Just a couple shots from...(CAUTION)

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  1. shawnxstl

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    ...my first time out shooting with an slr.

    Oh...and yeah...the second picture may be a little graphic. If the mods don't like it then they can remove it or let me know so i can remove it. (i couldn't find the rules to check on this...sorry)

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    Just so i don't get any flames about this...I, in no way, support animal abuse or anything of that nature. In fact, I've been vegetarian for over a year now. I don't know how/when this dog died.

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    What do you think/suggestions on what I could've done better?
     
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    On the second, i would go back to that scene, and capture the scenery around the dog, because its like this is too blatant and simple, its a dead dog. I would like to see what's around the area to maybe ponder where it was going/or how it died, my point is the second is too focused, i need more in that picture.

    The second could be better if you would darken the background and get some of that smokey effect out, overall the first is legit.
     
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    I suggest a reshoot when that dog is fully decomposed!:shock: Bones alone are a bit easier to take.
    Has a morbid fascination quality to it though.
     
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    I plan on it. haha.

    and YES! thats exactly what i thought about it to. I still have the full picture of it though...Ill post that in the next few minutes.
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    Too dark? And I can't really think of a way to make the dog stand out more..is it fine the way it is?
     
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    That second picture caught my eye, although it's quite hard to separate the dog from the picture. Is it a B&W photo original or did you take it with colors? Low the picture just have to focus on it to figure it out.
     
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    The first has nothing really special about it.

    The second has an interesting subject I suppose.. but its flat and not compositionally interesting to me.
     
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    you can't even tell what the second pic is so i wouldn't worry about it
     
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    taken with colors.
     
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    True. Thanks for an idea though... :) ill take another one tomorrow.

    edit: sorry for double post.
     
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    In the last shot of the dog, the plastic Starbucks lid sorta kills it for me. (no pun intended)
     
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    the trash in the scene is why i cropped it to only show the dog in the first picture.

    I guess i could go move the lid and plastic bottle and then reshoot.
     
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    Morbid fascination for sure. Just an idea but perhaps try it with the dog anywhere but dead center, (no pun intended there either). I think it would add a bit of interest if your eye found the dog and it was a bit of a surprise if that makes sense.
     

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