Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto

Lady & The Tramp



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63 Comments | Report
spencefairbanks
 
spencefairbanks May 29, 2015
The golden may be sucking on the noodles but he's eye balling the meat balls!!!
redwriter Platinum
 
redwriter May 29, 2015
Great creative shot. Nice work. - Jake
brendabaird
 
brendabaird August 21, 2015
I cannot tell you how much I LOVE this photo....all of them are absolutely amazing,but I love this one best!!
Inspire4More
 
Inspire4More August 26, 2015
Awesome!
acglock PRO+
 
acglock August 26, 2015
Simply marvelous!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots August 30, 2015
Awesome capture! Congrats.
Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto August 31, 2015
Thank You!
photomom2
 
photomom2 October 19, 2015
OMG...this picture is awesome...
Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto October 20, 2015
Thanks so much
FrankSomma
 
FrankSomma October 19, 2015
Oh...love this!!
Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto October 20, 2015
Thank you!
Svea_Knetzke
 
Svea_Knetzke October 20, 2015
Extremely cute shot!
Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto October 20, 2015
Thank you!
Jdtphotography
 
Jdtphotography October 22, 2015
Fantastic shot
Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto October 26, 2015
Thank You :)
simonetunzi
 
simonetunzi October 22, 2015
wonderful ..love it
Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto October 26, 2015
Thank You :)
joyblakely
 
joyblakely October 22, 2015
mmmm
TVMc
 
TVMc November 09, 2015
This photo is Fantastic. I love everything about it; the composition, colors, and the image itself. Great job.
Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto November 10, 2015
Thanks so much for the kind words!
maaikeschauer Platinum
 
maaikeschauer July 06, 2016
Awesome!
julie_cavell
 
julie_cavell August 07, 2016
Absolutely brilliant love this image
Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto August 08, 2016
Thank you Julie!
BarbsT
 
BarbsT August 09, 2016
This is a brilliant shot, you have captured the moment - the expressions on both the child's face and the dog's face are awesome. Love it!
Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto August 09, 2016
Thank You, we had a lot of fun making this one!
SarahKeates
 
SarahKeates September 11, 2016
Brilliant! Congrats!
Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto September 12, 2016
Thank you
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 September 11, 2016
Love love love this!! シ
Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto September 12, 2016
Thank you :)
chadthompson
 
chadthompson September 11, 2016
Such a fun shot. Well done!
Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto September 12, 2016
Thanks so much!
twylaharris
 
twylaharris September 11, 2016
This is a darling photo and great expression on both the chld and dog!
Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto September 12, 2016
Thank you!
Pupparazzi
 
Pupparazzi September 12, 2016
GRANDIOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto September 12, 2016
Thank You!
Beegirl
 
Beegirl September 12, 2016
Congrats,great shot
Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto September 12, 2016
Thank You :)
Robb PRO+
 
Robb September 12, 2016
ha, my vote for best pampered
Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto September 12, 2016
Thanks Robb
mrmacca
 
mrmacca September 13, 2016
just an amazing capture
Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto September 13, 2016
Thank You :)
rpdhjja
 
rpdhjja November 16, 2016
Congratulation, very original, I like it...
Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto November 16, 2016
Thank You!
jettahlily008 Platinum
 
jettahlily008 November 16, 2016
Great capture & composition!!! :)
Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto November 16, 2016
Thank You :)
Jonathan_Dass_Photography PRO
 
Jonathan_Dass_Photography November 17, 2016
Absolutely stunning portrait
Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto November 17, 2016
Thanks so much!
emmersonsantos
 
emmersonsantos January 30, 2017
Luz fantástica. Composição muito criativa. Uma foto especialmente empolgante e divertida de se ver. Parabéns!
Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto January 31, 2017
Thank You!
FrankSomma
 
FrankSomma January 30, 2017
My favorite photo on this site.
Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto January 31, 2017
Thanks so much!
trexkamal
 
trexkamal January 30, 2017
Very sweet
Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto January 31, 2017
Thanks :)
Svenergy72
 
Svenergy72 January 31, 2017
Absolutely brilliant! WOW! :-)
Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto February 01, 2017
Thank you!
cam_obscura_
 
cam_obscura_ January 31, 2017
Awesome shot!
Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto February 01, 2017
Thank You
ericsimmonds
 
ericsimmonds March 20, 2017
Kid want to open his eyes, because the dogs eyeing off these meatballs.
MichaelEckerdtPhotography
 
MichaelEckerdtPhotography April 17, 2017
You are a wonderfully creative and skilled photographer. I'm enjoying studying your work and learning from your style. Thank you for sharing your talents on VB!
Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto April 17, 2017
Thank you so much for the kind words!
MD_Schloer Ultimate
 
MD_Schloer April 18, 2017
Made me laugh. Just has a warm happy joy to the image. Great capture
Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto April 18, 2017
Good to hear it put a smile on your face :) Thank you!
johnnynewell
 
johnnynewell April 20, 2017
As a curator I like and award a lot of pictures, but sometimes an artist comes along with outstanding talent. I am amazed by your abilities, and Norman Rockwell would be proud!!!
Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto April 20, 2017
Wow thank you so much for the kind comments! Truly appreciated
jerid
 
jerid January 05, 2018
Great creativity. Love this.
beachsidepatti
 
beachsidepatti January 05, 2018
A perfect picture ! I love it !
photoflea
 
photoflea March 07, 2018
Bravo!
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug May 01, 2018
Creative and brilliant. Brings back memories and certainly heartfelt smiles. Congratulations. Marvelous work.
sylvainmorizot
 
sylvainmorizot May 05, 2018
amazing picture
briidieterphotography
 
briidieterphotography June 29, 2018
Amazing!
Elena_Photo
 
Elena_Photo August 14, 2018
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
Elena_Photo
 
