04:59:51 PM
Excellent! I absolutely love this picture.
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12/01/2005 04:13:01 PM
What a wonderful capture of this relationship- one can feel the love and trust between them. This really grabbed my attention and I know I won't be able to forget this image! Hope you do very well!
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12/01/2005 03:09:31 PM
love this one!
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12/01/2005 10:49:17 AM
Fantastic crop!!! Terrific focus & processing too, but the crop is perfect!
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12/01/2005 09:32:15 AM
I love the hand and the dog fur and all that, just the one eye of the dog gives this image a weird feeling. I wish I could see both. Still a good shot though.
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12/01/2005 12:10:16 AM
Excellent sharpness and lighting.
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12/01/2005 12:06:07 AM
you dun it!
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12/01/2005 12:05:11 AM
Damn is that nice! Great contrast of textures and a wonderful feeling! 10
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