As Easter is time to be thankful and rejoice. I am thankful for the dogs that shared their lives with me. Thankful for the willing models they were for this photographer. Some were just naturals and the others learned how to behave when the camera travelled with us and that was most of the time on our walks. Now I have two new ones (15 months old) and they are coming along nicely. The handsome fellow posing for the Easter card is Tux. He came to us as a 3 or 4 year old rescue. He fit into life with the photographer as if he’d been special requested. As with ALL my models and friends, he is truly missed.
I took an online photography class on pet photography using natural light. My model for this class was Chase, a 13 month old Belgian Malinois. He was a very willing model. Here are the photos I submitted for the final project. Josie, Chases sister crashed the photo session and is in one of the shots.
Happy August 1. Happy long weekend to my Canadian friends. And a good friend is celebrating a birthday. Birthday wishes coming your way.
This week’s collection is mixture of images. There was no travelling, spent some time in Studio 13. Practicing with my Lensbaby Composer. Our flowers are starting to bloom so I have lots to practice on. I’ve included a few barrel racing and rodeo ones taken the weekend of July 18. The one of the steer wrestle did quite well on Instagram. My assistant the Trail Camera caught an encounter between the resident fox and our visiting raccoon.
I’m thinking of creating a “Western Images” page of rodeo, barrel racing, western accessories and horses. And a “Treasures and Keepsake” page. I’ve included a few of these shots in this week’s collection.
This week marks the half way point of July. Summer is going by really fast. Most days the weather doesn’t realize it’s summer. Nights and mornings are pretty cool. The Boy and I went on a rode trip and broadened our horizons and add new content. Found some more wall murals in a small town. These are pretty old but I think they are still wonderful. My assistant the trail camera took some wonderful shots of three whitetail does. I’ve included quite a few of them as there are so beautiful. Such big eyes. The first rodeo since Convid9 appeared happened this weekend. I went and photographed some of the slack Saturday AM. It was a night rodeo so that makes it a no go for me. I’ve included a few from the day. Nice horses. Good riders. Hope you enjoy this weeks collection.
This week was a week of celebration. July 1st for my Canadian friends and July 4th for my American friends. Hope all had a good time. I spent July 1st home with my family. The only fireworks was the discussion on what to have for supper! We had warm/hot weather and thunderstorms this week. The shots of the clouds are straight out of the camera. No magic editing. The clouds looked fierce but we only had minimum wind and 3/10th of rain. My assistant the trail camera caught a whitetail doe and her fawn and two of the bucks that spend time in our area. The Boy and I went on a road trip one day. Saw some cattle and a moose on a hill that someone had built . Looks pretty realistic. One evening when we were out and about, there were turkey vultures flying over head. That does give a person a funny feeling! On one of our hot days The Boy and I spent time in Studio 13 experimenting with different props and backgrounds. I had a good time, felt good getting the creative parts of the brain working. The Boy had a good nap!
All in all it was a good week. Hope to see you next week.
Happy Sunday! My week went fast, how was yours. This week we have some action shots. Flying ducks and bees; running coyote and deer. My assistant the Trail camera caught some great ones of the deer that live in our pasture. We are pretty dry here and a caught Quill having a dust bath. Think he was trying to impress the ladies. One evening we had an unwanted guest on our front lawn. This shot was taken thru the window as I wasn’t going outside. Went on a road trip but the only shots I have from it are the ones of the mule deer doe in action. The driver didn’t see the photo opportunities I did and wasn’t inclined to stop. I counted about ten shots that would have fit in here. Oh well. Hope you enjoy these. I’m hoping to spend some time in Studio 13 being creative this week.
Come back next week and see what manifested.
Not much photography wise is happening as of yet. No events, concerts, horses chasing barrels. I’ve pretty much been staying close to home. However, the camera isn’t gathering dust. It comes with us when The Boy and I go for walks or drives. I’ve decided to do a week by week pictorial story of our adventures. Each day brings something new. If it doesn’t there is still the usual – horses, flowers, birds. Please join me as we travel thru the week of June 7. Today starts a new pictorial log. I hope you come back next week to find out what we saw.
I was working on another project and found these photos in Google Photos and thought I’d see if I could share them here. When the photo appears you view the rest by clicking on the arrows on the right and left. These shots are from 2015. Enjoy.
I’ve added a new page. It contains photos that had been altered in a software program. Please have a look at the Creative page, you will meet some of my friends. Cash and Tango aka The Boys, accompany me on a lot of my adventures. Your comments are always welcome!
I realize we aren’t getting near the amount of snow they are getting in Eastern Canada and the US. If you ask anyone here they’d say we have way to much. Unless you are a child, sometimes it is difficult to appreciate the snow. However, I did manage to capture someone who does love the snow ……………………..
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