E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image Between the feet

Between the feet

This little dog was more interested in watching people passing by, than in the feet that surrounded him.

Photographed at the Beaulieu Road Pony Sales in October, it was with its' owner, standing at the back of the top row of the sale ring and just about level with my head.

There are other pictures of the pony sales in my archive.

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Between the feet

This little dog was more interested in watching people passing by, than in the feet that surrounded him.

Photographed at the Beaulieu Road Pony Sales in October, it was with its' owner, standing at the back of the top row of the sale ring and just about level with my head.

There are other pictures of the pony sales in my archive.

my vfxy

comments (12)

  • johnnyg
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Jan 2007, 01:05
Looks like he's saying I can see you ! Did you try hitting the contrast on this shot and if you did how did it come out ? I love that expression.
EJWilkins: Hi Johnny. The original was in colour and was quite bright .. sunny day, white dog. I've fiddled with it a little bit, but any more contrast and the detail of the dark trousers behind the dog is lost, they become plain black.
Nicely caught Ellie. Naturally framed and a cheeky looking chappy that works very well in mono.
EJWilkins: Thanks so much Colin, your visits and comments are always welcome. smile This picture worked far better in mono than in colour. It's a concept I'm still grappling with, having been raised with the idea that colour 'is best' wink
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 Jan 2007, 08:53
Wow Ellie this is a great picture. Feet and dog - lovely. Like your B&W choice as well.
EJWilkins: Hi Louis, thanks a million. It was one of those pictures that was asking to be taken. The b/w was Hobson's choice, it simply wasn't as good in colour. smile
Really good shot; very well spotted in amongst all those feet. It must be hell being a dog in those situations. He's a very cute fella.
EJWilkins: Hi, oh wow, gosh, thanks for calling in smile This bright little dog was really easy to spot, he was moving around quite a lot and getting a fair bit of attention too, unlike some of the others that had obviously been there before so knew they were in for a long stay and had gone to sleep.
This was a very good pictures, and it is just perfect in black and white.
EJWilkins: Hi Johannes, thankyou for your lovely comment. I'm delighted you agree that a b/w image works well. smile
Cracking shot Ellie and so well worked in b/w. Great composition and focus, beautifully framed. Very good work. Many kind regards, Neil.
EJWilkins: Not quite sure what to say to all those compliments Neil. So I'll just sit here, delicately sipping my coffee and smile ... thanks smile
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 3 Jan 2007, 13:05
ellie looks like the cheeky dog is peeping under a venetian blind. nice work
EJWilkins: Thanks Neal, it was one of those "Shall I crop out something" moments. But, I decided to leave the wooden rails in because they gave an idea of the action being above ground, and that I hadn't been grovelling in the mud to take the picture. wink Glad you think it works
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 3 Jan 2007, 14:47
Awwwwwwwwww. I had just looked at someone else's pic of precious dogs and then saw yours. This must be the day. I agree with everyone else about how perfect this is in mono and how you've cropped/framed him. "How much is that doggie in the window," comes to mind, though I'm quite sure he's not for sale. smile
EJWilkins: grin Funny isn't it how that happens, two people upload similar pictures on the same day. I haven't seen the other one yet, but will go and have a look in a minute or two. Thanks for the lovely comments, I have to admit I'm rather pleased with this picture and especially the b/w. It isn't something I usually keep after I've converted from colour, but it worked so well with this one that I left it as it was.
That sadness you have caught in the glance of this dog, in addition supported very well by the B&W!
EJWilkins: Pienso que él pudo haber pensado del funcionamiento a través de los campos, en vez de tener que comportarse en las ventas del potro. smile
  • Mal
  • 4 Jan 2007, 00:41
How did I miss this little fella? You have a good eye ellie, you spot stuff that many would miss! Mal
EJWilkins: he was level with my eyes Mal, not easy to miss wink
Many thanks, as always, for your generous comment
  • shiv
  • India
  • 4 Jan 2007, 05:54
nice shot...!
good decision to go b/w,but increasing the contrast/playing with the curves in this shot might help....
EJWilkins: Hi Shiv, and thanks, but I 'don't do' curves, not yet anyway wink Increasing the contrast lost detail in the dark trousers behind the dog. I'm still learning about these b/w conversions.
  • steven
  • uk
  • 17 Jan 2007, 15:48
I love dogs, This is so cute, Brilliant composition with 'dogs eye view'
EJWilkins: Thanks Steven smile

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