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GSD In Action

By KJackson
Taken today at Brean beach....one tired soggy dog later and I think I need some help with this one as the top of the photo looks 'blown' Sad
Its not the sky but the wet sand where the tide had gone out. Does this spoil the photo and what do you think of it overall? Any advice and C&C on how I can improve with these types of shots appreciated. I know I have not used the best lens for this but it is the fastest that I have at the moment, the kit lens would not have caught anything but a haze of blur!! any advice on lenses too please!

Tags: Dog Action Beach Running German shepherd Pets and captive animals Portraits and people Gsd in action Sports and action

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Comments


Carabosse Plus
12 40.0k 269 England
26 Jan 2008 4:11PM
Quite a good capture and with a bit of work could be enhanced. I've uploaded a modification for you.

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jusophine Plus
9 104 1 England
26 Jan 2008 4:15PM
I like it! Well you know I am no expert, but yes I would just bring out the amber in the eyes a little more to define them. Did this with the Lexi shots to define them again the black fur.
Jules
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
26 Jan 2008 4:16PM
Good action shot. The mod is just right
26 Jan 2008 5:04PM
Great image, the mod works great , good advice...
26 Jan 2008 5:10PM
Thanks for the mod, much appreciated it looks much better. Thanks for the comments Smile
26 Jan 2008 6:56PM
superb shot.
jase
27 Jan 2008 10:36AM
Thanks for the mod Richard, much appreciated Smile
bayleaf 8 8 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2008 11:20AM
Hi Karen. It's a good action shot for sure.

I see the MOD's already done on it.

Nice work.

John.
SKavanagh Plus
8 312 5 England
27 Jan 2008 6:55PM
Great image lovely dog well done Karen
Steve
WetDog 8 7 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2008 8:25PM
I am very impressed by the mods by carabosse and photogene. It shows the original image was better than first meets the eye! Moving dogs are very difficult to get sharp in my experience, so I think your picture deserves a lot of credit.
Ridgeway 9 222 2 Ireland
29 Jan 2008 2:43AM
The mods are great Karen,I'd be dekighted to capture it,good detail in his face.My mutt always looks insane when I try to get one like this,I am hoping its just excitement,!!!! Lol
29 Jan 2008 5:29AM
I really like the Mod with the dog running out of the frame, and the tongue hanging out in the image is quite funny looking...
A good action shot. The mods look excellent.
Tanya
Costy Plus
8 483 6 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2008 12:33PM
Lovely, sharp action shot!
This is a really lovely shot. The main subject is sharp, crisp and clear and even though you have caught the action shot still, you are still able to get the sense of movement in the image and the energy that the dog has. I do think that you comment about the sky is valid. I dont think that it detracts from the image but by changing the sky you can enhance the photograph. You could do this by taking a shot of a very dramatic sky. Then in photoshop you can open both the images and drag the sky over the top. You can then resize the sky to fit the skyline in the image of the dog. Then, to make the sky look natural you can use the effect drop down menu to select the correct effect that achieves this.

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