Elena_Photo August 14, 2018
amazing!
retaggartphotography PRO
 
retaggartphotography August 14, 2018
Fantastic capture!
WolfEyesPhotography
 
WolfEyesPhotography August 15, 2018
Fantastic! Absolute perfection and delightful!!!
mrahman070710
 
mrahman070710 August 16, 2018
Love this one so much..
MarleLew
 
MarleLew August 16, 2018
Wow what an amazing photo! I have never seen a photo on here with more than a few comments, and I must say every comment, like and award is well deserved! You have created a masterpiece and after reading the story I know you will treasure this photo forever. Incredible work...a job very well done.
dawnbelusic
 
dawnbelusic August 23, 2018
Love this! Very Norman Rockwell!
MikeW Platinum
 
MikeW August 27, 2018
Amazing shot, especially considering the potentially explosive elements of food plus a Golden!
emakifeather
 
emakifeather October 19, 2018
Truly extraordinary eye for color, emotion, contrast and story!
Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto October 22, 2018
Thanks so much!
MRueffer PRO+
 
MRueffer November 19, 2018
So awesome
Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto November 19, 2018
Thanks!
MRueffer PRO+
 
MRueffer November 19, 2018
Wow your story makes this even more special!! I am so sorry you lost her but what a great idea to have had a list and that this was two. Truly amazing! I loved that movie as a child too....
ParooRedPhotography PRO+
 
ParooRedPhotography November 22, 2018
Wow! Great photo. Well done.
BarryMiles PRO
 
BarryMiles November 27, 2018
Amazing work
Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto November 29, 2018
Thank You!
white1823
 
white1823 January 06, 2019
LOL LOL LOL!!!! Absolutely wonderful!!!!
Bigredbarnphoto
Bigredbarnphoto January 08, 2019
Thank You :)
Iconoscope PRO+
 
Iconoscope July 29, 2019
Your careful attention to detail makes this photo a real winner!!
livit
 
livit October 21, 2019
Simply awesome shot, great mood, & definitely qualifies as a winner !
kimayers Platinum
 
kimayers November 01, 2019
I’m so sorry for loss of your beautiful girl. This is one of those pics that I know will stick with me forever. What an amazing memory you created with your sweet girl and your amazing family. Thank you for the background story!!
Bellatrix_B2
 
Bellatrix_B2 November 10, 2019
Extraordinary and incredibly amazing image!!!
travelswithmycamera
 
travelswithmycamera November 13, 2019
stunning composition and so much to look at of interest
vitor Platinum
 
vitor November 14, 2019
Masterpiece in every sense!
Ilovedmydognewtsomuch2021 Platinum
 
Ilovedmydognewtsomuch2021 October 06, 2021
so so cute!!!
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Behind The Lens

Location
This main elements of this composite photo were taken at my kitchen table, One of the hardest parts of this image was getting my well trained dog to actually take food from the table! I think she thought it was some sort of obedience test. The background elements were all shot in Sooke, BC Canada
Time
I shot this late morning when my young model is at his happiest. Also I wanted to utilize the late morning light coming from the windows (camera right) as my eating area only allows enough space for one light. The background was shot on my way to the grocery store in the middle of the afternoon, I'm a multitasking mom ;)
Lighting
I knew how I wanted to process this image before I shot it and lit it with a strobe to the left of the subjects, window light to the right and a reflector in front.
Equipment
I'm a Nikon user and I also used my Alienbee strobe & reflector. I also couldn't have pulled this off without the assistance of my eldest son who had to convince our dog it was okay to take food off the table, adjusted lights and held the reflector.
Inspiration
The dog in the photo is my sweet Kesa who was diagnosed with cancer shortly before the image was taken. There was a lot of heartbreak when I told my children and one of the things we did to cope was write a list of things she would love to do. This session crossed 2 off the list: To eat at the table with her people and to have her "Lady" moment like her favorite movie star ;) We had so much fun at this session, there were lots of giggles and I even got a shot of her giving our little "tramp" a kiss (well she was trying to clean up some sauce but it was still cute). Unfortunately we lost her to complications shortly after, she is truly missed and we are so happy to have this memory with her.
Editing
Yes lots! I'm a fan of photoshop and I also had a sick dog to care for, I ended up editing this over a few days/nights beside her sick bed. It's a composite of 6 different images blended together. I also did a fair bit of hand editing with dodge & burn, painting and light adjustments in the background plate.
In my camera bag
Besides my Nikon I usually have my 50mm & a reflector. Most of my shoots take place along hikes with my kids so I try to keep it simple (& light weight!)
Feedback
Plan everything! I've learnt the more planning I do the happier I am with the final image. I sketched this out and knew exactly what I needed to capture as well as what lighting I wanted to achieve the desired effect. I had a picture of the image in my head before I even picked up the camera. Working with kids & pets can be challenging, you need to work fast and their attention spans don't allow for much playing around with settings, lights or props. I had everything I could possibly set up done before they were brought in and kept a required shot list in front of me while shooting. I had the images I needed in the first 5 minutes, the rest was all fun and giggles.

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