A Photo a Week Challenge: Working with Animals

I enjoy theater. I enjoy being on stage and acting in a play or musical. It’s a lot of fun. As an actor, you are always warned to not work with children or animals, because no matter how good you are, how compelling your character is, how well you sing, all anyone will focus on is the child or critter. Of course, they are also a blast to work with and photograph. This young man loves his dogs, and asked if we could include them in his senior photo shoot. With such a ham (the white dog, in case you couldn’t tell), how could I say no?

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO (OR MORE) OF SOMETHING THAT INCLUDES ANIMALS AND HUMANS.

Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.
  3. Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
  4. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

Thankful November 15th: Murphy

We have a dog. His name is Murphy. He is a mutt, with some shar pei in there (his forehead wrinkles when he is nervous or interested and his tongue is black). My husband adopted him from the local shelter when he was a puppy. He was one when we started dating and two when we got married. He is now nearing thirteen, and while he still sometimes thinks he is still a puppy, his energy lasts only about ten minutes. He is loving, loyal, and very forgiving. He gets excited whenever we come home, even after two-week-long trips. I love you, Murph. Thanks for letting me into the family.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Just Missed

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Ever lined up the perfect shot only to have your subject make other plans? As frustrating as that can be, sometimes it creates really fun shots that you end up loving. This little beauty decided she was done with me taking her picture and was ready to wander off to a new adventure. I love the movement in her feet, the focus she has given her new interest, and the level of bokeh. My only regret for this image is that I wasn’t fast enough to switch from portrait to landscape. Ah, the missed opportunity…

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE ONE OR TWO OR MORE PHOTOS FEATURING MISSED OPPORTUNITIES (OR NOT 🙂 ).

Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.
  3. Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
  4. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

P.S. For those wishing to see Skye behaving well and letting me take her picture, here’s the one from just before she decided to walk away:

Skye

A Photo a Week Challenge: Pets

Fred Skye

These are not pictures of our pets. Meet Fred (the cat) and Skye (the dog). Both belong to my nephew and his wife, but they are so photogenic I can’t resist taking pictures of them. Pets can get interesting when they know they are the center of attention. Our dog would love to meet the lens of my camera by eating it. Or at least licking it until it is no longer mysterious to him. Here’s a picture of Murphy (our dog) from an older post, just because he is so cute.

Murphy

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO (OR THREE…) OF PETS (YOURS OR OTHER PEOPLE’S).

Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography. Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ and “Photo a Week” tags.
  3. Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
  4. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

Sylvain Landry’s Challenge: Depth of Field

This is the first of Sylvain’s challenges that I’ve been able to join. I’m very excited for this one. I’ve included many photos I’ve posted before along with a new one. I hope you like them.

For more from this challenge, visit Sylvain Landry’s Challenge: Depth of Field.