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…

Read More
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…

Read More

To backlight an image simply means that your light source is coming from behind your subject.  You can use backlights in creative ways.  One way is to use the sun as your light source.  Hudson is my model here.  The sun is behind him and to the left, but also is high in the sky,…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More
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…

Read More

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…

Read More

This weeks theme in our Project 52 project is Fantasy.  While I love fantasy, I am not used to producing fantasy from my own photography, so this was a bit of a struggle, but that’s also the beauty of this project.  Project 52 helps each of the photographer’s learn and grow as pet photographers.  I…

Read More

This adorable white boxer/pit bull terrier mix named Nora is helping me demonstrate Depth of Field.  Nora is about 3 years old and looking for a family that will spoil her with belly rubs and back scratches as well as long walks and playing ball. I took Nora for a walk this past weekend with…

Read More

Project 52-Blog Circle This post is part of Project 52 this week’s focus is on Catch-lights.  At the END of the post follow the link to the next talented photographer in the circle.   There are photographers from all over the world participating.  Enjoy! In order to take pictures of the dogs at  Second Chance Canine adoption Shelter, I…

Read More