“We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment.”
~George Eliot

A special journey back in time as this image was created. This is the only image I have ever seen that is so remarkably a look alike for my old boy Chance, who parted my company to the land of the Dancing Lights a little over two years ago. Chance came to me as a pup, rescued from certain death, with blue eyes, unusual for a Newfoundland. He retained those blue eyes until the age of two, when they suddenly turned brown! A wonderful, kind, loving and wise dog, all 160 pounds of him! I miss you Chance!

Composed in Photoshop using layers, color enhancements, textures, and softening effects.

Original image is a vintage image by Carl Reichert, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, public domain

Textures courtesy of PWB and Shadowhouse


dogs, canines, pets, animals, newfoundlands, composites, vintage, manipulations

“Sing like no one’s listening,
love like you’ve never been hurt,
dance like nobody’s watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.”
~Mark Twain

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  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaabout 2 years ago


  • Thank you so much for this lovely honor!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Donna19
    Donna19about 2 years ago

    I just want to snuggle this one. Lovely Pamela

  • Thanks, my boy was definitely a snuggler!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandabout 2 years ago

    Totally awesome my dear!!!!

  • Thanks JR!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyabout 2 years ago

    Gorgeous work Pamela

  • Thank you Chris!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • MaryStewart
    MaryStewartabout 2 years ago


  • Thanks kindly!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 2 years ago

    A beautiful canine portrait dear Pamela,a fave.x

  • Thank you so very much!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 2 years ago

    Wow, now that is a beautiful memory. I remember Chance and how sad you were when you lost him. Now he is a precious memory.

  • It was so wonderful to be able to compose this in his memory! Thank you!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Yool
    Yoolabout 2 years ago

    Superb and cute and stunning and just perfect !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thanks very much Yool!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • naturelover
    natureloverabout 2 years ago

    Such beautiful dogs, a gorgeous portrait Pamela x

  • They are a great breed! Thank you so much!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Carol Bleasdale
    Carol Bleasdaleabout 2 years ago

    A beautiful portrait and your work has enhanced it wonderfully

  • Thank you much Carol!

    – Pamela Phelps

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