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Challenge: Fill Flash II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Niagara Falls, ON
Date: Oct 9, 2010
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Candid, Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 9, 2010

This is Patches, almost 7 1/2 months old now. Still just my lil puppy, though.

[Oct. 17th, 2010 10:52:48 PM]

Yikes, Patches might end up in the Top 10 here. I guess I'll see when I wake up in the morning.

Let me try to recall those editing steps:

- Process from JPEG
- Rotate, crop, Topaz sharpen
- Nik Color EFEX, I want to say "tonal contrast"
- Some minor cloning-out of bg elements
Looking at the JPEG, I think I must have run Noiseware to clean up the sky a bit, too.

Thanks for the great comments and votes!

post -
Yes, I do believe a 4th place finish works for me. Patcher-ino, you get some extra bacon treats tonight.

lol @ Bear_Music and steve100...
Bear: You're gonna get dinged for that towel!
4.5 hours pass...
steve: Man, that towel sucks.

Place: 4 out of 64
Avg (all users): 6.7635
Avg (commenters): 7.8000
Avg (participants): 6.3714
Avg (non-participants): 6.8850
Views since voting: 2571
Views during voting: 368
Votes: 148
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)

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11/05/2010 07:08:48 PM
Just saw this now. Great shot!
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10/18/2010 11:00:02 AM
What a BEAUTIFUL portrait! Congratulations on the honorable mention! It is award-worthy for SURE!
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10/18/2010 07:57:17 AM
I like the way the exposure/flash has made the sky darker. Nice work and congrats on your HM David
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10/18/2010 12:40:47 AM
superb .. what a fantastic shot and a stunning dog ... congrats on your hm ..:)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/17/2010 10:57:10 PM
how can you fill flash like this? ^^ Just wow...
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10/17/2010 09:40:55 AM
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10/17/2010 12:24:25 AM
very good! I love this angle, and the pp. And the dog, of course .9
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10/15/2010 12:39:54 PM
One of the best in challenge for me.
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10/15/2010 09:27:26 AM
the angle works great, nice lighting setup!
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10/14/2010 08:30:52 PM
What a great pup and shot.
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10/13/2010 01:00:57 PM
Great lighting on the dog - can't quite decide whether the surroundings are slightly distracting - or help contextualise the situation . . cool angle on the dog which helps lift it out the norm slightly, I guess the only thing that would have finished this for me would have been a catch light in it's eyes.

Still a striking shot though that should do well.

:- )
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10/12/2010 12:41:00 PM
The fill flash worked very nice on this.
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10/11/2010 09:53:29 PM
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10/11/2010 08:05:53 PM
nice details. crop is a bit close but i like the shot overall. good luck.
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10/11/2010 03:16:19 PM
Excellent quality, impressive.
(and you're one of the rare in this challenge seeming to know what ios fill flash !). Best in show indeed, deserves a ribbon.
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10/11/2010 12:09:47 PM
Mighty Dog was relaxing on the back deck and enjoying some well-earned R&R, playing Trash the Rag, when his supersonic hearing detected a distant cry of distress.

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10/11/2010 05:24:54 AM
Meets Challenge 10 Impact 8 Technicals 7 Processing 7 Creativity 6 Total (weighted) 8
Great shot of the dog , love the angle , pity the towel wasn't moved
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10/11/2010 12:47:53 AM
Really well done. You'll probably get quibbled on the towel, but I sorta like it, it's an in-your-face dose of reality :-)
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