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Great North Dog

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101 Dalmatians

Well there weren’t actually 101 dalmatians there, but there was this fellow and one or two others, well over 10,000 others to be precise.

I’m talking about the Butcher’s Great North Dog Walk, the world record setting event which takes place in South Shields every year. Yesterday thousands of dogs and their owners took part in the worlds largest (confirmed by the Guinness book of records) dog walk to raise thousands of pounds for local charities. It has featured in the Guinness Book of Records twelve times for it’s size and the amount of participating breeds, last year 10,272 dogs were entered from 154 breeds. Last year the young chap above attempted to set a world record time for a “doggy mile”, that is why he is a Great North Dog.

As for the picture I used Photoshop’s extract filter to lift him from the background of this image, and then I created a new layer and slid it underneath the extract layer. I then made the extract layer active and made a selection with the rectangular marquee and copied it to the clipboard, this was then used in Photoshop’s pattern generator directly from the clipboard to create the new background, as a final touch I added some accentuated strokes from the set of artistic filters.

Camera details (for original image); Pentax K100D, 135mm lens, 1/180 second, f13, iso 200


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Written by curly

June 16, 2008 at 12:01 am

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  1. Handsome dog! And great Photoshop work! I really thought that was the original background, like the cloth that studio photographers use. Cool!


    June 16, 2008 at 1:17 am

  2. i have three dogs on the day too. get as image of us next time!!


    June 16, 2008 at 9:14 pm

  3. This may come up twice as my PC’s playing up. But what I wanted to say was:

    I love this! 🙂


    June 16, 2008 at 10:13 pm

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