|Purred: Sat Jan 12, '13 9:11am PST |
|Flicka: The word poem that Flicka's mom writes is wonderfully evocative and displays her deep love for her dogs. Lucas and Flicka make a great combo, and I love the close watchfullness of Flicka as expressed by her nearness in the shot, and Lucas' more external vigilance, keeping watch at the door. Together they fill all needs. There is no doubt that crisp focus of Flicka’s fur and solid reflecting eye is sooo well done. I Love the details and the colors. I know from the narrative that Flicka is stating that the photo is about Lucas and perhaps the sentiment is an afterthought because I’m not feeling that Lucas is really part of photo. I just wished that Lucas was more engaged in the photo. Lucas has his back towards them and is looking at something else. Perhaps, as described, it is his nature. Maybe Flicka could have been repositioned closer to Lucas to make them both have the connection in the photo. It meets the challenge but the involvement isn't there for me. You know if You look into Flicka’s eye you can almost make out the photographer. Remember when Champ (?) did that photo of the reflective ball and it showed Champ in it? I’m almost thinking that Flicka could have pulled it off with the eye reflecting his photographer. I think I would have loved that one. I would try this photo again Flicka using this suggestion. Excellent shot.
Winkie’s offering is so tactile that I really want to run my hands across bear, blankie and Winkie all three. I can just feel the cuddly softness. It might be a better pic with a little more definition on the toy, but it is still very sweet and emotive. The softness and monotone color make this a shot that softly sings “rest safely.” Winkle Jr. is an adorable photo. Boy for a second, I had to look twice at who was the real Van Winkle. I love the photographer’s determination for learning and giving it an excellent try. I think you got the idea and VW is a bit burred. With the challenges you mentioned with the lighting, you’re probably going to have to do more reading on metering your camera and making adjustments as you shoot. Adorable pic for sure!
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