Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Dunbar



I took this picture of Dunbar, my companion and friend, quite awhile ago. I didn't want to use the flash and spoil the mood, but my hand shook and so the photo was not good.

This is the same photo with a little Photoshop improving. The shake is still there but it now has a kinda artsy look to it don't you think?

10 comments:

Sweet Irene said...

Dunbar looks like a mighty fine dog, even with a bit of a tremor. How old is he and is he a very playful dog? My cocker spaniel is ten years old and thinks he is too old to chase a ball and be very playful. I think he thinks it is beneath his dignity.

Rima said...

I love what you did with the picture, you're really, really getting the feel of it. You have a very artistic eye, in a subtle, elegant, undestructive way. You use your artistic eye to enhance and beautify your subjects. I love the light touch - I wonder if you've ever tried watercolours?

Dunbar is so regal - and big! Beautiful coat and face. He looks like he owns the space. Which our beloved furry friends do,don't they?

Bobbie said...

Irene, Dunbar is 3 years old now and quite the man since he fathered a litter of puppies with Lucky, his mate. He still likes to play, though and wants to rule the roost around here. I spoil him terribly and he spoils me with his love and devotion.

Rima, I've tried watercolors years ago but they always had a mind of their own and I had difficulty controlling them. I once studied pastel "painting" and loved doing it, but has been many, many years ago. Maybe I should try watercolors again...

Debi said...

Very very clever, Mom. I agree, it does hide the shake/blur. Do you remember what you did?

I can vouch that Dunbar wants to rule the roost. AND THAT BED!

Debi said...

Oh, and one more thing...Mom, you are wonderfully artistic. Rima has it right about your touch being subtle and elegant. I look forward to whatever you turn your hand and eye to.

Rima said...

I don't do watercolours very well either, they do have a mind of their own. My absolute favourite medium is pencils, regular and watercolour ones. The watercolour pencils are so much fun to use - if you like pastels and sketching, give them a whirl. You don't have to get the expensive brandnames, in fact, I like my cheaper brand pencils better than my professional ones.

Eleanor said...

A handsome dog. He looks very alert. I wonder what he is looking at. I like people who let dogs on their beds, mine both do, and some people are far too fussy. My dog Scamp always sleeps at the foot of my bed.

Frances said...

I love dogs. Dunbar has that dignified intelligent in charge look that covers up the fact that they are big softies and will lie on the floor and let you stroke their tummies.

Neda said...

Dunbar is sitting as if he is on his own thrown.. I researched the name and I found out that indeed, it has a Gaelic origin, and it means "castle headland,' but I guess you already knew that..:)

Katlynn's Momma said...

Awe, we miss him. Katlynn laughed really loud and hard when she saw his picture.