100 Dog Strangers ~ Fall Finds!


I have now photographed 25 dogs for my series "100 Dog Strangers". I think the hardest part is I am photographing dogs on the move sometimes without their owners knowledge. Part of the fun is the fact the captures are quick so there is not much time to compose or change camera settings - it sure is challenging!

Earlier in the fall we hiked down to the lake at Darlington Park. Along the way we met a young Labrador/German Shepherd mix bouncing along the gravel trails with his owner. He had a quick step and did not make my job easy to capture his photograph.


Fact 21 About Me
[Part of the "30 Things About Me" Series]

Back in my 20's I owned a Doberman. He was not a popular addition to our family. Gucci was found at a horse show in Quebec. My sister thought is would be a great idea to take my winnings from the Hunter's Classic and buy this puppy. Problem was we were on the road for the next 3 weeks so picking up a dog along the way was not a very well thought out plan! Then there was the problem of telling our parents when we got home. Suffice to say they were not happy nor was our 13 year old Lab Cinder. The puppy was a bit too much energy for her as she was going blind. This Doberman I met along the path might have been a mix or perhaps he was just unusually tall. We found him coming out of the dog park at Greenwood Conservation in early October.


Farther down the path was Duffins Creek, and here we spotted a thirsty Bernese Mountain Dog. I think the owners were very brave or this guy was extremely well trained, because dead salmon was everywhere. I made my get away before he decided to come greet me and shake off!

I do not know anyone else doing a 100 Dog Stranger series - let me know if you are or if you know of someone else doing it. I got the idea after seeing a FlickR group for 100 Strangers - they have over 9,000 members who are braver than me doing street photography of  people they find interesting. Some silently take photos, others talk to them first to get a feel of who they are before asking to photograph them. If you are braver than me, you might want to look over the group. For now I am more comfortable with the dogs - they know what a camera is and eagerly stop and pose!
Adding to my
The Canine version of "100 Strangers".
A photographic record of all the wonderful dogs I meet in my travels.
 Began in 2012 and ending... TBD.

Participatig in: Little Things Thursday

Autumn Rain & Wet Dogs


Do you have a dog who is less than eager to go out in the rain? Yes, Becky is the stubborn dog in our house! It seems she knows all about the saying "misery loves company" because she happily trots down the street as long as I am out getting wet with her!


While Becky and I were puddle jumping I noticed the sidewalk was covered in bright coloured leaves. Ah my deary day was saved.


I scooped up a bunch of leaves to take home and photograph while I waited for the rain to pass.


Winter is dead; spring is crazy; summer is cheerful and autumn is wise!
~Mehmet Murat ildan


Thank you Kim Klassen for the soft texture "kk_anna" used on the first and third photographs. 
As well, also thank you to Brooke Shaden for her texture series "White Hill Mansion"
Head over to Nurture Photography for tips on table top photography. I find a lot of great inspiration and from them and they are all so giving in their time to help others learn the art of fine art photography.
Nurture Photography Challenge - Autumn 2013 Edition
Nov 8 Brown/Tabletop

Missed the deadline to link up for Nov 1 Purple/Spooky but you can find it at "Bark'n About". It appears the dogs had a HOWL-o-ween tail er tale of their own to tell. 

Romping in the Fall Leaves

Every year we all wait for that perfect fall day - the one where the leaves are glowing, the sun splatter the ground and the hard part - we have free time to get out there! This was the day!

20131018-013_960_btdd Meet Kosmos & Faith; two very good friends we have known a long time. I hadn't seen them in a very long time and let me tell you, I got a kick that they still remembered me. Kosmo especially was just dancing with full butt wags to greet me. It's a nice feeling.

20131018-046_960_btdd Faith just had a huge grin on her face. Could be the fresh dehydrated sweet potatoes I had stowed in my bag.
20131018-019_960_btdd I have to tell you, photographing a light coloured dog was half the challenge I am usually faced with when photographing my own dark doggies.
  20131018-031_960_btddEar envy! Look at those ears - of all the Cavaliers I know, Faith takes the prize for longest ears. Till we meet up next time guys!


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