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One of Millions Sentenced to Die Yearly. Spay or Neuter Your Pet.
One of Millions Sentenced to Die Yearly. Spay or Neuter Your Pet.
jaimeegrl


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Challenge: Propaganda (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A70
Location: My home Studio - Birmingham, AL USA
Date: Nov 18, 2003
Aperture: 5.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/8s
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 18, 2003

I racked my brain all week for something that would fit the propaganda challenge. Here is my 11th hour shot. I don't expect it to do well (I know how animal shots score) but, we will see.

Georgia (model) is not sentenced to die but, she was. I rescued her from a local shelter 4 years ago.

Statistics
Place: 13 out of 133
Avg (all users): 5.9782
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 5.7500
Avg (non-participants): 6.0828
Views since voting: 1060
Votes: 229
Comments: 22
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12/02/2003 03:04:33 PM
Critique Club review:

Hi Jae,

First, your shot fits the challenge quite well and with the comments you recieved, it hit the emotions of many DPers. Which is always a plus.

Your pup reminds me of mine, its eyes say "I'm ready to fetch a ball or play". That's the kind of capture that makes your shot so good.

I think the coloration for this challenge, it works well with the "Propaganda" challenge. It reminds me of one of the old cold war shots. This is also very good.

Your framming and cropping are good and works well with the the cage. The tail really modifies the shot.

I see only one negative, it appears that you needed just a tad more contrast, so the eyes could be seen a little better. This is minor and strictly my thoughts. Another shot your could have done and would have even a stronger emotional charm, would to have your pup lying down looking up pathetically, but that would be hard. My dogs wouldn't do that.

I like your shot and hope this helps a bit.

Hope to see more of your shots.

Van
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/25/2003 10:16:01 PM
BRAVO.
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11/25/2003 09:45:10 AM
A great image. I can feel the sadness in his expression.
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11/24/2003 11:56:02 AM
definitely fits the challenge and an excellent photo the dogs expression is really sorrowful.
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11/23/2003 06:39:53 PM
aw pretty doggie
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11/23/2003 03:12:28 PM
Great theme and very creative- bob barker would be proud. To bad that bottom bar is in ht eshot or I'd say this would have been a nine, otherwise still pretty good.
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11/22/2003 09:17:21 AM
i could definitely see this on a poster or sign. good job.
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11/22/2003 01:43:27 AM
As I love and protect dogs, I consider this message a very important one. Technically I like the light in the shot and of course, the model!
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11/21/2003 01:17:20 AM
:( sad I know. I love dogs, I'd take him if I didn't already have one.
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11/20/2003 09:34:08 PM
Why the duotone? I think that to have the impact you want, the viewer would need to connect to the dog in some way. To this is to make him look like fido down at their feet. Show me some color. 6 -danny
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11/20/2003 08:39:04 AM
I understand the difficult of getting the dog to pose where you could get the features but I do wish the angle had been more level. Other than that it's a good response to the challenge
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11/20/2003 03:44:20 AM
Oh, the look on that face! Lovely photo, good use of tones, the bars work very wel indeed.
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11/19/2003 09:46:46 PM
You did a good job capturing this dog's expression. It is hard to get a good emotion shot with an animal
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11/19/2003 08:07:26 PM
The dark tones and low contrast add to the message of this image.
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11/19/2003 08:06:36 PM
This breaks my heart. I am the worlds greatest animal lover. Look at those sad eyes. very good photo. Thanks for posting it.
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11/19/2003 04:11:52 PM
This is so powerful. You have fulfilled the challenge so well. I got goosbumps when I read this. I love dogs, so I can really identify with this. I really like the sepia tone on this photo as it ads such a sadness to it. Sharpness is fairly good under the low light conditions. I would have liked to see more of the cage around him, but this is nice close up as well. But you get 10 from me for the message it sends.
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11/19/2003 11:34:26 AM
Oh very nice???? this really touches the heart strings. hope this pooch found a home. he looks like he could be a very good friend to someone.
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11/19/2003 10:33:04 AM
Sadly, so true. Good tones.
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11/19/2003 08:09:24 AM
Too bad the photographer couldn't catch the poochie looking forlornly into the camera lens. That would have been really excellent. As a composition, the bars are definitely the focus, but nothing is particularly striking here. Message and picture work well together.
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11/19/2003 06:57:08 AM
good entry, though the contrast could be improved
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11/19/2003 01:33:22 AM
Beautiful emotional image. I wish the focus was sharper on the eye of the dog. The title (which is of utmost importance for this challenge) doesn't work for me.
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11/19/2003 12:43:09 AM
I like the color you used... I like the bars... I like the dog :(
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