Cahlean of About A Dog Photography in Central Minnesota |  The 52 Week Project is a blog circle with a theme for every week (which means we all link to each other, links are found at the end of the post).


This week’s theme for the 52 Week Project was blue.

Blue could be configured from an emotion, the color blue or what a “blue” dog is (they are actually grey, not blue!). Last year had Bender and I visiting all of the blue buildings in the small town we live in, so this year I opted for a change of scenery.

To the lake!

Axle was happily in tow, as the lake is his favorite place to go. The breeze was brisk, giving the lake ruffles of white. The clouds cleared out of the sky, just past the midday mark to show a palish shade of blue. The first beach was a bit too occupied, the second beach quiet. Two jumps off the dock and Axle resigned to plowing into the water from shoreside in a launch of great gusto.

In classic me fashion, I took a wee too many images… when you’re rocking 12 fps and a solid trigger finger aimed at an active dog, its easy enough to do!

Can you tell it was a bit breezy out…?
Prepare for launch… 5, 4, 3, 2, 1….

Seriously, this dog and water. He would swim swim swim all day if he could. Its cool to see how the water interacts with him as he disrupts its movement. 

I moved down the shoreline for running images in the shallows that would kick up more water in Axle’s wake.
Switched the direction (I moved towards the dock instead of Axle running from the dock) to get a little extra light on Axle. He managed to lose sight of the ball on a throw…

The ball was reacquired and play resumed.
Switched from 85mm to 20mm for a different perspective with the sky and water.

And then the drool happened… it was swept into the wind like a string of tinsel…
I really love wide angle images when Axle comes out of the lake – you can see how much water streams off of his belly and jowls…

Next visit Lynda Mowat from Heartstrings Photography, based in Hamilton New Zealand to see her interpretation of blue!