Lonesome Cheech, Nacogdoches TX
Cheecher is lonesome without Nini. He is really her dog more than he is mine. We’re both missing her and she’s missing us. But at least she’ll have a new Cheech portrait to enjoy.
I grabbed my 135mm lens and a piece of white carboard for a reflector and set out to make some dog portraits. I propped the cardboard up on a rubbermade tub and coaxed Cheech into position so that he was facing the reflector, and you can see a little bit of it in the top of his eye. I made all three dogs pose, but Cheech was the best behaved, so he got better looking portraits. I processed the photo in LR4, then Photoshop, and then LR4 again. I used LR4 for the black and white conversion and exposure, and then used Photoshop to remove some unwanted things and to fine-tune the exposure, then back in LR4 I increased the clarity and the highlights just a touch before exporting to jpg. The whole process took under ten minutes.
Critiques are always welcome.
Daily photo: April 28, 2013, taken April 23, 2013