A Blue Great Dane Named Butler

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    Butler was one of the two, yes two, winners from a draw that was held at the Alberta Kennel Club summer show (where my lovely tent was destroyed by a storm on the last evening, boo hoo). At 150 lbs he's the largest dog I've photographed in the studio (time for a bigger studio).

    I've been asked before to reintroduce colour into a b&w images. Since I don't do that many I don't get asked that often. That being said, I had to give it a try with Butler. He's got the same colour as Siegfried, one of my daycare clients, and I thought I'd play around a bit to see what could be brought out.

    Maybe I'm getting tired of the red wall. Maybe I just need to play around a little. Either way, here you go.

    Billie Ginge, amandabryce, metafouric, and 38 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. amandabryce 67 months ago | reply

      this is awesome! great use of the ring light, works perfectly with Butler and his coloring :)

    2. fenlandsnapper 67 months ago | reply

      What an amazing portrait. Love the limited depth of field.

    3. Daniela Huepe *** 67 months ago | reply

      Hermosa fotografía, muy bello perro! me encantan los tonos...muy buena calidad.

    4. lindamccraven 67 months ago | reply

      its a very regal portrait.

    5. mizzcreation 67 months ago | reply

      Awe-some. What camera/lens were you using?

    6. Back in the Pack 67 months ago | reply

      Thanks. I may be wanting to stretch my legs regarding the red wall but I haven't come close to being tired of that fabulous ring light.

      mizzcreation - 5D Mark II and the 50mm f/1.4. You can always (or almost always) see what camera and settings I use in the "Additional Information" field on the lower right.

    7. utski7 67 months ago | reply

      Handseome fella, love the selected color looks great

    8. Sweet Pea403 67 months ago | reply

      Absolutely stunning! I would hang this on my wall!

    9. Kirstyxo 66 months ago | reply

      WOW! This is a stunning portrait!

    10. Gail LK 66 months ago | reply

      Very nice pic Brian. Butler might be the same colour as Siegfried but he's over double his size :).

    11. Back in the Pack 66 months ago | reply

      It would have been cool to see Sig and Butler together.

    12. Schendo 65 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Paws and Claws, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    13. Kerli'sPhotography 64 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Pets - Studio Photography, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    14. :silverimage: 64 months ago | reply

      love the catch lights in the eyes! Rings!

    15. Paw Prints Charming 62 months ago | reply

      I love what you've done with the eyes. It totally makes the photo... I love love the soft, almost beadiness, of the collar.

    16. babsbabe88 56 months ago | reply

      nice work :)

    17. Anita Seven 49 months ago | reply

      Tiene carita de sorprendido!!!!!

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