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Boy! Am I gonna be in trouble!

By Suehh
You have no idea how much I am gonna be moaned at for this.... it could even end in divorce ---- but don't worry, I can do my own - won't cost me a penny!

Whilst in Northumbria last week, Steven and I came across a most welcome tea room - after trekking here, there and everywhere. It was a lovely tea room in the back of beyond - we were not even sure if it was open - but we went in and the lady graciously invited us to go into the tea room so in we went. At the outset there were stone flag on the floor and we were all so busy exclaiming about the delights of the place, neither Steven or I noticed the tea room had a plain green carpet - and we had muddy boots on..... ouch! We felt awful and removed our boots immediately but too late - whilst the tea was being made I was on my hands and knees gathering as many clumps of mud as I could and putting them in my pocket. Meanwhile, the dog, whose name is Dexter apparently, jumped up on Steven's lap and I took a quick pic, of which he does not approve - so just for fun and not to be taken seriously, here is Steven and Dexter ......... divorce courts here I come..........

A snap (defo) and a textured layer to hide all the signs on the walls, the lamp, the table, etc., etc.,

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moiral 6 12 Scotland
25 Nov 2010 8:06PM
A lovely shot, and you are braver than I am. My hubby has forbidden me from putting shots of him on here. Moira

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pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2010 8:33PM
nice story and lovely shot I dont even tell my hubs of the few images I have posted on hereSmile
BobFancy 7 11 4 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2010 8:35PM
Great shot, I'm not sure why he wouldn't like it.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
25 Nov 2010 8:36PM
I love this portrait, I couldn't have stopped myself either Sue, from putting this on. It's fabulous! What a great job you did. Your hubby looks like a real sweet man and so does Dexter......Sandy
jase147 6 1 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2010 8:42PM
i think you''l get away with this as long as phrases like same barber or colourist are not mentioned at any time

lovely portrait shot . well captured
mrswoolybill Plus
9 985 1500 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2010 8:45PM
Hmmm... I'm now trying to identify a Northumbrian tea room with green carpet... Love the story.
25 Nov 2010 9:17PM
love it fantastic shot
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2010 9:40PM
this is a stunner sue dexters a little star nice one Wink
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
25 Nov 2010 9:44PM
Don't know your hubbie of course, but find it hard to see what he'd find to object to in this great image. Mind you, once did a quick pencil sketch of my husband, which I still reckon was darned good, while he was asleep in a chair & to which he took terrible umbrage , so perhaps it's just a man thing? Smashing one of his new doggie friend at the same time! Interesting story to go along with it too.

artcubis 9 6 United States
25 Nov 2010 9:49PM
This looks like Steven's dog... they are both happy and smiling.
Dexter is a cutie and there is no way Steven could get angry at something so lovely as this portrait.
Good for you for taking this shot.
I commend you for your "bravery" Smile


p.s. next time Steven could pick up the mud and
you could hold the doggie Smile
polly470 7 25 8 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2010 10:16PM
It looks as though you have worked hard on this picture Sue, and it has come out as beautiful as all your pictures...if it was 'just for fun' then your 'serious' stuff will be blinding!! For someone who has always said they can't do portraits I think that you have AGAIN proved yourself a natural.....
polly470 7 25 8 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2010 10:24PM
Came back for a second it!!
MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2010 10:53PM
Works a treat and I am sure he will love it
Cormy 9 3 England
25 Nov 2010 10:56PM
Really good portrait.
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3531 Canada
25 Nov 2010 11:22PM
Really gorgeous shot.

Had a go at mods, - removed the hair from the Westies nose, tightened the black coverage, added height, sharpened a little, added contrast, - and mod2 is a duo toned version.

One to be proud of for both of you.

Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
25 Nov 2010 11:43PM
Sue.. a really lovely image and such a lovely story to go with it! I'm just smiling cos I'd be pickin up the clumps of mud tooSmile

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lesliea 7 2 Australia
26 Nov 2010 1:52AM
Very nice portrait Sue well taken.
marvellous artwork you are a genius!!
cantona43 Plus
11 924 4 England
26 Nov 2010 5:20AM
this is a stunning portrait Sue, Steven and Dexter look like they have been modelling years and you have done them both proud here, I do not think it is the divorce courts where you will be going when he see's it as I am sure he will be so proud of you, excellent work
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
26 Nov 2010 6:00AM
A superb portrait, Sue. Carol
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
26 Nov 2010 8:56AM
A tremendously well worked casual portrait.

