Barbara E Miller, FPSA, MPSA, EFIAP  

Sad little pooch by Barbara E Miller, FPSA, MPSA, EFIAP

October 2019 - Sad little pooch

October 2019 - Barbara E Miller, FPSA, MPSA, EFIAP


About the Image(s)

I saw this little chap and he looked so forlorn, I couldn’t resist him. I did very little other than sharpening the image in Topaz and adding a small catchlight in the eyes. Lastly adding a 1 pixel stroke

This round’s discussion is now closed!
7 comments posted

Rick Finney   Rick Finney
(Group 15)
Barbara: A wonderful image ... It appears as though he wants a home and lots of love! **Rick**   Posted: 10/01/2019 16:27:29

Mark Laussade   Mark Laussade
Nice job on capturing this dog's woeful expression. Good use of depth of field to add emphasis to your subject. Your sharpening and or clarity modifications are also well done. The background and grey light seem to increase the desperate feel to the subject. The stroke looks good to me, as well. I would like to see a little more exposure in the collar to bring out some detail, but this is a rather minor issue.
  Posted: 10/02/2019 15:55:16

Richard Siersma   Richard Siersma
It's funny how we humans anthropomorphize the animals we see. He has a collar so I don't believe he is homeless; however, he may have miss placed his caregiver. Your image made me smile and then feel a little sympathetic; a story well told. Well done.   Posted: 10/03/2019 09:32:36

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
The use of Topaz has become the second love of my life. Love the forlorn look on that pooch's face   Posted: 10/04/2019 14:41:54

It's a lovely photograph of the dog, Barbara but on first looking at it, my eye was drawn to the debris on the ground, particularly the pale brown bits. I also thought it would benefit from a vignette. I took the liberty of cleaning up the background using the healing brush tool then using darken / lighten centre and levels to focus attention even more on the dog. My modified version is below. I hope it's useful.   Posted: 10/06/2019 07:52:04
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Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
Thanks David it is an improvement. I actually did clone a couple of ragged bits on the ground but this is better.   Posted: 10/06/2019 08:12:11

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Barbara, it's a wonderful photograph! There are so man feelings that are evoked by the dog -- sadness, loneliness, thoughtfulness. I'm really impressed that you recognized the opportunity that this dog offered. Very well done!

I like the dog's additional brightness and the vignette in David's image. However, to me the "ragged bits" add to the sense of the dog being forlorn and woeful.
  Posted: 10/06/2019 21:04:39