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Pet Photography 52 Weeks Project – Week 1 – Shiny

Happy New Year…

and welcome to my first blog post of 2019!

I’ve joined a global pet photographer’s blog circle as a way to collaborate and continue learning and developing creativity as in this blog circle there is a weekly challenge every week of the year.  So Week 1 of 2019 is “Shiny”.  My goal is to make all 52 weeks, but we’ll see!

I started off thinking of shiny in the brand new year kind of way and on New Year’s Day morning we headed off to the beach early to take the #3dogkateers for a swim.  The sun was gleaming and creating a nice shine on the waters of Botany Bay.

Then the last light of the first day of the year at our local grasslands… shining a golden hour glow.

I then switched to my macro lens for some shiny eyes, noses, tongues, lips and toe nails.  I hope you enjoy these images… it was fun trying to interpret photographically with dogs and elaborate on the term Shiny.

Thank you for reading and please head on over to check out Darlene Woodward of Pant The Town (what an awesome name for a pet photography business!).  Darlene is a professional pet photographer in the United States and she services Massachusetts and New Hampshire… a little colder there than here right now I would imagine!

Continue clicking the link at the bottom of each post until you end up right back here.

If you would like to book a photography session for your dog please get in touch as I’d love to meet you.

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  1. Darlene on 5 January, 2019 at 5:07 am

    What a beautiful variety of images, Jo! Looks like a fun adventure and the pups were having a blast! I love your switch to the macro lens – always fun to work with. My favorite images (although I love them all) are the ones in the grasslands with that gorgeous light shining – and the ears are perfection! Nicely done!

    • Jo Lyons on 5 January, 2019 at 11:20 am

      Thank you Darlene! I’ve really enjoyed this first week of the challenge and I’m glad you love my pups … they are our world 🙂

      • Lynda Mowat on 5 January, 2019 at 5:04 pm

        Lovely to have you here Jo….we’re almost neighbours?. Great to see your three pups, and all your images are great! Looks like you all had a fun day! Love those closeups, but I think my favourites are in the water with those great reflections.

        • Jo Lyons on 5 January, 2019 at 6:34 pm

          Thanks so much Linda… yes we are practically neighbours and I’m coming over your way in late March for BarkZealand! 🙂

  2. Angela Schneider on 6 January, 2019 at 1:55 am

    Great macro images! Looks like you had a fun day at the beach.

  3. Tracy Allard on 12 January, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    What a great series; I have beach-envy again! Lovely images.

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