Ironic as it is, I had the opportunity to photograph yet two more basset hounds recently. And just like Buster and Sophie, they were a riot. And by riot I don’t mean funny to look at (although there is that too), but I mean super fun personalities, game for anything, really easygoing and easy to please. Hey- kinda like me! lol. Maybe I’d be a basset hound if I were a dog. Minus the droopy eyes.
Rey & Simba: L-R
After we moved out of the bright, bright sun (I realized that at this time of year shooting at 10am is far too bright- summer light crept up on me!), I forgot to change my camera settings in the shade and had a too-slow shutter speed. At first I was miffed that I had these blurry shots, but then I took a step back and laughed out loud. Thought I would share these ‘accidents’ here.
I think I rarely show shots like these on my blog, but they are my favorites. Somewhat abstract, with weird depth of field and interesting colors and composition. The ones clients almost never pick, that are more about evoking a feeling or mood than capturing an expression.
Basset #1 (Rey)
Basset #2 (Simba) (doesn’t he look like he’s laughing in this shot?)
My favorite kind of ‘human + pet’ shots. Completely, totally, 100% unposed organic.
This next shot was just begging for some vintage processing. I was happy to oblige.
Just *had* to get the basset feet and belly.
Hope you enjoyed Simba & Rey! Christine and Chris thank you so much for your patience with me! I had a fantastic time with you guys and the boys, and can’t wait to show you all of their images. Full gallery online in 2 days!