Negative Space

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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Big Sky

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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Doorways

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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Head Tilt

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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By A Nose

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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Landmarks

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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Cityscape

rescue dog

I love Spring when the tulips and daffadils are topping and the cherry blossoms are in bloom.  I planned to take my dog to this location in order to get some pictures.  Unfortunately, my week became filled with other things that needed to get done.  This is a composite with Rita, one of the rescue…

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Humor

  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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Colorful

I am a little late this week.  I missed my deadline to run my “colorful” blog as part of the blog circle of various international pet photographers.  I was a little bit bummed that I was too busy  to be part of the blog circle,  but was even more disappointed that I was missing out…

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Patterns

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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