SteveMcMillan
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"TY"



A day at the beach - if you like this image, please consider voting for TY. Thanks guys!

A day at the beach - if you like this image, please consider voting for TY. Thanks guys!
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16 Comments | Report
rkrings2
 
rkrings2 February 03, 2017
How old is your Springer?
Beautiful Dog!
SteveMcMillan
SteveMcMillan February 06, 2017
He's 7, going on 8
NancyStill1
 
NancyStill1 February 03, 2017
Beautiful!!
SteveMcMillan
SteveMcMillan February 03, 2017
He's is, thankyou!
AGirlwithaCamera
 
AGirlwithaCamera February 03, 2017
Beautiful!!!!
SteveMcMillan
SteveMcMillan February 03, 2017
thankyou!
EricKoth PRO
 
EricKoth February 07, 2017
Voted in image of the month
SteveMcMillan
SteveMcMillan February 07, 2017
THANKS Eric - much apreciated!
Eugeniogarrido
 
Eugeniogarrido February 08, 2017
Excelent shot
SteveMcMillan
SteveMcMillan February 09, 2017
Many thanks Eugenio.
leckie45 PRO+
 
leckie45 February 09, 2017
What a wonderful B&W shot ... perfectly exposed. With a great subject. Love the intense look on his face ... :)
SteveMcMillan
SteveMcMillan February 09, 2017
Many thanks Leckie! It was a bit contrasty that day, but it came out as planned.
SteveMcMillan
SteveMcMillan February 09, 2017
He was busy staring at his ball, which he is obsessed with!
Dotti PRO
 
Dotti February 11, 2017
Beautiful. another Springer person. Sweet , sweet , dog. and Loyal. .Our springer, Spirit, just turned 10 yesterday. But thinks and acts like he is a two year old... dotti
SteveMcMillan
SteveMcMillan February 11, 2017
Beautiful dogs.
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi February 13, 2017
voted. wonderful shot
SteveMcMillan
SteveMcMillan February 15, 2017
Thank you... he's now in the top 10!
JeanMcKinnon
 
JeanMcKinnon February 21, 2017
Lovely shot, can almost smell wet dog!
SteveMcMillan
SteveMcMillan February 21, 2017
I know what you mean Jean!
lindabellamy
 
lindabellamy February 23, 2017
My beautiful ty ty
DarleneKwiatkowski
 
DarleneKwiatkowski February 25, 2017
Beautiful!
JRob PRO
 
JRob February 26, 2017
Also have a Springer-PepperAnne! Outstanding portrait, Steve! I'm new-how do I vote? Love your whole gallery, btw.
SteveMcMillan
SteveMcMillan February 26, 2017
Click on the 'submitted to contest' buttons and find the image. Many thanks for your comment!
lorilynnolson
 
lorilynnolson February 27, 2017
I love the juxtaposition of calm in the dog's eyes, with the evidence of adventure in his fur. It's dramatic! : )
edrobson Premium
 
edrobson July 07, 2017
Awesome capture. Congrats on the win!
ElectricGypsy
 
ElectricGypsy February 16, 2018
Great photo - totally captures the Ty I knew! Aww I miss that boy so much :(. Great to see he’s still with you :). He’s a bit older than you have stated - he was 10 in Nov 2017 :)
RachelKey
 
RachelKey August 29, 2018
One of my favourite dogs, Thanks for this Gorgeous shot!!!
SteveMcMillan
SteveMcMillan November 06, 2018
Thank you!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This was shot at Broadsands beach in Devon.
Time
It was late afternoon, around 5pm, but the sun was still very strong.
Lighting
The sun was immediately behind me.
Equipment
Nikon 70-200mm 2.8 VR lens and a Nikon d300.
Inspiration
Ty is obsessed with his ball, in fact ANY ball. I just wanted to capture his obsession and total focus on it.
Editing
There was no post-processing, except a small adjustment in the basics: contrast/levels.
In my camera bag
Nikon d300 body; 70-200 2.8 VR lens and a 35mm 1.8 AF-S G lens, Usually I have a full tripod and a mini.
Feedback
In bright sunlight, it's all about keeping your eye on the histogram. Obviously a busy background would have ruined the shot and would have taken the focus off TY's expression, so the sea provided a great backdrop. I tried to use the rule of thirds and placed his eyes in the right place. Ty is a typical Springer, always on the move, so this was a rare moment of calmness!

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