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Golden Light

By conrad  
I loved the golden light on the white landscape on this day with a lot of frost and clear blue skies. This was taken shortly after sunrise, and in a location where the sun has to clear the dyke first before it can throw light on all of the landscape. Here it still only lit part of the landscape.

BTW, this is my good friend Ashley. If you look carefully, you can see a scar on her leg, where she's had an operation. Decided that cloning it out wasn't necessary.

As you can see, something has Ashley's attention. There was ice on the lake (which is out view here), and a broken-off reed was being blown across the ice by the wind. Ashley was very interested in its movement, and this enabled me to capture her sitting nice and still like this.

Comments, critiques and mods welcome!

Tags: Dog Light Ashley Frost Winter Ice White General Canine Gold Golden retriever Landscape and travel Pets and captive animals

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jos 10 Scotland
15 Feb 2009 2:49PM
Lovely portrait you must be well pleased with this

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csurry 16 9.2k 92
15 Feb 2009 2:52PM
stevieasp 11 7 England
15 Feb 2009 3:04PM
Excellent pet portrait
User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
15 Feb 2009 3:06PM
Cheryl said it first Conrad!

(Gives Cole and Lucky a run for their money!! Wink)
ge22y 9 115 12 Wales
15 Feb 2009 3:15PM
Superb image, belongs on a wall.
csurry 16 9.2k 92
15 Feb 2009 3:15PM
Well someone was going to say it Wink

Way more cute than lucky, an oversized white rat can not compare to a golden retriever in any way shape or form Grin
15 Feb 2009 3:28PM
WHat a beautifly detailed shot, and lovely light.
conrad 13 10.9k 116
15 Feb 2009 3:28PM
Hehe, let's hope Cole doesn't read this...

But thanks for the compliments so far, people - also on behalf of Ashley, who would be flattered, I'm sure!
hellsbells8868 9 151 2 Wales
15 Feb 2009 3:34PM
Just outstanding. Superb lighting, everything is perfect, looks like he is waiting for his prey....
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2009 3:54PM
Lovely, lovely portrait in a delightful setting.
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3851 Canada
15 Feb 2009 3:55PM
Gorgeous image.

dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
15 Feb 2009 4:16PM
magnificent shot
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
15 Feb 2009 4:40PM
Love that light in the bg!
I was going to ask if that is the scar of her operation on her back leg. Hope she is all fine now.

White rat is better than red rat stealing nuts... :-p
15 Feb 2009 4:43PM
Beautful portrait set off with some lovely light.
conrad 13 10.9k 116
15 Feb 2009 4:43PM
Thanks, Cole, that light was indeed so wonderful and rare, I loved it too.

And about the rat remark - go get Cheryl ... !


Thanks for the comments, everyone!
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2009 5:03PM
Perfection, what else can I say the light the snow the pose the model
Linda Smile
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
15 Feb 2009 5:05PM
Naaa....women, what do they know, eh? :-p
15 Feb 2009 5:15PM
Lovely image, the light is gorgeous.
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
15 Feb 2009 5:25PM
A gorgeous dog portrait so beautifully framed by the
winter setting.
Well done.

skye1 10 29 4 Wales
15 Feb 2009 5:26PM
Beautiful portrait of Ashley, love everything about this the lighting, the area in which you have taken the shot, and the fabulous looking dog, they all work so well together, this would look gorgeous enlarged mounted and framed
arhb Plus
10 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2009 5:37PM
Excellent shot conrad, the light and Ashley's clouring go very well together. Ashley's expression adds to the interest here also.
joze 11 Slovenia
15 Feb 2009 5:41PM
Nice shot.
conrad 13 10.9k 116
15 Feb 2009 6:17PM
Thanks, everyone! Glad you like it as much as I do...
KathyW 14 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
15 Feb 2009 6:19PM
Beautiful shot Conrad.
Bet this will get framed and put on the wall Smile
southsnapper 11 74 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2009 6:26PM
Superb, it has a real arty quality to it Smile
conrad 13 10.9k 116
15 Feb 2009 6:28PM
Thanks, people!

And Stuart, thanks for the mod! There's something to be said for the crop. And I see what you mean about the extra space. I suppose with this easy foreground it should have been possible to create a little extra space at the bottom of the photo...
15 Feb 2009 7:27PM
Wonderful composition and capture, a lovely image.
silburkp 13 3 England
15 Feb 2009 9:16PM
A great 'picture postcard' composition.
conrad 13 10.9k 116
16 Feb 2009 7:11AM
User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
16 Feb 2009 9:03PM

Quote:White rat is better than red rat stealing nuts...

@ Cole

StevenPrice 13 30 2 England
17 Feb 2009 11:22AM
superb love the golden light in the bg.

conrad 13 10.9k 116
17 Feb 2009 4:25PM
Thanks, both!
conrad 13 10.9k 116
26 Feb 2009 7:30AM
Thanks for the user award, Laurie!
skye1 10 29 4 Wales
26 Feb 2009 7:31AM
More than welcome the photograph is beautiful, love everything about it.

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