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.


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.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Wide Angle

Clean Murphy up-close

I love getting a new lens and playing around with it. Recently, I acquired a Tokina 16-35mm wide-angle lens to better capture images of finished jobs for my husband’s company, but I’ve been having a bit of fun with it. This picture is of our dog. He was NOT happy about getting a bath, but we sure were happy to have the winter layers of dirt and who knows what scrubbed clean. When I snapped this picture, I was about two inches from the end of his nose. I would have gotten closer, but I didn’t really trust him around the new toy and all that water. Not in this mood.


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.


Weekly Photo Challenge: One

MurphyWe love our dog, Murphy. He is insane, but he is the one and only dog for us.

The Sunday Stills challenge this week is dogs, so I thought I’d use this one for that as well.