More from the Instagram defection:
There’s nothing quite like seeing a dog really, really enjoying themselves, especially when they’re doing what they do best. Fetching things, and getting muddy.
Once again, this is a situation where I was really glad to have my G12 with me. The image isn’t perfect, even 1/250th wasn’t quite enough to freeze-frame the pooch as he barrelled down this small stream and waterfall, but I would definitely not have been ready with my dSLR, even if I’d brought it, which, to just walk the dog and play with him, I wouldn’t.
It’s always about the camera you have, not the camera you wished you had.
Ok, so the whole “I’m a photographer, here’s a picture of my dog” is so… cliché… it’s not even funny. But, a dog, in the snow, makes for great photography.
Also, it lets me play with things I enjoy: specifically, relatively high contrast, and heavy over-exposure of white space: I really enjoy blowing out the background to bring attention to the subject, and a bright sunny day, with fresh clean snow, makes it much easier to set up those shots. So, here’s two:
This first one is, without a doubt, the best of the two. I’m really proud of the framing, and the light. Pooch is cute too, but that’s less me than him.
And the second one, not as dramatic technically, but more dramatic in terms fo the action involved.