This week's 52 Week Project them is COLORFUL. It is up to the photographer to interpret the theme. I've recently been seeing alot of photos come through on my Facebook feed showing dogs in a sea of bluebells. The photos have been gorgeous. I've never seen bluebells in New Hampshire so that really isn't an option but I figured I'd go on the hunt for some beautiful colored flowers.
As an alternative to the bluebells, I went in search of Lupines. Last year they were in full bloom at a local college, so I drove by there this past weekend. I found only a few and not bunched up so they weren't going to be the best backdrop. I have seen a lot of them in bloom along our highways, but that location is not exactly conducive for pet photography.
But lo and behold, I'm driving home the other day and in a new housing community there is a huge pile of newly dug up dirt with a sea of yellow flowers blooming all along it, so I decided that was my location for this week.
Bogey (my pup) and I headed over there a few days later for our photo shoot. One house in the new neighborhood is inhabited and of course they were outside when we pulled up and got out of the truck with camera gear in tow. (I'm sure they thought we were strange). Anyways, into the flowers we go (checking for possible tick infestations - none, phew). As we walk into the flowers, I realize they are really tall. Bogey had to be strategically placed so the flowers didn't hide his face. He also thought those flowers were awfully tasty so he spent some time munching on them. It took me a few minutes to get his attention focused back on me.
Here are a few choice shots:
I'm still on the hunt for lupines. If you see any, let me know where!
To see what other photographers did with this challenge, head on over to see Cahlean Klenke at About a Dog Photography (serving Central MN) to see her example of the "Colorful" challenge.
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