I'll share some random shots that I took during the day.
Huck is a large, white male who lives with the McRorie's. When he was let out of the innermost of two fences that enclosed the property he wandered around and had to see what was going on while Joyce was giving instructions to volunteers new to retirement day processing. When he was still long enough I grabbed a few snaps. This one was a mistake, but look at the bokeh:
While this one of Huck was a little closer to what I was trying to get:
Then he walked up the ramp that leads into a house where kennels are set up to temporarily house some of the greyhounds. He went inside, then turned around and stood on the platform at the top of the ramp, so I got another shot of him:
This is probably a little too dark and kind of flat, but also lots of bokeh to see.
What do you do with a picture that sucks in color because you badly overexposed it? You turn it into black-and-white to see if it looks better:
Didn't work this time, I think.
I took a picture of a flower growing under the trees:
I tried for a different perspective of a greyhound being bathed:
There was a nice moment between a girl who hugged a greyhound she had helped foster before the dog left to be taken home:
Small dog-testing photos can be interesting:
All the dogs shown here were fine during testing, in case you were wondering.
The same applied to Kinko, the cat used for testing:
For some reason, Kinko swatted at quite a few of the greyhounds in this batch.
Then I had to leave. I'm hoping that I'll have some different ideas of how to shoot the next retirement day. Stay tuned.
(Shot with the Nikon D300 using the 50mm and the 18-200mm zoom; suffice it to say I used program, aperture-, and shutter-priority; auto, flash, sunlight, and cloudy white balance; normal JPG.)