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Ripon Dog Show 2014


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There is great content and storyline going on in this image Richard. I love the inclusion of the man and his clipboard and best of all is the judge I take it he is anyway.

I might be tempted to lift the contrast just ever so little.
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This is one of those whimsical, very British moments that epitomises to me the very best of a certain genre of street/candid photography that was popular around the 1970s. The subject is really the old boy in the background, contextualised (or not) by the activity in the foregrouund, one is immediately curious, intrigued and amused.

It is technically both 'wrong' (movement blur, out of focus, not fully in the frame), and immaculate, with the old boy forming the apex of a lovely flattened double triangle, the dog and the clipboard taking you straight to him, the other two figures balancing the composition, but prevented from stealing it by the focal plane.

I think it is terrific.
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I agree and goes to an early post I made, its far from perfect in terms of technical quality however the placement of the people one can only be drawn straight in, the eyes jump like a magnet to the others, its has that old feel, style which I love, technically in contrast terms off the mark but photographically right

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Tony Ray-Jones is the most obvious exponent of the style that springs to mind, Fay Godwin also had an eye for it although you think of her as primarily and landscape photographer.
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Thanks guys, very knowledgable. You'll know the scenario - 5 hours hanging around then 0.5 seconds of work. I'm a lover not a fighter, err I mean a photographer not a printer, Martin has yet to do his bit, I have a backlog for him!

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This one works for me too.

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Love the way you have composed this, they're all in place for the best effect,love the old boy at the back emoticon


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Thanks all. It is a weird thing, after doing this for over 40 years you gain stealth, and then somehow learn to pounce when the moment is about right. I'd been there for six hours which is typical - no real interest in the dog show but it is the sort of place where people are pre-occupied so don't notice you.

I knew the man with the dog was going to run along, and wanted him to show motion so did a slow shutter - and I always manual focus anyway. All you can do then is follow what happens and at a certain instant everything seems right - a motordrive approach is no good really. Usually without thinking, so it must be built-in to your brain somehow, and of course for all the days and hours put in one good-un per month is about it.

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Love the way you have composed this, they're all in place for the best effect,love the old boy at the back emoticon


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