Crawling around on the floor with dogs

To take a bit of  a break from work this morning, I hauled out the new lens, snapped it on the camera and stuffed my pockets full of treats. Suddenly, the subject matter appeared out of nowhere and followed me around the house. The hardest part was keeping the noses off the lens, since you…

Keeping a weather eye

I don’t really mind Mondays. There, I’ve said it. I rather enjoy the knowledge that if there’s a mountain of stuff waiting to be done (and there always is, it’s called “Life”), I have a full five weekdays to get it tackled before the weekend hits. If you’re going to be inundated with work, having…

A touch of grace…

Today is starting out as “one of those days”. We all have them and the more interesting your life is to start with, the more creative the chaos can become. Sick kids we can handle. That happens all the time. How often, though, do you fall off a deck while chasing a dog who wants…

If you love your pets….

In this province you hear stories about house fires on a fairly regular basis. Sometimes it’s someone doing something bone-headed like cooking with grease in an open saucepan or burning green wood for a winter, not getting their chimney cleaned and then WHOOSH!, the following autumn everything goes up in smoke. Sometimes it’s electrical. There…

Cats large and small

We paid a studio visit* to Kelly Smith Mollins’ (Dancing Cat Clayworks) house today to pick up a pair of pottery dancing cats and to visit eight live ones. Smokey was feeling particularly photogenic: And he looks rather different from the side… In order to work in the very low light conditions I switched to…

Incoming!!

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…