Negative space is used to create eye movement across the image.  Doing this creates more interest.  In animal photography, I often create the negative space towards the area the animal is looking.  It stimulates the viewer to wonder where the animal is running or what he may be looking at. In the case of a…

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Dogs playing at beach

This weeks subject provided a little bit of a challenge this week.  The weather was not cooperating.  Although we had a few brief moments that I saw big puffy clouds, they didn’t happen to be at a time that I was free to take some images, nor did I have a dog with me. I decided…

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This weeks topic is doorways.  I was recently at Oakwood Cemetery with Declan for my blog about a local landmark.  This is the large doorway that leads into the Mortuary Chapel.  Declan appears miniature in relation to this huge arch.   This next image is not actually a doorway, but Declan is posed in front…

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dog ready for play

The head tilt of a dog is an adorable feature we humans seem to melt with.  In the case of a puppy, it doesn’t matter what kind of trouble he got himself into, one tilt of the head and a smile is brought to our face and all is forgiven.   Some speculation includes: Tilting their…

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checking out each other

Whether they are happy to see you or stand guard in warning of danger, dogs use their noses to determine if something is to be feared or trusted.  Have you ever wondered why dogs go nose to nose with other dogs, or nose to butt?  Or why their noses are cold and wet?  It turns…

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oakwood cemetary

This week I took Declan to a local landmark.  Oakwood Cemetery is a Historic Cemetery built in 1859. New York City landscaper Howard Daniels transformed this 160 acres of land that included hills, valleys with springs and sturdy oaks into what was considered the picturesque ideal of landscape designs of that time.   Mortuary Chapel…

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dog, feet, selfie

Thursday June 21st is National Selfie day.  National Selfie day was established just 4 short years ago, but the act of taking self portraits started to become very popular with the advent of cell phones which had a camera attachment.  While the trend for selfie’s may have become popular at this time, I would challenge…

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This week’s blog is about HDR images.  What HDR stands for is High Dynamic Range.  To take an HDR image, the photographer would normally take a set of at least 3 images.  One that is properly exposed, one that is overexposed and one that is underexposed.  Then you take these images and combine them with…

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Bear, dog

B    Bright ROGAN Bright Rogan L Loyal JAXSON Loyal Jaxson U Unrivaled TANK E Expressive WOLFGANG These dogs are all ‘Blue’ over not being adopted yet.  Just don’t Glance, Give them a Second Chance! Come visit Second Chance Saturday’s and Sundays 10am-2pm.   Project 52-Blog Circle This post is part of Project 52 which…

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This week we are exploring one of my favorite types of images.  Black and White.  One of the things that drew me to photography to begin with was Ansel Adams and his black and white landscapes.  Much as I hate to admit it, I don’t process many images as black and white anymore.  Before digital…

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