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Old 11-15-2013, 09:25 AM
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The Odd Couple

Hey everybody ,
I'm new here and since I don't have any drawings to post on the other forums , I figured that I would post this photo. If you are any of the other popular photo forums you have probably seen this before. This photo I took of my mother and dog relaxing and looking out the window. Mom had had a rough day dealing with all her challenges that have come about over the past year. I call this " The Odd Couple " because my mother never liked dogs or cats but she likes him for some reason. all comments and even critiques are welcome. I shot this in JPEG with no post processing
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:28 AM
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Excellent Study is this one!
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:50 AM
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This is a very special photo, thanx so much for sharing it with us

and Welcome to the Phot Phorum...

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Welcome.

An excellent photo. I suspect it was a challenge capturing all the values without losing detail in the darks or blowing out the whites in this shot. But you nailed it!
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Welcome to the forum talltexan.
Normally I'm not a big fan of black and white photos but at times they are perfect for the subject. This is one of those times. I love this photo and think it is one you probably will cherish for a very long time to come. Great shot.

I have always loved animals but now that I am old they get even closer to my heart. One of my daughters once exclaimed, "MOM, you would never have allowed the dogs to do that when we were kids." I guess we mellow with age sometimes and recognize the unconditional love our dogs have for us that we often didn't see when we were younger and busy living life.
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Tex,
If this photo doesn't touch your heart, then your heart is made of stone.

Welcome Tall to WC's photo forum. This is an extremely powerful image that is even stronger because it's in B&W. It is images like this that explain why a dog is man's best friend.

The contrast is great. I love how the image is naturally lit and both sets of eyes are glued to visions outside the open window. The only thing I wish is that the Right side was not so closely cropped, but that is very minor.
This is a tough act to follow but hopefully you'll share more with us.
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Thank you all very much for the warm welcome and kind comments.

Yes it was difficult to get the range of tones in this shot. It was and overcast day and the only light was the light coming through the window. I plan on doing another like this with some pre planning. I kinda did this one in haste. Luv2shoot your right about the right side . I crowded some other things out of the frame that would only take away from the main subject.

I have been taking care of her 24/7 here at home since April. I am going to utilize this time to hone my skills in photography and my drawings and watercolors. It was pretty hectic in the beginning but things have mellowed out for now , so I hope I can record this time that I spend with her through my art.

Thanks very much to all , Brent
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Beautiful photograph on so many levels. I am a nurse, an animal lover, and a photographer, so this picture encompasses so many things to me.

Thank you for sharing this story!
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Wonderful photo, the black-and-white format really accentuates the emotions the picture creates.
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