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Old 02-06-2009, 11:46 AM   #11
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Day one entry!

Thanks everyone for your votes and vote of confidence. I went in to enter and there are about 300 entries from yesterday alone - I am behind a day . Oh well, not everyone will put in one a day and besides, the best one wins, right? By the way, they pick 12 finalists and then the public gets to vote (not sure if those outside Canada can but I will check it out).

Here is my fixed up first entry. I titled it Violet's bedhead. I couldn't photoshop out the desk behind her, but cleaned up the carpet!
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:52 AM   #12
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I couldn't photoshop out the desk behind her, but cleaned up the carpet!
Will you come photoshop my house????
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:47 PM   #13
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Will you come photoshop my house????
I can try! Once I actually photoshopped a bride out of a picture in an 80th birthday tribute for her MIL because she was um, uh, ...out of the picture
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:57 PM   #14
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I don't know about your photoshop skills... but, in terms of composition, I would try to get better pictures of them in natural light and maybe in a less cluttered setting so you don't have to rely so much on computer enhancements. Get them excited chasing a ball or playing Frisbee outside.

Don't get me wrong. The pictures are nice. I just don't know if these are contest winners.
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:02 PM   #15
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I don't know about your photoshop skills... but, in terms of composition, I would try to get better pictures of them in natural light and maybe in a less cluttered setting so you don't have to rely so much on computer enhancements. Get them excited chasing a ball or playing Frisbee outside.

Don't get me wrong. The pictures are nice. I just don't know if these are contest winners.
I appreciate your critique. That is why I asked. I wanted to know if I have what it takes. Day 3's picture will be better. It is of Violet (same dog) in the snow!
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:32 PM   #16
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Animal pictures are almost ALWAYS so much nicer in a natural setting with natural light. I liked your picture but thought it was a little too 'over exposed'. I took the liberty of making a few light alterations to illustrate.
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:32 PM   #17
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Z always has good photo advice. Another thing to remember, if the public gets to vote, it isn't (from what I've seen) usually the best quality photo that wins, but the one that gets the most "Ahhhhhhhhs!" Big eyes, goofy poses, photos that make your heart go to mush. Those will be the ones that will get the votes (unless it is a photography site, then the photo quality will be as important).

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Old 02-25-2009, 07:08 PM   #18
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Great photos. I love them.
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:39 AM   #19
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:34 AM   #20
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photo's 2 & 3 are my favourites, they're the ones that make you go back & have another look ;0)
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