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Eyes On The Prize
Eyes On The Prize

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Candid III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA
Date: Apr 9, 2006
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Emotive, Candid
Date Uploaded: Apr 10, 2006

A nice moment that took place just to my right after an event. So I layed down and started snapping. This capture felt best. Comments welcome as always :o)

Curves, hue/saturation, crop, size, USM, Frame, viola!

Oh well on the dq. Live and learn I guess. I still like it!
Disqualification Details
Spot editing is not permitted in 'Basic Editing.' Please review the challenge submission rules.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/14/2006 02:25:56 PM
I'm not much for receiving or giving comments, but since Candids are
near and dear to my heart, I have decided to give comment on every entry
in this challenge.

Unfortunately, candids of animals are really not what I look for in a good candid. Animals are aware and both unaware at the same time of a photographer, nor do they care either way. Too easy, no comfort zone lost. It's a 2 for me. Nice tones though and love you didn't desat the ribbon.
04/13/2006 11:23:55 AM
never, ever, discuss, show, or title the 'ribbon' needs to be put in the rule books. good luck.
04/13/2006 10:13:03 AM
Clever shooting, though the partial de-sat always provokes a sense of being patronised in me - I might actually have looked long enough to notice the ribbon, anyhow. It serves more point than in most such shots, obviously - and abviously the blue thing is relevant here, so I like the cleverness there.
04/13/2006 01:42:11 AM
Two tone a no no
04/12/2006 05:21:33 PM
The title belies what the photo shows. Since this is supposed to be a candid, I don't think it should be called eyes on the prize unless one of the dogs is actually looking at the blue ribbon in a way that appears unexpected and human. By using selective color on the ribbon you are drawing the viewer's attention away from the far more interesting subjects which, btw, should be doing something more interesting then looking off camera to be truly engaging. Sorry, this one just doesn't work for me. For me, a candid needs to show something unexpected (odd juxtapositions, subject doing something out of character, e.g.) or else, reveal something about a universal theme, such as love, greed, friendship, etc. It could be argued that this reveals something about competition, but not in a way that engages my interest or provokes an emotional response in me.
04/12/2006 02:16:28 PM
Great image, but I don't get the connection to the challenge or to the title. The dogs aren't looking at the prize - they're looking the other way. And the candid part is???
04/12/2006 01:22:26 PM
I'm interested about how you managed the pp. Pretty well done. :)
04/12/2006 07:15:37 AM
This is just cool...top rating defenetly :). Great focus.
04/12/2006 01:04:06 AM
Wow, how'd you do that? :)

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