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Griffin's First Snow Day!
Griffin's First Snow Day!

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Challenge: Free Study 2011-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Carrollton, TX
Date: Feb 4, 2011
Aperture: f 3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2000
Galleries: Animals, Action
Date Uploaded: Feb 26, 2011

Had an unusual snow day here in North Texas.

My ten month old shepherd let me know that he really loves snow days!

Had to make due with my 50mm 1.8 lens because my work horse 24-70 was in the shop for repairs.

Focus was on the fronts of his paws and not quite on his eyes - darn.

Exposure boost, Vibrance boost and sharpening in LR3.
Crop in CS5.
Spot healing brush for green lens flair anomalies in CS5
Topaz Focus.
Dodge eyes, Curves, Vibrance, Contrast in CS5
Save for web, USM.
Border, USM, Save for web.

Post Challenge:

Lack of crisp detail resulted from strong cropping and lens quality of the 50mm. Here is the original:


Place: 136 out of 325
Avg (all users): 5.7324
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 5.6667
Avg (non-participants): 5.9412
Views since voting: 697
Views during voting: 216
Votes: 142
Comments: 9
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2011 10:29:09 PM
looks like he's have a ball...got to wonder how they can run in this stuff and not have frozen feet
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03/07/2011 10:37:31 AM
You captured the dog's joy in this shot beautifully.
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03/07/2011 10:00:42 AM
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03/03/2011 02:44:15 PM
Nice contrast. Good stop motion. Not outrageously exciting but a nice image.
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03/03/2011 08:19:40 AM
Superb!! I would give Griffin the Blue Ribbon:))
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03/01/2011 06:08:07 PM
He certainly looks happy in the snow.
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03/01/2011 05:43:07 PM
Very intense stare! Absolutely love shepherds, and this is a beautiful specimen!
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03/01/2011 03:46:23 PM
Great capture!
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03/01/2011 12:52:44 AM
Terrific stop action!!
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