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Challenge: The Username Challenge (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S7000
Location: NJ
Date: Dec 19, 2005
Aperture: F3.1
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Family, Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 25, 2005

This is Gigi, she is part chihuahua and part pug. So she is a mutt, This is a head shot to Mutt_head.

Place: 112 out of 153
Avg (all users): 5.4240
Avg (commenters): 6.7000
Avg (participants): 5.3736
Avg (non-participants): 5.4603
Views since voting: 675
Views during voting: 330
Votes: 217
Comments: 21
Favorites: 2 (view)

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10/05/2009 03:20:16 PM
Interesting B/G :)
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10/04/2009 09:43:03 PM
Thats cool using the blinds as leading lines.
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10/04/2009 08:47:51 PM
this is one cool shot with the light lines, the near silhouette - well done
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10/04/2009 06:13:28 PM
It looks like the chihuahua influence is greatest in her muzzle and the pug is responsible for the build. Nice shot - I love the slanting bars of sunlight.
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10/04/2009 01:23:06 PM
perfect positioning with the angle of her nose to the angle in the blinds shadows
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10/04/2009 12:14:58 PM
Her profile says chihuahua, her wrinkled fur says pug. I love how dogs turn out.
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10/04/2009 11:40:32 AM
I've had dogs all my life, mostly mutts. One of my favorite was a Border Collie & Australian Shepherd, could catch a frisbee 6ft in the air....Nice shot.
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10/04/2009 09:27:38 AM
Cool image -nice mix ! The profile is excellent :)
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01/06/2006 05:41:32 AM
Usually I agree with the general final placement of the images I critique -- but this one should have finished in the top half at least.

The latticework creates an interesting repeating pattern for the portrait to break up -- but what makes this photo special is the backlit portrait has been cast into a near silhouette that really accentuates that the head is the main subject and everything else is only there to accent the head.

To this end, I come to my only regret for this photo (aside from the final placement); the partial desat. IMO, the single splash of color serves only to pull my eyes from the head.

While I like the silhouette, portraits are made or broken on their treatment of the eyes. I fear you lost votes due to not being able to decern the eyes. As Judy mentioned below, even if it was just a glint of light in the eyes, the photo would have been much better received. Of course, that is just my take on it -- could be wrong.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/01/2006 09:09:41 PM
The patternes created by light really enahcne this photo and keep it visually appealing for me. I like the bit of color on the color. Fits the challenge too. Nicely done. 8
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12/31/2005 11:50:49 PM
Love it! I too enjoy photographing my dog.
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12/31/2005 06:48:44 PM
What a beauty! Bumping up.
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12/30/2005 08:13:23 AM
Wonderful lighting, Great shot.
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12/29/2005 09:03:29 AM
The fuschia collar is a nice single color in this one. Great patterns on the wall and the dog's neck and back. I wish I could see the eyes just a little with a glint.
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12/28/2005 06:18:01 AM
Luv the light shadows on the back of his head, strong image as well...................
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12/27/2005 07:02:08 AM
the face of the dog is a little too dark IMO, but I love how the lines come out & selective colors.
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12/26/2005 11:00:31 PM
Stylish interpretation indeed!
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12/26/2005 07:19:55 PM
Cute doggy! Like the pink collar.
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12/26/2005 04:44:47 PM
for the title i think i would have liked a tighter crop but none the less still a beautiful composition
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12/26/2005 09:14:45 AM
Alright I have to comment on this photo. I just went back over this photo with my wife, and I was telling her how it has completely grown on me. I have already bumped this thing up twice, from a 6 to a 7, and then to an 8 now. I love its composition, there are just a couple technicals that need to be worked out, I wont mention them, because Im sure you already know, and besides that I dont want to take away from how much I adore this shot. GJ, and GL.
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12/26/2005 03:25:06 AM
I like the lines and set up. well done.
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