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Challenge: Pet Portrait VI (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS R5
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens
Location: Home
Date: Oct 20, 2021
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/15
Date Uploaded: Oct 20, 2021

Kody came into our lives about 7 years ago. We think he was used as a hunting dog, the people who had him just dumped him off in the street. We don't know how long he was living on the streets. He was very skinny and his white spots were green and dirty from rolling in the grass and dirt. Over the period of a month or two we acclimated him into our home with lots of love. Kody is the sweetest dog on earth.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 28
Avg (all users): 6.3429
Avg (participants): 6.3333
Avg (non-participants): 6.3500
Views since voting: 107
Views during voting: 101
Votes: 35
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0


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10/30/2021 07:13:32 AM
I love the look in Kody’s eyes. Your story of him is very heartwarming. We have a beagle mix, Cooper, who has been in many of my entries so I am familiar with Kody’s character traits and can relate very well to him. Your composition expresses his personality so well! He is a lucky dog to have such a loving owner.
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10/29/2021 04:00:49 PM
hey Debbi .. this was one of my favs in the challenge .. and i loved reading about his history ..
how lucky you guys found each other .. he is very beautiful for a boy .. !! .. and its a gorgeous portrait .. :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/29/2021 08:03:43 AM
Just to clarify why I chose a dark background for this challenge. I didn't want any distractions around the subject, this image was for me totally about Kody. I wanted to take a portrait of him long before this challenge which pushed me to do it now.
Kody is sitting on the staircase landing near a window he loves to lookout.
I used natural lighting from the window with a reflector for the left side of his face.
I hung a black fabric over the back of the banister behind him for a regal looking portrait.
BTW, he got a cookie before the shoot. :)
Thank you all for the lovely comments on this image and for my new found confidence in my images.
10/29/2021 08:03:25 AM
Just to clarify why I chose a dark background for this challenge. I didn't want any distractions around the subject, this image was for me totally about Kody. I wanted to take a portrait of him long before this challenge which pushed me to do it now.
Kody is sitting on the staircase landing near a window he loves to lookout.
I used natural lighting from the window with a reflector for the left side of his face.
I hung a black fabric over the back of the banister behind him for a regal looking portrait.
BTW, he got a cookie before the shoot. :)
Thank you all for the lovely comments on this image and for my new found confidence in my images.
10/29/2021 12:33:47 AM
Awwww... Debbi! Thank you for rescuing this beautiful soul. She looks like she would be the best friend ever. My best friend has a dog rescue organization, so I hear stories like this every day. We try to take glamour photos to help each one find a family like yours. It just breaks my heart that people on this earth could be so cruel to something so innocent and undeserving! Your photo of Kody is amazing. I love how she kind of fades into the shadows. So beautiful!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/28/2021 07:49:06 PM
standout in the challenge .
the lighting .. the tones .
and your beautiful model ..
everything is perfect ..
i'm not voting yet btw .. :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/28/2021 01:54:48 PM
He has that look, i.e. “Are you done yet?” Nicely photographed. I would like more room at the top, but that’s just me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/24/2021 01:38:22 PM
What a handsome dog. I like the wistful look you have captured - I would guess he is gazing longingly at a treat held just above the photographer? A bit of a shame you have lost so much of the detail in the shadow areas - possibly deliberately designed to hide some clutter.
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