Barbara Asacker  

Maverick by Barbara Asacker

July 2024 - Maverick

July 2024 - Barbara Asacker


About the Image(s)

This is a portrait of my dog nephew taken on a cold January day three years ago. He needed a sweater to keep warm while he was running and playing in his backyard. I took a shot to capture the action as best I could. His natural colors are black, white, and grey perfect for a monochrome image. Processed in Photoshop and Nik Silver Efex.
Nikon D850; 16-80 lens @ 80mm; 1/400 second; ISO 250

2 comments posted

Robin Mellor   Robin Mellor
It always makes me smile to see a dog in a woolly coat. This definitely looks better in black and white and positioning in the square format is good with the angle of the dog contrasted with the angle of the flag stones. This, coupled with the obvious action pose of the body, emphasises the movement of the dog playing. Good detail in the whites and I like the darkening of the corners to help bring attention in to the subject.
  Posted: 07/07/2024 10:50:36

Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
Barbara this is a really fun image even more so because you describe Maverick as your 'dog nephew', a relationship which is quite difficult to work out but I'm sure it is a happy one! This works well in mono and you have captured his energy well. The angle helps that and the blur on his front legs gives the image its sense of movement. There is a glint in his eye too which adds to the whole image.
  Posted: 07/08/2024 03:14:44


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