Holly, who is reacting to my funny noises!  Processed in Photoshop Elements 6 with adjusted levels and an unsharpen filter.  Eyes were retouched and some cloning was done.  Natural light was used from afternoon light through a window.

Camera settings: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, F/4, 1/60 sec., ISO 400, focal length 100 mm.  No flash.


Can I Play Too?

Holly is looking through our back yard fence as I am out and about taking photos.  Like most dogs, she doesn’t like being left behind!  This was processed in Photoshop Elements 6 with adjusted levels, dodging and burning and a lowered opacity high pass filter.

Camera settings: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, F/8, 1/200 sec., ISO 1600, focal length 250 mm.  No flash.


Benny belong to my friends in Minnesota.  I took this during my time there.  Benny is a loyal and true friend.  This photo was processed in Photoshop Elements by adjusting levels, changing to b/w (portrait), running through Sketch/Dk. Strokes with a Soft Light blending mode and finally treating with Topaz Simplify crisp edge.

Camera settings: Olympus 7010, f/4.8, 1/30 sec., ISO 200, focal length 23.8 mm.  No flash

Holly – Close To Home

I took this Tuesday when I was taking dog photos at home!  I had a different version on the Elements Village Gallery so I thought I’d put this one up here.   This is Holly our Jack Russell terrier.  She likes to turn upside down when she’s in a playful mood.  I used my Wacom tablet to redo her eyes (dreaded red eye!) and used the oval marquee tool to vignette the photo.  After adjusting levels, I made a b/w copy of the photo and set it on 50% Multiply over the original.   Thanks for stopping by.

Camera settings: Canon T1i, F/5, 1/60 sec., ISO 400, focal length 40 mm.  Flash fired.


Had fun taking photos of the dogs today.    Pulled the curtains back off of the patio doors and used window light.  Getting the dogs to cooperate was another story!!  Eventually got this of Dawson, our Australian Shepherd.  I processed in Photoshop Elements by using the magnetic lasso to circle his face.  I then selected Inverse and used Gaussian blur on the rest of the photo.  I dodged his face to bring out the whiteness and make it the focal point.  The eye and nose were sharpened and I burned the corners of the photo.  The photo is framed in black.

Camera settings: Canon T1i, F/5.6, 1/50 sec., ISO 1600, focal length 55 mm.  No flash.


Dawson doing his best to find the rope I threw for him!  It’s hard to throw and take a photo right after!  We had to do this many times and he was thrilled.  Supposed to rain tonight and tomorrow so wanted to get this done if I could.  Processed in Photoshop Elements with High Pass filter on his head only.  Then burned.

Camera settings: F/5.6, 1/200 sec., ISO 320, focal length 194 mm.  No flash.