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Smudge

By lobsterboy    
I have hardly read The Book but I am already playing with loads of ideas from it.

This is our new dog Smudge done in a Max Stylee.

Comments,critiques and Mods welcome.
Chris

Tags: Dogs White Black Cocker spaniel Pets and captive animals

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Comments


dp 12 163 3 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2006 8:55PM
Stunning Chris, you really are great at whichever type of photography you turn your hands at and sometimes... just sometimes, it makes me jealous of your talent Wink

Well done. That has got to go on your wall.

(By the way are you sure he isnt Clement Fraud with excess facial hair?)

Dave

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lobsterboy Plus
12 14.8k 13 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2006 8:56PM
LOL @ Dave - yup she sure has cornered the market in grumpy looks hasn't she.
msnapz 10 74
18 Sep 2006 9:02PM
What a great portrait. Really nice dog too. Love the effect

matt
ejtumman 12 2.8k England
18 Sep 2006 9:05PM
Just fantastic.... I love it!!!

Emma ;o)
redstag 11 100 15 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2006 9:10PM
Great eyes, so well taken.
Jon
iscramble 13 90 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2006 9:13PM
Just got mine today! This is fab. All the dogs I know are all white though! Perhaps I could do some PS work afterwards! Smile
Great shot, well done.
Cheers
Phil
brand 11 6 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2006 9:18PM
Beautiful shot, wish my cocker spaniel would sit still she see's the camera and is gone.
Mike
lobsterboy Plus
12 14.8k 13 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2006 9:19PM
Mike this was grabbed as she moved about the garden - you only need them to be walking really
starliz 12 1.6k 3 England
18 Sep 2006 9:23PM
dp is so right with Clement Freud lol

its a wonderful portrait beautifully lit,superb shot.
bassan 13 9
18 Sep 2006 9:54PM
Superb detail, nicely lit.
dalischone 12 295 Scotland
18 Sep 2006 10:07PM
Awww he's gorgeous. Works really well with the dark background.

Tracy
18 Sep 2006 10:41PM
Fabulous, those eyes are simply a ploy to get you to give it more food...don't try and resist these are only set to low power and its already working...click, Mac
gwyn h 12 432
18 Sep 2006 10:54PM
A simply cracking image Chris, definitely one for the wall. Just a shame Smudge is not a yellow lab...but you can't have everything can you!

Gwyn
Brilane 10 5 12 Wales
18 Sep 2006 10:56PM
Love the sad expression, good shot.
NevP Plus
11 853 13 Canada
19 Sep 2006 12:46AM
Just stunning, does Smudge need a new home?
trahern 13 863 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2006 6:22AM
This is smashing.
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 169 England
19 Sep 2006 6:25AM
Smudge is gorgeous and you've captured him perfectly. Good shot.
Gecko 10 25 Australia
19 Sep 2006 6:32AM
What a doozie! Great model with such sad eyes, love it. Pam
stix 12 924 87 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2006 7:57AM
This is much more than just a dog shot, its a portrait, and a very good one at that.
Geuss you won't be needing my studio then...
Martin
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
19 Sep 2006 11:36AM
I like it.
What did you do to him?
lobsterboy Plus
12 14.8k 13 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2006 12:46PM
Basically just painted in a black B/G and adjusted her colouring to match, the full technique is detailed in The Book !
Hannahs_Pics 11 37 England
19 Sep 2006 5:09PM
Well done, happy to be number 30!
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
19 Sep 2006 6:18PM
Great done

Peter
claret 12 49 England
21 Sep 2006 12:46PM
Is this the little fella you rescued Chris? will have to have a go at the technique using our Blab, Lucky.
Iain
lobsterboy Plus
12 14.8k 13 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2006 3:55PM
Yes She's our rescue alright - come a long way in 6 months but still manages the "wo is me look"!
SueTurner 12 81 3 England
21 Sep 2006 8:04PM
what a fantastic shot of this beautiful dog, really like this very much

Sue
hobbs 12 1.3k United Kingdom
25 Sep 2006 11:14AM
Very cute Chris.
Portknockie 12 48 Scotland
26 Sep 2006 3:19PM
What a superb face ...Great shot..

DonSmile
26 Sep 2006 7:34PM
Outstanding work Chris, like this one very much.

Regards
Clive
Nic_WA 12 179 2 Australia
27 Sep 2006 10:18AM
Love the eyes Smile Very successful attempt at a Max-style portrait I'd say.
naturenut 13 1.8k England
7 Oct 2006 8:57AM
Great shot, reminds me of Pip a blue roan we once had.
Fishnet 12 5.0k 5 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2006 2:06PM
Truly beautiful photo !!!
Blenkinsopp 10 320 4 England
22 Jan 2007 7:53AM
just came across this cracking capture
- love those soulful eyes

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