Dog Photo Competition 2 2020 : Results

  • Competition Winner : First Prize
  • $562.40
  • Judges Comment
  • This is just a fantastic and instantly favorite image. The framing is strong, and the starkness of the landscape allows for the limited elements to truly stand out ... the red dog, the splash of water, the surf down the shore, the textured beach, and then the dramatic sky ... all work together to create a rich, story-telling image. Nicely done and congratulations. ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • What a fabulously unique image ... the framing of the curved lines and the lower positioning of the dog in the frame are expert. The muted greens and details of the plants growing on the other side of the glass and the dog being the only organic elements, make for an interesting juxtaposition. Wonderfully seen and captured. ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is a very intriguing image ... the harsh and geometric urban landscape allows for the only real organic element of the running dog to stand out and almost seem foreign in this stark environment. Nicely done. ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • The unique landscape of this image makes it a standout photo, but the framing, positioning of the dog and it's relaxed, almost contemplative, pose are masterful even without the stunning landscape. Nicely done! ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is a truly fabulous image. The perfect capture and focus; wonderful framing that follows the image's boundary, and the cool blue tones keep the focus on the white dog in spite of the potentially busy backdrop. Nicely done! ~ illona
  • Photographers Comment
  • This is Thor and the photo was taken in Atlanta, Georgia. I shot it with a Canon 6D w/ Canon EF 70-200MM f/2.8 IS ll USM. Basic contrast/brightening in Lightroom. Thank you for the award!
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Oh my, what an adorable pup captured so beautifully in this almost monochromatic image. The shallow depth of field allows this pup to truly stand out in this dreamy landscape. Nicely done! ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • What a great capture and choice of backdrop for this lovely Sheltie. Nicely done! ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is a very intriguing architectural / urban image. The choice to present it in black and white allows the dark dog and its shadow to stand out from the stark, linear landscape. Nicely seen and captured. ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • What a lovely running shot ... the subtle tones of the crop allow this beautifully captured border collie to stand out. Nicely done. ~ illona