My Dog Walking Around

My dog walking around

This is my dog, walking around, at the beach in West Vancouver, BC. His name is Dodoïte (pronounced: Dodo ïte).

Sometimes, magical moments happen, in life and in photography. For customers, I usually take a few hundred photos and then I show them 20 to 30 photos, sometimes I even show 50 photos.

This photos is just one of a sequence of about 9 photographs. And in this photo, everything fell into place: the background, the turning of the head, the fur of his rump, the contrast between his white head and the dark brown of his body, and the light illuminating his eyes…

Does this mean that the other photos of the sequence are bad? No, the other photos are in focus, the light is OK but (somehow there’s always a but) the head is not turned properly, the eyes are not well delineated, the head is not held high, the legs don’t show the movement, there’s some cigarette butts on the ground (it could be removed with photoshop).

The Black and White treatment emphasises the ethereal mood of the photo.

Technical

Camera: Canon 7DMkII ISO 250 and 1/250
Lens: Canon 70-200L/f4 @192mm and f/5.6
Processed with Rawtherapee 5.5: https://www.rawtherapee.com/