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Dalmatian Dog Puck making a run for it straight towards the camera

Dalmatian Dog Puck making a run for it straight towards the camera
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Goran405
 
Goran405 February 26, 2022
Beauty !
ericvega
 
ericvega February 27, 2022
Stunning
Prosiah
 
Prosiah February 28, 2022
Absolutely fantastic shot. What a photo:) It’s like you took a fine art still photographed during an action scene. Beautiful
sophielouisegoodfellow
 
sophielouisegoodfellow March 02, 2022
Oh my god 😍😭 adorable, and amazing photo
Theimagebanks
 
Theimagebanks March 07, 2022
Outstanding creativity
chrisvanriel PRO
chrisvanriel March 30, 2022
Thank you!
DanaCarruthers Platinum
 
DanaCarruthers March 31, 2022
Great image!
Chrispic66
 
Chrispic66 April 02, 2022
Some amazing shots in your profile gallery.
hanakarkaba
 
hanakarkaba April 03, 2022
Amazing
rafalwojcicki
 
rafalwojcicki April 12, 2022
Great pic
DanaCarruthers Platinum
 
DanaCarruthers May 09, 2022
Congratulations on the people's choice award. Fabulous image.
Craig-Sheffield PRO+
 
Craig-Sheffield May 09, 2022
Congratulations! That is an amazing capture!
Jdean80
 
Jdean80 May 09, 2022
Congratulations on winning people's choice!! Such an amazing shot!!
timoakley PRO+
 
timoakley May 14, 2022
Well done on your achivement.
Klausmommy
 
Klausmommy May 16, 2022
❀️❀️
daniellecook_1864
 
daniellecook_1864 May 19, 2022
Great photo
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dianaeselin_5241 May 20, 2022
Thank you!
Thatcher_Photography_LLC Ultimate
 
Fantastic shot!
EarlGrey1701
 
EarlGrey1701 May 31, 2022
nice capture
MrVaun
 
MrVaun June 12, 2022
❀️πŸ₯°πŸ‘
joedaj80
 
joedaj80 July 08, 2022
Awwwwww
ellazondramartineau
 
ellazondramartineau August 21, 2022
What type of camera and lens do you use? This is such a stunning shot
chrisvanriel PRO
chrisvanriel August 22, 2022
All the info is in the EXIF. I use a Sony a9 and a 135mm f1.8. Thank you!
appysnappy
 
appysnappy August 29, 2022
Terrific, good luck!
Mnabe
 
Mnabe September 01, 2022
this Dalmatian is really into something.Awesome shot
daughtermomphotos
 
daughtermomphotos September 18, 2022
i love your picture
MaryG888
 
MaryG888 September 25, 2022
Great shot
diannechapman_5606 PRO+
 
diannechapman_5606 October 21, 2022
Amazing capture
HENKEL PRO+
 
HENKEL November 14, 2022
excellent Capture
concepcionramallomena
 
concepcionramallomena December 15, 2022
OMG! 😍😍😍
concepcionramallomena
 
concepcionramallomena December 15, 2022
OMG!!! 😍😍😍😍
carrielopez
 
carrielopez December 16, 2022
Amazing shot! I love that gloomy, magical yet muted coloring in the background making the pup pop
marysorberdye Ultimate
 
marysorberdye Feb 01
Spectacular shot and capture. awesome.
zabiullahsaifiaskari diannechapman_5606 PRO+
 
love love this
Candice Stolen Moments
 
so cute
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HDShaw Apr 01
amazing shot!
DanRT PRO+
 
DanRT May 11
Great shot. Congrats!
CG Platinum
 
CG Aug 11
Congratulations
MRueffer PRO+
 
MRueffer Aug 11
Congratulations!
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Behind The Lens

Location
This picture was taken in a forest. Mid-winter when all the green was gone, with not a lot of light available it made for a strong mood. The forest almost felt like a creepy place, it had very noticeable atmosphere going on at that moment. All I had to do was to find a straight path with symmetrical plants on each side
Time
Just about mid-day, on a dark cloudy day.
Lighting
It's just natural light. Noting fancy going on. I did underexposed a bit to conserve the white parts of the dog's fur
Equipment
I used a Sony A9 and my 135mm f1.8 GM (shot wide open)
Inspiration
I only knew I wanted to make a photo of a running dog. The rest of the ideas came when I saw the forest.
Editing
When I discovered the path used for this image, I suddenly had the image in my mind. There already was barely any color in the forest and it was a very cold day. To emphasise on this within the image I desaturated it a bit more, but added a few hints of colder colours. The lighting effect is mostly artificial, it's part of my signature editing but on this image it worked out unusually well! It makes it so incredibly dramatic, moody and adds so much depth! It absolutely captured the essence of the vide that I felt when walking in that forest.
In my camera bag
When Im planning for a action photo i only bring my a9 and the 135mm f1.8 GM. It's all I need for shots like this. I do also have a a7riii, 17-28 f2.8, 24mm f1.4 gm, 35mm f1.8 and 85mm f1.8, but those are for different kind of photos.
Feedback
I would start by ensuring yourself that you are able to get a sharp photo of a small, fast moving subject that's moving straight towards the camera. Important here is to photograph with a small depth of field.(aperture wide open!) This makes the result look pretty but also adds difficulty of getting focus on exactly the right place; the eyes. To get this right it's important to have the right equipment and practice, practice, practice, and patience. Keep trying!

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