Black Pug Pup in Black Pot
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Location: Houston TX US
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"Full Color" Portrait of neighbor's pup - but placed in hand painted glossy black pot with black satin fabric background - so it looks like a black and white shot. Enhanced highlights in eyes, and "trimmed" ends of ribbon using PE2
· Date: Sat 31-March-2007 · Views: 20859 · Filesize: 32.3KB, 180.7KB · Dimensions: 1000 x 675 ·
Rating: ********** 9.67
Keywords: Black Pug Pup
Camera: D2H
Lens and Filters: 35-105 zoom AF Nikkor
Film and/or ISO: 200
Location: Houston, Tx. May, 2004
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Location: Jeddah SA
Posts: 1,686
Sat 31-March-2007 03:34 Rating: 10 

Beautiful capture of a beautiful animal. I love the black on black idea and how the background matches the pups shiny fur. The expession on the pups face between those 2 paws is priceless.
Thanks for sharing
Location: high river AB CA
Posts: 2
Mon 02-April-2007 10:55 Rating: 10 

Captivating, well done, great detail in the black.

Location: Big Piney WY US
Posts: 121
Mon 02-April-2007 12:14 Rating: 10 

KUKU and ZERO said it all. Stunnig.

Thanks for sharingRobert Freddie: Lain
Robert Freddie: Lain
Location: San Diego CA US
Posts: 30
Wed 04-April-2007 10:14 Rating: 9 

Oh I like this a lot! Black dogs are so hard to photograph as their coat absorbs the light. You caught a lot of detail in both the puppy and the background, and created a wonderful portrait. Of course the expression is great, and I know how you have very few chances to get "the look." Congrats on a fine portrait. A tighter crop on the left may help the composition, but otherwise perfect.

Location: Cracow PL
Posts: 149
Thu 05-April-2007 07:02 Rating: 10 


Location: Aldie VA US
Posts: 1,487
Mon 16-March-2009 07:53 Rating: 9 

You have to love this one! Very successfully executed. Well done!

Location: Houston TX US
Posts: 14
Mon 16-March-2009 11:45

Thanks for your comments. This pup perfomed wonderfully once the owners mentioned she loved honey! Also, I recently just missed an opportunity to photograph another small pup - a Papillon with its extra large and furry ears. Ah well...