Soaking Up The Sun

© R. J. Laudenbacher

Soaking Up The Sun

Gord MacEachern Student 10/21/2011 3:20:28 AM

They know the good places to lay down. Wonderful image Becky great POV!!! #1416992

Alan L. Borror 10/21/2011 3:37:31 AM

What a superb POV and composition, RJ! Great capture! #9751817

Jeff W. Robinson 10/21/2011 3:55:04 AM

Wonderful perspective and capture of her!! #9751850

Doug Pignet 10/21/2011 4:55:07 AM

kewl comp & pov here ..well done #9751984

Bobby Ray Goodman 10/21/2011 5:00:58 AM

Hi R.J.Looks like a winner.Stunning treatment and beautiful lighting!!!! #9752001

Julie Burnett 10/21/2011 5:03:59 AM

A very creative pov, just a wonderful job capturing this, Becky!! #9752006

Sabrina Ryan 10/21/2011 5:13:08 AM

Beautiful! #9752025

Shelly A. Van Camp 10/21/2011 5:25:40 AM

I would love to learn to photograph animals. I have trouble with eyes.....Beautiful dog, colors, lighting and reflections. #9752062

Mary Timman 10/21/2011 5:30:49 AM

She is so beautiful and love the reflection you captured of her. Fabulous light and wish my floors were that clean and shiny! #9752081

Agnes Fegan 10/21/2011 5:31:09 AM

This is sooo cute! They always find a patch of sunshine to settle down on! #9752082

Terry Cervi 10/21/2011 6:14:00 AM

When I saw the thumb I thought this was a picture of a lion and here it is old Abbers! LOL! A beautiful shot of your girl, Doris! Love the reflection in the floor too! #9752168

Avril Young 10/21/2011 6:25:47 AM

so beautiful, lovely lighting ...such beautiful eyes... #9752190

Mary Beth Aiello 10/21/2011 6:54:13 AM

How could I NOT fave Abbers, Becky. She's just enjoying herself. Just too precious. Gorgeous POV amd light. Love it. #9752235

Danny B. Head 10/21/2011 7:49:52 AM

She is such a pretty girl! Your lighting is perfect. This really makes me have second thoughts of leaving my pups this week. #9752327

Jack Gaskin 10/21/2011 9:44:19 AM


Oh how they love laying in the sun through the window. Used to move down the center hall of our ranch and catch the light through the bedroom windows as the day went on.

Jack #9752467

Mike Clime 10/21/2011 10:52:19 AM

Excellent capture and beautiful light, Becky! #9752602

Claudia Kuhn 10/21/2011 2:39:57 PM

You got low for this one Becky. Wonderful light and details. It's that time of year with cold temps where I'll follow the sun too. #9752917

Nadia Paul 10/21/2011 10:09:38 PM

Gorgeous portrait with wonderful POV and lighting RJ! #9753663

Bill Johnson 10/22/2011 4:48:14 AM

Becky, Great POV, lighting, and overall capture. #9753996

Ray Thoms 10/22/2011 4:39:51 PM

WOnderful image Becky....give her a big hug as I just lost my buddy.... #9755124

Stefania Barbier 10/23/2011 12:24:30 AM

wonderful love pod, adorable capture!!! #9755816

Rona L. Schwarz 10/23/2011 8:19:50 PM

Sensational capture of your beautiful Golden, Becky! The lighting is superb and I love your POV and reflection, too! #9757777

Renata Gusciora 10/24/2011 6:29:28 AM

Love it!Awesome light,excellent color and outstanding pov,R.J.!Incredible capture! #9758553

Mariann Kovats 10/27/2011 9:47:08 PM

Gorgeous lighting and capture, Becky! She is beautiful herself! #9767571

Karen Celella 11/2/2011 8:43:01 AM

Wonderful work in creating a warm, comfy portrait, Becky. #9778856

Pat Abbott 11/16/2011 2:30:43 PM

Such a lovely portrait. Congrats on your finalist! #9808580

Stefania Barbier 11/16/2011 2:40:49 PM

congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!! #9808683

Marilyn Cornwell 11/16/2011 2:48:57 PM

Congratulations on this intimate portrait! Beautiful finalist, Becky! #9808758

Kathy Salerni 11/16/2011 2:56:56 PM

Huge congrats on your well deserved Finalist, RJ, and good luck in the next round! #9808806

