Balestra #3

Photo Information
08/05/2009 - 13:06blecha
CategoryPets / Captive animals
Shutter Speed1/200
Focal Length63mm


Link Posted 08/05/2009 - 16:12
Not sure about this one

Personally I would have positioned the dog differntly and taken it side on as it doesn't look right between the legs like that.

Second the black of the background, the background isn't black (I guess) and you have dodged and burned the black around the dog and in some places dodged into the dog.
It also looks like the animal is floating as there is no apparent floor to sit on.

Sorry but this really doesn't look right, that's my honest opinion. Other's may disagree. I do this for a living and see portraits day in day out, something I enjoy mind you.

Also sorry to be to the point but that's how I am sometimes

Last Edited by paullucas on 08/05/2009 - 18:33


Link Posted 08/05/2009 - 19:06
O.k.Thanx for your comment anyway.


Link Posted 09/05/2009 - 02:31
It may be true about the background...
However the dog himself has some fantastic features, you captured great definition:

I would be interested to see the shot before it was edited.

I do think you have talent and just need to keep on shooting and prefect the editing. I am looking forward to seeing more of your work!!!

as Ever JudithAnn


Link Posted 09/05/2009 - 09:28
I agree with both JudithAnn and PaulLucas. I think the image of the dog is very good and the pose is reminiscent of a painting I've seen but can't remember. Technically I don't think you've got the technique nailed yet but I wouldn't give up on it.


Link Posted 09/05/2009 - 10:32
Thank you all for comments, I appreciate that.
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