Wednesday, March 9, 2011

9/52 Running Bea

March 2, 2011

"Wait for me!  My legs may be short, but I am FAST!" 

Fast indeed.  Bea is growing to be one of the fastest in our pack.

Bea looks so serious in most of her 52 Weeks shots.  This week, I wanted to show the carefree side of this adorable pup.

Now for the technical stuff - in post processing I overlayed a texture to give some color to the grass as it was washed out and ugly.  The colors are not necessarily realistic, but I liked the end result.

Exposure: 0.001 (1/1250)
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 800
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS

Such a busy Bea.

Invisible Bea in the grass - hiding.  

"Whatcha looking at me for?"

"Ha ha!  You can't catch me!"

8/52 Bea & the Snow

The week of Feb 21-27 brought  oodles of snow to the Pacific Northwest.Bea was fascinated with the huge flakes that were falling.

She stopped playing and sat there staring up at the sky, watching them fall around her. In this shot it seems she is watching one particular snowflake falling in front of her.

I decided to go with this shot this week, because it seemed magical...and perfectly Bea.

Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Exposure/Shutter:  0.002 (1/640)
Aperture: f/2.0
ISO: 200
Lens: Canon EF 135mm f/2L

The next shot in this series I caught her eyes closed.  What do you think she is thinking?

She was a little unsure of the white stuff.

Big white chunks landing on her face

She was content to just sit back and watch

Later in the week I was able to catch these shots.  I wish I would have waited to post my 52 Weeks selection until later, because I would have gone with this one. 

Or this one

or maybe this one....

I could go on forever...this puppy is just too cute for one picture.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

7/52 Bea on the Rocks

February 18, 2011

Bea exploring among the river rocks.  This was shot just below the Carbon River Glacier, near the Ranger Station in Mt Rainier National Park, Washington State.   We live on the banks of the Carbon River, miles downstream and often head up to the mouth where it originates at the glacier.  The scenery is stunning and well worth the 20 minute drive.

It is hard to get a decently focused shot when the dogs are running around in the rocks, the rocks confuse my auto focus.  The day was also rather dark, so I had to use a higher than normal ISO which contributed to the noise.  *sigh* 

Regardless, I am happy with the shot and her expression is perfectly Bea.   She is looking less and less like a puppy as the days go by.

Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Exposure/Shutter: 0.001 (1/1000)
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 1600
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS

I had another difficult week decided on which shot to use for 52 Weeks.  I liked this one too.  Bea is standing at the base of an old growth tree that lies on the Carbon River bed.

My little girl is growing almost as fast as her ears.

It is hard to believe a few short months ago she looked like this

Where did my puppy go?