#500 I protect my home
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cmM.
Registered: May 07, 2004
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Rocky on guard



twistedlim
Registered: Oct 20, 2004
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Great shot and great idea. Nicely composed and the shading affect is perfect for this. Well done!



Tenn.Jer
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And the high chair in the background illustrates the stakes involved...
Good job...
Jerry



cmM.
Registered: May 07, 2004
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Thank you twistedlim and Jerry,
This was definitely a spur of the moment shot. I was walking around the house looking to inspiration, when Rocky got in my way

cmM.



gregfountain
Registered: Jun 21, 2009
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An excellent shot!



cmM.
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Thank you Greg !

cmM.



Yakim Peled
Registered: Nov 18, 2004
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While I don't like the shading effect the shot itself is very good.

Happy shooting,
Yakim.



Mado
Registered: Jan 14, 2008
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What a great dog and a great photo! Good luck!



af120835
Registered: Apr 21, 2008
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Love this photo. Composition and conversion are great. Not too sure about the shading though, on my monitor the cloning (?) at the bottom is ungraduated and a bit severe: it's pretty much all black and shows up too starkly.

I wonder if a vignette would be more appropriate.

Andy



Oregon Gal
Registered: Nov 02, 2008
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I have to agree with the above posted comments, great image.



cmM.
Registered: May 07, 2004
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Thank you all for the comments.

The very bottom of the image had a (shiny) metal door trim which was really distracting, I felt like I had to get rid of it, and this aggressive burn was really the only way...

cmM.



Travis Rhoads
Registered: Apr 28, 2009
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the burn in at the bottom is the only thing that bothers me, the rest is great, the look on the dogs face, and the family environment in the background really conveys "home".



mark fadely
Registered: Oct 09, 2005
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Great shot. I immediately connect with the dog and the minor technical issues are more of a sidebar to the powerful story in this shot. Nice work.



cmM.
Registered: May 07, 2004
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Thank you Travis and Mark.

I thought about cropping the bottom, but I would have to chop off part of Rocky's feet lol

cmM.



James Markus
Registered: Jul 20, 2005
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I double dog dare ya!... I believe Rocky is serious about his home protection role.



Sharona
Registered: Dec 02, 2005
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Oh my goodness! Today is one month since we adopted a 3 year old boxer from a rescue group. He's a brindle, but in that profile, he could be Rocky's brother! LOOOOVE IT! They are the best dogs!