Jeri Conklin  

Ginny All Four Off! by Jeri Conklin

August 2019 - Ginny All Four Off!

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Here is my photo for August. It is not your usual photo and I'm not sure there is an interest in it. However, from a technical aspect, to be able to catch all four feet off the ground in a stop action run thrills me.

Shot with Nikon D5300, 1/1000, F5.3, 240 mm, ISO 800. I guess I just want to know if there is anything of photographic interest in the photo itself. How I could improve it, what angle might make it more appealing? I didn't vignette it.

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7 comments posted

Rick Finney   Rick Finney
Dear Jeri: To see the image better put it into full screen. For the fun of it I ran your image through TopazStudio's AI Clear, AI denoise, Sharpen AI, and AI Adjust and picked a filter that warmed it up. Also I did a vignette and then stroked it to set it off from the black background. Final comment AI sharpen sharpened it a bit too much ... I should have toned the effect down a bit. Just an idea! anyway it is a fun image!   Posted: 08/12/2019 13:52:55
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Jeri Conklin
I like what you did, highlights the dog. Of course she is going away from me and not the best angle, but with all four off the ground and the dust kick up behind, I like it. Thank you.   Posted: 08/12/2019 13:59:02

My eye is drawn to the object coming from the dog's neck out into the space to left of his head. Looks like a power cord or part of a leash? I cannot tell for sure what it is but it seems to me that the image would be improved if that was removed along with the black tongue shaped object coming off his/her right shoulder. It would look just fine to me if those things were removed.   Posted: 08/13/2019 14:20:31
Jeri Conklin
Thank you Charles. The object on the left is the GPS (global positioning Antenna) and the right black object is the tongue of the collar. I could possibly remove the right side, but to remove the antenna - a hunter would object to the authenticity of the whole package (dog/collars) I suspect. I do see what you mean though, and perhaps because I see it 24/7 as part of the dog, I didn't notice it. There is a branch right in front of it, if that branch were gone, would it change your perspective?   Posted: 08/13/2019 15:56:35
It is hard to say how that would affect my perspective on the antenna but it would be a good change to take out the branches.   Posted: 08/19/2019 17:25:56

Joan Field   Joan Field
I love this photo. There is an amusement, a light-heartedness about the dog that you have captured. Sure, I would remove all of the stuff around his head with the clone tool such as the GPS, the collar, and most of all the branches of the bush. It makes you wonder what he was chasing with such verve. I really think that this is a great capture, so much fun.   Posted: 08/23/2019 13:28:09

Jeri Conklin
Joan, thank you so much! I will work on removing everything and perhaps repost so all can see. I even thought of removing the antenna and collar flap, and clear out some of the brush around her face and then "swirling what is in front of her" as if she were jumping through a hole, or into a hole? Just a thought and very aggressive photoshop work for me as a beginner, but it might add to the whimsicalness of it.   Posted: 08/27/2019 16:50:41