Tammy M. Anderson 11/16/2011 3:08:33 PM

Congrats on an outstanding finalist, Becky. #9808890

Bill Johnson 11/16/2011 3:12:13 PM

Becky, Congrats on your awesome finalist! #9808919

Terry Cervi 11/16/2011 3:32:20 PM

Congrats to you and Abbers for your beautiful finalist, Doris!! She sure deserves an extra treat tonight!! LOL! #9809119

Bobby Ray Goodman 11/16/2011 3:46:46 PM

A big congratulations my friend.WTG RJ!!!! #9809255

Courtenay Vanderbilt 11/16/2011 4:29:40 PM

A big Wow, Becky! Congratulations! #9809658

Danny B. Head 11/16/2011 4:30:39 PM

Good to see Abby with a finalist! Congrats! #9809670

Mary Timman 11/16/2011 4:40:30 PM

I love this one...Congratulations on your fabulous finalist! Good Luck in the next round Becky! #9809758

Dayna Cain 11/16/2011 4:43:33 PM

Huge congrats on this beautiful finalist! #9809786

Phyllis Burchett 11/16/2011 4:45:20 PM

Fabulous Becky, congrats! #9809804

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 11/16/2011 5:06:44 PM

Fantastic capture and big congrats - Well deserved.
JP #9809989

Avril Young 11/16/2011 5:07:48 PM

congrats on this awesome finalist...this is a winner.. #9809995

Agnes Fegan 11/16/2011 5:27:47 PM

Oh, I just love this one; congrats Becky! #9810139

Val Feldman 11/16/2011 6:16:06 PM

Oh, this just makes me smile, Ms. B...She looks so comfortable all stretched out in her patch of sun - Wonderful technicals on your part capturing her so superbly! Huge congrats - Looking forward to seeing your beautiful Ms. Abbers once again!!!!!! #9810390

Carol Eade 11/16/2011 6:57:51 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Becky! #9810595

The Judges at 11/16/2011 7:04:11 PM

Great use of light. #9810638

Renee Doyle 11/16/2011 7:09:10 PM

Great low pov and lighting Becky!! Congratulations! #9810676

Rona L. Schwarz 11/16/2011 8:09:10 PM

I knew we'd see Ms Abbers again, Becky! This is such a sensational capture with marvelous lighting. Congratulations on this outstanding Finalist that I'm sure we will see again! #9811014

Patricia A. Coblentz 11/16/2011 8:35:54 PM

The light is incredible in this, Becky...and your little Abbers looks adorable! Congratulations on your finalist! #9811099

Mariann Kovats 11/16/2011 10:03:53 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Becky! #9811299

Sherran Andersen 11/16/2011 10:33:26 PM

Abbey is such a good model. Congrats. #9811409

Debbie Bray 11/16/2011 11:30:06 PM

She is one famous dog, Becky!! Congratulations on your finalist!! #9811550

Nadia Paul 11/17/2011 2:12:01 AM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist RJ! #9811863

Gord MacEachern 11/17/2011 3:21:27 AM

Big congrats on your well deserved finalist Becky, good luck next round!! #9812034

Julie Burnett 11/17/2011 4:29:34 AM

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Becky!! #9812232

JO ANN CLEVELAND 11/17/2011 7:41:21 AM

Congratulations on your awesome finalist

jo ann c. #9812932

Jessica Jenney 11/17/2011 9:57:47 AM

Congratulations, Becky on your fabulous finalist! #9813417

Christopher J. Budny 11/17/2011 12:51:42 PM

Great capture for this win, RJ! #9813913

Stefania Barbier 11/17/2011 12:53:51 PM

beautiful winner, congratulations Becky!!! #9813932

Kathy Salerni 11/17/2011 12:59:05 PM

Congrats on winning Gold. RJ! #9813975

Val Feldman 11/17/2011 1:21:48 PM

Abber's needs a doggie treat! :) :) Bestest and warmest congratulations, LM - a wonderful Gold Winner!!! #9814041

