Posts with tag: "Grace Wears Fur"
Oliver (A.K.A. Grampa Piggy)
Monday, August 31, 2015
Oliver (A.K.A.  Grampa Piggy)

Meet Oliver, an adorable little Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who is so ready to be the Best Friend for someone special!  When Oliver's Significant Human with whom he had lived for 12 years passed away, he was left to live alone for several months in his owner's home. He was fed and given water occasionally by people aware of his situation, but there was no one to help him mend his broken heart.  His physical and emotional condition deteriorated and when he was finally discovered and rescued by the compassionate hearts at Cavalier Rescue USA, Oliver was a timid, undernourished and very sad little matted ball of fur.  Oliver received the prompt medical care that he ...

52 Weeks' #26: Black + White
Friday, June 27, 2014
Oliver (A.K.A.  Grampa Piggy)

Happy Friday!  It's great to be back here on the Beautiful Beasties' Network's blogroll, and I'm realizing that we are already half-way through this 52-Week Project.  What an enriching experience! I have learned so much by coming to this space to be inspired each week even when I am not able to participate. The creative and passionate photographers I have met here challenge and encourage, and they have helped me tremendously in my own creative process.This week's challenge is all about seeing the world in black + white, and I am feeling the excitement that I used to feel when I was first drawn to create images through a lens and watch them come to life in the darkroom.  Black ...

52 Weeks' #22: Reflectors
Friday, May 30, 2014
Oliver (A.K.A.  Grampa Piggy)

Yay! Spring has finally arrived in the Midwest.  The evenings are long and warm and the light is Heavenly.  I love to photograph with natural light whenever I can, and a reflector is a versatile piece of material that helps to add fill light where needed.  Photographing Oreo has always presented a special challenge for me.  My lovely little Mixed Breed/Pure Heart would hardly win a beauty contest.  But in my eyes he is one of the most beautiful dogs I've ever had by my side. Tonight we headed out with camera in hand and a very large reflector.  Thinking that we'll want to have this new piece of equipment accompany us on many more sessions through the Summer and ...

52 Weeks' #8: Hello Yellow
Friday, February 21, 2014
Oliver (A.K.A.  Grampa Piggy)

So I kept telling her "You know, there's plenty of yellow snow OUT-SIDE this week.  But, NO!!  She had to do this yellow session in our bathtub! : (  She had waaaaaay more fun than I did!So just take the photo already!  You know I don't do baths!I don't care how cute or squeaky you are. Get me outta here, or I will eat you!Just as soon as I get the soap out of my eyes, I'll be able to accompany you over to see the fun that was had with the color Yellow at Khanya Photography of Hudson Valley, NY.

52 Weeks' #4: Favorite Book
Friday, January 24, 2014
Oliver (A.K.A.  Grampa Piggy)

This book should be on the list of favorites of anyone who has loved and been loved by a dog. Mimi, my Muse Extraordinaire, and I have read it more than once together, and of course this is her favorite spot to read. (Don't be fooled, it was actually bestselling author Peter Mayle's dog "Boy" who wrote the book.)Now take a look at For the Love Pet Photography in Portland, Oregon to see what book she's had her nose in, and follow the blog ring until you arrive back here.  See you next week.