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littlemav


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Challenge: Free Study 2011-03 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro for Nikon
Location: Southwest Missouri
Date: Mar 2, 2011
Aperture: f:8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Mar 31, 2011

1st attempt at studio lighting.. blurred bubbles at bottom, sharpened,cropped, saved for web.. thats all.. I love my Strobe lights!

Statistics
Place: 102 out of 324
Avg (all users): 5.8435
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.6792
Avg (non-participants): 6.2683
Views since voting: 835
Views during voting: 259
Votes: 147
Comments: 9
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04/08/2011 04:03:56 PM
Amazing! You were robbed!
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04/08/2011 02:45:47 PM
Great idea and excellent first go at lighting :-)
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04/08/2011 02:38:33 PM
Wow...Your first attempt in studio lighting....your a natural. This is so cute. All technically aspects are done so well. In a pet portrait challenge I believe this would had ribboned. Nice Job!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2011 11:59:47 PM
lol...sweet!
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04/07/2011 09:35:56 PM
LOL, love it.
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04/05/2011 12:44:53 PM
Cute setup, especially the bubbles.
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04/03/2011 11:47:34 PM
I love your portrait...I'm partial to the Chinese Crested. I have a sweet little boy at home.
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04/03/2011 10:26:11 AM
Technically, this photo is sound -- great light (with caveats), perfect focus, nice post work. Whereas the subject matter is "cute", it isn't too much in my view. I think where it is less successful is in the backdrop: a bold featureless stamp of black. I can see that there is actually a dark drape of some kind that extends up the left quadrant of the frame, but it is generally lost in the clipping. This backdrop is incongruous with your subject matter. If it had been a white featureless backdrop, or some kind of relevant room, or a light backdrop with a prop or two nearby, the effect might have been less dramatic. That's the issue for me. The backdrop says drama, the subject says cute.

Another issue is the cramped composition. Whereas the dog is nicely composed, it's not the whole story. Its bath is important, and the tub and bubble items are a tad cramped here. Together with the dark backdrop, the composition becomes claustrophobic, and thus unappealing overall.

One noticeable artifact is the shadow on the washboard. I would have tried to diminish it with my light setup.

Of story I can't comment, because I don't connect with subject matter like this generally. Perhaps many people are in the same boat. For me, content is as important as form, or at least my interpretation of it is, and I always like to feel something about the photographer in images. I don't get that experience here.
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04/01/2011 03:11:54 PM
LOL cute.
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