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Taken yesterday with the camera on auto as I really haven't a clue what settings to use with black dogs and white snow and it was too cold (for me, the dogs love it) to do anything other than click. At least the dogs sat still for a second which was a triumph in itself.
Any comments/hints or critique very welcome.
Thanks

Biddy

Camera:Panasonic DMC-FZ28
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:The Dogs
Username:oldbiddy oldbiddy
Uploaded:9 Jan 2010 - 10:50 PM
Tags:Pets / captive animals
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CSuk
CSuk  4 United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2010 - 5:57 AM

Well by the long shadows in this it looks like it may have been late in the day. Its still a nicely done photo though. Use a polarizer lens (they give you good looking skies but also good looking snow scenes too) and get a pair of Lowepro togging gloves; or similar.
Thankyou 4 sharing Smile

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2010 - 9:43 AM

Try to get down to their eye level, rather than looking down at them.

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oldbiddy
oldbiddy  8 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2010 - 12:29 PM

Thanks for the help, much appreciated and hopefully taken on board.

Biddy

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afyfe
afyfe  10270 forum posts
10 Jan 2010 - 8:51 PM

some good tips, above always helps to get down on their level so you can get good light reflection off their eyes as they look at you wondering what it is your up to!

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gary_d e2 Member 6510 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2010 - 10:03 PM

If you are unsure what settings to use check what the camera decided and then adjust to suite using the histogram as a guide, hope that makes sense, a great shot by the way. - gary

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oldbiddy
oldbiddy  8 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2010 - 9:43 AM

Thank you afyfe and gary

Biddy

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9461 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2010 - 4:34 PM

From what has been said above the picture could maybe have been improved but I'm afraid the dogs won't sit about waiting. Get one in the bag as you have done then think about setting but whatever you do make sure you enjoy yourself... that's the most important bit.

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7221 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2010 - 4:17 AM

Two beautiful dogs , I ve two black labs ,ones a cross ,the others a lab retrever,Shadow 13 an Baily 2 ,
black is hard somtimes,, a nice shot just the same,like above lower angle ,

Aidan,,

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Adrian_Reynolds
Adrian_Reynolds e2 Member 9201 forum postsAdrian_Reynolds vcard Scotland
22 Feb 2010 - 12:12 PM

They are fine specimens, and you have their attention, well captured,
Adrian

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KathyW
KathyW  101793 forum posts Norfolk Island12 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2010 - 7:06 PM

Lovely dogs Smile

Black dogs in snow is a bit of a nightmare, but good advice already given. Getting down to their eye level is good, but I find it's the getting up again that's the difficult part Smile

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oldbiddy
oldbiddy  8 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2010 - 7:27 PM

Thanks everyone, for all the useful info. Kathy I have to agree getting up is hard on the old knees and also when I am down on the ground the young dog wants to come and 'help' which of course is no help!

Biddy

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2010 - 8:54 PM

Fab labs thay look lovely, with the snow i put the camer on manual and the take am meter reading of a gray inthe mid range area, sounds cmplicated but its really simple.
Shaun

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