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A Boy and His Dog
A Boy and His Dog

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Portrait II (Advanced Editing VII)
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G
Location: Washington, DC
Date: Dec 28, 2011
Aperture: 1.4
ISO: 1000
Shutter: 100
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: Jan 1, 2012

Very low window light shot of my son and his dog. They were lying on the bed and I snuck up to take a shot when he just rolled over and looked right into the lens. Nikkor 85 1.4G - just got this lens and it just blows me away. Shot raw, color efex pro contrast, sharpening. I love that the dog is so out of focus as that is how he is, ever-present and always there protecting you.

Place: 47 out of 93
Avg (all users): 5.7171
Avg (commenters): 6.4000
Avg (participants): 5.7692
Avg (non-participants): 5.6900
Views since voting: 768
Views during voting: 314
Votes: 152
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/14/2012 08:36:23 AM
Is that a German Shorthaired Pointer? I love this photograph and I LOVE that breed.
01/09/2012 10:51:46 AM
I thought this was a fascinating portrait -- should have comment when voting. Glad to see it got some PH recognition. It was under appreciated.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/08/2012 11:33:49 PM
01/08/2012 12:33:32 PM
Like the different approach.
01/07/2012 06:32:47 PM
I kind of wish some feature of the dog were more prominent, made it more recognizable. Without the title, it looks like he's hiding behind a pillow or piece of furniture at first glance.
01/06/2012 08:01:37 PM
Good light and choice of framing.
01/06/2012 07:34:45 PM
his eye looks flat. may enhance the color and sharpen.
01/06/2012 03:05:40 PM
What a lovely shot. Being ultra critical you I feel the composition is improved by cropping the top part of the boys head so his eye is on the 2/3rds line. Easy fix for a great shot of the young man and his companion.
01/04/2012 02:51:15 PM
By the title I want to recognize more of the dog. Love the soft focus.
01/04/2012 04:07:39 AM
Love the neutral tones, really helps bring out the blue in his eye. Good shot.
01/03/2012 11:17:16 PM
not sure I like the blurred dog in foreground but love the crop on the little boys face
01/03/2012 08:27:49 PM
I love the story and the DOF in this image
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01/03/2012 05:10:03 AM
I really want to comment on this without giving offense... the dog seems to be more of a blob of nothing rather than an attribute in this image. With a model with eyes like this boy I doubt you needed to obscure him with anything - he seems so full of character!
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01/02/2012 10:33:51 PM
interesting.. 7
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01/02/2012 11:28:13 AM
Very creative! 8 for now, but might come back a raise it.
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01/02/2012 10:44:28 AM
I find myself really wishing the dog was in more light and more focus. That could have been really nice.
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01/02/2012 01:43:35 AM
Love the tones and light, but I really feel the boy should've been in the front and dog in the back. Cute kid.
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01/02/2012 12:13:09 AM
Very chocolate-y image
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