Project 52: Green

I love green.  It’s my favorite color.  I painted my kitchen green, even repainted the cabinets medium olive green (believe me, it’s all light and lovely, not overpowering) when I renovated three years ago, as well as installed granite counter tops with specks of green.  So, when I saw that the theme this week was green, I knew exactly what picture to share with you.

A while back, I took my dog Chloe to our front lawn as the sun was setting, tied her to a tree and started snapping.  She looked at me and I kept snapping.  When I got back to my computer and saw these, I loved them.  Now, green can be too much, I realize that.  Some may not like this, but I do.  My camera was at 200mm and pretty wide open at f3.2, causing the grass to blur very nicely.  The only problem was that there wasn’t enough light to lighten her face, so I used the adjustment brush in LR and also intensified her catchlights, which can be a challenge with her.  I think the way her eyes are made, catchlights can be difficult.  I also used the adjustment brush to remove a slight green caste she got on her face.

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6 thoughts on “Project 52: Green”

  1. Great job sharing your tweaks to an already beautiful photo! Green can be a challenge, from avoiding color casts to eliminating that overpowering fluorescent green that pops up this time of year.

  2. If you hadn’t said anything about using the adjustment brush, I wouldn’t have known (which is what we go for, right??) Nice image!

  3. Love this image. And Chloe. I have a terrier who has the same catch light issues. That, plus she can’t sit still for even a second. 🙂

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