DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
No Pugnacity Here
No Pugnacity Here

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Centered Composition (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: HP PhotoSmart 850
Location: Kitchen Table
Date: May 12, 2004
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: May 13, 2004

Hammurabi is a 9 month old who loves cookies (doggie bisquits) he is getting better at staying so I can get a good picture.

I tried several different colors under him but the lime green was the best showed off the black mask

Place: 98 out of 240
Avg (all users): 5.4699
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 5.2569
Avg (non-participants): 5.8772
Views since voting: 1373
Votes: 166
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

Please log in or register to add your comments!

05/28/2004 02:01:36 PM
Hi Liz -- greetings from the Critique Club...

Congrats on your new highest score with one of your favorite models. First I must say "awww very sweet dog"

I like how you brought us up close to your subject. He's well positioned in the frame with his eyes nicely lit and in good focus. His paws being even but not 100% symetrical sits well with me (I would agree with those commenters who wanted you to clone out the hind leg as it adds only a distraction to your well composed shot) The direct eye contact works as you got me down to his level.

The little bit of pink is just the right accent but it gets overpowered by the green. I'd like to see a boring gray or a natural background (like dirt, wood, stone) so that your objective of showing off his black is met. The green keeps this shot from being "all about the subject"

If you have any questions, please pm me.

I look forward to more shots of Hammurabi in the future!

 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/22/2004 07:41:05 PM
Aww! Look at that face! Nice balance, cute subject! Good use of a colored background. for this challenge, I'd clone out the bit of leg showing to make it stronger center balanced. Solid 7.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/21/2004 04:34:56 PM
great shot, not so great colour to put Puggsly on :) something a little more contrasty would help define him in the centre a little better i think. the focus in nice and sharp, and his expression is priceless (or perhaps 'her' I can't tell from this angle - we'll leave that one of 'unusual perspectives' :))
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/18/2004 07:10:00 PM
Anything that makes me say aaawww, gets at least a 6. I give you a 6.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/18/2004 02:15:40 PM
maybe a slightly tighter crop to remove the hind leg, but great as is ... 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/17/2004 10:13:27 PM
Oh, he's such a cutie! Great shot of him (I say him, he may be a she), the detail in the fur is nice, and the expression is so cute!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/17/2004 05:17:03 PM
Couldn't resist him/her, even though I usually score pet photos on the low side. This is so well done, and really is a centered composition that works.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/17/2004 01:46:22 AM
Aww, how adorable! She's/he's soo cute... you gotta love this shot! Good choice of lighting, crisp focus.. shame about the green blanket, something neutral toned would've been better. Good luck!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/17/2004 12:02:58 AM
I luv the colors and that cute little pink tongue! What a great pic!
  Photographer found comment helpful.

Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2023 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Current Server Time: 12/09/2023 06:02:33 AM EST.