Dog Photo Competition 1 2021 : Results

  • Competition Winner : First Prize
  • $539.60
  • Judges Comment
  • This was a tough competition to judge, but this image was an instant favorite ... the incredible use of available light, the deep shadows, the rain and the lens flare ... all are a such a fantastic backdrop for this perfectly lit dog. Nicely captured and managed in post. Congrats!
  • Photographers Comment
  • I (Elfmet) am particularly pleased that this picture of my Cosmo even took first place in my favorite category of dog photography, many thanks! Yes, the available light at night glittered so beautifully through the sleet and damp ground and my dog ​​was standing right under one of the cones of light from the streetlights... The picture was taken in Weimar (Germany) with a Canon 5D MarkIII and 35 Sigma-Art-Lens, post-processing with LR and PS.
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • What a fun and artistic image of this dog at the train window. I can almost hear the rumble of the iron wheels on the track and feel the rock of the train as this dog peers out into the landscape. Nicely captured and managed in post.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is an absolutely fabulous image ... rich greens like the ferns are always a stunning and perfect backdrop for red dogs. The textures of these ferns as they wind and in out of the shallow focal plane is mesmerizing, but the viewer's eye will no doubt fall on the adorable dachshund peeking out. Nicely done.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • This is a beautifully back-lit image ... the incredible display of poppies in the foreground and the soft circling this collie, work to present us with a highly memorable image. Nicely done.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is such a simple, yet captivating image of this little terrier perched on an enormous log stack. I think this image would work great in color as well, and can imagine how the white dog would stand out amongst the either freshly-cut or greyed ends of the logs. Nicely captured.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • The ruggedness of this landscape and the almost palpable storm, winds and waves offer a stunning backdrop for this hound dog. This is a great capture.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This stark, high contrast image works wonderfully to showcase this small black dog and his intense stare. Beautifully done.
  • Photographers Comment
  • I (Elfmet) am thrilled to finally receive the Mark of Excellence award in my favorite category - canine photography. And all the more since my own little dog Anna can be seen here. The photo was taken on a very warm, cloudless summer afternoon in Jena (Germany), where a double dog shoot was scheduled in the midst of modern architecture. Here there were several white walls in a row, between which Anna sat and at that moment looked straight into the camera (Canon 5D MarkIII with the 70-200 Canon lens). Post-production was done in LR & PS.
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