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Guard Dog
Guard Dog

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Square Crop (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Lens: Pentax SMC P-DA 40mm f/2.8
Location: Westminster, Colorado
Date: Mar 2, 2006
Aperture: F/8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 6 sec.
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 2, 2006

Some of you might recognize this from my PaD. Shot down in my basement with one light to the left and really slow shutter speed. I went with the F/8 because I wanted the background somewhat out of focus, but still see some of the detail on the wings. I think it adds a bit of depth.

PSP X edits:
Crop, resize, contrast (+10), convert to B&W with channel mixer (Red 76%, Blue 24%, Green 37%, Constant -10%), noise removal, sharpen and add border.

Place: 202 out of 369
Avg (all users): 5.3934
Avg (commenters): 6.1429
Avg (participants): 5.3507
Avg (non-participants): 5.4675
Views since voting: 761
Views during voting: 276
Votes: 211
Comments: 7
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/11/2006 02:12:57 AM
Cool subject, great texture, nicely framed. Good work.
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03/09/2006 08:00:20 PM
Interesting subject. I like your choice of lighting. Textures work well here.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/09/2006 09:12:25 AM
Too dark. Need a tiny bit of detail on the right side of the figure.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/08/2006 07:25:32 PM
I need one of these in my yard! The right side is a bit too dark
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/07/2006 01:50:50 PM
the shadow is so underxposed that it ruins this pictures potential
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/06/2006 04:19:03 PM
I can't say enough about your textures here. Wonderful. It's almost as if I could reach out and actually feel them. Nice shadows obscuring the right side of the frame.
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03/06/2006 01:21:00 PM
The harsh shadows don't work for me, I'd like to see more detail in all of the statue.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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