Dailies 2009-2010 A Year in the Life - Kara Stewart, Art in Photography
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December 31, 2010

Toby 5 Modern Painting, Topaz Adjust filter

A fairly goofy shot of Toby, my friend's fabulous rat terrier. The shot SOOC was fairly unusable. He was sitting next to her on the sofa with a large sliding glass door behind him that let in a ton of light behind him and hid his face in shadow. So I kind of changed the background by playing with it (don't ask me how, used about 100 steps in playing with it), then pumped up the light, clarity and contrast on Toby, then ran it through Corel's Painter Photo Essentials at that point since it really seemed to cry out for a modern, edgy, slightly weird and goofy feel. Used the modern painting setting then went back in and used the soft clone brush to uncover eyes, nose, mouth, whiskers and some fur.

Thanks for all the comments over the last few days! So good to be back and I am loving seeing all your amazing shots.

Now off to try to set up my 2011 gallery. And thank you for your input on that. I think '2011' will do fine as a title. :)