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Dog Gone!!
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Dog Gone!!
Dog Gone!!
Taken with OM-10. I don't think this dog knew where to run when he was in this situation. BTW this is an actual photo. I tracked this dog for about 15-20mins playing in the surf until this scene crossed before my eyes.
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Piper Lehman
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member since: 7/20/2001
    Excellent shot, Adam! Love this! Nice, nice, nice.

3/29/2002 9:32:57 AM

 
Adam Bolt
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member since: 3/23/2002
 

Thanks Piper. For me this is one of those shot in a million... have to be at the right place at the right time. I was very lucky with this shot but I thought that this dog could give me something from the way he was playing in the surf and with the other dogs on the beach. In reality the wave is not that close to him. Shot with a 2x covertor and 200 lens... so the background seems closer. He stood up on his hind legs to see his master over the wave. I did not even know what I truly had until the picture came back but the light his posture and the waves just made it perfect for me.
Thanks again, Adam

3/30/2002 6:29:27 AM

 
Debbie Groff

member since: 5/25/2001
 

This picture wonderful! Excellent "see" and "capture"!

4/7/2002 2:50:18 PM

 
Carole Lydon

member since: 12/13/2000
 

Hi Adam

I think this photo is terrific - it reminds me of those 'well-worn' posters you get of whales and the sea but in this case there is more colour! I would certainly buy this as a poster. Hint, Hint!

Regards


4/8/2002 7:08:38 AM

 
Adam Bolt
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member since: 3/23/2002
 

Hi Carole, I would love to be able to blow this up to poster size. Unfortunately it was shot on neg. film and also pushed from 200 to 400 ISO. I needed the shutter speed shooting with a zoom + 2x convertor. This has added a fair bit of grain to the final image but it was worth it rather than not getting the shot at all.
Cheers Adam
PS 8x12" prints are selling in the lobby for AUS $19.95... LOL

4/8/2002 9:01:45 AM

 
Carole Lydon

member since: 12/13/2000
 

I'll have to settle for the 12"......
Forgive the ignorance from a UK Native - the Lobby?

4/8/2002 9:40:27 AM

 
Adam Bolt
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member since: 3/23/2002
 

A litle bit of a joke actually... I think it may have been a quote from the movies ... BTW the lobby is an Hotel Foyer, Enterance etc.
Cheers Adam

4/8/2002 9:59:45 AM

 
Piper Lehman
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member since: 7/20/2001
 

Hi again, Adam. Where are you in Oz?

By the way, it's your composition that won this. If the dog had been in the center, I don't think it would have the same impact.

4/8/2002 10:08:03 AM

 
Adam Bolt
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member since: 3/23/2002
 

Hey Piper... Yep on the Gold Coast in QLD. Pretty stoked to get in the final list for this one. I've only been doing this for just over a year now... sporting accident made me take up something a bit different.
Cheers Adam

4/8/2002 10:28:10 AM

 
Piper Lehman
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member since: 7/20/2001
 

Oh, geez...a Queenslander...LOL. I'm in Texas, by the way, but I have friends in NSW and 'across the ditch' in NZ. I take it you surf or something similar (sporting accident). I don't know why you people keep getting in the water down there. Too many dangerous critters in your oceans!

Great shot, and it's not a fluke. You have a great eye trying to emerge. I don't believe in lucky shots. You either have it, or you don't. Sometimes, it just takes 3,000 exposures to learn how to harness what you already have.

4/8/2002 10:54:24 AM

 
Carol  Sherman

member since: 10/29/2001
 

Congratulations...what an awesome and unique moment!!! It must have been truly gratifying when you saw what you captured....truly well done.

4/10/2002 11:17:24 PM

 
Staci A. Coblentz

member since: 2/6/2002
 

this picture is just perfect! I actually chuckled out loud soon as I saw it. it's as if you can read the dog's mind from behind. and the energy of the sea and the sky pulls your attention right into the photograph. congratulations on this treasure you found in your negatives!
~~Staci Coblentz~~

4/18/2002 7:53:17 PM

 
Colin Bell

member since: 2/6/2001
 

Hi Adam,
Where's the voice balloon with the caption "Bugger".
(Local Aussie Joke)
Well worth the 15-20 mins wait.
Colin Bell
N.S.W.

4/22/2002 12:22:44 PM

 
Cheryl Meisel
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member since: 10/5/2001
 

Wow! Big congrats on this what a SHOT!!!! Awesome! Cheryl

4/22/2002 8:23:49 PM

 
Nyoman Putra Dewantara

member since: 4/25/2002
 

I like how you captured this moment. I love dogs. I like the splash of the water. I like the contrast of the color too (between the dog and the beach).

4/27/2002 6:46:18 AM

 
Damian P. Gadal
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member since: 4/22/2002
 

Just returning from the lobby.... seems your posters are all sold out! Great shot!!!!!!!!!!!

4/27/2002 12:15:59 PM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

member since: 1/28/2003
 

I agree with with what everybody has to say. What I love most of all is the humouristic title- makes you smile.

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

member since: 1/28/2003
 

I agree with with what everybody has to say. What I love most of all is the humouristic title- makes you smile.

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

member since: 1/28/2003
 

I agree with with what everybody has to say. What I love most of all is the humouristic title- makes you smile.

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

member since: 1/28/2003
 

I agree with with what everybody has to say. What I love most of all is the humouristic title- makes you smile.

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Really cool shot Adam! Congrat's on getting 'Second Place' with this one... It was definitely worth your wait to capture this image!

3/19/2004 5:23:32 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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Awesome shot, Adam!!! A great capture of a moment in time! I bet that little dog was plenty nervous LOL. Belated congrats!

3/17/2006 7:49:37 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Beyond amazing, Adam! WHAT A CAPTURE! And to know this is real! NO LAYERS!!! WOW!

YOU DA MAN!

Huge congrats! I just saw this on the BP winners circle revolving area. I had to comment! IT REALLY CAUGHT MY EYE!

-Laura Swan

6/5/2009 12:27:38 AM

 
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