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    For Our Daily Challenge: Begins with D (dogs!)

    My sister's dogs, Sammo the dachshund and Bandit the ???. Bandit is only a year old and full of energy, but Sammo is 13 and in declining health. Since I only see him once a year, I'm getting more shocked by the drastic changes in him each time I visit. I really love that little dog and am sad to know that each time may be our last.

    I'd be curious to get some opinions on something: I considered straightening this so that the line in the sidewalk was more horizontal, but that made Bandit too close to the edge of the photo. But I sort of like it a bit crooked like this -- what do you think?

    John Burzynski Photography, Vicky GH, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. MichiganKim 22 months ago | reply

      I've been a cat person my whole life, but this particular dog is dear to me.

    2. billy curtis 22 months ago | reply

      Looks fine as is Kim..this reminds me of the hare and the tortoise story with Sammo about to stroll over the line:~)

    3. Nancy has the flu 22 months ago | reply

      Ii think this looks great. Wouldn't change a thing!

    4. MichiganKim 22 months ago | reply

      Ha ha, me too!!

    5. R. J. Thomas (mostly off) 22 months ago | reply

      That's a double how you caught Bandit in a mid-air trot. It doesn't really look crooked, just seems to be your pov and a curve.

    6. Lo766 22 months ago | reply

      I think it is a fantastic capture. Beautiful dog Sammo ♥

    7. devonteg 22 months ago | reply

      works very well just as it is - love the 'moment of suspension' in the background- gives such life to the shot!

    8. NikonLindaK 22 months ago | reply

      OMG, isn't he adorable!

    9. footprintsinthesnow [deleted] 22 months ago | reply

      What a great little dog he is!

    10. Wes Iversen 22 months ago | reply

      LOL...Does Sammo know that Bandit is in hot pursuit? What an adorable little dog is Sammo! This is an excellent capture, Kim. LIke others, I am also not bothered by the angle of the line in the sidewalk...if you straightened it, the light posts on the right might look to be leaning too much as well...

    11. MichiganKim 22 months ago | reply

      Thanks everyone for the nice comments about Sammo and the pic...makes me happy!

    12. tleroith 22 months ago | reply

      I love the black dog - it looks like he's flying.

    13. Diane G. Zooms 22 months ago | reply

      Nicely captured, great pic!

    14. Photomaginarium 22 months ago | reply

      sweeeeeeet little face!

    15. GS_2011 22 months ago | reply

      I agree with above, great the way it is, - the 'air' under Bandit is perfect .....

    16. newenglandgal 21 months ago | reply

      Sammo is perpendicular - that's more important than the sidewalk crack.
      He's adorable - doesn't look 13.

    17. phantomswife 21 months ago | reply

      Wouldn't change a thing about this photo. Maybe Sammo will hold out and become an doggy centenarian. I love the contrast between the two dogs!

    18. Vicky GH 21 months ago | reply

      I do a lot of horizon straightening and I would agree that it is fine the way it is. It doesn't run all the way through your shot so it is not a big distraction. And, when you do straighten horizons you have to crop the sides and your right side especially might look off because you'd slice through the foremost lamp. You should do a trial and compare the two just to see :

      This is a fabulous shot! I just love the moment you captured with Bandit in mid air and blurred and Sammo sharp and with one ear flopping! So precious! And I know what you mean about older pets...I have a 21-year-old cat!

    19. MichiganKim 21 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the comments. My timing was really good on this one!

      (Wow, a 21-year-old cat. Hope he/she's still going strong. I lost my 17-year-old cat in December, and was left with only my 12-year-old. Now he's got a 3-year-old playmate to keep him young though.)

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