Foals in the rain

Bryce Canyon Ravens

I’m taking a slight detour here from my series on the Totally Absolutely Amazing Roadtrip through parts of Arizona and Utah.  Detour, because there is no scenery in these photos, but only slight because they were all taken in Bryce Canyon, Utah.  The ravens at Bryce Canyon were huge.  H.U.G.E.  And they clearly get handouts from tourists because they were quite willing to hang around and get gawked at.

Self portrait with a twist

Circle of clasped hands

Family portrait

Assignment 11: Self Portrait with a Twist
“So here is what we are going to do… A Self Portrait.
Without you in the photograph.
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Snow on the Smoke Bluffs

Snow covered trees and rock faces

Smoke Bluffs in Squamish, BC, Canada with snow.

I always love to see the surrounding hills & mountains with fresh fallen snow.  The snow defines the shapes of the rock in a way that doesn’t show otherwise.  Places that seem steep turn out not to be, and places that look flat turn out to be vertical (or, in some cases, indented).

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Project 52: Antique or Vintage

These are the instructions for this week:
I am a collector of antique dog memorabilia and I especially love old dog themed cabinet cards and photos, so I thought it would be fun this week to do images with an antique or vintage feel…either try an overlay or texture, old props or backdrop, anything to create an old fashioned image! Have fun with it!

This is Bear, a 3 month old ferret. He is a darling wiggly little beast, and his colouring works very well with the antique tones.

vintage style portrait of a ferret

Project 52 is a group project. Please visit all the other talented pet photographers, starting with Karen Ramos (Spotty Nose Pet Photography, Los Angeles, California), by following the links at the bottom of our posts.

Tracy Sutherland Photography specializes in timeless classic representations of the pets that enrich our lives. Tracy lives in Sea to Sky country north of Vancouver, BC, Canada, and works in Whistler, Squamish, and Vancouver.

Project 52: Style

“This week’s theme is style. Fun, fashion, or photog-style – you decide for this week’s challenge! Here are some ideas . . .
a) What photography style are you?
b) Your dog’s sense of style or fashion!
c) Any other style you can think of! Have fun!”

I have to say, the idea of dressing up the dogs appealed to me, but in the end I ran out of time. (Everyone heaves a sigh of relief…) This is my favourite style – simple portraits, preferably in black & white.

Here are two of Rivet, one serious, and one smiling:

And one of Caiman, getting older by the second:

And, finally, a silly kid shot just for fun:

Project 52 is a group project. Please visit all the other talented pet photographers, starting with Melbourne Pet Photographer, by following the links at the bottom of our posts.

Tracy Sutherland Photography specializes in timeless classic representations of the pets that enrich our lives. Tracy lives in Sea to Sky country north of Vancouver, BC, Canada, and works in Whistler, Squamish, and Vancouver.

Evolution of an image

I am currently participating in two separate Project 52s. This is going to get confusing, especially since they are both due on Fridays, so I am going to call one Project 52 (for the blog ring shared with other pet photographers on the Beautiful Beasties network) and the other P52 (for the Flickr based project run out of project52.org).

This is the first P52 assignment I am sharing here. We were to go through magazines in our genre to get a selection of images that we like, and then shoot one of our own to go with the set. It was quite the learning experience!

First of all, most of the good photos I took were in portrait orientation when the final product had to be in landscape orientation. I think I was on autopilot for those, as I have been fighting a tendency to prefer landscape.

Portrait of a brown dog by a fence

And then I realized that the negative space was on the wrong side of the image, so I had to flip the image. I also converting it to a tinted black & white.

B&W portrait of a pretty dog)

There is too much headspace over Rivet’s head, so I cropped it.

B+W dog portrait photograph

And, finally, I added some text to imitate the layouts of my magazine clippings. I was in a frivilous mood, and it wasn’t until later that I realized someone might interpret this in a whiny negative way, but I really was just being silly. Rivet does live with my ex, which is not a bad thing, and I do treasure the opportunities to photograph her when she visits. She visits often, so I am not terribly deprived…

Imitation of a magazine article header page

And that’s it! This was a very interesting assignment.

Project 52 – Black & White ~ Squamish Pet Photography

The Project 52 theme this week is Black & White. Black & white photos are one of my favourite things, and it is a rare photo session where I don’t convert some of the photos into B&W.

Of course, if you read my blog you already know that…

We are to take new photos for the project, every week, and so I took my old boy Caiman out today. I have been trying to photograph his greying face lately, because I know it won’t be so very long until photos are all I have of him, and so of course some of what I got today is details of his face.

Black and white photograph of an old dog
B&W photo of dog standing by dead grass in Squamish

B+W detail shot of dog fur Gray fur on old dog face

Black and white photo showing greying hair on dog nose

This Project 52 is a group project. Please visit all the other talented pet photographers, starting with Toronto’s Posh Pets Photography, by following the links at the bottom of our posts.

Tracy Sutherland Photography specializes in timeless classic representations of the pets that enrich our lives. Tracy lives in Sea to Sky country north of Vancouver, BC, Canada, and works in Whistler, Squamish, and Vancouver.

My old dog Caiman ~ B+W portrait

Yesterday I took this photo of my old boy Caiman, and posted it to my Facebook page. I wanted to record the gray on his face, and how much it has progressed from this time last year.

B&W old dog photo

Tracy Sutherland Photography specializes in timeless classic representations of the pets that enrich our lives. Tracy lives in Sea to Sky country north of Vancouver, BC, Canada, and works in Whistler, Squamish, and Vancouver.

Bowser | Whistler Dog Portrait for the Calendar

Meet the ever-so-charming Bowser. He’s a lovely gentle giant, and a world class drooler. Now I know there are people out there who wouldn’t consider anyone who drooled “charming” but they just must not be dog people.

Black dog photograph Black dog from Whistler

 


Just for fun I changed the background on this shot so that it looks more like a studio setting rather than the interior of a home.

Studio style portrait

As so often happens, my favourite shot is in black & white. Isn’t he handsome!?

Monochrome canine photograph

Tracy Sutherland Photography specializes in timeless classic representations of the pets that enrich our lives. Tracy lives in Sea to Sky country north of Vancouver, BC, Canada, and works in Whistler, Squamish, and Vancouver.