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Aug 12, 2012 18:06 |  #16
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Bro, it was a good shot, but we are super critical. To non photographers (and some) they would be all over it, and I bet the pet owner loves it. We judge each other hard to improve ourselves..

Yeah, and I appreciate it. Just saying its disappointing that this isn't as good of a shot as I had hoped.


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Aug 12, 2012 19:04 |  #17

We've all been through that. We were there and took a picture. When we look at our picture we have memories and an emotional investment in it. Others viewing our picture don't have that. In critique a picture has to stand on its own merits. If the picture doesn't convey any memory, experience or emotion others will judge it technically or creatively.

Keep at it. I really like your Yellowstone shot.


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Aug 12, 2012 22:02 |  #18

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We've all been through that. We were there and took a picture. When we look at our picture we have memories and an emotional investment in it. Others viewing our picture don't have that. In critique a picture has to stand on its own merits. If the picture doesn't convey any memory, experience or emotion others will judge it technically or creatively.

Keep at it. I really like your Yellowstone shot.

I agree. It's a great spur of the moment shot but there's too much that doesn't work for it to be a show winner. Bobs tight crop was by far the best improvement that could be made if you are entering into a show. I don't mind the people looking different directions. It's as if the dog jumped on them and they are all having fun. But the tight crop is the only way to go with this one IMO


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Aug 12, 2012 22:56 |  #19
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C Scott IV wrote in post #14849862 (external link)
Keep at it. I really like your Yellowstone shot.

I think you mean Yosemite? I've never been to Yellowstone... :P hehe

Also, thanks. And as an FWIW, The dog was happy and jumped up on the bench to say hi and i was taking pics of it for the dogs owner (the person in the pic was dog sitting for a week) and the kid just happened to lean onto her mom to be part of the shot.

Even without knowing that, being a dog person, this picture shows me the love and emotion between them. Its not "just a picture of a dog and some people" to me. But I guess to other non dog people, they wouldn't get that.


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Aug 13, 2012 10:49 |  #20

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this picture shows me the love and emotion between them. Its not "just a picture of a dog and some people" to me. But I guess to other non dog people, they wouldn't get that.

This is one of the reasons why I said that liked it and I hope you don't have to be a dog lover to see the spontaneous fun/emotion in this photo. I also liked the composition and aspect ratio (no need to crop out background).
Technically, I have already suggested some short comings in the shot but I really think some of the negative comments in this thread make no sense whatsoever. Having said that however, I do respect others opinions but have a hard time with some of the rational.
For learning experience, I would correct it as suggested, change the title to "Big dog/Big love" or something that includes the fact that there is a big dog in this photo and show it to the judges privately. I am sure they would be interested in the comments given here.




  
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Aug 15, 2012 02:41 |  #21

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This is one of the reasons why I said that liked it and I hope you don't have to be a dog lover to see the spontaneous fun/emotion in this photo. I also liked the composition and aspect ratio (no need to crop out background).
Technically, I have already suggested some short comings in the shot but I really think some of the negative comments in this thread make no sense whatsoever. Having said that however, I do respect others opinions but have a hard time with some of the rational.
For learning experience, I would correct it as suggested, change the title to "Big dog/Big love" or something that includes the fact that there is a big dog in this photo and show it to the judges privately. I am sure they would be interested in the comments given here.

I agree except for the composition. It's the empty space on the left and the dog being dead centre that makes this shot awkward for me. I am a dog lover but I think anyone would see the fun in this photo regardless if they are dog lovers or not. You captured a really nice moment.


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Aug 15, 2012 10:52 |  #22

The dog overwhelms the shot IMO. Too much contrast and saturation for people shots.


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