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I See You, Dad!
I See You, Dad!

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Challenge: Peek-a-Boo (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Location: Clovis, CA USA
Date: Mar 9, 2008
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2008

Started with scrubbing the door with soap and water. After 90 photos, I liked this one the best.

First crop was a good start, then a duplicate layer in "Linear Dodge" mode. Masked everything off except the Athena's face and faded the result in partially. Cloned off some door stains that drew too much attention. Cropped again for "rule of thirds" placement and concentric sides, then added the border.

Place: 20 out of 131
Avg (all users): 6.1235
Avg (commenters): 7.3750
Avg (participants): 6.0370
Avg (non-participants): 6.1638
Views since voting: 1539
Views during voting: 306
Votes: 170
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/20/2010 01:04:17 AM
I'm sure I made a comment on this when I added it to my favourites but It's not there now, so I guess I must have not checked the post box. I love this shot for the obvious reasons (gorgeous shot of gorgeous dog) but also because it brings back good memories of a time when my husband and I bred Irish setters (way back in the 70s).
03/17/2008 12:08:43 AM
congratulations! Athena did you proud.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/16/2008 09:42:10 PM
Nice lighting with everything nicely in focus.
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03/15/2008 05:37:03 PM
Nice shot! The only suggestion I have would require you to paint the door a darker color.
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03/14/2008 07:56:49 PM
Like the composition, although the flap is a little plain and a tighter crop may have helped.
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03/14/2008 09:22:15 AM
Nice shot exemplifying the challenge's theme.
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03/13/2008 02:26:33 PM
Adorable looking brown Labrador !

It would have been worth cloning out whatever was on his tongue though - it's a little distracting, and knowing what labs are like I'm a little concirned what it is :- )
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03/12/2008 09:13:05 PM
Lots of personality here. I'm thinking that the doggy door is communicated pretty well and you might be able to crop out more of the cream door.
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03/12/2008 01:25:53 AM
you've really captured the love and loyalty our animals have for us. nice photo.
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03/11/2008 07:39:51 AM
Very nice, I really like the idea for this shot.
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03/11/2008 12:29:58 AM
Great shot. One minor issue is the shiny eye. A little to much light, but other than that I think you have yourself a great picture.
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03/10/2008 01:21:54 PM
good take on the challenge. seems a bit red overall, but could be my monitor. good focus
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