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Upload number 30. Here we have a Photo of a fine Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Alfie. Again experimenting with textured layers, would really appreciate some feed back on this.

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  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...about 3 years ago

    … I’m betting Alfie goes through life having to tell people she’s not a pit bull….anyway, you have definitely portrayed that “don’t mess with me” look typical of this breed; however, you have also introduced so much warmth with your lighting and those catch-lights. Nice one, Mark.

  • Thanks Kat, my fault I should have said Alfie is a Boy.
    Alfie is actually one of my own Dogs and is the biggest softie golfball ever… you have the brave Dog that was scared of a Tesco carrier Bag!

    – Mark Cooper

  • polly470
    polly470about 3 years ago

    I see no fear in those eyes…I think he was just joking about the carrier bag!! lol!!
    Have you tried a less busy background with him,,,his dark brindle is so beautiful with those hints of rusts it would be lovely to see! Only a thought because it is a cracking shot!

  • Hi Polly, no I’m not joking this menacing looking Dog is the biggest softie ever, who was indeed scared of a Tesco carry bag blowing across the Field, bless him. Ok just uploaded version 2…….

    – Mark Cooper

  • KBritt
    KBrittabout 3 years ago

    It’s a beautiful portrait Mark. I think you have worked the texture very well! I like this texture very much, and think it enhances Alfie splendidly. I also see Polly’s point too… Maybe slightly less busy or slightly lighter, to set her off a bit…. again, just thoughts. This image works! ~kim

  • Thank you very much Kim, for you constructive comments. I’ve just looked at your Portfolio, lovely use of Textures….ah one day I’ll get this cracked.

    – Mark Cooper

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeabout 3 years ago

    My friend,
    This is the outstanding artwork. Yes my exactly favorite…thank you to share and inspire me include friends…
    Best Regards
    Love Quote of the Day
    Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.

  • Thank you Sunny, I’m glad you like it.

    – Mark Cooper

  • anneisabella
    anneisabellaabout 3 years ago

    Lovely expression and lighting

  • Thank you so much Anne

    – Mark Cooper

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkabout 3 years ago

    The dark textures highlight his face and expression really well. A lighter texture would show more of him in detail and I’m sure would look just a great as this beautiful one does. Either way it is a wonderfully expressive capture. He is beautiful.

  • Thanks Ginny, some very useful tips, yes old Alfie is a very handsome Boy

    – Mark Cooper

  • Furtographic
    Furtographicabout 3 years ago

    What a handsome boy Alfie is – I love the wistful look in his eyes. If I was being un-necessarily picky I would maybe lessen the texture slightly round his chest but I think overall it’s a fabulous portrait

  • Hi Furto, please be picky! Thank you he is a lovely Dog

    – Mark Cooper

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123about 3 years ago

  • Thank you Elaine, I’m glad you like my first foot steps into Textures

    – Mark Cooper

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosabout 3 years ago

    The expression that you captured in the eyes is just perfect, another wonderful image

  • Thank you Sandra I’m glad you like it

    – Mark Cooper

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123about 3 years ago


  • Thank you for the Invite Elaine

    – Mark Cooper

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