rescue dog, golden hour

My favorite time to take images is on the fringes of the day,  early morning just before sunrise through the rise of the golden sun spreading warm tones across the landscape.  We again get those golden tones as the sun lowers again at the end of the day.    I recently went to the beach…

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Bridge and residence

This weeks challenge is too use some sort of architectural element in our images.  I immediately thought about Franklin Square.  Franklin Square was initially an industrial neighborhood.  As industries moved out, but eventually someone had the great idea to turn the area into a combination of residential and commercial spaces.  Buildings were renovated and turned…

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rescue dog

This weeks challenge was to shoot wide-open.  Wide-open refers to the widest aperture that your lens allows.  Depending on the lens you use,  this could vary greatly.  I have one fixed lens that I can shoot at an f- stop as low as 1.4.  On another lens it only goes down to 3.5 or 4.0…

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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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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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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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  This weeks blog is about humor.  I find humor in everyday situations or looks.  My first image is of my old dog Shamus.  He had developed difficulty with his legs/hips and had a tendency to drag his feet.  In order to protect the feet, I decided to try out some rainboots.  The only pair…

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This weeks challenge is using patterns.  For a moment I was pondering what I should do, then I realized I was already working on a pattern.   The benefit for Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter is coming up next Friday and is sure to be a wonderful event to aid the animals.  The volunteer’s have been…

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A Headshot is an image that focuses on the head or head and shoulders of the subject.  Meet my models for this week.  They are all available at Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter.  Come in and visit these beauties.   Buddy is a Labrador- Pit bull mix and is a sweet dog.  He is about one…

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