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Sunday Replays: April Photo of the Month

Time to replay April photos featured in my 2012 Photo of the Week series. Thanks to all WordPress bloggers and other readers who sent me a “like” or comment to help select my April Photo of the Month.

Our pit bull Lola Girl is the winner, paws down! You can read her stats at 16/52 Whatever Lola wants …

Runner-up is 18/52 “That’ll do, donkey” and my bodyguard, Pooch, in 14/52 Mean Little Pucker! has a slight lead over 15/52 Legend of the Dogwood. Last place went to 17/52 Help! My people skills suck!

An honorable mention goes to my dachshund friend Rowdy featured in “And the Wiener is…” Had he been a Sunday feature, he would have tied for second place!

Click on the Photo of the Week link in my Categories list to view all photos featured in my Sunday series since January.

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I will continue to post a POW each Sunday and the winning POM thoughout 2012, culminating with everyone’s pick for Photo of the Year. I encourage everyone to comment on or rate each photo of the week to ultimately decide my “Best of the Best.”


Thursday Thrill: Pinwheel Twirl

I used a child’s pinwheel to create these twirls in Photoshop. To create the feature photo, I placed the pinwheel on a dark surface and did not use flash.

For the second twirling digital art effect, I used red material as background and flash. Then I applied what I learned from contributing photographer Adrian Harvey on the blog Digital Darkroom Techniques. For both, I also chose darken instead of lighten in Step 7 of Harvey’s tutorial to produce another more dramatic twirl.