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Challenge: Rule of Thirds III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical HF for Sigma
Location: Hand Middle School Columbia, SC
Date: Apr 22, 2007
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 23, 2007

I am not particularly fond of this photo. But i think it is alright for as candid as it was. The tail is distracting to me and she has a few dirt specks on her face as well. I like the color in the photo, and i like the bokeh affect. She is too cute.

post processing was just a little cropping

Place: 249 out of 380
Avg (all users): 5.2975
Avg (commenters): 5.5000
Avg (participants): 5.1579
Avg (non-participants): 5.4268
Views since voting: 741
Views during voting: 234
Votes: 158
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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05/04/2007 10:58:51 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Your photographer's comments are spot on. This is a beautiful image, but not a high impact image. It is a good pet candid. You are right that the tail is distracting, as are the dirt specks on the face. The colours are quite beautiful, and the bokeh is soft and delicious. She really is cute!

So .... I am not sure what more I can add here :)

It meets the challenge, it follows the rule of thirds.

It likely would benefit from a bit higher contrast (sligh curves adjustment). It likely would also benefit from a slightly warmer tone overall, as Larus mentions in your comments. The focus is OK, but the eyes could be a little sharper.

FWIW, I would have voted it a 6 or a 7.

I hope this helps. If you have any questions, concerns, complaints, feel free to contact me.


05/02/2007 12:25:32 PM
Thanks Everyone for your comments! I agree on all the comments about contrast, had I done it again I would have increased contrast levels...Thanks again!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/01/2007 09:43:32 PM
its a nice shot and nothing really wrong with this one...i just find it a bit plain though. may be some PP might improve it
05/01/2007 09:00:46 PM
No fair! I'm a sucker for puppies. What a cutie. Hard to be objective, I'm afraid.
04/29/2007 10:36:01 PM
Personally for my taste the white balance is a bit too cool and the image a bit too flat contrast wise but other than that good.
04/28/2007 08:25:05 AM
love the face and the exposure is pretty good - i just would have liked the eyes and nose a little sharper in focus - it currently seems a little soft on the face.
04/27/2007 10:42:18 PM
A real cutie. Great dof and a nice crop.
04/26/2007 12:58:14 PM
way cute.
04/26/2007 12:20:52 PM
Cute puppy!
04/25/2007 10:32:28 AM
What a cutie!!!! I like how you are eye level with him/her.
04/25/2007 12:16:43 AM
too stinkin cute. only complaint I have is low end contrast. There is enough, but I think more would make it pop a bit better.

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