Dog Photo Competition 2 2021 : Results

  • Competition Winner : First Prize
  • $539.60
  • Judges Comment
  • This is such a fabulous and moody image. The deep shadows giving only a glimpse of the farther reaches of the garage, the limited and dreamy color palette of the old mercedes with its old lights, and then the perfectly lit Weim emerging from the trunk ... all make this an instantly intriguing and memorable image. Nicely done! And congrats!
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is a wonderful image ... the simplicity of elements, the curved leading line to the dog, the dog's uplifted gaze into the light, his scruffiness contrasting the stark and smooth lines of the setting ... all work together to make this an immediately favorite image. My only criticism of the image is the framing. I do feel that we need more 'breathing room' to the left of frame, and less dead space on the right and bottom. I think this could be accomplished while still retaining that lovely curved leading line. But an overall lovely image. Nicely done.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Gosh, what a lovely image ... the subtle, cool tones, the depth of shadows, and the incredible lines and form of this Weimaraner, all work together to create a memorable image. I do feel that the image would be even stronger if it were framed in a way to give more space on the right, where the two receding lines of steel were at the far left of the frame, giving the dog more space to gaze into. As it is, the space on the right feels uncomfortably tight. Wonderful capture.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is an incredible landscape, silhouette photo. The framing, the angle, the editing ... all make this a fabulous image, but the addition of the dog and sky's reflection in the pool of water in the foreground just bring it home. Beautifully captured and edited.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This image's strength is low angle, the fabulous field of poppies, the shallow depth of field and the light. The little dog suits this setting perfectly. I wonder if the image would have even more impact if the dog had been making eye contact with the viewer; the upward angle of his gaze doesn't engage the viewer, but it is still a beautiful image. Nicely done.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is a epic image ... the dog framed by this grand landscape is instantly eye-catching, and the viewer's eye is free to take in the breathtaking landscape but always falling back on the patiently waiting dog. Nicely done.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is a great image ... the low angle, the wonderful depth of colors with the brown against rich greens, and the action captured of the dog emerging from the brush, make it unique. Nicely captured.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • The post work on this image gives it the look of an old-master's painting. Beautiful tones and use of depth of field, as well as the low angle make it a memorable piece. Nicely captured and handled in post.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is a lovely photo of this howling dog. Strong framing and warm tones, as well as great depth of field and sharpness. Beautifully captured and managed in post. Nicely done.