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Singing in the Rain



Cassa Marie and my dog 'Chinny'.

Cassa Marie and my dog 'Chinny'.
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fotogalmexican
 
fotogalmexican November 25, 2012
luv luv luv
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 16, 2012
Thank you!
fotogalmexican
 
fotogalmexican November 25, 2012
SUPERB!!!!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 16, 2012
Thanks fotogaimexican!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots November 25, 2012
Very cute capture!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 16, 2012
Thanks JD!
maryhale9534 PRO+
 
maryhale9534 November 25, 2012
Great capture! :)M
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 16, 2012
Thank you Mary!
billium Premium
 
billium December 16, 2012
love it!!!!fav
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 16, 2012
Thanks Billum!
gappman PRO+
 
gappman December 16, 2012
What a lovely, playful shot!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 16, 2012
Thank you!
Amiqdadi PRO+
 
Amiqdadi December 16, 2012
very nice capture...congrats
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 16, 2012
Thanks!
senka
 
senka December 16, 2012
gorgeous photo' congrats
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 16, 2012
Thank you Senka
VivienneB
 
VivienneB December 16, 2012
loooooooooove it!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 16, 2012
Thanks!!
iainst
 
iainst December 16, 2012
congrats :)
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 16, 2012
Thanks!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta December 16, 2012
Superlative artistic HDR image with lovely subjects & beautiful colors.
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 16, 2012
Thank you Alan!
annetteb
 
annetteb December 16, 2012
Love love love it
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 16, 2012
Thanks Annetteb!
LifeIsButADream
 
LifeIsButADream December 16, 2012
Creativity at it's best. Full of tremendous visual impact not only photographically but emotionally, a precious moment captured and frozen for all to enjoy. Love your rain addition, it works to benefit the image. Very strong vibrant image marries well with a vibrant subject awakening the child within us and bringing us a smile. If an image evokes an emotion true art has been created. Congratulations.
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 16, 2012
What a wonderful comment, how kind of you to be so thoughtful! Thank you !!
Thimbee
 
Thimbee December 16, 2012
Charming capture!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 16, 2012
Thanks~!!
brendasarno
 
brendasarno December 16, 2012
Well captured, well thought out. and like the texture of diagonal lines.
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 16, 2012
Thank you Brenda!
kbrim8 PRO
 
kbrim8 December 16, 2012
love this, congrats !
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 16, 2012
Thanks!
Freelily
 
Freelily December 16, 2012
rich in the spirit of abandon! Wonderful image... Congratulations! Well deserved!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 16, 2012
Thanks so much Freelily!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon December 16, 2012
Beautiful photograph, wonderful detail and colour. Sparkling. Congratulations on your feature
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 16, 2012
Thank you Snowdon!
iceman2
 
iceman2 December 16, 2012
Excellent capture of joy.Congrats!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 16, 2012
Thanks!
GBloniarz PRO+
 
GBloniarz December 16, 2012
Delightful! A superb selection by the judges! Love your processing! Congrats! Jerry
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 16, 2012
Thanks so much Jerry!
GRACECAPRI
 
GRACECAPRI December 16, 2012
absolutely beautiful capture! Well done!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 16, 2012
Thank you!
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet December 16, 2012
congrats
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 16, 2012
Thanks!
TAHammer
 
TAHammer December 16, 2012
Such a happy capture. Congratulations on your feature
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 16, 2012
Thank you
Jewel
 
Jewel December 16, 2012
Beautiful photo, great capture! Congratulations on your feature!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 16, 2012
Thanks Jewel
ltj PRO+
 
ltj December 16, 2012
You can't say enough about this photo,it's A= PERFECT++,JUST a SUPER capture,CONGRATS,100%BEAUTIFUL
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 16, 2012
Thanks so much!!!!!! :)
vespapilot PRO
 
vespapilot December 16, 2012
wonderful!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 16, 2012
Thanks!
DustinsMom
 
DustinsMom December 16, 2012
Creative
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 16, 2012
Thanks!
bobbynall
 
bobbynall December 16, 2012
nice job !!!!!!!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 16, 2012
Thank you!
SusiLawson
 
SusiLawson December 16, 2012
Thank you so much for this feature! I am very honored!
LizOSullivan
 
LizOSullivan December 16, 2012
Fabulous photo. Love it. So cute. Congratulations on your feature.
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 16, 2012
Thank you!
parkerrobertson
 
parkerrobertson December 16, 2012
Thats so awesome!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 17, 2012
Thanks!!
jleiweke
 
jleiweke December 16, 2012
Congrats!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 17, 2012
Thanks!
Mar PRO+
 
Mar December 16, 2012
Beautiful work. I love it. Congrats on your feature
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 17, 2012
Thank you!
dwardrick
 
dwardrick December 16, 2012
Wow really cool. Was this set up or posed? Either way it's great
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 17, 2012
Candid, Thank you!
kensilagy PRO+
 
kensilagy December 16, 2012
What a nice picture of a very happy child and her cute dog. A real keeper

