Sunday, February 8, 2015

Shades of Beauty



"Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you."~Walt Whitman

As a photography student (some 40 years ago!), I learned my craft shooting black and white photos and developing them in a dark room in the basement of my school. Seeing the images first briefly under the enlarger, and then slowly come to life in the developing tray as the chemicals worked their magic, was what fed my creative spirit! Today, my Huskies are one of my favorite subjects to photograph. I especially love to do natural lighting portraits, freestyle. No lamps. No tripods. No fancy photo gimmicks. Just pure natural light, my dog, may camera, and me. That's why I love this portrait I shot of Gibson as he was sitting in the living room glancing out of the window as the sun beamed in, flooding him in beautiful light and shadows. These candid moments steal my breath away as I quickly and quietly reach for one of my cameras before the moment passes. These are some of life's most beautiful moments I will treasure forever. 

I'm participating in the Black & White Sunday Blog Hop hosted by Dachshund Nola & Sugar, the Golden Retriever 


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14 comments:

  1. Gibson is absolutely gorgeous!! Great shot!

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  2. What a wonderful photograph of that beautiful boy.

    Abby the Lab's Mom (and former dog mom to Siberian husky Shamu)

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  3. What an awesome photo of Handsome Gibson!!!

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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    1. Thank you, OP Pack! Gibson says "Thank woo," too! :-)

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  4. What a gorgeous shot of Gibson! The light, the softness, just beautiful!

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  5. Beautiful! I, too, remember the days of dark rooms and slowly revealed images.Learned it from my dad as a young kid and kept at it through college.

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    1. Taryn - it's such a lost art now with photo manipulation software. I miss it! Don't you? Such fond memories...as I'm sure you have from learning it all from your dad!

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  6. What a stunning photo!! Great job!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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    1. Thanks, Jenna! B&W photo has been a specialty of mine for (gulp) over 40 years!

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