Talk about taking it to the wire…. after running here and there all week, and looking for clear skies where I could capture a lot of sky without interference from large trees, power poles and wires… and needing a dog wrangler to accompany me to find such a place, we made it over to Accotink Lake just last night. We’ve had rainy weather most of the week, so I was hoping for beautiful clouds in the clear blue sky this evening that would turn into a glorious sunset. Ah well… it held such promise for a while!
But alas, as the sun began to sink, I could see the clouds becoming more and more wispy until like smoke, they left nothing but a hazy sky behind. And of course, Miss Sydney had to investigate every square inch of sand on the lakefront beach when she wasn’t obsessed with the mallard ducks swimming in the lake. She had absolutely zero interest in standing still for even a moment. As the sun disappeared over the horizon, and with very little light left….Tom finally got her to sit for a nanosecond while I snapped a pic of “Give Me Paw”.
For more Beautiful Skies – let’s see what the next Beautiful Beasties member – Patricia Corl of Field and Ranch Photography – is going to show us from the wide open skies of Texas (my home state, by the way..) Just follow the links in each of the posts until you land back here!
Beautiful Beasties is a network with forums, blogs and chats for professional pet photographers, where we can get advice, share images and support each other. This post is part of the 52 Project Challenge. Each week, a new theme is chosen by a forum member – the requirement is that whatever we post must be shot that week – no fair using archived photos! It’s a great way to hone our photography skills and flex our creativity muscles. Our posts are linked together in a “web blog ring”. We use blog comments or the forum to leave feedback. Seeing what our fellow pet photographers have captured over the past week on Friday mornings is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get! (apologies to Forrest…)