Sunday, August 26, 2012

Woo Hoo!

Woo Hoo!


Dog Blog Post #791



Photography Assignment


At times my boys are as opposite as can be.

Red hot Zachary thinks retrieving is cause for…

Our Daily Challenge - Aug 26, 2012 - "Celebration"

… while cool blue Henry prefers to have a more restrained sniffing…

Daily Dog Challenge "300. Adventure - Show us your dog's idea of an adventure - anything from a grand trip to something exciting in your own backyard."

The Plan


My plan was to take the shot pictured above, but without the... uh... enhancements.

The Problems


And here we hit Mischief Monday...

This is how that shot actually turned out - shot RAW, shown with absolutely NOTHING done to it:


... and that was the BEST of the bunch.

The biggest problem was the big umbrella, creating that enormous shadow in front. The fact I was using the 50mm lens instead of the zoom didn't help.

That makes Inanimate Objects the root of mischief this week.

Grrrrr....

The Solution


Crop big and push sliders. I'd love to say I'd planned Zachary to be red and Henry to be blue and was able to make it so.

And that would be a lie.

It just worked out that way.

Ok... it was a lot of work to make it work out that way, requiring much slider shoving, lightening, darkening, contrasting, and a bunch of other fiddly things that were more luck than skill. :)

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7 comments:

Sam said...

I have to say that is really an interesting effect - we really like it!

Sam

Tanner and Beth said...

We Love your shots! And we love the things you do with them. You are Sooooooo creative. You can make beauty from a shot most of us would just discard!

Doggy kisses
Tanner

houndstooth said...

It still turned out really cool! Sometimes those ho hum shots can surprise you.

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all!

Just hoppin' by to say "hi".

My Human thinks the effect is "neat". She doesn't have photo shop editing so she can only post "what you see is what you get".

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Flea said...

Regardless of how it happened, it's a very cool shot. Good job!

jen said...

Inanimate objects are always playing mischief on us!

Thanks for joining the hop today!

Colby said...

Cool...you can barely see Henry in the original picture. A little bit of photo magic and you can see him nice and true blue!

Happy Monday!
Colby