My Best Friend

© Ricky Bourque

My Best Friend

Uploaded: October 26, 2007


This Photo was taken at my home in TX
My goal with this photo was to try and blend part of the subjects with the background.
I did touch up the photo a little I increased the gamma ever so little to help blend parts of the subject even more into the background, and blurred the image slightly to give it a soft look kind of angelic.

Using a white background, I defused the main flash and used strong background lighting on the left of the subject, slightly touching the left side of the shoulder amid more downward. A second light source was used pointing on top of the head just slightly to the right it was defused a little.
I know I could decrease the gamma to give it a little more tone and contrast...but I kind of like the effect I got. I named the photo My Best Friends.


Ken Smith level-classic November 09, 2007

Very nice portrait, RIcky! #782779

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic November 21, 2007

Nice to meet you, Ricky!
Welcome to BP!
Wonderful portrait!
--Lisa #5107659

Ricky Bourque November 21, 2007

Hello Ken, Lisa, ..thank you for the nice comments...I hope you guys have a Happy Thanksgiving.... It was nice meeting you both!!

Su Sana E. P level-classic November 22, 2007

Hello Ricky! Very nice to meet you and your beautiful pet. Your lighting set up and composition are really very nice!! #5111810

Joannie Bertucci level-classic November 25, 2007

Hello Ricky, welcome to BP, you are going to love it here!
Thank you for your comment on my Fog image!
I love hi-key work and this one of yours is terrific!
What part of Texas do you dwell? I live in the Dallas area! #5122365

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic January 13, 2008

Wonderful portrait; the soft black-and-white makes the dog look so soft; I just want to reach out and touch that fur! #5334247

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