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I have today and tomorrow off work, so I made the most of my time off today by sleeping in…hence the late blog post.

I really had no idea what I wanted to post this morning. I sifted through a whole bunch of my old photos going all the way back to 2009, but didn’t find anything I wanted to process until I hit my shots from last summer. I think it must be my yearning for spring and summer that made me stop on these, because that green grass just looks so wonderful right now. If you haven’t seen any photos of my dog before, this is Dexter. He’s a pug/jack russell cross and he’s a little devil…but I still love him. As I’m typing this post, he is sleeping soundly in my lap 🙂

As for the shot, I really like Dexter’s satisfied tongue-hanging-out-of-mouth look, and the juicy bokeh highlights in the background are an added bonus. I ran this shot through PhotoTools and applied a few of my favourite filters along with a light brown tint to give a slight vintage feel.

Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 50mm f/1.4, 50mm, F 1.8, 1/800 sec

Chris Kenison - March 9, 2011 - 10:40 am

Ahh, pugs. I used to have one. Great dogs, except mine always snored and breathed funny. One of their ‘finer’ attributes. Great shot. Love the DoF!

Chris Nitz - March 9, 2011 - 10:44 am

Awwwwe. Love the bokeh as well as the dog 🙂

Jesse Pafundi - March 9, 2011 - 10:50 am

This is really fantastic. The image is tack sharp and that bokeh is delicious. Cute pooch!

Heather - March 9, 2011 - 11:20 am

Goodness I love bokeh……cute dog!

Scott Ackerman - March 9, 2011 - 11:21 am

Great sharp shot of your pup. And that bokeh is Sweeeeet!

Chris Lazzery - March 9, 2011 - 11:28 am

Heh. Awesome. Pugs rule. Awesome bokeh going on here. I kinda miss my 50mm.

Brian Furbush - March 9, 2011 - 12:25 pm

Haha, Dexter is awesome! He is pretty happy in this picture, and the focus is spot-on – love it!

Mike Olbinski - March 9, 2011 - 12:31 pm

Awwwwww 🙂 I love Dexter…and your dog too 🙂

Brei - March 9, 2011 - 2:45 pm

Aw he was so tired there and for two days after if I remember correctly;)

Mark Blundell - March 9, 2011 - 3:31 pm

Great portrait. The grass is super crisp and the bokeh is lovely – top work!

Tobias George - March 9, 2011 - 8:35 pm

Great bokeh. Excellent shot!

Chris - March 10, 2011 - 4:53 am

Love the shot! I’m a sucker for cool dog shots… well done! I’ve got a couple of Zoey that I’m going to be posting in the next couple of days…

Justin - March 10, 2011 - 8:06 am

Nothing wrong with a portrait of ‘Man’s Best Friend’!