My photography club's assignment for September was Food. For quite a while I could not get inspired or come up with something I thought was interesting enough until one day I saw these delicious looking cupcakes at Cinnabon. I thought it would be really cute to try to incorporate our white Samoyed (or whatever she is) Pearl against an aqua background I have and let her lick the cupcake. Well, whatever you have in mind for Pearl she immediately decides she won't do. So, I got one or two shots off and she ran off and would not come back and pose for me anymore. The shot below was OK, but I thought I could do better:
Nikon D700, 60mm lens, flash in bounce umbrella on camera right
Our Labrador Retriever Maggie May is wonderful at cooperating so she willingly stepped up to the plate, in more than one way. I got several shots that I liked so much I had trouble choosing which one I wanted to enter for the assignment.
This one was a close contender, I know exactly how she feels.
This shot may tell the story I wanted to tell just a little bit better.
But this one makes me smile every time I look at it. I have no idea why her cheek is puffed out like that, but I like it! Her eyes and the tip of her tongue bring this image the feeling that I was after. Thank you, Mags, you came through once again.
BTW, I do realize that the second image has a strange reddish green color cast. I cannot figure out why and I have not been successful in using a Hue/Sat layer or a Colorbalance layer to remove it to my liking. It was a little more underexposed than the others and seems to be beyond my knowledge of Photoshop techniques, another reason I did not choose that one.