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Photography Contest

Do you all remember the picture of Oshie’s eye that I posted a little while back? Well if not here it is again.

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Well I have entered it in a competition on Flickr. The theme for the competition was reflections and I thought this photo would be a decent submission. Out of all the pictures I have taken of Oshie since picking up photography it is by far my favorite.

As awesome as it would be to win the competition, I am jsut excited to share this photo with a larger audience and receive feedback. The individual running the competition reviews many of the submissions in a YouTube video and my hope is that this photo makes it into the video and I get some feedback from a pro on what I could do better. Wish me and Oshie (after all without him I wouldn’t have this shot) luck!

Making Friends

One of Oshie’s greatest traits and of Golden Retrievers in general is friendliness. Having grown up around the breed I knew that they were friendly but Oshie takes this to a completely different level. He is friendly almost to a fault. There have been instances at the dog park where he meets a new friend that wants nothing to do with him and might even try to snap at him yet he stands their tail wagging tongue out waiting for them to change their mind. He just doesn’t get that not every dog is as friendly as he is.

The eagerness that Oshie displays to make friends is what I love about him most. Many of our family and friends have pets and Oshie almost instantaneously becomes best friends with them. This takes away some of the worrying when we go out-of-town and leave him with a friend and makes it easy schedule play dates. He loves the people just as much and they have a very hard time not loving him back. Honestly who could resist getting covered in all that Golden hair and getting kisses all over?

On to the real reason for this post and honestly the reason this blog exists…a picture of Oshie ha-ha. A while back we were walking him through the neighborhood and came across a house with two dogs in the backyard. Oshie’s tail instantly began wagging and he took off to say hello (we were letting him walk without holding the leash). I was able to capture a few shots of pups all sniffing each other out and wish I had captured some as they raced back and forth down the length of the fence dying to play with each other.

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Why can’t making friends be this simple for humans?

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Reflections

I was messing around with the camera the other day while Oshie was relaxing on the couch and I thought it would be a good time to give a photo like this a try. I have seen many photos with a reflection of the photographer in their subject’s eye and wanted to give it  a try. Oshie was in a calmly waiting for mom to get home so I decided to take the opportunity to get this shot. Normally he would have either tried to play or turned his head as soon as I sat in front of him.

Here is the photo in color and black and white. I think they turned out cool.oshie_eye (1 of 1)

I am not sure which one works better, B/W or color. What do you think? As always thanks for stopping by.

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