Pet Photography 52 Weeks Project – Week 14 – Bridges

Welcome to Week 14 of the Pet Photography 52 Weeks Project.  This week’s theme is “Bridges”.

I’m so excited to be writing this week’s blog post from Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand. I’m here for Barkzealand… this is my second “Out of this world pet photography retreat”. You can check out my previous Barka experience by reading my Barkjour blog post.

We got to photograph the iconic bridge over the Shotover River yesterday. It was a very quick visit as the light disappeared very quickly so I managed to catch a few shots of Bonus the blue merle Border Collie and Hans the Schnauzer before we headed over to the Lower Shotover about 20 minutes away where the light could be found once more.

This is where I photographed little baby Beagle Wallace with the Lower Shotover Bridge behind him. This adorable pup is just 12 weeks of age and is absolutely adored by his Mum and Dad. After taking some adorable photos of Wallace we headed down to the river banks where I photographed three of the dogs… Hans, Bonus and Ticket.

Late in the session we headed back up the hill to the bridge for the last rays of the day. I snuck in quickly to photograph Bonus and Ticket while they were working it on the bridge for some of the others in the group. Whilst editing this shot I accidentally hit the Posturize action and ended up with this interesting artwork. It’s just past midnight here in NZ so I’m a bit delirious!

Thank you for reading, I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s topic in our blog circle.  Please head on over to check out Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography fetching portraits in Coppell and surrounding communities in the Dallas – Fort Worth metroplex for Tracy’s take on this topic, and continue clicking the link at the bottom of each post until you end up right back here.

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  1. Angela Schneider on 6 April, 2019 at 1:48 am

    Beautiful stuff! Were you using OCF at all?

    • Jo Lyons on 6 April, 2019 at 10:01 pm

      Thanks Angela! We did a tiny bit of OCF on Thursday afternoon in the rain! It’s definitely something I will now do more of. Kaylee and Sam really made it simple to learn… backlighting a dog in the rain!

  2. Elaine on 6 April, 2019 at 2:21 am

    Great images. Beautiful location. I will never see New Zealand, as I just cannot do 28 hours on a plane.

    • Jo Lyons on 6 April, 2019 at 10:02 pm

      Thanks Elaine, it truly is one of the most beautiful countries and with pristine waterways and landscapes. Maybe one day you could visit by breaking up the trip into smaller flight legs with stopovers along the way.

  3. Tracy Allard on 9 August, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    What a stunning location Jo and I too find that last image interesting – a happy accident!

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