Project 52 – Selective Focus

It’s Friday once again and I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to be back in the Project 52 ring. Summer is by far the busiest season for Dog Breath Photography – and for the past 3 weeks I have been so outrageously busy with events, shoots, editing and ordering that my head is spinning! (No complaints though. Busy is wonderful.) The only negative side effect of my wacky schedule is that I haven’t been able to devote time to participating in the Project 52 blog ring posts. (Bummer!) But this week, I made it a point to put aside a few moments to reconnect with my fellow pet photographers and with you all and share some of my most recent work!

This week’s theme for Project 52 was ‘Selective Focus’. The goal of selective focus is to isolate the subject in an image so that it is the only thing in sharp focus within the frame.

Well, this past week, I had the lucky opportunity to shoot with Miss Lily the 4lb Chihuahua. It was one of the most unique and beautiful photo locations I’ve ever shot at  – on Rattlesnake Island in the middle of New Hampshire’s gorgeous Lake Winnipesaukee. An incredible thunderstorm was brewing in the clouds above the island and Lily and I wrapped up our photo session just as the first raindrops were falling. The dewey atmosphere allowed for the most brilliant color tones. And when shooting wide open (stopped all the way down at f/1.4) the warm, wet colors created the dreamiest blur and depth of field, thus isolating Lily as the sharp subject in the foreground. All in all, it was a perfect day…

(Don’t let Lily’s small size fool you! She is the sassiest, spunkiest little fuzzbutt I’ve ever met. And she fits nicely into a shirt pocket.)  😛

Now don’t forget this is a blog ring! Click on over to to see what Kelly Ladouceur (Fort McMurray Pet Photographer KLAD Photography) focused on this week! Click all the way around and end up right back here with Miss Lily and I!

-Kaylee

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Posted on July 13, 2012, in photoshoots, Project 52, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Oh my gosh, I love Lily! And your choice of location is beautiful. Your colors on that damp, overcast day are beautiful!

  2. what a killer location and that Lily with her Yoda ears!

  3. Don’t be fooled by that sweet face. She is the alpha dog at heart and isn’t afraid of anyone. Especially Mr. Rocket as shown by her spicy attitude on Wednesday. Wonderful pictures for yet another wonderful pup Kaylee!

  4. She is such a cutie! I love her little “smile” in the first one.

  5. What a great shoot you had! Miss Lily was perfect and the location…gorgeous!

  6. She’s adorable! Love these photos!

  7. Lily was one great model. I love how much of the environment you included.

  8. Sharon Stokes

    What a beautiful location for Lilly to model in, but Lilly outshines the location!!

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