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    Search Dogs at Play

    Just looking for some C&C on these two photos Thanks guys!

    Search Dogs at Play

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    Re: Search Dogs at Play

    Hi Mike,

    Great enjoyment here. My initial thoughts are: -

    # 1. I like the B & W but it’s a pity they were not playing in a park instead of a car park with the painted lines. I find it a bit distracting. The landscape format suits this shot and you have captured the moment well, so to speak. I don’t mind the slightly softer image of the dog on the right as it shows movement and he looks like he is moving.

    # 2. I think that colour works well for this shot. This would be better shot in portrait format with a little more room top and bottom. Again I find the painted lines distracting.

    They both look healthy happy animals.

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    Re: Search Dogs at Play

    Thanks Pete.

    Yeah the location was less than ideal, we had just gotten done with training and I was snapping random shots of the dogs running around.

    It's interesting that you brought up the layout of the color one cause I actually cropped it down to that size. I am thinking you might be on to something though as the format it is in now the dog looks kinda squished. I'll have to look at the pre-edited photo again and see what I think.

    Thanks for your thoughts Pete

    Cheers!

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    Re: Search Dogs at Play

    I don't have any technical photographic advice to offer because I love dogs too much and all I can see is huge smiles on two really happy dogs Well, I do agree the second one could use a lil more vertical space, but I do like them. Perhaps its because I also understand the challenges of getting a decent capture of two dogs in the same frame, both looking the same direction.

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    Re: Search Dogs at Play

    Wow! Lovely dogs.
    I like the first image more.. A li'l bit of cloning here & there would improve it a lot. The most distracting spot to my eyes is the black spot near the right ear of the dog on right. (Cocker Spaniel?)

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    Re: Search Dogs at Play

    Thanks Debbie These truly are wonderful animals and I consider myself very lucky to be able to work with them on a regular basis

    @ Sahil The two dogs are actually a pitbull *on the left* (the only certified search and rescue pitbull in Rhode Island) and the other is a golden retriever *on the right*. I believe the spot you see in the black and white is a shadow of the ear being folded back. I am trying to visualize removing the spot and I don't know if it would work. If you have time and wanna play with the image feel free, I'm interested is seeing what it would look like.

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    Re: Search Dogs at Play

    Hey, I agree with Debbie here: am such a beginner then the only thing I saw was those big smiles....and maybe less ' sides' on #2...( vertcial crop? ) thanks for showing !
    Quote Originally Posted by djg05478 View Post
    I don't have any technical photographic advice to offer because I love dogs too much and all I can see is huge smiles on two really happy dogs Well, I do agree the second one could use a lil more vertical space, but I do like them. Perhaps its because I also understand the challenges of getting a decent capture of two dogs in the same frame, both looking the same direction.

    Debbie

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