We caught a bit of luck here in the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex in that our state flower and perennial favorite for dog and family portraits alike, the bluebonnet, bloomed for about a week just before everything was shut down due to the corona virus and we were all surfing our couches. I managed to squeeze in a few sessions during that week, these fantastic border collies among them. I'd like you to meet (L to R, clockwise) Oliver North (aka "Ollie"), Miss America (aka "Meri"), Felicity (aka "Filly") and Ricochet (aka "Rikki").
Paws Up Everyone!
That's the cue and these border collies nailed it. The fence provided a great leading line in the images to make them more dynamic and lead the viewer's eye through the image, to the trees in the back, across the horizon line and then back to the dog.
The subject of leading lines brings me to the 52 Week Pet Photography Project because it's this week's theme. I decided to give own dog models a break this week and just go back about a month into the archives for this post.
The sun was setting and the light was changing fast but we had one more idea for a photo and were able to pull it off just in time! I'm calling this one "All aboard".
Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography is a Certified Professional Photographer with the organization Professional Photographers of America; a designation held by fewer than 2,500 photographers nationwide and a hallmark of consistency, technical skill, artistry and professionalism. She is the proud dog mom to four canines and a cat mom to Jiffy (aka "Jiffy the Cat", aka "JTC"). Penny Whistle specializes in both on-location and studio photography providing pet, equine, family, couples & engagement and high school senior portraits as well as corporate headshots and commercial photography services in her studio located in historic downtown Carrollton as well as on location in Coppell, Grapevine, Southlake, Flower Mound and surrounding communities in Dallas – Fort Worth, Texas.