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Old Dec 29, 2009, 1:55 PM   #1
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This is a 5th grader with her dog. Taken near the HB Pier this morning. Canon 5D Mk II, EF 24-70L. A bit tricky getting both the girl and the dog in reasonable focus.
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Old Dec 29, 2009, 1:57 PM   #2
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And, here's the girl by herself. She was a great, willing subject.
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That dog looks bigger than the girl. Maybe it's an illusion due to the lens.
Good job. Do you know the girl or did you just run into her while you were out?

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Old Dec 29, 2009, 7:03 PM   #4
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Yeah, he's pretty big. She was at the pier with her mom, grandad and a girlfriend. I got up the courage to ask the mother for permission to take the pictures. Here's another. Like it even better!
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Pretty Puppy and Pretty girl! Very nice
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Old Dec 30, 2009, 5:26 AM   #6
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Both the beauty and the beast are beautiful. Last pick is a good catch.
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Very nicely done. Really nice control of DOF. I notice from the EXIF that you were shooting at 27mm, f/14, and the flash fired (on shots 1 & 3--55mm on #2). Was this the on-board flash used as fill-flash? With that short of lens, how did you keep the flash from overpowering working that closely, or did you shoot further back, then crop?

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Paul, I used the Canon 220 EX flash unit which is a small, lower-powered flash. I was kneeling down probably 5 feet away from the subjects and cropped the images. With a 21 MP sensor you can crop and still get great detail.
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I agree the last shot is the best of the lot. The combination works very well in this one with the dog really ading to the atmosphere. Your fill in flash works quite well here given the rather harsh sunlight and resultant shadows.
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I have to agree also. The third one is really great. The expression on the girl and the dogs face show lots of happiness.
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