He looks just like our dog Bailey down to the white chest and tips of his paws. Is he a lab/collie?
Thanks for the comments guys :)
Nello: Yes it's a composite but it looks STUNNING ! the level of both photog. and PP skillz is high here thus i'm givin' it a 10.I disagree that there's no "artistic" (watever that means) feel to it...the composition is perfect (girl lookin' in the right direction-empty part of the frame) and also the mood blends well.Keep it up dude!
Thank you Nello. All feedback, whether good or bad, is appreciated. Creating composite images is a totally new area for me and it's good to know what people are thinking when confronted with imagery of this type. So thanks to you all :)
nickmt: hideous aesthetic .. sorry.
No worries mate :)
Thanks for all your comments guys. Appreciated :)
Thanks everyone :)
barb_s: There was a lot of movement in the top 5 pictures during voting, but this one was destined for 1st place. Really nice!!
Thank you barb_s :)
dcy_ccr: Awesome photograph. Congratulations on the well deserved 1st place. I really like the colours and action you've captured here.
Cheers dcy_ccr :)
And may I say your shot in this challenge was awesome. Wonderful technique to capture the speed and power of the horses and riders.
Can I just clarify..Are you accepting images of single animals only or are small groups/packs acceptable?
(Apologies. I also posted this in error as an entry comment rather than a challenge comment)
Can I just clarify..
Are you accepting images of single animals only or are small groups/packs acceptable?
This image is so cool. It's kind of like a piece of modern renaissance art. Nice :)
Hi Jerry58. You are very kind :)
I've not had any experience of the publishing business, but I was a graphic designer. I gave up it when stress and high blood pressure dictated I should. I went on to concentrate on my love of photography. I'm one of those guys who is trying to turn his passion into a business.
Still working on it :)
It's a really great buzz to get first place. Cheers for the feedback guys.
With regard to 0.5 voters... perhaps they were cat lovers :)
Just the kind of thing you'd see on a real action sports mag!
Very nicely done :)
Cool! Very happy to get 1st :)
Many thanks for the kind comments everyone.
You can always tell instantly when a particular shot will do well. And here is the proof. Lovely stuff!
Thank you for the kind feedback :)
There were a lot of moments I captured that day, but this one shot probably went the furthest to show the bond between horse and rider.
Great mono shot. Almost surreal. This one really caught my eye.
Thanks for the feedback. I did get a couple where I had the entire dog in the shot but they weren't as sharp. Bailey loves the beach, we will back there again soon I'm sure. :)