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Challenge: Free Study 2009-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS for Canon
Location: Hudson, NY
Date: Jan 5, 2009
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/15 sec
Galleries: Emotive, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 12, 2009

My dog, Canon, sleeping on my bed.

Hung up some white plastic shopping bags outside the window to diffuse the light. Put a desk lamp with a 100w daylight balanced bulb behind the bed to illuminate the wall with some fill. Placed my camera on a tripod against the wall opposite the window and attached my 430ex and bounced it off said wall.

Canon pretty much does whatever I tell him so it wasn't hard to get him to lay there and fall asleep. Once in position, I manipulated his head and legs a bit to get there where I wanted.

Adjusted the bounce flash as to not overpower the fill behind the bed.

Crop, curves, saturation.

::Post::
I was saddened to hear that Andrew Wyeth passed away.
Viewers can read and article on him HERE.

I took this shot with the full intention of a tribute to his Master Bedroom painting.
This was two weeks before his death.

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Another sleeping shot:
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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 454
Avg (all users): 7.0818
Avg (commenters): 8.2778
Avg (participants): 6.9159
Avg (non-participants): 7.4231
Views since voting: 7543
Views during voting: 296
Votes: 159
Comments: 57
Favorites: 67 (view)


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08/17/2010 02:22:38 AM
That is a really cool shot - perfect composition and colour pallette.
08/16/2010 09:46:28 PM
great shot!
02/13/2009 10:35:47 AM
Are your walls really that cracked or did you photoshop that?
Debbi
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02/11/2009 12:35:12 PM
Brilliant shot, congrats!
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02/10/2009 10:44:01 AM
this is awesome.
i dont like dogs.
but this picture makes me like them ( :
(10)
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02/10/2009 09:11:32 AM
Nicely done Mike. I've got to start posting some of my recent work.
Isaac
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02/10/2009 07:51:57 AM
This has got Andrew Wyeth's "Master Bedroom" written all over it.
Nicely done!

Message edited by author 2009-02-10 07:52:36.
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02/09/2009 07:51:11 PM
Nice work, love the lighting, and everything else..Congrats!
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02/09/2009 01:40:05 PM
Congratulations on your yellow ribbon, your dog is adorable!
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02/09/2009 01:02:15 PM
I would have given this a 10 just because it has a sweet Labrador in it - but the image itself is worthy of a gold medal -Congratulations !
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02/09/2009 06:17:25 AM
Congrats! Wonderful image!
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02/09/2009 06:02:23 AM
Awesome! Must have been inspired by "Master Bedroom." I forget the artist, but I have it hanging in my own master bedroom. GREAT JOB. Favorite.
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02/09/2009 03:38:10 AM
Fantastic photo, so peaceful. Congratulations on your ribbon.
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02/09/2009 12:58:43 AM
This most definitely has an Andrew Wyeth feel to it. That's the first thing I thought when I saw it -- before I read your notes. The light is very beautiful.
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02/08/2009 10:25:23 PM
Michael, this was my favorite of the bunch, and I am honored to be sitting next to you with a ribbon. Congrats on this beauty!!
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02/08/2009 05:28:22 PM
Excellent!
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02/08/2009 02:18:03 PM
This is my favorite all time photo. You did a wonderful job of recreating it. WOW.
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02/08/2009 01:35:34 PM
love this, congrats.
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02/08/2009 11:17:31 AM
This is such a neat idea!
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02/08/2009 10:16:34 AM
Wonderful and emotive!
Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon!
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02/08/2009 09:55:29 AM
Very well done. I love that his name is Canon. :)
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02/08/2009 09:50:29 AM
Congratulations!!!! Loving it.
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02/08/2009 09:34:21 AM
Wonderful. Very Andrew Wyethesque!
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02/08/2009 09:27:28 AM
Powerful simplicity to create an awsome image! Congrats on the Ribbon!! Love it
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02/08/2009 08:26:22 AM
Fantastic work, wonderful photo. Congrats on the ribbon!
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02/08/2009 07:29:46 AM
Wyeth-esque, absolutely! So awesome to see this on the front page. LOVE this image, clean and classic, an image so timeless and beautiful. Great work.
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02/08/2009 05:38:57 AM
Absolutely love this one... Congrats on a well deserved ribbon!!
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02/08/2009 04:06:10 AM
I appreciate you sharing the details on how you shot this. I remember seeing it earlier, and it's still just as good now! Excellent. Pleased to see you ribbon with this!
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02/08/2009 03:59:35 AM
Simplistically stunning! I love it. HUGE congrats on your well deserved ribbon, Michael.
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02/08/2009 03:18:54 AM
I didn't get all the way through this FS as I voted, and never got to this excellent pet photo. Had i seen it I would have given it a 10. I love the composition, the contrast of the dog against the white linen and walls. Thank you for sharing how you set the shot up.
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02/08/2009 02:13:32 AM
Im glad this ribboned, voted an 8, its so comforting to look at.!, did you manipulate the dog to sleep too? My dog would never stay still for a second with his mind of his own ;) The lighting here and the white room and bed work well!

