Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Joey

I had two sessions booked at Dewey for Saturday.

Joey was my first customer. She is a striking red. I met her and her owner Ruth across the street from our rental house and led them to the beach. We chit-chatted a bit to get to know each other as we approached the surf. I tried getting some pictures of them running along the water's edge:

Joey

Then I thought it might be nice to take a photo of their footprints in the sand (I haven't taken one yet that I've been supremely happy with):

Joey

The sunlight was still low enough in the sky so the shadows were not overly harsh.

The most special moment of the session for me was when Joey and Ruth sat on the sand together for awhile. It was soon obvious to me that they have a very close relationship. I decided to stand off a ways and use my wide-angle zoom to show them together under the immense sky that Saturday morning:

Joey

I decided to make a virtual copy of this and convert it to black-and-white:

Joey

I did the same for the next picture:

Joey

Joey

Then I thought I'd go in the opposite direction, taking some zoomed-in shots while still far away:

Joey

You can see that the large aperture (f/2.8) I was using blurs the background nicely while still retaining enough depth-of-field to keep Joey and Ruth sharp.

Finally, one last shot of them together:

Joey

(Shot with the Nikon D300 using the 10-24mm zoom, 50mm prime, and 70-200mm VR zoom lenses; shot in RAW; converted to JPG using Lightroom.)

14 comments:

  1. What lovely photos. I particularly love the "kiss" photo. So sweet. I love kissing houndie face.

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    1. what was so cool about it was spontaneous. i just hoped i got a decent shot of it.

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  2. They looked like they had a blast at the photo shoot. Love the footprints in the sand.

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    1. maybe that is my best footprint shot at dewey yet. what was nice about where we stayed was that it was at the south end of town where there weren't many people walking about. so i didn't have the problem of too many people appearing in the background as i did last year. on the other hand we were a little ways away from most of the activities.

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  3. Oh, I absolutely love those! Every one of them is fantastic! Those last two are especially sweet. :)

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    1. there's a connection between them that is just special.

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  4. Lovely! I am so hoping for next year to have you take pictures of Sadie!

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  5. Just stunning pix. We love the black and white ones. Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. i, too, love b&w. i don't see enough pictures of greyhound rendered this way, so i try my hand in it.

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  6. I love the last two photos, you really captured some very special moments that show the connection between these two!

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    1. thanks, angela. i've been kind of on a "hands-on-hounds" thing lately, trying to show the interaction between hound and human. it's been showing up in my retirement day photos especially. not an original idea, i don't think, but i haven't done it before so it's all new territory for me.

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