52 Project – Week 38 – Eyes

Miss Sydney had to take a back seat this week to my friend’s brand new Bearded Collie pup, Bailey, who made his debut in the neighborhood this weekend. The afternoon light on Saturday was perfect, as the storm clouds disappeared and the sun came out, so I dashed over to Bailey’s house. The bright green grass in Bailey’s backyard was the perfect setting for a quick shoot before sundown. Now, mind you… this pup was in perpetual motion the entire time, as he had just awakened from one of his many naps that day. He was raring to go running around, and everytime I tried to get down on his level, he came running towards me. As I’m still perfecting my blind shooting skills (thank you, Jamie!) I get about 1 shot out of 10 in focus. It’s a great challenge, kind of like playing pool where you learn the angles for aiming the lens like you would the angles you use to shoot pool.

This week’s theme, being “eyes” – was perfect – as Beardies usually have their eyes totally covered with hair, and Bailey was no exception!  But I loved this shot of him with his eye peeking out along with that precious little puppy tongue!Eyes - Bearded Collie Puppy Fairfax VA Pet Photography

Next up is Jennifer Felman from Khanya Photography in Poughkeepsie, New York – remember to keep clicking the links in each blog until you return 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…)

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