Tim Cameron, Chilliwack, BC, Canada
The Problem: Once again, we commend a reader for smart use of black-and-white -- this portrait of a happy silver-haired poodle (Finnegan by name) works perfectly in monochrome. And also once again, we have to comment on a b&w conversion that's, um, challenged. The contrast is a little too hot, resulting in highlights (on the nose and fur) blown out, and shadows (in the eyes) lost. There are also a few too many bright distractions around the face.