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    At the end of the day

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    Re: At the end of the day

    Nigel

    That is a very, very well conceived image. Sets a beautiful mood.

    I wonder if I'd be tempted to go for a 7:5 or 5:4 landscape ratio, based on the existing left-hand edge with the intention of cutting out the very blown patch caused by the sun at the top right hand corner. I think, then, the blown area right along the top can be carried by the rest of the image.

    I know this would take the child and the dog more into the centre of the image, but not 'bang-on' the centre.

    I think that blown highlight is a distraction and the whole concept of the image is so good that I think it deserves as much time spent on it as it needs to really make it fly. It's potentially a beauty.

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    I find myself leaning towards agreeing with Donald on his recommendation. As much as I like the sun being there, when I put my finger over the right side of the image to block out the overblown portion, there is still a warm glow coming from that side that helps make this image as good as it is.

    But again, by cropping out the right side a bit, it will cut into the bunch of tall grasses that are framed nicely where they are on the right side in front of the dog. choices!

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    Re: At the end of the day

    Thanks for the comments. I see what you both mean so I shall go away and have a play about with it.

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    Re: At the end of the day

    Wow Nigel - did you pose this at all, or is this just a candid shot? Either way it's incredible, especially with the tall grass ending just as the dog comes shows up in the picture, and the landscape in the background is blurred just enough to give the whole shot some depth.

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    Just had to go out for a couple of hours. Came back in and looked at it again. It is gorgeous. That child (is she yours?) will thank you in 20, 30, 40 years time for having caught that moment. An image so packed full of emotion.

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    Re: At the end of the day

    It was not staged at all, I had been taking pictures of her family's dogs earlier and, like the title, it was the end of the day as the light was fading.
    Thanks for all your comments.

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    Re: At the end of the day

    This is possibly one of the best photo's Ive seen. You are sure good at getting a kid and animal looking the wrong way.

    Canon 300d, should get youself a proper camera, bet it looks good at A1 size, no I don't think it will.

    You don't take notice of anybody but me, a bit more exposure on the dog and this is top photo.

    Just a tincy wincy bit of tweeking for something I would think worth dying for.

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    Really excellent! Tells a story.

    One of those forever pictures that will be cherished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arith View Post
    Canon 300d, should get youself a proper camera, bet it looks good at A1 size, no I don't think it will.
    I have a 550D now but the 300D served me well and is still going strong.

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    Re: At the end of the day

    Nigel, very well done! This will be a treasured memory for many years to come

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    You know, I wish I had a picture like that with my last dog… Got something but from the front. Everyone gets it from the front. This one is real good! Im starting to like the pic the way it is without cropping out the blown area primarily because of how the bunch of grass is framed and doesn't look like its cut into. Definitely one for the wall for the girl to treasure.

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    Re: At the end of the day

    Its my first picture, I hope you like.

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    I get the wonderful feeling of the connection between a human and a dog.

    Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really. ~Agnes Sligh Turnbull

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    Re: At the end of the day

    Hi Nigel,

    I really like that, it's lovely, I do think the initial crop and aspect ratio are just right though for where the subjects are.

    If you want to remove the blown sun spot, I'd suggest just cloning the sky across a bit more and leave the red glow in front of the distant ground as it is.

    Well caught sir,

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    Thank you all.

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