Snow, in spring. I know this is not a first but it seems so odd. I know spring is going to be passed over once again and we will find ourselves right in the midst of summer. Don’t blink anyone.
This beautiful Trumpeter Swan was just gliding across the water. There was something magical in the highlights, a inter glow emanating from inside. It was very beautiful to watch.
We still have bookings open for you and your family. You want your dog or cat photographed, I’m your gal. How about your horse at the barn, I’m your gal. The family, I’m your gal. Reserve your photo shoot today.
Off to the real world..until next time, be well.
Today I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph a litter of Dalmatian puppies. I had a blast. There were puppies running and playing with one another. It brought back such fond memories of all the larger litters of puppies I had bred over the years. The smell of pine chips and puppy breath, mmmmmm only a true dog lover will totally understand what that means.
Thank you Susan for allowing me to shoot these beautiful, gentle puppies. Much continued success with all of them.
More photographs can be seen in the Canine Gallery
Susan’s Blogspot for the puppies Amber Puppies
A Splash of Color can totally change the look of a rather ordinary photograph. I’ve chosen to highlight the color you would typically imagine. This can really be done with any photograph that has that special focal point. I will continue to explore this form of photographic editing.
Until next time…
Welcome July. The past week we have had outrageously high temperatures. There were many concerns about how hot it was with people, let alone all the animals. I know my concerns were with keeping all of our animals and the dogs vacationing with us at Hound Hollow Boarding Kennel cool.
Featured is a charming Blenheim and White Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, her name is Gwen. She’s a difficult one to photograph. Being a “spaniel” her head tends to lead her which makes her always look down. It was my challenge to get at least one good shot, where her nose was not buried in the ground. She is just a very grounded young dog. There are more photographs of Gwen in the Canine Gallery
Be well, until next time.
Summer, has arrived and with it has given us an array of weather. We’ve had heavy rain early mornings and by mid day the sun is shining. Some days it is pure sunshine and blue skies all day. Birds are singing all the time. There are so many species that come to our feeders, including one Hummingbird. It has been years since we’ve seen a Hummingbird here on the farm. We believe it is due to the feral cats, not their food source. I am trying to capture this little bird for you to see.
The beautiful canine above is Reese, a crossbreed. He appears to be part Beagle and maybe some German Shepherd in there too. He’s a true gentleman to be around. He is featured today and is also in the Canine Gallery. The camera just loves him. His dark eyes, eye rim pigment and coat color just shine. I am honored to be around such a sweet dog.
Be well, until next time…..
Simplicity, black & white…. monochrome. Way back when, all photos were shot in black and white. Today, many photographers are still using it due to the effects it adds to a photograph. The depth of the grays, blacks and whites. There are even colors you don’t really see. I know personally speaking some photographs to me, look better in black and white.
The Moluccan Cockatoo is a peach colored bird. Meet Delilah a 26+ yr old Moluccan Cockatoo, who is what is known as a ‘plucker”, she pulls her feathers. There is nothing medically wrong, she just plucks. I found the photographs I took of her in color did not speak to me, yet a monochrome picture spoke volumes. I hope you like the expression of her deep eyes. She wasn’t sure if she should eat the banana, which is a favorite of her’s or look at me.
The Black & White Gallery has some samples. I hope you stroll through and see why monochrome photographs are still very popular today.
It Seemed Like Summer….
This week we had a taste of what promises to be a warm summer. We experienced above average temperatures along with some severe rain storms. When I think of summer, I think of long days of sunshine, taking a ride on my motorcycle, and relaxing times. The sad part of all that is, for me summer is a busy time. I am busy in the boarding kennel, busy snappy photographs, busy canning, I could go on and on.
My husband Bob is a huge fan of Barn Swallows. A sure sign for us that spring is here. We have nesting pairs that return almost to the day, each year. I’ve tried so many times to capture these very fast birds, sleek, little birds with no real success. I am not the kind to sit with the camera on the tripod, just waiting. I want to feel the shot, feel the adventure of getting that snapshot. As you can see I snapped a few photographs. Are they the best picture, no but it is for Bob that I posted it. For him, this is part of spring.
Happy Mother’s to all the mom’s out there. What a great day it was. When you go out to photograph events such as a dog show or horse show you sometimes snap a picture, that captures the essence and feeling of that very moment. I think this afternoon, I did just that. I was able to see others dedicated to their animals. I hope you get a chance to check out my Galleries and see exactly what I am talking about. Please enjoy.
Until next time…..