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_MG_6576 Better Background

_MG_6576 Better Background

Changed for a canvas with warmer colors and turned down the power on the hairlight because it was lighting the canvas too much. Added a vignette with Nik ColorEfex Pro. I'm noticing that it is very important not to place the break between the posing stand and the background too high. Please note: I bought this canvas background from Owen's Originals because I was very pleased with the gray background I used on the other recent image. This one arrived at a very busy time and it had several defects, notably white horizontal streaks at the sides and in general horizontal streaks from the way the paint was airbrushed on. I did not return it for fixing or replacement at the time because I was puzzled about how to repack it and time just got away from me. I should have done so within Owens' 2 week return period. Buyer beware!!!

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Rachel Pennington09-Jan-2012 20:35
Looks amazing. You can really see the colors of his fur.
Tom LeRoy07-Jan-2012 08:45
Fine shot of Ricky, I like this combination so far the best. Excellent work with all of the gear. V.
Judith Barnett05-Jan-2012 17:05
Beautiful image, probably the best one of Ricky I have seen. Teh background lighting is wonderful and the foreground adds a bit of color but not enough to take over the pic.
Gary Retterbush05-Jan-2012 09:33
Wonderful dog, wonderful lighting and PP'ing plus wonderful photographer equals wonderful image! 'nuff said.
fotabug05-Jan-2012 06:19
This a fabulous portrait of a pretty dog
Range View 04-Jan-2012 22:48
The colours of the posing stand and background work beautifully to highlight Ricky. This is a gorgeous portrait of him Isabel!
Jim Coffman04-Jan-2012 21:05
This is a wonderful portrait !!
Digipets04-Jan-2012 20:29
What a beautiful result you got! Wonderful job you did on your picture, and Ricky is a lovely little dog! Carlee
Rosemarie Kusserow04-Jan-2012 20:28
Wonderful potrait of this beauty, love the colors and background, the vignette works very nice, V
Rosemarie :o)
Happy New Year 2012 Isabel!
pemkid04-Jan-2012 20:27
Beautifully done. I think it is hard to photograph a grey dog and get much excitement but
you brought out his best attributes
Fabienne04-Jan-2012 20:19
Superbe avec cet arrière-plan diffus, c'est excellent.
Graeme04-Jan-2012 20:11
Rickie is blooming in this capture, Isabel. Well done.BV
Raymond04-Jan-2012 20:02
Wow ... Rickie has never looked so good :)))