At first I didn’t think this week’s challenge sounded like too much fun, but as it turns out I enjoyed it, and ended up with more photos than I expected to choose from. I thought I’d share just a few here on the blog, and the final one is the one I chose to submit for the challenge, though it wasn’t an easy decision!
This is a composition challenge; doorways can provide interesting and artistic framing to a photo, as well as perhaps some color and texture. It also provides the challenge of getting your dog to stand still in a doorway, which can be easy if they have a solid “stay” command like Luke does, or not so much with Cricket, who does not believe in staying still unless she’s sleeping! I actually thought some of the photos with both of them doing something other than just sitting there were a little more fun anyway.
We don’t often venture far from home so of course I had to find doors here at the house to use for my framing. It worked out better than I expected! I would have loved to use my pretty yellow front door but there’s a huge snowbank in front of it! First we tried using the front doorway from the inside, and I like how the three doors converging together here provided some nice framing, both for Cricket on the move……:
……and for Luke striking a nice pose. I kind of like the starkness of the mostly white background and the contrast of the blacks in this one:
Luke peeking through the doorway was fun too!
I decided to try one more door; and it’s been so warm this week we can have this one open sometimes! Luke was happy about that and ready to play some ball.
Ultimately I chose this photo for the challenge, because I like the framing of the outdoors, and Luke’s playful pose.
Which is your favorite?
We have some good news to share today! I am very excited about getting the opportunity to write an article for the BlogPaws website. You can read it here: “5 Ways Pet Bloggers Can Avoid Burnout”. Let me know what you think!