52 Project – Week 27 – “Reflections”

My very first entry into the 52 Project – the theme for this week is “Reflections” … of a furry face. Quite a challenge for me! I was going for a “mirrored” look, tried out the “dog in front of the mirror” – didn’t work. Sydney usually loves to look at the “other dog” and I wanted a bit more of a challenge. And I wanted it to be creative and different. Then I noticed that Tom’s glasses had a slight reflection… and his sunglasses were even better! So I decided to try a macro lens so that I could keep my distance while getting a close-up shot of Sydney reflected in Tom’s sunglasses. I love the shallow depth of field that I get with this lens – and how Sydney’s fur and Tom’s sideburns are juxtaposed in the photo. It took a bit of gymnastics for both my human and dog models and for me – all three of us on the floor in the room with the skylights, me barking out directions to turn this way – then Sydney would move her head at the last minute. After about 30 attempts, here is the final result.

52 Project - Week 27 Reflections_

 

Up next in the 52 Project blog ring….

Let’s take a look at some more takes on this week’s theme:  “Reflections” – Shelley Castle, Alexandria, Virginia pet photographer  click on this link, and keep moving through the ring until you return back here!

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  • Shelley Castle - July 4, 2014 - 9:40 am

    What a great image and take on this week’s theme! Welcome to the ring!ReplyCancel

    • marianne.cherry@verizon.net - July 4, 2014 - 3:22 pm

      Thanks, Shelley – greatly appreciated! I’m looking forward to the weekly challenges – it’s like Christmas morning on Friday when we get to see everyone’s work!ReplyCancel

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