- GreenBaron (52777)
- [2008-11-23 6:26]
your low POV is excellent. Interesting composition showing a particular mood. The textures are wonderful and the dogs a nice detail. Great posting my dear Calamity!
nice. i like everything about this pic :)
- Royaldevon (22131)
- [2008-11-23 6:41]
Thank you for the story.
I can understand why you might have been feeling a little scared!
I, like you, love the long shadows.
I have come to realise how important light is, in photography. Besides the light, you have a good pov with the road and a good sense of perspective with the decreasing poles. The sky is amazing and the dogs and hay bales interesting features.
All in all, a lot not to delete!!
Have a great day,
- dareco (15528)
- [2008-11-23 7:00]
A cute note :) I especially like the lighting and the depth! Very pretty fall colors. TFS
- jean11-3 (16374)
- [2008-11-23 8:29]
Hello Linda,the light you have captured was worth the effort;I would have been in the car like a shot if I had seen these dogs arriving!
I think that the shot would have worked without the dogs too.
I like the colours here.
Thanks for the little tale.
There is one thing I remember about Texas. I have never really seen sky until I went there. The sky in this shot is beautiful against the golden tones of the land. Of course, me being a dog lover, I think these pups are very cute and friendly looking. Lovely golden highlights, warm tones from the sun setting. Like you said, the shadows are nice too.
Have a nice Sunday, Lisa
- coed1992 (6048)
- [2008-11-23 9:12]
the textures here are great Linda, well detailed image all around, nice POV as you captured the long shadows of the dogs, very well captured.
- Beger (23042)
- [2008-11-23 10:03]
What a good low POV giving a strong perspective!
Excellent rendering of colors and textures. I like much to look at these dogs in your composition and the story behing the image. They make it very alive. Bravo! Annie
- jazrr (2228)
- [2008-11-23 10:15]
Beautiful picture. Excellent pov, nice dof and beautiful clouds.Nice dogs!
- trampas (0)
- [2008-11-23 10:43]
hdr is making your pics even better than before.
i love the long shadows, also.
nicely composed, making the dogs part of the picture and not the main subject has given this a different dimension.
- gabbypal (7097)
- [2008-11-23 11:35]
this is SO nice, Linda. wonderful romantic mood, somber sky and beautiful friendly dogs.
Nice light and POV
Good job in PP ( I have started shooting in raw and finding it easer
to save some of those pics that are a bit extreme contrast )
- boonie (7842)
- [2008-11-24 16:16]
Glad your were able to use HDR salvage this one Linda. Composition with or with out the dog would have been spot on. Using the FG as the largest element works for me. Suspect the HDR helped the sky.
You go girl!
- machinelove (192)
- [2008-11-24 18:01]
The dogs really make this shot Linda.
It adds a great bonus element to such an open shot.
Love the mix of colors on the ground. Nice HDR work.
- budgun (2091)
- [2008-11-25 17:44]
When you see the tail all curled high like this it means you have a dog for friendly nature that also has a very high opinion of himself/herself.
They must really enjoy having the run of the ranch. Looks like they hit the dog lottery.
Love the rich textures fine depth and wonderfully dramatic sky here.
- Shogun (10434)
- [2008-11-26 21:06]
very nice Linda! Love the mood very relaxing. Tfs
- Longroute (650)
- [2008-11-29 5:16]
why delete this fine picture?
Sky, sense of depth, colours, light, and as you said, long shadows are so nice, and you have those dogs who are so tender!
Furthermore I think there is a special atmosphere of being in a remote country side, quiet and quite solitary.
Good that you changed your mind.
All the best,
- ErikSven (3098)
- [2008-12-02 4:09]
Well, Linda, I've never been in Texas, but something tells me this IS Texas. The Texas feel, the Texas smell, the Texas warmth, the Texas light, the Texas drought and... the Texas depth of field, with its endless roads and its gentle dogs ;o).
Okay, maybe you boosted up this atmosphere by means of HDR, but who cares? The final effect is the most important, because that is what you show to your viewers. And I must say that, unlike many other HDR photos I see on TrekLens, this one looks very "real".
TFS & kind regards,