Barking Dogs
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weissj
Registered: Aug 25, 2005
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Went out and about exploring last weekend. Came upon these fellers. They were very excited by my presence, though whether they were thrilled or upset was a little harder to tell.



dogs barking (2013) perhaps the best picture i have ever taken. by josh.weiss, on Flickr



Bob Jarman
Registered: Feb 04, 2007
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Were it me, I'd be hoping they don't climb or jump fences and be using a looonnnggg telephoto.

Bob



sbeme
Registered: Dec 23, 2003
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Josh,
A neat find and a busy scene. Since it has that street photography/photojournalist kind of subject, it makes me think BW as another form to present it with. I also think the image would be stronger with a tighter crop and stronger focus on the dogs, the shadows. A busier version would keep or highlight the textures of the walls in the enclosure. Love the long shadows.
Here is a BW interpretation to emphasize more ominous presentation(?)
If you would rather I pull the post, let me know.
Scott



AuntiPode
Registered: Aug 05, 2008
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Country: New Zealand

Like your rendition, Scott! Maybe crop a little more from the top.



RustyBug
Registered: Feb 02, 2009
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weissj wrote:
whether they were thrilled or upset was a little harder to tell.


I'll bet the mailman could tell you ...



sbeme
Registered: Dec 23, 2003
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Thanks Karen. Hope the OP likes it.
I committed to trying a square crop. Probably works best as a 4:5 crop.
Scott



weissj
Registered: Aug 25, 2005
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Thanks for the feed back, everyone. The tighter crop definitely does a good job of bringing the attention in on the dogs. I had a few where one or two dogs were up on their hind paws, highlighting their frenzied barking, but I ended up going with this one for a combination of framing, perspective, and focus over the others I took. I definitely didn't stay long; I don't think they were too thrilled to see me!



AuntiPode
Registered: Aug 05, 2008
Total Posts: 6783
Country: New Zealand

No doggie treats.