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Abused and Neglected
Abused and Neglected
JamesKW


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Challenge: Free Study 2008-03 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Date: Mar 15, 2008
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Emotive, Animals
Date Uploaded: Mar 31, 2008

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Statistics
Place: 438 out of 500
Avg (all users): 5.0265
Avg (commenters): 5.3000
Avg (participants): 4.8491
Avg (non-participants): 5.4444
Views since voting: 632
Views during voting: 248
Votes: 151
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0


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04/08/2008 03:51:11 PM
Thank you for giving these pups food and a voice.

I think the photo is great as is without digging into the technicals from a journalism standpoint.

In digging into the technicals it looks a tad over exposed or contrasty on the whites and could have used a fill flash on the face (that would have gone over well, I'm sure, heh). I'm not sold on the square crop and would have liked to see more of the chain in a horizontal crop.

Again, thank you and I hope you follow up once that bag of food is gone.
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04/08/2008 08:41:48 AM
I agree about not seeing the dogs eyes .
As dog lover the first thing I saw when viewing this was that big old chain .
As a photog the hot spot on the dogs shoulder and back was distracting .
Kudos to you brother for feeding the dog .
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04/08/2008 08:38:47 AM
I gave this a 6. I thought you did a good job of capturing a raw moment. I didn't give it a higher score because I thought the contrast was a little too heavy in front and the eyes and mouth were too dark. I'd want to be able to at least see more of the snarl.
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04/08/2008 08:23:57 AM
I'll concur with several others that not seeing the dogs face, especially the eyes, held this back. It was the first thing I noticed. This could have scored probably 6+ if a more emotional connection between the viewer and the dog was made (via seeing the eyes). JMO of course. :-)
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04/08/2008 02:52:26 AM
I am really suprised this didn't rank higher. For me you have done a superb job in articulating a strong narrative.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2008 11:45:11 PM
Sometimes I really don't like people.
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04/06/2008 09:24:07 PM
That is so sad. The owners need to be reported.
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04/06/2008 08:21:43 PM
Buy that dog a steak for crying out loud! You can see his ribs, poor thing. I would have liked to see his eyes more but a fine pic.
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04/05/2008 09:10:16 PM
Can you give me an address so I could call the animal police? I think people responsible for this dog should be prosecuted.
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04/05/2008 04:11:39 PM
Powerful composition.
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04/04/2008 10:56:38 PM
I'll keep my distance, thank you.
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04/04/2008 10:29:18 PM
Shame there's not a lot of light on the dogs face.
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04/03/2008 07:08:27 PM
Nice image.
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04/03/2008 08:51:24 AM
Too contrasty for my taste, wish I could see the dogs eyes.
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04/02/2008 01:09:03 PM
poor guy, but nice shot. DOF is just right, I wish I could see his eyes a little better, but still a great shot
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04/02/2008 12:35:04 AM
this really make me feel like crying. :'(
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04/01/2008 11:23:04 AM
ahhhhhhh wheres animal control when you need one!! the picture and title just made me feel sad.
well captured.
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04/01/2008 08:37:55 AM
That is sad!
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