Message edited by author 2009-02-08 02:14:53.
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02/08/2009 12:40:14 AM
I immediately thought of the Wyeth painting when I saw this. Congrats on a well-deserved ribbon. Fantastic.
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02/08/2009 12:26:13 AM
Stunning shot, great composition, perfect lighing. Great tribute. Congrats.
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02/08/2009 12:16:08 AM
this is the best dog shot i've seen in a long while .. and wot an excellent dog to pose exactly the way you want .. congratulations on your ribbon .. :)
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02/08/2009 12:10:56 AM
I knew this had to be close to the top, still love it. Congratulations.

Mac,
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02/08/2009 12:08:10 AM
love this shot, really nice space and dog!
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02/08/2009 12:05:30 AM
Congrats. Great composition!
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02/08/2009 12:03:32 AM
this is too interesting to get a ribbon. I demand a recount!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2009 06:22:12 PM
I love this! Nice tribute to Wyeth's Master Bedroom.
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02/07/2009 11:19:46 AM
Great composition and colors
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02/07/2009 06:54:02 AM
Great composition, use of limited color and soft light. What an interesting room. 8
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02/07/2009 05:36:27 AM
What a thoroughly interesting image, such a story for the viewer to weave and explore. And in addition the technicals are superb!
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02/07/2009 03:41:31 AM
This just works. I love the way the rinkles in the duvet fit in with the cracks and uneveness of the walls, and the curtain along with the labbie just make this outstanding. 10
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02/06/2009 06:26:01 AM
This'll be popular but in spite of that it's really very good. Which sounds like a smart-ass remark, but I don't mean it that way; managing that double is quite an achievement.
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02/04/2009 03:06:19 PM
I hope this photo gets the credit it deserves. I think its great and I love the lighting and detail
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02/03/2009 03:53:45 PM
wow, this brings a new dimension of unique style to DPC. 9
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02/02/2009 09:28:13 AM
That feels so comfortable. Really good.
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02/01/2009 07:32:50 PM
This is so nice and different from all the other images. 8
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02/01/2009 04:11:24 PM
I'm lovin' this. The stark white and those two spots of color. Wonderful!
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02/01/2009 04:10:27 PM
Ah, he looks so comfortable. Nice shot/comp that I would sharpen just a tad more - imho.
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02/01/2009 03:40:38 PM
Nice
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02/01/2009 03:35:53 PM
great photo. simple,surreal,well composed,good light,natural colours. a good work.
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02/01/2009 12:45:53 PM
This has the tone of an Andrew Wyeth painting except the lovely lady is replaced by a dog, great composition, great setting, I really like this
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02/01/2009 12:06:21 PM
a very peaceful site, get shot.
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02/01/2009 10:13:08 AM
Oh wow - what a tribute to the famous Wyeth "Master's Bedroom" This is awesome!!! 8
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02/01/2009 10:04:10 AM
Great photo! (10) Reminiscent of Andrew Wyeth’s “Master Bedroom”. And how appropriate to enter this in January 2009, since Wyeth died on January 16th.
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02/01/2009 09:48:34 AM
Very well done.
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