This week we are sharing photos of subjects that start with the letter “S”. Here are mine for the week.
The first one is from a recent snowstorm we had in January. We don’t get snow that often and this one was just enough to make everything pretty.
This one is shorebreak surf.
The last one is part real and part fake. It’s a flower at sunset. Photoshop has a sky replacement filter which is pretty cool. I shot the flower on a white background and added the sunset through the magic of Photoshop.
This week we are sharing photos that may have been “throw-aways” if not for some editing. When there is something about a photo I like but don’t like it in the current state I usually try monotone edits or something in Topaz like a texture. Here are a few examples of before and after
Here are my entries for this week. The first photo was taken last year and I believe it’s a pintail duck.
The second one is some sort of hybrid. A Flickr friend thought it was a cross between a mallard and a crested domestic duck. It was very happy to swim with the mallards and regular domestic ducks in the lake.
I have lots of photos of family and friends showing emotions however I am going with a different take on this week’s theme – happy dogs. I think dogs show a lot of emotion through their tails, eyes and yes even their smiles. Here are a few photos of dogs that are or have been in our family.
This picture goes back in time. Meet Coda – our dog from my childhood. He has that happy doggy smile.
Rosie is up next. She lived with us for almost 16 years – we lost her in 2017. You can just feel her joy as she romps in the snow.
Here is smiling Kiely – my daughter’s dog who recently passed away. Labs seem to have a permanent smile.
This is Bongo – also my daughter’s dog – he lives for his ball!!
Last is our little Gidget. You can see the love and trust in her eyes.
I previously worked as a news and sports photographer. Recently I have been enjoying wildlife photography. My approach toward bird photos is similar to sports photography. I attempt to capture mostly action and hopefully a unique perspective.