Joan Field, FPSA  

It's Raining Dogs by Joan Field, FPSA

May 2022 - It's Raining Dogs

About the Image(s)

This is an early version of something I've been thinking alb doing for years. "Its raining cats dnd dogs." I have the concept but trying to get the photos of cats, etc. has been difficult because my scanners are all not working anymore. But eventually, I will succeed. It will be quite different from this photo.I shot the dogs at the Gas Pride Parade over the years. I figured out how to make a aphere and put the dogs' faces in the middle. I will eventually change the sphere to a drop shape. Anyway, made a background layer of black to which I added a rain brush, which I had gotten through a class I took.d I made the rain light so it would show up against the black BG.. The spheres were moved around. Anyway, for a short notice creative, I put this together.

8 comments posted

Mike Fernandez
Interesting concept. The elements are there; a suggestion will be to make the spheres slightly bluish and if you use photoshop the fluid command and make the sphere like a drop.
Yes adding a cat would help and really fit 'Its raining cats and dogs'   Posted: 05/09/2022 07:30:27
Hazel Price   Hazel Price
May I ask Mike where the fluid command is in PS?
  Posted: 05/15/2022 03:35:40

Steve Wessing   Steve Wessing
I would suggest you match the lighting and shadows of the dogs so they are consistent. As it is, the lighting is impossible.   Posted: 05/11/2022 09:35:43
Joan Field   Joan Field
You are right. the sphere have different lighting on them. This was a fast try too put something together for this round. I plan to put the dogs and cats I will have into raindrops, rthater than spheres.   Posted: 05/20/2022 15:31:03

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
(Group 48)
Very creative. Love the result.   Posted: 05/13/2022 20:35:45

Hazel Price   Hazel Price
What an ambition notion. I think the result is well on the way to success. I think the colours in the spheres fit well with the background and don't need to be blue. It would be great if you could make them into drops.
  Posted: 05/15/2022 03:33:19

Brian Swinyard   Brian Swinyard
Joan, I like the underlying thought-process in this one to create an image that is 'raining cats and dogs'. The background works well and the opacity of the spheres is such that you can see the droplets behind. I would be inclined to swop the bottom two bubbles over such that the dogs are then looking at each other which would be compositionally stronger. Your choice of introducing three bubbles is a good one as this creates a visual triangle of interest. You might like to try separating the bubbles to see how that works. I agree with the others that pear-shaped water droplets would work better than round spheres. Be careful with the shadows not only on the dogs but also the droplets. I would also be inclined to reduce the lighter tones in the droplets to blend more with the background. This is very much work in progress.   Posted: 05/15/2022 09:55:21
Joan Field   Joan Field
Thanks for you input, Brian. I realize this is very much in process. I have it laid out in my mind and I hope by next time I will have a finished product that will fulfill the cats and dogs idea.   Posted: 05/20/2022 15:33:34


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