Kerry McFarlane  

Stand Off by Kerry McFarlane

October 2020 - Stand Off

October 2020 - Kerry McFarlane


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Stand Off

We have a standoff, the sheep want out but the dogs, Arlo and Scout have a different idea.

Nikon D500
Nikon 70 - 200 f2.8
ISO 640
1/200 f7.1

2 comments posted

David Blass   David Blass
I like what you did with the photo. Dehazing was certainly needed, as the original was a bit washed out. I think keeping the extra vertical space in the barn was appropriate to give a sense of place. I like that the dog in the foreground is out of focus, as it brings the eye back to the frustrated sheep. One small niggle; the pink cord probably holding the door open brings in a color that doesn't fit with the earth tones of the animals and the barn; maybe it could be cloned out.   Posted: 10/16/2020 16:57:27

Walter Swett   Walter Swett
Kerry, I like the feelings you captured in this image. It seems there is a clear sense of communication between the sheep and the dogs. I agree with David that the image is a little too flat and could be helped with additional contrast. I like the addition of the color provided by the green dog collars, but agree with David that the pink string on the door is a little distracting to me.

I played around with the contrast level, adjusted the white and black points and while editing, clipped out the pink string. I hope these edits are consistent with the feeling you wanted to convey.   Posted: 10/18/2020 13:31:07
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