Ken
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 17, 2012
Thank you!
ericrincones
 
ericrincones December 16, 2012
Wonderful photo and effect
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 17, 2012
Thank you!
Iosaron
 
Iosaron December 16, 2012
Es verdaderamente una gran fotografĂ­a y un excelente retrato. Maravilloso el procesado.
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 17, 2012
Thank you!
catini
 
catini December 16, 2012
Great light and composition, congrats on your feature!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 17, 2012
Thank you!
SammyNJM
 
SammyNJM December 16, 2012
Thats amazing! It looks like a painting
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 17, 2012
thanks a bunch!
VickiMartin
 
VickiMartin December 16, 2012
Great pic. Congratulations
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 17, 2012
Thank you!
Serendipity1
 
Serendipity1 December 16, 2012
Very nice! Congrats!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 17, 2012
Thank you!
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions December 16, 2012
congrats
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 17, 2012
Thank you!
nitti
 
nitti December 16, 2012
Excellent work....congrats
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 17, 2012
Thank you!
itsbygrayce
 
itsbygrayce December 16, 2012
What a totally delightful picture and so well done. I love it.
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 17, 2012
Thank you! :)
Pamentos
 
Pamentos December 16, 2012
This is pure MAGIC. I'm still very much a beginner, but know and understand beauty and true art when I see it...still don't know a lot about some of the "special effects," but what you've done here is capture and create a memorable image of love, life, and childhood...very poignant for today, I think. Congrats on your award - well deserved!!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 17, 2012
Thanks so much for that kind comment!!
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 December 16, 2012
super , super nice, congrats
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 17, 2012
Thank you!
Redjule PRO
 
Redjule December 16, 2012
Nicely done, congrats!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 17, 2012
Thank you!
Woombaway PRO+
 
Woombaway December 17, 2012
Congrats on feature it is beautiful and looks like a painting
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 17, 2012
Thank you!
maureenlight
 
maureenlight December 17, 2012
Congrats! Well deserved!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 17, 2012
Thank you!
Carli
 
Carli December 17, 2012
lovely shot! congrats :D
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 17, 2012
Thank you!
F8user PRO
 
F8user December 17, 2012
Beautiful color, great details and classic drama like an oil painting! Well done!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 17, 2012
Thank you !
Tha_P
 
Tha_P December 18, 2012
wow! definitely jaw dropper!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 18, 2012
Thank you !
LeighAnnC
 
LeighAnnC December 18, 2012
Congrats on the feature!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 18, 2012
Thanks!
adelekurtz
 
adelekurtz December 18, 2012
Most magical piece of the year
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 18, 2012
Thank you so much!
corproadie
 
corproadie December 18, 2012
Love it! Congrats!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 18, 2012
Thanks !
macropixel
 
macropixel December 18, 2012
Incredible photo, love it!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 18, 2012
Thanks a bunch !
DavidAdler
 
DavidAdler December 18, 2012
Wonderfully fanciful. This type of digital hyper-imagery, far more akin to the idealized artistry of illustration than the realistic authenticity of photography, often leaves me ambivalent, but there is no denying the superb visual realization of your imaginative conception in this picture.
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 18, 2012
Thank you , I appreciate that !!
cbp
 
cbp December 18, 2012
I'm sorry.. for me.. this is not a photo, I think it is visual art, this is a movie..! and I like in this way.
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 18, 2012
Thanks so much !
rachmonte
 
rachmonte December 19, 2012
Nice one!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 21, 2012
Thank you
Wayne_Sr PRO+
 
Wayne_Sr December 19, 2012
Wonderful work! Congratulations on your feature photo..:~)
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 21, 2012
Thanks !
FrankSomma PRO+
 
FrankSomma December 19, 2012
So nice to see a Lawson again! You are so special Susi, I marvel at your art. Congrats on this recognition.
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 21, 2012
Thank you so much Frank!
Vetas
 
Vetas December 19, 2012
haha such a cute picture :) Awesome!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 21, 2012
Thank you
roksankamorajka
 
roksankamorajka December 20, 2012
OMG that is amazing , where did u take that ????
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 21, 2012
Thank you,I took it a few miles from my house at a place called ' Dark horse hollow '
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter December 20, 2012
Beautiful work. Congrats on the feature. - Jake
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 21, 2012
Thanks !
nicolecorp
 
nicolecorp December 22, 2012
This looks much like something out of a children's book! It's really beautiful. Great job! :)
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 23, 2012
Thanks a bunch!
safirahishami
 
safirahishami December 30, 2012
great
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 31, 2012
Thank you
mikematejewicz
 
mikematejewicz January 02, 2013
good job.
SusiLawson
SusiLawson January 03, 2013
Thank you !
CuppsPhotography
 
CuppsPhotography January 09, 2013
GREAT shot....
SusiLawson
SusiLawson January 15, 2013
Thanks!
CoranGleed
 
CoranGleed January 18, 2013
awesome image love to know how you created it
SusiLawson
SusiLawson January 20, 2013
Thanks Coran!
Duval
 
