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From the Photography Contest Judges Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
~ Benson ~
~ Benson ~
Aperture priority - f5.6
Lens - 80 - 210mm @ 120mm
Lighting - natural light - full shade

Black and white version of a previous upload.
"Benson" is a friends dog - he is now fully grown but still adorable.

© Janine White
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    Great lighting

4/3/2006 2:44:43 PM

Sharon  C. Hinze
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I love this...fantastic detail and sharpness....can you reenter it for the B&W Themes in April??? S

4/4/2006 1:21:04 PM

Margot Petrowski
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4/25/2006 12:39:36 PM

Nicole Kessel

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Beautiful B&W! Congratulations!

4/25/2006 12:44:15 PM

Lorri Shank
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The detail in this photo is superb. Amazing portrait, Janine. Congrats!

4/25/2006 12:44:32 PM

Jill Flynn
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So sweet! A big congratulations on your finalist Janine!

4/25/2006 4:07:19 PM

Tamera Phillips
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Congrats Janine! What an adorable shot.

4/25/2006 7:18:30 PM

Melissa Gurdus
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Wonderful image of very sweet dog.
Congratulations on you finalist.

4/25/2006 7:43:27 PM

Dawn Leslie
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Congratulations on this finalist! I have a shar-pei as well,great dog great image!

4/25/2006 8:31:59 PM

Leanne M.E. Boyd
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He is as cute as he can be - I love this shot! Congratulations on your finalist!

4/26/2006 12:51:00 AM

Sherry S. Boles
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Congrats on this adorable pet portrait, Janine!

4/26/2006 2:30:05 PM

Lynn P. Foerster
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I love this shot, Janine! What is the background that you used? He looks like a great dog!

4/27/2006 1:03:11 PM

Janine White
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Thanks so much everyone for your comments on this photo. It is one of my favourites from the photo session that I had with Benson months ago.

Lynn...the details of the shot are as follows -

Aperture Priority - f5.6
Focal Length - 120mm
ISO Rating - 100

The photo was taken outdoors in full shade (verandah of friends house) with a white sheet stuck to the wall behind. I sat Benson on a table that also had the sheet covering it. The table was about 6 to 7 feet from the wall so that the creases and wrinkles would not show on the final image...I hate ironing as it is and a sheet I was just not going to attempt, lol.
The lighting was just the available light - no flash used.

Original colour image is in my gallery...I like the B&W version just as much.


4/27/2006 8:21:17 PM

William C. Raco
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This is wonderful, Janine
Beautiful pup and photo


4/28/2006 2:28:14 PM

Revonda L. Gentry
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Adorable, wonderful photo! Congratulations, Janine!!

4/28/2006 5:10:29 PM

Evy Johansen
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Congratulations on your wonderful and well deserved win, Janine!

4/28/2006 6:34:15 PM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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How precious!! Congratulations on your win!

4/28/2006 10:27:25 PM

Piotr M. Organa
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Congrats, Janine! Gorgeous shot!
Hi, Benson! :-o)

4/30/2006 10:01:58 AM

Janine White
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Thanks everyone for your comments on this. Really appreciated them all.


4/30/2006 7:23:45 PM

Sylvia Rossler
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What a lovely sugar face !! Big congrats on your very deserved winner Janine !!

4/30/2006 9:00:43 PM

Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on your Second Place win, Janine! Benson is so adorable!

Cathy :)

5/2/2006 9:23:03 AM

Skyy McKendry
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Wonderful atmospheric lighting. Completely stunning!

5/7/2006 12:05:33 PM

Joan Kocak
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oh my Janine! this is a favorite for me, so lovely~

11/29/2007 3:37:54 AM

Patrick Campbell
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Congrats on your win, Janine, I love the texture of his fur and the framing you chose.

2/24/2008 8:00:22 AM

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