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    Garry & Woman

    My dad's little black & white collie, Garry. Oh, and some woman I came across 28 years ago!

    Been sitting looking at this for a few weeks not quite getting what I was after. And for some reason, this evening the idea of the light vignette to create a dodge effect around the frame and selective sharpening (to keep the already out-of-focus middle and back-ground as they were) came to mind.

    I think it got me to where I wanted to be. What do you think?

    Garry & Woman
    40D, 70-200mm f/4L IS @ 75mm. ISO100. 1/60@f11

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    Re: Garry & Woman

    Well, I'm not quite sure if you got what you were looking for, but I think it's great!

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    Re: Garry & Woman

    That is very good, Donald.

    I hope you don't mind this suggested crop.

    Dave

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    Re: Garry & Woman

    Wonderful Donald (and the cream border is perfect for this shot) Quintessential Scotland !!

    Cheers Dave

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    Re: Garry & Woman

    Quote Originally Posted by Tringa View Post
    That is very good, Donald.

    I hope you don't mind this suggested crop.
    Not at all Dave. But it does, of course, take it off being a square image, which is what I'm into these days.

    But because I am so, it's always good to have that challenged by other interpretations.

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    Re: Garry & Woman

    Detail in the image is superb... you might consider cropping out the sky to emphasise the dog and the detail.

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    Re: Garry & Woman

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    What do you think?
    Hi Donald,
    I like the composition, sharpness of the subjects, and the range of tones in the photo. The hills and sky in the background almost have a 'painted' look to them? This is a fine image of 'woman' and Garry
    On a side note, I can't help but wonder if you EVER do color. I think b&w and color both have their place.

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    Re: Garry & Woman

    Love the way all the lines and the woman's gaze draws you straight down to the dog.

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    Re: Garry & Woman

    It generally said not to have bright edges and corners, as the eye is draw to them. But this to me is case knowing the rules and then breaking them, if "women" wasn't looking at the George and then he looking at you, with the slight tilt, giving that wonder what he is doing look, then it wouldn't work, it does look look a little over sharp on my screen to much USM. It is all about pose being captured just right. Most people who have commented have even noticed the bright and possibly burnt out edges.
    This work for me as is I think the crop done is to heavy and loses the feeling of space, which is what you want for a walk with the dog.

    Only my opinion

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    Re: Garry & Woman

    Thank you for your comments, folks. It's always helpful to see your work through the prism of others' eyes.

    Quote Originally Posted by speedneeder View Post
    I can't help but wonder if you EVER do color.
    As I've written before, line, shape, tone and texture interest me far more than colour. But occasionally ...... as in:
    Here, Here, Here

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    Re: Garry & Woman

    Thanks Donald. I like Stac Pollaidh. Thanks for pointing me in that direction.

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