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The Painter and His Dog
The Painter and His Dog
CEJ


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2009-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Mt. Hope Park, Williamstown,MA
Date: Jul 12, 2009
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60 sec.
Galleries: Black and White, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jul 27, 2009

ACR (top to bottom, basic tab, all others at default): 4900, 9,.2, 60, 21, 14, 50,33,13,13,6
CS4: rotate, crop, curves - black point on dog's back; Topaz - default exposure correction; B/W - top to bottom 43, 77, 9, 33, -32, 9; Melancholytron - vignette 0, Sepia 60 (default brown color) uniform and high quality both checked; resize; sharpen, sharpen, sharpen, resize, sfw

I was sitting on a bench at the park reading early in the morning. All of a sudden I realize I am hungry and it is noon. I go home to eat lunch and see this guy painting from the bridge. I eat, get camera, go back to park. It is now 1 in the afternoon. Worst for light. So I shoot some, wait for a cloud to pass in front of the sun, shoot a few more, so on and so forth. This is the shot I chose.

Statistics
Place: 167 out of 419
Avg (all users): 5.8014
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 5.7290
Avg (non-participants): 6.0294
Views since voting: 608
Views during voting: 222
Votes: 141
Comments: 7
Favorites: 2 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2009 01:57:12 PM
Creates a peaceful scene.
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08/04/2009 07:39:16 AM
I want to try that some day! 8
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08/03/2009 07:13:32 PM
Nice crop! (didn't vote since I saw it previously... but I love it)
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08/03/2009 05:37:37 PM
This is a wonderful capture - very natural and unposed. The monotone effect is a huge plus and gives this image a sense of time and place long past. If there was one nitpick, it would be the rock in the foreground - I might have cropped the rock out and just gone with the dog and painter - the foreground rock doesn't really do anything for the image other than lengthen it and in this case, while it doesn't detract too much, it's really not necessary to complete the image. Well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/01/2009 06:05:12 PM
I think this is a marvelous shot. Just wanted to say well done!
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08/01/2009 05:30:30 PM
6 - Good scene, crazy dog. Wish they dominated the image more.
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08/01/2009 03:11:17 AM
What a wonderful capture that works so well in sepia
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