Project 52 | Week 20 – Golden Hour

The theme for week 20 of the Project 52 Pet Photographer’s blog circle is “Golden Hour”.

The golden hour in photography refers to that short period of daylight just after sunrise and just before sunset… shadows are long and soft, colours are warm and more evenly dispersed, often resulting in a golden glow.

As it happens, the early morning is often when you will find Lacie, Odin and I out and about, enjoying the first light and our first walk of the day. This week was a little more challenging as the early temps dipped unseasonally low, well below freezing. None the less, here are some photos from a gorgeous cool spring morning earlier this week.

Lacie is my perfect little model, but she often looks like she could use a pair of sunglasses. Yes, it’s true, dogs will squint in the sun and find it a bit uncomfortable just like us humans. Not sure why I was surprised by this, but I was. So now I try to capture Lacie with her face turned slightly away instead of directly facing the sun.

Odin doesn’t quite have a handle on this modelling business yet, so when I was able to capture this pose, I was excited, and a little more accepting of Lacie’s squinty look. Sorry Lace… some doggie sunglasses are in the works, I promise.

“The golden hour – that hour of sunshine where the world looks the way it looks in your dreams.” ~ Danny Wallace

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This post is part of the Pet Photography Project 52 blog circle. To see what the next photographer is sharing for the weekly theme, “Golden Hour”, visit Elaine Tweedy of I Got the Shot Photography, watching pure gold from her patio in Northeastern PA while social distancing. Continue to click the link at the end of each post in the blog circle until you eventually find your way back here. Enjoy!

Project 52 | Week 18 – Let There Be Light

The theme for week 18 of the Project 52 Pet Photographer’s blog circle is “let there be light”.

Without light, there is no photography and it is the art of playing with the light that brings life and emotion to an image, thereby creating a story.

The first light that comes to mind, and especially with my camera in hand, is the gorgeous morning light. With the longer days, capturing the sunrise is becoming more ambitious, but walking with my dogs in the early morning is something that we do every day.

Spring is starting to make itself known. The snow is gone but it is still too early for the green that is promised.

None-the-less. the new warmth and lovely light bring fresh stories every day.

“What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.” ~ John Berger

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This post is part of the Pet Photography Project 52 blog circle. To see what the next photographer is sharing for the weekly theme, “Let There Be Light”, visit Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography fetching portraits in Coppell and surrounding communities in the Dallas – Fort Worth metroplex. Continue to click the link at the end of each post in the blog circle until you eventually find your way back here. Enjoy!

Journey 2018 Day 257/365 – September morning

“That old September feeling, left over from school days, of summer passing, vacation nearly done, obligations gathering, books and football in the air … Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year’s mistakes had been wiped clean by summer.” ~ Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose