No More Ball Playing

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  1. AckleyImproved

    AckleyImproved TPF Noob!

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    Hi

    You know when your little friend just doesnt want to play ball anymore????

    This is the image untouched...

    Comment on
    DOF
    Colour
    Lighting

    I know what I think is the issues with the photo.... See if your conclusions match mine!

    Canon 20D
    Shutter 1/15
    Aperture 3.5

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    Ackley
     
  2. colintinto

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    I reckon the ball is in the wrong place! Just to the dog's right would have been perfect. Easier said than done when animals are involved though...

    Colin
     
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    I like it, the dog looks sort of sad and in the background there is the out of focus ball. Tell's a good story. The only thing I think could be fixed is the top left corner is dark and slightly distracting.
     
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    I agree with darin's comments on your DOF and the distractions. I would also add that a fill flash metered to match the light coming from behind would give your lighting better balance as well as bring out the color a bit more.
     
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    i second that. really like the composition of it though.
     
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    Excellent!!! I am laughing out loud! I love how the dog is not seeing the ball.

    I think I would have cropped the top of the frame. The colour seems heavy on the yellow side.
     
  7. AckleyImproved

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    Thanks all for your input.

    This is what I would change to make it better.

    Fill flash, cropped the top of image, increased the depth of field a small amount, used a better contrasted background(floor) to emphasize my two view points (dog and ball)

    I would like to try this shot again but the chances of getting her to sit there....SLIM!

    Thanks
    AI
     

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