Black & White Sunday: The Still of Winter

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If Becky were human I imagine her as a poet or philosopher - she always appears to be deep in thought. With such a cold winter, the dogs have been a little more laid back just like me. I often look over and they appear to be daydreaming - probably of greener and warmer days too!

In B&W I always think the mood of a photograph can shine through more. Being an almost all black dog, in colour she can get lost in the background of a photo. 

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As part of my The Visual Toolbox: 50 Lessons For Stronger Photographs study group, week 7 is all about "wide angle lens inclusion". Sometimes when you shoot with a wide lens you feel a vastness. This week we were to use a wide angle lens but make the viewer feel like they were included - like they were right there with you.

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Both Becky and this landscape were shot with the 10-22mm. In this photo I up to my thighs in snow, crouched very low to the  ground and just a foot away from the rabbit feet.Hopefully you get the feeling of being there right with me.Looking at this photo I also realize it will be some time before we walk on grass again. Let the slow melt begin!
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Participating in Black & White Sunday

6 comments:

Momo and Pinot said...

Becky looks so beautiful in b/w picture!

Momo, Pinot and mom

Andrea said...

I hdn't thought of a wide angle lens for a long while ... but now after looking at your photo, I think I may explore that possibility. The dog pictures are beautiful. Becky looks pensive and thoughtful as you said. I am curios how you arrived at the background in the second Becky picture. Beautiful work!

Andrea @ From the Sol

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

Laid back? Winter makes me a wild man!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

M. K. Clinton said...

Beautiful subjects making beautiful photos!

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

For sure ... every time Sugar goes out she looks up ... dreaming of Spring weather. Happy Black n White Sunday. Golden Woofs

Diane said...

These photos are so gorgeous. Glad you are still posting. Trying to get up and running again at Cottage Garden. We still have quite a bit of winter left, it seems. Sigh.

Diane from Cottage Garden

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