Terry Cervi 11/17/2011 1:25:13 PM

WooHooooooo, Doris and Abbey!! A big congrats on your gold! It's well deserved!! #9814054

Mariann Kovats 11/17/2011 1:25:38 PM

Congratulations on your awesome win, Becky! Beautiful lighting and capture! #9814055

Julie Burnett 11/17/2011 1:27:01 PM

Congratulations on your Gold Win, Becky, AWESOME!! #9814062

ROBIN-LEE M. Vieira 11/17/2011 1:30:02 PM

I just love this. As one who loves our canines ( Have a Portie, and had Labs for years) I so can appreciate this beautiful capture, expression and reflection...beautiful light! Congrats Becky!!! Gold for Gold!! #9814079

Daniella Puente 11/17/2011 1:31:26 PM

Congrats on this lovely winner! #9814090

Ruth Grimm 11/17/2011 1:34:24 PM

Congrats on this wonderful win, Becky!! WTG, girl!! #9814112

Patricia A. Coblentz 11/17/2011 1:38:41 PM

Big congratulations on this fantastic winner, you AND your adorable pooch :)) #9814143

Lyn Darlington 11/17/2011 2:01:05 PM

Congrats on your gold win! Great capture! #9814238

Anita N. Hogue 11/17/2011 2:35:25 PM

Congratulations on this fabulous winner, Becky! This friend of yours has given you some fantastic gold awards! I guess she needs a big hug!


Mary Beth Aiello 11/17/2011 2:37:21 PM

No surprise here, Becky. Simply outstanding... in every way. Huge congrats on this wonderful GOLD. #9814365

Ellen Hodges 11/17/2011 2:39:36 PM

Huge Congrats on a fab winner, Becky!!! #9814376

Claudia Kuhn 11/17/2011 2:46:53 PM

So sweet, congrats on your winner #9814408

Ken Smith 11/17/2011 3:24:57 PM

Awesome, Becky. Congrats on bringing home the gold!! #9814520

Avril Young 11/17/2011 3:26:13 PM

congrats Becky, I knew this would be a winner!!!! #9814525

Tammy M. Anderson 11/17/2011 3:31:23 PM

Congrats on your wonderful winner, Becky. #9814548

Gerri R. Jones 11/17/2011 3:43:30 PM

What a great model she is...a beautiful portrait in wonderful light...congratulations on your excellent winner, Becky! #9814591

Karen Slagle 11/17/2011 4:14:12 PM

The subject and lighting make this image, RJ. I'm so happy to see it among the winning images. I love low key photos. #9814659

Mary K. Robison 11/17/2011 4:15:02 PM

Lovely capture of a lovely dog... excellent pov and composition.
A well deserved Second Place Gold Winner! CONGRATULATIONS to you, Becky! #9814662

R. J. Laudenbacher 11/17/2011 4:37:50 PM

Thanks to all of you for your wonderful comments and to the judge for your comments and the pick. I can't express my gratitude enough. Abbers has been getting her favorite treat tonight....Good 'n Plenty :) ....which she is simply crazy over. #9814776

Amy M. Wilson 11/17/2011 4:41:05 PM

Well, she deserves a treat and so do you!!! Big congrats on this fabulous capture and Gold winner... love it, Becky!!! #9814798

Cindy Bendush 11/17/2011 4:45:24 PM

Sensational lighting! Congratulations on your win! #9814829

JO ANN CLEVELAND 11/17/2011 4:54:45 PM

Big Congratulations on this awesome Gold 2nd Place Winner R. J. ... fantastic!!!

jo ann c. #9814874

Carol Eade 11/17/2011 5:06:27 PM

Congratulations on your terrific Gold, Becky! #9814922

Joannie M. Bertucci 11/17/2011 10:10:19 PM

Oh Becky, she is gorgeous and you did such a fantastic job of capturing and presenting her beauty! Congratulations on your win, you both deserved it! :-) #9815537

