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I hate photo shoots...
I hate photo shoots...
Llambo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Single Light Source II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: mi house in Solymar - Uruguay
Date: May 24, 2006
Aperture: F 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/50 seg
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: May 24, 2006

I took many pictures of my little dog today, and she was so bored that she would insulted me if she could speak.

Dark room, only a 500W lamp near the dog.

Although this is an advanced editing challenge, I didn't touch the picture too much, just burned the dark zones to give strenght to the blacks, resized it and sharpen.

Statistics
Place: 120 out of 238
Avg (all users): 5.4938
Avg (commenters): 5.6364
Avg (participants): 5.1711
Avg (non-participants): 5.6424
Views since voting: 588
Views during voting: 339
Votes: 241
Comments: 13
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/08/2006 01:59:45 PM
Hey there from the Critique Club

Camera Work/Technical: Very nice focus and great depth of field use. The crisp focus on the dog's eye is very right for this photograph.

Lighting: Your lighting is just a touch too harsh. The overexposed area on his left cheek is significantly distracting and surely detracted from the overall score. In an advanced editing challenge, I try to expose for the highlights, as burning out light areas that I want dark is fairly easy to do. I do find the side lighting very appealing and the shadows your created very interesting.

Composition/Content: Great doggie expression, and the dog's position leads the viewer deep into the photograph. I agree with ShutterPug in that I would also like to see the rest of the dog's snoot and paw. With this crop, everything feels tense and crowded.

My Opinion: I think you met the challenge very well and very creatively. With some slight lighting and cropping changes, this one surely would have scored a good deal higher.

Eric
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2006 09:33:01 PM
Funny. Too bad there is some strong overexposure on the right side.
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06/03/2006 11:00:23 PM
great title, it fits his expression perfectly
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06/02/2006 04:30:24 PM
Great dog portrait
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06/02/2006 01:24:32 PM
I like it, but I think the shadow fall off is a bit too dramatic.
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06/01/2006 07:14:21 PM
The expression is worth a 1,000 words! Very nice.
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06/01/2006 02:46:53 AM
The angle the light is hitting the subject just does not work well for me. I would like to see a bit more of the face not so shadowed, as well as the mouth and front paws not cropped off.
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06/01/2006 12:20:55 AM
Aw cute puppy...nice lighting
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05/31/2006 11:29:05 PM
aww nice dog :)
nice photo also
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05/31/2006 06:56:01 PM
I don't usually react well to pet shots. But this guy obviously has character.
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05/31/2006 03:08:36 PM
I think he needs an early night, those bloodshot eyes.... ;-)
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05/31/2006 02:11:45 PM
Dog looks really bored.
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05/31/2006 12:28:36 AM
Why do you hate photographs? you are so cute
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