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Our 'Deefa' looking his normal gloomy self
V2 is a B&W and 3 onwards is a tutorial on how to achieve the effect.
A brilliant image! Thank you very much for the fantastic write up, it's wonderful to learn how it's done!
Nice piece of work and a great tutorial
Hello stranger, good to see you back
How you doing Simon?
Hey Guys n Gals,
I'm real good thanks, it's good to 'be back', I said that in my bestest Arnold voice too
So how's life at the top folks, how many puppies ya'all slayed in my absence??
Over the weekend....probably all of them
Great to see you back mate, I hope your well.
I'll just wait for the awards to roll in on this if I were you!
Absolutely fantastic imo.
This is a super image - the dog's expression is perfect - and a very interesting tutorial, which shows what a clever piece of work it is.
I love the image and the tutorial really inspires - I may have to go blend some images now...
Great photo and tutorial -loads to learn, esp like the final central lighting effect.
Very cool nice shot, reminds me of my beagle . It's also good to see someone using the tutorial feature in the gallery really well. Learnt a few things from it.
EXCELLENT WORK on all levels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great final image and nice to see a good write up.
Lots of puppies slain mate, managed to get a few Scottish ones in too
Again, many thanks for the votes and comments everybody, makes it all worthwhile I'll do some more later I promise.
Ah, nice one Paul. You keep it up mate, mind you I could have slain little Deefa trying to take this pic, he wouldn't sit still. I then told him he was adopted and I was glad I wasn't his real dad and he gave me the little face in the pic
Quote: he wouldn't sit still. I then told him he was adopted and I was glad I wasn't his real dad and he gave me the little face in the pic
Awww.... you cruel cruel person you.
If you want to move out of there, Deefa, you are welcome here....
Hehe, ya know I'm only joking Cole, love dogs me. I couldn't eat a whole one though
He's loved and spoiled to death and so is Benjy his adopted brother, I'll post pics of him another time.
super shot and tutorial
Marvellous and creative image: what a lot of work has gone into it and also in producing the documentation behind it.
Wonderfully put together Simon
Erm, wow many thanks everyone and you too Pete, means alot to me it really does.
Quote: Great to see you back mate, I hope your well.
I'll just wait for the awards to roll in on this if I were you!
Absolutely fantastic imo.
Great image and excellent write-up on the technique.
This is one that would certainly sell!
Fabulous piece of work and some interesting tips in amongst the tutorial.
Good to see you back Simon. Very polished result and a great tutorial. Congrats on the EC too.
Have slayed more than my fair share of puppies while north of the border are you offering a confessional service?
Brilliant shot, has the same grumpy expression my whippet has when he doesn't get what he wants for dinner!
Good to put up a tutorial as well.
Great tutorial and result !
Brilliant. Great work
Once again, many thanks for the comments clicks everyone. Really made my day as this
Quote: are you offering a confessional service?
Why, yes my child, please do confess
Is that the same fabric you used in the Afghan Girl?
Quote: Is that the same fabric you used in the Afghan Girl?
Hehe, well spotted Andrew, cost me 20 quid that bit o' cloth did, I was determined to use it for something else
Tip top of dog's life.
Thanks for v 3 et great tutorial of all and each step.
Superb,congrats on the EC
superb , i love it and well deserved EC.... angie
One of the best images I've seen in a while.
Hey thank you so much for the UA thingymabobs Nick, Cole, they really do mean a lot to me. Deefa is made up too
this is brill. he looks so sad. congrats on the awards. the tutorial is excellent too, i'll have to have a go at it.lesley
Oh wow! Really can't thank everyone enough for the response to this and now a POTW too, seriously I really appreciate it Pete.
Deefa is absolutely made up too, and for once he actually looks happy this morning
Congrats Simon I really think its deserved not just for the amazing finished article, but for the great tutorial too.
What did I say!?!?
Well done mate and Deefa!
Good return Simon, hope you are well?
brilliant what more can I say..............
Yep I agree, I have a beagle and they are disobedient but very loving. Love the image, patience payed off here.
Congrats on the POTW Simon, great way to mark your return!
Like this a lot... BUT...
I don't know to be honest, whether I would have realised it was a composite if you hadn't said, but when I saw that it was, I looked more closely at his expression.
I think there is a certain look that dogs give when they have been told to 'leave' and they are desperate to take... they look very tense and strain ever so hard not to look at what they are not supposed to be taking... but maybe every so often just a quick glance to check that its still there...
You might find it entertaining to try it 'for real' - you may end up with an entertaining series of the whole sequence - ending I assume with bone in mouth!
Again thank you to all for the clicks and comments etc. I am working on a new tutorial which I hope to have finished in the next week or so, you've all spurred me on
Sus, your comments are greatly appreciated thank you. Yes, the expression, looking through you PF you are obviously a lover of dogs yourself. Beagles are just notoriously disobediant yet become the most hyper-active of animals at the mere sniff of food. I just couldn't risk putting the bone on the plate for fear of him having it off -it was a chicken bone afterall. I could have used a different kind of bone, but, I wanted the image to feature a small bone that made his expression look right i.e. Is that It??? I did try a lamb bone but it just didn't look as good and for me spoiled the overall 'finish' of the image. I could probably have achieved the look you are after if I had nailed him to the table though
This is just amazing work, and such a great lesson in composite photography and image creation. The awards are justly deserved, and I hope that this image manages iconic status just like another epz dog. Wonderful work. Well done indeed, and thanks so much for educating so many of us as to how you have achieved this look.
Yes, I guess a Nylabone or Kong wouldn't have looked quite as good.
I'm just after you to take more photos of the beautiful Deefa!
Sorry very late to this, great work and well deserving of all the awards.
Many on congrats.
wonderful image, a big thank you for the tutorial, I am often in awe of the work I see on this site and wonder how it is achieved. Really appreciate you sharing your technique.
Wonderful Beagle, fantastic image.
Thank you for the tutorial.
He sooooooo fed up, lets see the pictures of Benjie, bet he ate the puppies tea. Great shot I love it,
Glad to make it 100 - well done!
Excellent tutorial. Good of you to take the time and have a great result too.
Well deserved POTW.
well done lots of time gone in to this, thank you
How sad! Love the setting and the look on his face - great actor ! Certainly would look good enlarged and framed.
Just seen it made potw well deserved. I think you know how much I like it
we got a 5 year old cholcte lab at home who is determined to be a puppy so she couldn't sit still like that with a bone in front of her nose!!! still great shot well done
This is great Simon and well worthy of the accolade!
Lovely to see you back hope you are okay
PS JUst love this one tooooooooooooooooooo XXXX
Brilliant Simon... a masterpiece
Perfect shot, compliments..............
Quote: Brilliant Simon... a masterpiece
Totally agree with Mari, Simon. Love this work. Well done on the multitude of awards and it's great to see you back
Superb, fabulous work...............Sandy
I love this image and many thanks for the very informative workflow, will put it to practice soon.
Aww his little face is so pleading you feel so sorry for him
Congrats this is very lovely.
Such a lot of PS work, so clever.
Love the photo of the dog. Poor dog. Hope you get him another juicy bone he deserves it..
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