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Clean Spaniel

Clean Spaniel by Sus

Hi Sus,

Well here's my opinion for what it's worth.

I would echo Franks comments regarding the background, the texture, tone and colour are very similar, so poor old Doggy looks like he is merging into the background.

Just a thought try blurring and lowering the contrast on the background, even try lightening or darkening it slightly.

It looks a tad over sharpen, if you look at the Whiskers they appear slightly jagged, it could be just the way it's appearing on my screen of course.

The lighting is good, but I find where you have Dogs with Black and White coats the lighting needs to be very soft, as it is easy to blow the highlights or lose detail in the shadow.

I would always expose for the white coat, then carefully select the Black areas of the coat and lighten in post production.

There is a slight risk of noise in the shadow area using this method, but if you blow the highlights it is very difficult to retrieve the detail.

Apologies for the ramblings of an old Fossil Photographer, but I hope it helps.



Puppy Love

Puppy Love by annaliese

I really like the lighting in this
.......of course the subject matter speaks for itself Smile

The National Museum of Scotland - again

The National Museum of Scotland - again by KingBee

Definitely achieved the 'Lowery-esque' look.

Even before I read your description, I was thinking to myself that reminds me of a Thomas Lowery painting.

Well done



[sadness] by focused-photography

Wow I love this, the Monochrome treatment is spot on, the angle of the head and hand gives a lovely diagonal leading the viewers Eye into the Photograph.

Parndon Lock

Parndon Lock by MickS

Lovely Film FP4 Wink

Quite amazing some of these very old lenses, not pin sharp Focus of a modern multicoated lens, but a timeless quality all their own.



Taz by kathrynlouise

Hi Kathryn,

As Joyce has already pointed out height is very important. Try and get your Eye level the same as your Dogs.

If it is safe to do so, lose the Lead or clone it out.



I Still have Smell

I Still have Smell by Sus

Just love the oldies

Comfortable Chair

Comfortable Chair by Sus

This is gorgeous

In The Doghouse

In The Doghouse by ravenje

Definitely a serious case of man in Dog House

tufty & daisy:)

tufty & daisy:) by rosie1234

Ah bless them


Reta by dstreny

Ah bless, that's gorgeous


___ by t0m

Totally agree with carmanfuchs, excellent

Mad Hound

Mad Hound by Flatmatt

How cute is that


...Millie... by Lu1989

Love this

Red Shoe Puppy

Red Shoe Puppy by digitall

Ah that is so Sweet


Antique by pdsdigital

Should have been a Roll of FP4.....Wink

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Added Date: 22/10/2011 - 7:38 PM

Thank you very much Graham, those words are much appreciated, especially coming from a very talented Photographer such as yourself. Your Steam Train Photography really is top drawer stuff.

Once again thank you for your comments.