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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Headshots

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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Leading Lines

walk, leading lines, bridge

Leading lines are a way you can draw the viewer into or through your image.  Leading lines can be found naturally, such as roads, fences, bridges, the line of a cliff or the shoreline. Utilizing a leading line can also create depth to your image as the road vanishes in the distance, or a bridge…

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A Day in the Life

reactive dog

A day in the Life of Declan! Declan is my current dog.  He is a lab-hound mix and a rescue.  He is my “Wild Child”.  He wakes up early- about 5:15 and loves to run around the yard either chasing squirrels or ‘defending’ the yard from the next door neighbors puppy by running up and…

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Revisit & Re-edit

The challenge this week was to revisit some of the pictures we took in the past and re-edit them now to see how our style and expertise has changed.  Hopefully our edits have shown how we have grown as photographers.  Photography does not end with the click of the camera.  The process continues in the…

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Favorite Song

The challenge this week was to have our blog feature pictures that represent our favorite song. My taste in music ranges far and wide, so it was hard to come up with a favorite song.  I decided to choose “I knew I loved you” by Savage Garden.  I think the words fit perfectly with how animal…

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Minimalism

Keeping it simple is the basic premise of minimalism.  Generally there will be a small number of elements in the photo.  For this image of Duke, is the only element that is in focus, but he is set against a background that is blurred, but has an interesting texture.  The rule of thirds is also…

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