Photographing a black and white dog against snow can be challenging. Photographing two black and white dogs who have not had a good run all day, and who are therefore quite manic, while attempting to try out a new 55-200mm telephoto (Nikkor 55-200mm VR, in case you’re interested) lens in the snow on a sunny day without checking the ISO setting was probably quite close to foolish.
The results of the lens were great for the lighting conditions, particularly when considering that I was trying to throw a stick with one hand and operate a camera with the other. I did do a small amount of lightening this photo up, especially on her face, since her brown eyes don’t contrast much with her black mask.
Note to self: always revert ISO setting to 200. Clearly you cannot be counted on to check before shooting, so please, Self, check AFTER.