I was given a lot of criticism from my camera club about this image.
I was told it was 2 photos, the pup and the shearers and I shouldn’t mix the two as it made the image too busy.
What do you all think???
I like the story it tells…
I am putting it in the Dubbo Show so I will let you know how it goes…

Hello, I’m a country girl born and bred in Dubbo, NSW Australia. I am a avid photographer of all things Australian. I love the “Aussie Bush” and taking photos of wildlife, nature and farm animals.
Most of my photos are Farm Life in Country NSW.
I am now doing a lot of Pet Photography as well as I have a great affinity with all animals.
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  • HennaGoddess
    HennaGoddessover 2 years ago

    I love that this image holds more then one story Helen , Excellent BW image

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 2 years ago

    I think it looks great Helen. I love the pup’s pose.

  • Matthew Walters
    Matthew Waltersover 2 years ago

    I think it works. The pup on its own would be a shot of a puppy. As it is it’s a puppy with a story.

  • Nikonuser
    Nikonuserover 2 years ago

    I love it Helen, you will find out how good it is when you enter it into the show.I hope you win a price.

  • Penny Kittel
    Penny Kittelover 2 years ago

    it’s awesome Helen, you already know my thoughts on this! lol!!

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 2 years ago

    I like it because it puts the dog in its unique real life setting. He looks proud and alert, waiting for his next job, and it shows what goes with the shearing while he is waiting. I disagree with your camera club on this one!!! I think it’s a great image!

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 2 years ago

    Being in a camera club I can relate to them judging thus one as being busy but I strongly disagree with their comment ,,, without the background the puppy would just be a cute puppy … With the background the puppy then goes on to tell his own story of who he is or will be in the future … This is a brilliant example of rural photo journalism … Good luck at the show Helen, I believe this one has winner stamped all over it.

  • GailD
    GailDover 2 years ago

    Agree with Bev’s comments. Yes it may be considered busy or two photos, but we need to think about what the author is saying. The meaning behind the photo. Often in judging this gets missed. See how it goes.

  • JaninesWorld
    JaninesWorldover 2 years ago

    I think the camera club are being too picky Helen. I love this shot. It got the pup connected to his future here! Keep it in the comp. xxxxx

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 2 years ago

    I think it’s great Helen – shows the men hard at it and the dog is part of their team ! Is it a Blue Heeler ’ pup ? If so, another Aussie icon !

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