Halloween, Bear in isolation

When I first saw the subject for this week, I was thinking of going a totally different direction with the subject.  We had a photoshoot at the shelter this weekend however where the dogs get dressed up in their Halloween costumes.  Once I took this image however, I decided to go in a totally different…

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Bear, dog

I enjoy using natural light for my photographs.  It enables you to be more spontaneous with your photographs and not worry about lugging around a lot of heavy equipment. With natural light you could let the light fall directly on the subject, so that they have nice even lighting Or you can use the light…

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Sometimes rescue animals are very distrusting of that big black box (camera) that you are holding to your face. One of the ways that I get them more relaxed is to play with them.   Once they are in motion running after a ball or toy  they can sometimes become oblivious to the camera. Here are…

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rescue dog

Meet this Happy Boy Rogan. Rogan is a 2 year old male Pit Bull Terrier and American Bull Dog Mix.  He is such a sweet boy and very smart as well.  While he has been at the kennel, he has learned to sit, shake, down, stay and leave it.  He is eager to please his…

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Brown is actually one of my favorite colors. I know what your thinking, brown isnt that colorful! When I see brown, I see nature! I see the sandy beach or desert, the ivory of an elephants tusk to the rich color of chestnuts. The shades could contain more yellow like a sesame seed or more…

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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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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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