Photoshopped Doggy And A Story With A Happy End
I thought it is time again for some Photoshop work. Above you can see the result of the work. I had this very bad base image of a quite funny looking dog. If I mean bad, then I really mean bad. There was almost everything wrong with the base image but since the dog looked so funny I gave my self the task to get the best out of the image as I can. I didn’t really think that I can get great results as the original image is just horrible, but I am anyhow quite happy what I have done with it. Above is the result and below I will show you the bad original image…
It’s probably very apparent what is wrong with the image. Apart from the really cool and funny looking dog, I disliked the background pretty much as there are some really heavy backlights on the floor and the whole green color looks just damaged. The whole floor looks really bad. The dog fur contained too much grey in my opinion and there were other issues and it was clear I had to fix a lot and I really wasn’t sure if it would be possible, I just experimented with all kind of things to get the best out of the photo. The first image in this post is the result and I am really happy, considering that the original image is that bad.
Apart from the image quality of the original, the dog looks absolutely funny considering this, it was worth the work to make something better with the image. The dog is by the way now in Sweden. There is a nice side story about the dog. My mother knew someone who was the owner of the black dog. Sadly he didn’t want the dog anymore which is a shame because that is something that shouldn’t come to mind after getting the dog. My mother thought the same and offered help. She took the dog as she wanted to get a good new home for the dog. The dog was too wild and too big for her home, apart from that she does already have a dog, but instead her plan was to find someone who seriously wants the dog.
She created a classified ad where she mentioned the high standards to get the dog. There were several rules and my mother wanted to know what kind of people the interested ones are. She asked a lot of questions and really did take this all very serious as the dog shouldn’t get again in a similar situation as before. Someone who was currently in Germany did call my mother by phone and mentioned that he would be from Sweden and that he had a similar dog for a long time until he died. They exchanged photos and talked a lot until my mother decided, this can only be good for the dog. She was right. This guy took the dog and they traveled to Sweden and until today they still do exchange stories and photos. It’s not only that my mother found someone who seriously wanted to give the dog a good home, it seems she did also find a good friend in Sweden.
Yes this is really a cool story. The point is that my mother was in no way liable to help the dog to get a good home, but she did it. She just thought the ex owner wouldn’t put that much effort into the search for a new owner and offered to manage all this. The dog is now in Sweden and he can even play and run free without leash as the new owner is very experienced, but not only this, also because they do live in the nature of Sweden and that is pretty good for a wild dog. This and the fact that my mother does now know someone new with whom she can exchange stories and dog photos, that is really cool, and for the dog it is of course a happy end!
This shows again, if you walk through the world with opened eyes and ears, if you offer help where you can, it might be that something cool is happening to you too. But even if not, you always know for yourself why you helped. Helping is great and I am very happy that my mother helped the dog. It’s really a good story.
By the way, we took the photo when my mother took care of the dog last summer until she found the new owner. We took the image on her balcony while we had a lot of fun when we played with the dog. I have some more images of the time and especially some that I don’t need to edit as they a great. I will upload them too some day. I hope you liked my edited image and the story about the dog.