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By brian1208
These two dogs have clearly learnt the benefits of teamwork as neither could have managed it on their own.

Because there was a large contrast and brightness variation I decided to use the Exposure Blending function of Photomatix 3.

I like this function as it seems to give a more natural result than HDR and also reduces noise in the final image

Tags: Beach Play Two Stick Digitally manipulated Exposure blending Terriers Pets and captive animals

Voters: Glostopcat, lifesnapper, NatalieKinnear and 12 more

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Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
30 Mar 2008 4:04PM
A smashing fun shot showing their dogged determination, very well captured

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NatalieKinnear 9 280 8
30 Mar 2008 4:09PM
Fabulous image of two lovely and happy looking dogs. Smile
30 Mar 2008 4:52PM
Nice effect. Dogs are adorable.
challicew 8 1 1 South Africa
30 Mar 2008 5:09PM
This photograph is just so dang cute!!! And besides that, I think that you have capture the little guys really well, I love their eyes and their movement!
30 Mar 2008 5:52PM
Like the way they are both attached to one end of the branch (for want of a better word) Lovely capture.

fishy2 8
30 Mar 2008 5:57PM
superb .
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2008 7:46AM
Thanks for taking the time to comment - its difficult to take a bad picture of a subject like this! Smile
daffydill56 12 190 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2008 9:31PM
Such a sweet image Brian. I wasn't going to say cute, but they ARE! Great (team)work.

brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2008 10:20PM
thanks Fran, my wife went for "Cute" too.

(I've mounted for a competition on Wednesay so I just hope the Judge like's "Cute"! Smile )
User_Removed 11 32 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2008 9:34PM
You know what they say - a job shared..... - Jeff
SuziBlue 13 16.2k 10 Scotland
2 Apr 2008 11:45PM
I love this, Brian. You got the whole shadow in too ..! It is bright - I haven't any experience of Photomatix so can't make any intelligent comment about it Wink - but for me the brightness really works well. It reinforces the mood and kind of underlines the lightness and fun in this pic.

Good luck with the comp! Smile
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2008 6:39AM
Thanks for the added comments Jeff and Suzi.

It got a 10 Suzi and helped me win the print league again this year Smile

Have a look at Photomatix sometime you have a moment Suzi - I'm really getting more impressed with its capabilities the more I use it and its only "Pennies"
SuziBlue 13 16.2k 10 Scotland
3 Apr 2008 10:10AM

Quote:It got a 10 Suzi and helped me win the print league again this year

Congratulations! So glad to hear that - what great news 8-]

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