Mollie Goat

Unlike my other posts, this one is photoshopped and just plain fun. I borrowed the idea from a terrific photographer, J.C. Leacock - who teaches workshops and has a gallery in Crested Butte. So I'll make sure to give credit where it's due.


And I'll give Mollie some credit as well for putting up with me... I know she showed some patience as I insisted she wear the sunglasses. Anyway, after a little photoshop work on the reflection, our little alpine escort "Mollie Goat" comes to life. I guess you can tell we really enjoy getting out into the backcountry with her.


Both of the images used in this comp were taken from the Gothic Road above Crested Butte, Colorado.




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  • Dixie Lawrence 4y

    Ha! I love it! Nice job on the photoshopping ... and I love the dog :)
  • Guy Schmickle 4y

    Love it! I know my dog would never be so patient!
  • Aspenbreeze 4y

    NOW THAT IS EVER SO CLEVER and WELL DONE. What an ad it would make for CO.
  • Andrew Countryman 4y

    So cool. Mollie was a trooper.
  • KathyPiper (Spokeannie) 4y

    Hilarious! Love it! Great processing!!
  • April Gregorius 4y

    Thats a cool shot :) I don't think Otis would sit still; he would have the glasses off pretty quickly...
  • Mike Berenson 4y

    I'll have to say that my wife deserves a lot of credit as well. Mollie would never have been so patient with me if it weren't for all her time training. Thanks for all the great comments everyone!
  • Zach Dischner 4y

    Haha that is awesome Mike! Totally charismatic and engaging. The reflection is really sweet
  • Brad McGinley 4y

    Love it! I just got back from there, wow, what a place
  • Sandy/Scarlett Images ♥ Finally back! 4y

    Great idea and wow, super successful shot Mike!! If Otis gets a pair of shades, I'm gonna go over to Ray and Missi's and practice shots like this!
  • Jerry Hunsanger 4y

    Very Cool, looks like a great dog.
  • Felix Schmidt 4y

    Haha, really funny idea :)
  • Scott 4y

    can't wait to try this with my mom's dog around the holidays (usually its a holiday style hat and the dog usually hates it, but it's so funny).
  • westiemumma 4y

    you ended up with a fun shot
  • ♞Jenny♞ 4y

    ha ha, this is really good!!!! My animals are all pretty tolerant. Especially my horses. l I put wigs on them, hats, bunny ears and I plan to put some reindeer antlers on them soon.
  • raykdenver 3y

    Great composite Mike!
  • ♥Melu♥Rogi♥ 3y

    stunning capture!!!!!!!
  • Inocent-e 3y

    originales vistas saludos

  • Marcel van Hilten 2y

  • Greg Speasl 2y

    Good for a chuckle!!
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Taken on July 2, 2011
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