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Challenge: Free Study 2007-09 (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: 2007
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D
Lens: Konica Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7
Location: Virginia
Date: Sep 16, 2007
Aperture: F3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Animals, Children
Date Uploaded: Sep 5, 2007

RSE 2006
- convert to TIFF

- brightness & contrast: histogram (0,1,225)
- smart photo fix (20,0,0,5,50,1,4)
- crop
- brightness & contrast: HMS (20,0,-20)
- brightness & contrast: B/C (1,10)
- lighten brush on dog's face
- B/W Photo (orange filter 100%)
- resize
- USM (.35,100,10) +luminance
- border
- save as JPG

Ok, this is the first time I've done this in nearly 300 challenge entries (285 currently). I posted this image in the 30 Day B&W side challenge. It had around 40 views and 10 comments. When I posted it originally I really liked it and considered if I should hold it back. BTW - I've pulled two other Free Study entries earlier...this is the third one I've submitted. Dang 30 day challenge kept giving me something else I liked. :-)

Anyway, I hope nobody holds it against me. FWIW, at least I didn't edit or change this shot in any way since the initial post. In other words, I didn't garner feedback on how to fix it, and then use it.

Guess I should quit rambling on now, eh? :P

Place: 223 out of 503
Avg (all users): 5.8699
Avg (commenters): 6.8889
Avg (participants): 5.8261
Avg (non-participants): 6.0000
Views since voting: 563
Views during voting: 176
Votes: 123
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2007 08:42:52 PM
A very sweet and candid moment. So cute!
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10/05/2007 10:16:52 AM
Prefer give more space on the foreground for strong composition.
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10/04/2007 11:17:37 PM
Great natural capture. Very emotive.
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10/04/2007 02:58:50 PM
Wonderful. So honest and true, the love between a boy and a dog.
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10/04/2007 02:26:05 PM
Very nice shot. Not a big fan of all the border but that is a personal thing. A little fill light on the dogs face may help a little.
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10/03/2007 09:03:17 PM
Cute capture, looks honest
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10/02/2007 03:02:14 PM
Very cute picture. the dogs back being the brightest part of the photo pulls me away from the perfect moment between him and the boy.
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10/02/2007 01:08:15 PM
This is the third boy/dog photo in a row for me. I must admit I prefer yours over the others. Good composition and I like the use of black & white. Personally, I'm not crazy about the border, but that's just me.
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10/02/2007 12:12:08 AM
Makes me think of that saying on a card "Everybody needs their own Spot."

Adorable. I might dodge the doggy's face a bit. Love the sentiment.
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10/01/2007 09:11:34 PM
I wish you could have gone on eye level with these friends. I think you would have caught them more intimate. What a great moment to capture.
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10/01/2007 06:21:52 PM
How sweet scene ! And very well taken too, b&w was really the good choice here.
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