When we visited Seattle last August, we stayed with Barbara's sister, Debbie for several nights. Her Golden Retrievers, Molly (the oldest) and Bob are such beautiful dogs. I had captured a shot of Molly peeking through this fence but the shot was not cropped like this. I finally decided (almost one year later) to "do something" with this shot. I had to do some serious work with control points in Nik Viveza and Nik Color Efex Pro to adjust the brightness in the leaves and take away some of the shadow in Molly's eye so that at least a bit of her eye was somewhat visible. As you can see, it still needs a bit of work burning some highlights and brightening some dark areas, But it's a start .... Let me know what you think :-)
Also, everyone, thanks again to all of you for your continued kind comments. I sincerely apologize for my long absence in responding and visiting all of you. My work is really getting to me, - totally stressed out - but hopefully things will begin to ease up just a bit in the next month or so. Thank you, all <3 Denny
** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"
- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)
- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.
::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"; Earth Wind and Fire