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Dog days of Summer – but I love them

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I think I’ll try to do some more pet photography. Recently grabbed a few frames from friends pets and its a bit like photographing children I’m finding out. I like animals, they wear their emotions on their paws. You know if they are happy, playful, hungry, tired, mad or sick. Their undying love is there every day for their owners and as a visitor to their homes I’m like a loved uncle. I love visiting them because I get to love their pets also.

Yeah, this is my leather chair and I'm loving it.  Photo by Mike Hartley

Yeah, this is my leather chair and I’m loving it.
Photo by Mike Hartley

I’m more of a cat person but my Son and my best friends have dogs and I love them dearly. What amazes me is the quality of the pets that they have raised. They are smart and non stop entertainment. But most of all, non stop love. Not to mention the protection they can display.

Could you get me a bottle of water while your up? Photo by Mike Hartley

Could you get me a bottle of water while your up?
Photo by Mike Hartley

My Son is coming over with his today so there is another opportunity for me to practice. This is my brother in-laws Lab Kasey below. No she isn’t a bear on a leash. This was from our recent walk along the Patapsco. And as you can see a Lab and Water and not long parted.

If it looks like water, if it feels like water. Photo by Mike Hartley

If it looks like water, if it feels like water.
Photo by Mike Hartley

IT’S WATER

In water with sunlight coming through trees. Photo by Mike Hartley

In water with sunlight coming through trees.
Photo by Mike Hartley

So I need to shoot some more today. I got a new Hoya NXT CIR-PL polarizing filter last night. Hopefully that will aid my limited photographic skills. But just like basketball, you can’t “buy a game”. It takes practice, so bear with me please.

Found a few old gems from the early days.

A Dogs Eye View. Photo by Mike Hartley

A Dogs Eye View.
Photo by Mike Hartley

This is my other truck.  Photo by Mike Hartley

This is my other truck.
Photo by Mike Hartley

 

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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