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  #229 Low Angle or Low Perspective Shot
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What?       ©2020 jomari
Panasonic DMC-FZ70       1st place, 198 points
1/250s, f3, ISO 100, 25mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: Crop, duplicate, convert
background layer to black and white, on top layer Nik silver effects, blend mode lighten, flatten. Duplicate layer Topaz detail > soft and dreamy, cut and erase most of this layer leaving sky and tree affected. Flatten. Select face > Topaz Detail, spot heal some spots, resize, auto contrast, sfw.
      Extra Info: I was lying on my stomach on the grassy bank of a creek. It took a few tries to get my dog where I wanted her, and as she had been in the creek and was very wet, every time she ran to/over me I got a shower.
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Apr 22, 2020
    Aww that's
sooooo good, haven't been on here for a while, super shot.

Apr 15, 2020
    Congrats again. Just love this one too. Worth the effort of lying on the grass and getting showered. Your dog is a wonderful model.

Apr 15, 2020
    Congrats on your double 1st. Your dog seems so serious, hopefully she's not too stressed by all the challenges. So cute!

Apr 15, 2020
    jomari: I just saw your comment on GardenGirl's entry in the main " I can imagine this being the view that a crawling baby would see" and couldn't help but think it might also be the point of view of someone who enjoys crawling along wet ditches LOL

Apr 15, 2020
    Congratulations on your Double win - Your model deserves extra cookies.

Apr 15, 2020
    My #2 so you see I loved the shot. I would have used Topaz remask, it makes it so easy to cut out the dog and process her separately. While I was at it I'd run a second remask for the background trees. and add a lot of Gausian Blur to stop the trees from growing out of her head.

Apr 15, 2020
    Congratulations on your double wins jomari. And a big blue sash for the dog too!

Apr 14, 2020
    Thanks everyone for your votes and comments.

@Mepo, the situation is actually the reverse, LOL. That trip to the creek was the last such outing until the Covid 19 restrictions are lifted. When we set out in the morning all that was required was social distancing (pretty easy on a lonely creek-side path). By the time we heard the evening news Stage 3 restrictions had come in and we can't go gallivanting around the countryside at all.

The comments about over-exposure are due to post processing attempts to rescue detail in the dog, which was actually underexposed in comparison to the background.

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Apr 14, 2020
    Great the you were able to get out to shoot this! You have such a fantastic rapport with your model!!! At first I did not like that part of your photo was overexposed. But, the more I look at it, the more I like it the way it is. If I was the only voter, you'd have a double win.

Apr 14, 2020
    There is nothing quite as friendly as a wet dog... This is a great angle, focusing as it does on that quizzical expression. The blown areas form an interesting effect around the dog's head.

Apr 13, 2020
    Same pup as the one sitting in a car with a gentleman? Same intense expression. Great shot, she looks very confused and concerned why you are on the ground.

Apr 13, 2020
    She's going to be so disappointed when the isolation is over and you don't want to play these get-wet games anymore. LOL

Apr 13, 2020
    Great shot! It grabbed me immediately. Those eyes or so intense. Love the high key B&W processing. #1 in my book.

Jade O.
Apr 12, 2020
    One suffers for art....
Your dog is a show stealer. But the old adage about trees growing out of heads still applies for me. Still an excellent example of low angle making the shot. Top 5

Apr 12, 2020
    Though the scene is somewhat over-exposed, the dog's expression is great. It looks like you've fallen in a hole, and she is about to go get the rescuers, Lassie-style.
Edited on Apr 12, 2020

Apr 12, 2020
    very nice

Apr 12, 2020
    Great idea. Love the dog pose. Everything works except the image is a bit overexposed. High in my TT.

Old Finn
Apr 12, 2020
    Funny picture. Good sharpness, a bit over exposed. Anyway, first in my TT.

Apr 11, 2020
    Lovely composition. Good on you dog! I like the tone treatment.

Apr 10, 2020
    the old adage never work with children and wet animals
love the angle
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