Welcome to week 30 of our 52 Week Pet Photography Project Blog Circle. This week’s topic is “Shadows”.
What are shadows? They are defined as: “a dark area or shape produced by a body coming between rays of light and a surface”. This differs from a “silhouette”, which is the “dark shape and outline of someone or something visible in restricted light against a brighter background”.
I wasn’t sure I’d be able to search out some shadows this week. We had some rain the day I planned to take on this assignment. It was about 4:45 in the evening and I was with Kota in the backyard. We do have a lot of tree coverage and get quite a bit of shade and dappled light throughout the day. Kota walked by the wood part of the fence and low and behold, a SHADOW was formed! 🙂 I ran inside and grabbed the camera!
The first image is Kota next to the fence. I decided to go with a black and white edit for this.
The next image was me trying to juggle taking the picture of Kota’s shadow and having her take a treat from my hand. It’s the “natural, unphotoshopped, rustic” look!
Thanks for stopping by this week! Next up in our Blog Circle is I Got The Shot Photography, Northeastern PA Pet Photographer, Elaine Tweedy. Click on the link at the end of each post and check out the amazing work from Pet Photographer’s around the world! Have a great weekend!
Great first image! I love how exact you captured her shadow. Even without detail, she is a beauty!
Thanks, Jessica! A fun capture 🙂
Wow… I seriously LOVE that first image. Like one of my favorites of yours ever. 🙂 🙂
Thank you so much, Kim! I appreciate that!!! 🙂
Black & White is the way to go! Kota’s got a great profile.
Thank you! I always love catching that “flop ear” 🙂
LOVE image #1. Perfect choice to use black and white. I love the texture of the fence on that image, the crop, the sharpness of Kota’s expression!
Thank you very much, Elaine! amazing how black and white somehow can “just work” and completely change up and image!
Wow, I really love the first image – that’s the kind of shadow that says a lot – wish I had captured something like that!
Thank you so much, Linda! And it was a “spur of the moment” capture!
Isn’t it great when something comes together?
These are lovely 🙂 `
Aw, thank you! Yes, love when it works out and wasn’t expected!!!
I love that you were able to capture Kota’s happy expression as well as her well defined shadow in your first image. The composition is very striking. The second image is very tender. Even though the image is captured in shadow, the love and tenderness between “figures” is very much implied. Well done his week!
Thank you so much, Linda! I appreciate it! I enjoyed this week’s topic – something very different for me!