The theme for the 52 Week Project is black and white.
I thought this time around I’d show you a few images and explain how or why I got to the final image(s) this week.
This week has been really, really busy. I didn’t have time to take Boo on location so I’m working with what’s in my backyard.
Our house is brick and I love the pattern and dark color most of the time. This week it just wasn’t doing anything for me, I suppose part of what I like about the brick is the color.
I moved on and tried the barn door to our carriage house. It was the same issue as the brick. I like it in color. It just seemed a bit drab in black and white.
So I tried the ivy, which I liked but, I kind of wanted it a bit mushier so you don’t see every leaf and vine. Not that there is anything wrong with that. I have to say, I still like this picture because of the way he’s sitting and his cutie pie smiley face.
I switched to a wide open aperture and I liked it but, the light on Boo isn’t interesting and there aren’t any catch lights in his eyes.
I went to get the reflector, and I swear to you, Boo sat on that bench by himself and waited! My little guy wasn’t ready to give up the stream of snacks.
I had to change direction a bit to get a nice light on Boo Now the background is ivy and a couple of aspen trees and I don’t really love the expression. Sigh. He just wants the snacks now, this is his pathetic, “Can’t you see I’m disappearing?” snack face. If I had more time I would have taken a break and played with him to get the happy Boo face. Of course, I waited until the last minute to take the photos so there is no more time, the light is now!
We take a few more shots and now it’s down to these two. I have to admit I’m torn. I love the expression in this one. That’s the cute snack face and there are catch lights in his eyes. I like the background but I wish I could see a bit more of Boo. I feel like I get a lot of close up head shots of him.
I like the background to this photo a bit more and you can see more of Boo. His expression is more serious and I tend to pick the cute, happy photos of him most of the time, which is why I end up going for this photo. I kind of like the fact that he’s looking away this time. Boo what are you looking at? “Squirrel.”
I’d love to know what you think. Leave a comment and let me know which one you would have picked.
Up next is Blue Amrich Pet Photography. Click through all the links until you get back to StinkDog Photos.
Have a great week.