Renee Doyle 11/18/2011 12:29:56 AM

Excellent!!! BIG Congratulations on this wonderful winner Becky!! #9815693

Alan L. Borror 11/18/2011 1:32:00 AM

Glad to see this in the winner's circle, RJ! #9815746

Michelle Alton 11/18/2011 2:35:35 AM

What a brilliant winner. Gold looks good on it! Congratulations, Becky. #9815789

Danny B. Head 11/18/2011 3:24:55 AM

Abby look good in "gold"! Congrats! #9815865

Marilyn Cornwell 11/18/2011 3:32:54 AM

Wonderful to see this with the Gold, Becky! #9815888

Sabrina Ryan 11/18/2011 6:53:43 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Fabulous Winning image, Becky! #9816337

Stephen Zacker 11/18/2011 8:32:40 AM

Wonderful. Congratulations #9816504

Phyllis Burchett 11/18/2011 10:16:18 AM

Congrats Becky on this simply wonderful winner!!! #9816668

Patrick Rouzes 11/18/2011 10:51:21 AM

Right where it belongs- WINNER"S circle! Congratulations, RJ! #9816755

Karen Celella 11/18/2011 11:47:39 AM

Oh Becky, I'm so thrilled to see another gold award winner in your amazing gallery! Huge congratulations to you and your adorable pup! #9816888

Christine Czernin 11/18/2011 12:42:51 PM

What a beautiful shot, beautiful light and the reflection on the floor is the icing on the cake.
Big congratulation on this win, Becky. #9817000

David M. Montero 11/18/2011 12:44:59 PM

Outstanding capture and POV. Congratulations on scoring gold Becky. Well deserved. #9817010

Clyde P. Smith 11/18/2011 2:03:43 PM

Wow RJ Stunning work! Congratulations #9817125

Lisa J. Boulden 11/18/2011 8:50:07 PM

WTG, RJ, on your lovely winner!!!
~♥~Lisa #9817958

Merna L. Nobile 11/18/2011 9:31:30 PM

You’re the kind of person who makes the world a better, brighter place…You worked hard for this, you made it happen, and you have a right to be proud. So enjoy these satisfying moments; you deserve every one! Merna

Rona L. Schwarz 11/18/2011 9:41:12 PM

I knew we'd see Ms.Abbers again, Becky! It's just such a sensational capture! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BRILLIANT GOLD MEDAL WIN! #9818085

Gina Cormier 11/19/2011 10:04:34 AM

Love it!!!!! So beautiful!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!! #9818903

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman 11/19/2011 10:54:40 AM

Another great image! Congrats on your win and congrats to your wonderful model as well #9818985

Bojan Bencic 11/19/2011 11:04:03 AM

Beautiful light and composition, R.J. Congratulations on your WIN! #9818998

R. J. Laudenbacher 11/19/2011 7:21:47 PM

I am ever so grateful for each of you taking the time to leave a comment. I get such inspiration from each and everyone of them. Thank you all so much! #9819642

Patricia Seidler 11/20/2011 8:00:34 AM

Fabulous winner RJ. Congratulations! #9820663

Mary Timman 11/20/2011 5:46:11 PM

Oh, so happy this made the winners list! Love it. Congratulations RJ. #9821662

Michael G. Marshall 11/20/2011 7:02:47 PM

Wonderful winning image, RJ! Congratulations! Michael #9821827

Nadia Paul 11/24/2011 2:33:11 AM

Congrats on your wonderful winner RJ! #9828164

Diane Underwood 11/28/2011 12:47:47 PM

Wow... a deserving winner.. I love the lighting and the expression on this very warm and cozy position of your dog.
There is a wonderfully warm feel to this photo. I love it. :) #9835565

SaMi Martin 12/14/2011 6:17:42 PM

Love it! Congrats RJ! #9866707

Maria Coulson 12/15/2011 9:39:58 PM

Beckey, this is so adorable! Congratulations -- a bit late, I am catchin up. #9870283

Amy Weiss 1/4/2013 3:05:08 AM

This has everything, RJ! Love the expression, the POV, the reflection. So happy to have found your portfolio. Beautiful work! :) #10498497

mary e. sydlewski 8/24/2014 6:48:58 AM

Goldens are an amazing breed. Awesome capture. #11114979

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f/14, 1/1250 sec., -5 EV, ISO 1600, 18mm focal length, 18-200mm lens. Taken in the direct sunlight but under exposed to darken the room around her.

Uploaded on 10/21/2011 3:17:20 AM

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Camera: Nikon D3s Digital SLR Camera Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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