When I joined 52 Weeks for Dogs I made two vows to myself - don't wait until the last minute and don't overthink things. That being said, here is my first week's photo, a formal portrait using available light (shot in my entry) and edited in Picnik. I used Paint by Numbers texture by dog ma with blending mode set to overlay and fade set to 42%.
And now a little bit about Roger -- He's a 3 year old Standard Poodle (my first) and I met him on the internet (he was listed on Petfinder.com). His previous owner surrendered him to a non-demoninational rescue facility when he was 13 months old. Roger had been underloved and underfed, but that's all behind him now, and he shows no signs of any emotional scars,
He's my heart dog and to know him is to love him!