Monday, November 4, 2013

Fun with Photos

I shared this photo of Pallo last week on Wordless Wednesday.


This also happens to be my current background photo on my computer. And my current favorite photo of Pallo. To me, the colors just blend so nicely. The depth of field means that Pallo's eyes are totally sharp and in focus while the leaves are a pleasant blurred background. It somehow makes him stand out while blending in, all at the same time.

And, I can't stop messing with the photo.

This is what it looked like straight out of camera (ooc).


It was a good photo. The focus and depth of field are obvious and really play their part. But, it is in no way as striking as the version posted above. The colors are dull and it just seems like its missing something. It is a good picture, but not a great one.

My latest version of this picture is this:


This version might not be some people's favorite. It is a more creative interpretation than the original edit posted above, for sure. Most of the time, my goal is to take the best possible photo in camera, and then enhance it in post processing to make it look just as amazing on the screen (or in print) as it did in person. This version is something a bit different. The colors are vibrant still, but the blacks are muted, giving the whole photo a matte look. I think this look works great on this photo. Pallo's eyes and nose seem to stand out even more. His body seems to pop from the leaves a bit more as well. 

I'm sure I will come up with some other edits. I never can leave my favorite photos alone. At least, not until I get new favorites!


  1. I love the camo look

    Stop on by for a visit

  2. I'm trying to like the matte, hazy look in photos but if I use a matte preset I always change it. I do like what you've done with Pallo's photo ... but still prefer the top one :)

  3. When you are a tan/black dog in tan colored leaves, it is challenging to find the right contrast. Good job!