So, it’s the day of one of my favorite outdoor dog shows of the season and I’m raring to go and see my friends and photograph lots of beautiful pups. The day dawns and the sun rises. Poop! Outdoor dog show photography in the bright sun is not fun at all. Glare, shadows, blown out highlights, squinting dogs … all problematic from a photography standpoint. Case in point …. these Spinone Italiano twins. The photo above was taken late in the day when the sun was low and they were in the shade. The nice even light is exactly what I want in my dog show photos. Now take a look at the image below of the same dogs taken in the morning light. It’s a great movement shot showing their perfect synchronization, however, the light is awful. Not to mention the crazy busy background which I could not control. Just what I want … yellow caution tape running through the center of an image. I know I can’t control the weather, but I sure do love it when the planets align and the clouds appear on outdoor dog show days!
A fun time was had by all at The National Dog Show Charity Walk today in Wayne, Pa. This cocker spaniel was having an especially good time on the agility course! Wheeeeeeee! I love the flying ears and look of determination on this dog’s face!
I don’t remember flowers blooming in October when I was a kid. I don’t even remember buying Fall mums to decorate our porch. Once Labor Day arrived, summer was officially over! But these days summer weather continues and our gardens are still colorful well into Fall. I will hang on to every last ounce of that for as long as I can. Here’s a beautiful Dahlia photographed with the Lensbaby Velvet 56.
I spent two fun-filled days at the Hatboro and Devon dog shows over the weekend! The shows had it all — sun, clouds, rain, wind, drama, excitement, old friends, new friends, wonderful dogs, and a couple thousand photos to review! Here’s a favorite shot from Devon on Saturday….alone in the ring.