Suehh 9 39 6 England
26 Nov 2010 9:31AM
Good morning ladies and gentlemen - and thank you for the lovely comments - I am pleased because this was literally just a "look up Steven" and then a snap - without him knowing I was going to take a pic of the two boys - Dexter is quite a character and made us giggle quite a lot. It took the sting out of the muddy bits! I hope the ladyowner forgave us - she said it was a new carpet - but if it was me, I would not have put a pale green carpet in tea room in an area known for walkers! We still could not help feeling really bad though and bought cakes we really did not want to try and make things up to her a bit!

And thank you Willie, King of the Mods, for your two wonderful versions - I like both of them but especially the toning in V2 - so thank you very much for taking the time.

And thank you too Pols ---- you say the lovliest of things x Sue
Ray42 8 3 England
26 Nov 2010 9:36AM
An excellent portrait of both hubby and Dexter - like the lighting and being a mono a lot - like the mods by Willie too
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2010 10:26AM
Superb shot Sue, great composition and so beautifully processed and presented.

astyag 9 12
26 Nov 2010 10:51AM
What a superb portrait, Is Dexter your Maltese? he looks too friendly to be somebody else! Indeed I salute you for your superb portrait and bravery. Though bravery I am only following what others have said above, since I think Steven should be proud of you for capturing this amazing portrait. Well done
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2010 11:11AM
Still laughing at the antics of the carpet saga, (emptied your pockets yet?) Sue this is an asolute dream shot, would no way class as a candid..and Steven should be proud to have this one framed.
Willie as you say...King of mods..does it again
26 Nov 2010 11:14AM
shame on you lol , im sure your forgiven , and hubby should be pleased with this image , if not def go for the divose lol ... have a good day supeb image ... angie x
26 Nov 2010 4:06PM
Great shot and story Sue - Bet he loves it really !

26 Nov 2010 4:22PM
I agree with Chris above, Sue, I bet that he's a secret admirer of your images. And I'm sure your hubby is as well Wink Great processing, excellent retro-feel image. Bravery gets you everywhere, as they say, especially class images like this.
Suehh 9 39 6 England
26 Nov 2010 5:57PM
Thank you all for your comments - lovely of you to take the time - and Astyag - thank you for the mod - you have made Steven look like a saint - and I am sure he would love that - especially as I call him "the old bloke" - affectionately meant I assure you - but I am just a baby compared to him (I wish!) x
26 Nov 2010 6:30PM
Thanks for the entertainment
paulcr 11 1.5k 9 Ireland
26 Nov 2010 6:32PM
What a stunning portrait. Beautiful. Paul
User_Removed 8 26 2 United States
26 Nov 2010 9:09PM
Sue, that is a great portrait of both! Steven should be so pleased - a face full of humor and character. Makes one want to meet him. And Dexter's a gem too. I'm sure the mud part of the episode is forgotten by now.
DRicherby 7 269 725 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2010 10:02PM
That's just delightful! If Steven divorces you, cut him out of the photo and run away with Dexter! Grin
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2010 9:28AM
loved the story behind this one...... Smile
Suehh 9 39 6 England
27 Nov 2010 9:28AM
Thanks again for your lovely and most amusing comments - what a great start to the weekend to read such funnies! xx

And thank you to youmightlike this for you unusual mod - Sue
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 15 England
27 Nov 2010 11:46PM
great picture he will be proud when he sees this.
tashi 6 2
28 Nov 2010 12:33PM
Excellent portrait! Expressions ... very well caught. Like the story behind this shot and I'm sure Steven will definitely love this picture. It's so beautifully captured. Thanks for sharing.
Suehh 9 39 6 England
28 Nov 2010 3:02PM
Thank you Ian for your user award - I am so delighted to receive and it is such an unexpected surprise - so thank you very much . x
28 Nov 2010 8:23PM
Anotther great image Sue

andmolliethedog 10 120 11 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2010 8:53AM
LOVE THIS...and ifs its going to cause a divorce it was worth it...amazing quality for in essence a grab shot..
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
29 Nov 2010 4:54PM
Oh dear, Sue, I hope you don't have to get divorced over this lovely portrait!
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
30 Nov 2010 5:43PM
Oh what a superb portrait Sue.I must say he looks strong, sophisticated and alert. Actually it's not bad of Steven either.
Techno Plus
8 1.8k 8 England
4 Dec 2010 9:54PM
Simply superb!
Source 6
7 Dec 2010 5:58PM
Wonderful capture
Ridgeway 9 222 2 Ireland
10 Dec 2010 7:50PM
Fantastic and all the better after reading how it came about,
I was going to comment about the hair dead centre of the dogs nose but considering,,,brilliant.


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