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Fergus portrait, natural light

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Fergus our Great Pyrenees at 85mm F/1.4 under natural light, Those aren’t soft boxes in his eyes just 2 large windows I’m fortunate to have in my basement office.  At such a shallow depth of field it took me a few shots to get both eyes in sharp focus, and it’s critical for the eyes to be parallel to the sensor plane.  I did apply a darkening vignette with a layer mask to eliminate a distracting background.

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Close up Photography

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Spring is often the dirty season where sweeping landscapes don’t look that great.   It’s the perfect time to focus on close ups and detail shots, such as melting ice, snow, puddle reflections etc.  Here are a couple of recent shots as I wait for the milder weather.  Fergus in Black and White doing what he does best, and a shot of a wooden pencil using 14 stacked images and the Canon 100 mm macro lens for maximum depth of field.

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Highland Cattle Portrait, Alberta

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Highland Cattle portrait from a trip out west into Kananaskis Country, Alberta where many western films and TV series are shot.  This longhorn posed with grass in mouth nicely, but removing 20+ flies and snot took a bit of work, not to be gross but high resolution close ups show a lot of detail.