Remembering Bodhi

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My sweet old dog Bodhi died this week. It was hard for me to know how to process the loss. Jennifer made a little memorial for him, complete with candles and little prints in painted frames. I've got tens of thousands of images, so I began digging through a decade of photos looking for just the right picture of him. I found one I took with my iPhone a few months ago.

Next I decided to go through the process we ask people to go through at Neomodern: I signed up for an online concierge appointment...

Yesterday I got online while Arturo tweaked the photo. It's a tricky one to print. I wanted Lee in shadow so it took an extra moment to notice her; if she's too light you see her immediately... too dark, she gets lost. Arturo did a great job. By the time I got to the gallery Bodhi was mounted -- but i didn't want it framed yet -- i wanted to add a little private note to the print before it was placed into a frame, out of view, but permanent... then a few minutes later the framing was done.

I miss Bodhi, but I'm happy to have this print... happy to have this framed. I don't know what it is about a photo, but it felt important to have a nice print of him. Healing begins.

 Arturo sent me a link that let me see him working on the image.

Arturo sent me a link that let me see him working on the image.

 Adobe Lightroom showing the image uploaded and the image as it is being enhanced... sometimes the adjustments are very subtle, but they matter a lot.

Adobe Lightroom showing the image uploaded and the image as it is being enhanced... sometimes the adjustments are very subtle, but they matter a lot.

 Success.

Success.