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Playing in the winter sun



  • Location: Mount Albion Conservation Area
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  • Lens: Canon 70-200mm f2.8L
  • Focal Length: 73mm
  • Aperture: f/3.2
  • Shutter Speed: 1/1600 sec.
  • ISO: 100
  • Metering Mode: Pattern Metering

It's been quite a while since I have had a chance to go out and shoot, just for fun.

Recently, Kathy and I decided to take our puppies out for a walk and just let them be dogs. Go, run around in the field and have a good time just playing. I hoped to get a few shots of them on a generic natural background but it took a little planning to achieve success. By incorporating the use of a circular polarizer to control the light, shooting RAW to capture enhanced dynamic range and a little post processing to bring out the best of the images, we now have a few frame worthy shots to hang in the house.

Post Processing

All of my images are initially downloaded from the memory card to my hard drive using Adobe Lightroom 4. For this image,  shadow and highlight adjustments were made, the image was warmed by boosting the color temperature a little, overall vibrance was boosted and a slight vignette was added. Prior to finishing the image it was then opened in Photoshop where I used the content aware patch tool to remove the distracting plant that appears in the middle of Sandy's chest and beside her shoulder.

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