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Coast 10 1.6k 292 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 11:36PM
Interesting idea as I assume you are using the gloss black background to include a reflection. For me it needs a little work in exposure. It appears a little underexposed overall and the reflection is not strong enough. In turn this makes the composition feel a little unbalanced.

Perhaps some editing using a layer mask and tweaking levels may accentuate the reflection but as it is it looks a little flat.

Handsome subject and worth playing with some more as with a little more work I think you have the foundation of an interesting and different take on the usual pooch portrait.

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mikeweeks 13 974 3 England
6 May 2013 11:57PM
Sorry but exposure was spot on, I had the dog to compare. A stronger reflection could become the subject and the subject is the dog, the reflection a foil.
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
7 May 2013 2:53PM
Love the tones in this beautiful portrait............deserves more success...................GrinGrinGrinGrin
JFitz Plus
9 419 5 Ireland
7 May 2013 7:57PM
A wonderful portrait. I think your exposure is just lovely. The reflection is spot on in my opinion and you have captured the texture of his coat very well. I would have liked to see more of his left eye, a minor niggle in a fine image.Smile
DonMc 9 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 10:24PM
Hello Mike, not my subject but what a fantastic image, well achieved! SmileSmileWink
mikeweeks 13 974 3 England
8 May 2013 5:21PM
Many thanks for the comments guys. Totally agree about the left eye. First time out with this set up and will be amending for next time. Main thing is that the customers were happy.

myrab 12 United Kingdom
9 May 2013 4:57PM
I think this is just perfect, I love it.


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