Duval February 06, 2013
Brilliant!! :-D
SusiLawson
SusiLawson February 06, 2013
Thank you
pedroviana
 
pedroviana February 19, 2013
A beautiful illustration of childhood!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson February 19, 2013
Thank you !
donanzinger PRO
 
donanzinger March 06, 2013
Superb artistry and a very marketable photo! I hope you have this in an art gallery.
SusiLawson
SusiLawson March 11, 2013
Thank you so much ! No, it is not in a gallery, I wish!
adelekurtz
 
adelekurtz April 03, 2013
Do you have prints of this for sale?
SusiLawson
SusiLawson April 09, 2013
My email is susi7lawson@gmail.com if you would like to contact me for a. Print, thank you Adale !
DEBBIEDUCHEK
 
DEBBIEDUCHEK April 10, 2013
This is great! :)
SusiLawson
SusiLawson April 10, 2013
Thank you Debbie !
filmfly
 
filmfly April 10, 2013
good work
SusiLawson
SusiLawson April 10, 2013
Thank you
FotografaAficionada
 
FotografaAficionada April 11, 2013
Awesome shot!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson April 12, 2013
Thanks !!
irenagedgaudiene
 
irenagedgaudiene April 13, 2013
Wonderful picture, so attractive ! It's like fairy tale. Congrats the author :)
SusiLawson
SusiLawson April 19, 2013
Thank you !
tlcfriendlyredhead
 
tlcfriendlyredhead April 14, 2013
love the theme
SusiLawson
SusiLawson April 19, 2013
Thanks !
xovintagewayoflifexo
 
xovintagewayoflifexo April 24, 2013
Woww This is a beautiful photo!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson April 24, 2013
Thank you !
PSJPhotography
 
PSJPhotography April 24, 2013
Very nice edit! Makes me smile!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson April 24, 2013
Thank you !
IvaDanailova
 
IvaDanailova September 01, 2013
Amazing capture :)
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 01, 2013
Thank you!
SuperT22 PRO+
 
SuperT22 September 30, 2013
love it
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 01, 2013
Thanks !
RanSen
 
RanSen October 02, 2013
How could you do that.. Love it.
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 01, 2013
Thank you :)
CharlieV
 
CharlieV November 02, 2013
Very cool image
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 01, 2013
Thanks !
SHerrero
 
SHerrero December 01, 2013
Amazing!!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 01, 2013
Thank you!
Christian Moore
 
Christian Moore December 15, 2013
Oh my gosh this is glorious! LOVE THIS PHOTO :D How do you get the composition of these photos? they look like paintings!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson December 15, 2013
Thank you Christian ! I edit all my images in Photoshop. I have free lessons on YouTube or I have a DVD available on my web site http://susilawson.zenfolio.com
DonTX
 
DonTX June 15, 2014
Simply AMAZING! WOW
SusiLawson
SusiLawson October 26, 2014
Thanks Don
CharlieV
 
CharlieV June 11, 2015
Love!!!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson November 18, 2019
Thank you
terryc PRO+
 
terryc March 15, 2016
LOL! Love this!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson March 17, 2016
Thank you Terry!!
terryc PRO+
 
terryc March 15, 2016
LOL! Love this!
SusiLawson
SusiLawson November 18, 2019
Thank you Terry
bobbytaylor71 Premium
 
bobbytaylor71 November 18, 2019
Precious ... Outstanding skill and creativity ... Love it. Congrats on your awards.
SusiLawson
SusiLawson November 18, 2019
Thank you Bobby!

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Behind The Lens

Location
There are three photos combined into one , so three locations. I took the background at an abandoned park called "Dark Horse Holler" I took the picture of the little girl while we were walking down the street. (She is my neighbor bud 'Cassa Marie Smith' ) and the dog is my Japanese Chin and I took his picture in my back yard.
Time
Evening.
Lighting
The lighting was all natural, no flash and was around sunset for all images. I enhanced the light in Photoshop using the dodge tool and the gradient tool on another layer
Equipment
I use only Canon Gear. my Camera is the Canon 5DMKIII and my lenses are Canon 50 f/1.2, 85 f/1.2, 24 f/1.4
Inspiration
I take candid pictures of Cassa often and many times I will get back to my computer and see her 'mood' or action in a different setting and then set out to create it in Photoshop, which is what I did here.
Editing
Yes, quite a lot! I added Cassa and my dog to the background image. I then added the sun rays and the rain and puddles in Photoshop. ( I created my own rain brush) I used the oil filter in Photoshop Cs6 to make the image look more painterly. I also added the butterflies. I then created a warming filter by making a yellow fill layer and using the multiply blend mode.
In my camera bag
Canon 5DMKIII, my fav lens is the Canon 50 f/1.2 and my favorite lighting is the Ice Light, which works great right after sunset. I also use a canon speedlight with an old Gary Fong Globe diffuser.
Feedback
To just let your imagination run free and to try and visualize what you want to create in your mind and make it happen with the camera and Photoshop. There really is no limit to what you can create now ! If you need help with creative Photoshop lessons I have a DVD available on my web site that teaches you step by step and has helped so many, so check it out ! http://susilawson.zenfolio.com

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